Dr Ian Truelove, Principal Lecturer

Dr Ian Truelove

Principal Lecturer

Ian Truelove is the Course Director for BA (Hons) Illustration. His research, which is predominately technology-led, explores the nature of material reality through creative practice. Ian is currently investigating augmented reality technologies in a variety of creative contexts.

Truelove's work draws on art and design practices and principles and is informed by philosophy, quantum theory and art history. Outputs include the collaborative artwork, ‘Seven American Deaths and Disasters’ with Kenneth Goldsmith and Professor Simon Morris in Reading as Art (Exhibition) at Bury Art Gallery (2016), the delivery of two workshops at the Deleuze Studies Conference in Rome, Italy (2016), the publishing of a virtual reality artwork on the Steam platform (2018), presentations at the EVA London Digital Arts conferences (2018 & 2019) and the publishing of an Augmented Reality artwork for Inscription: The Journal of Material Text (2021).

Current Teaching

  • BA (Hons) Illustration

Research Interests

Truelove is currently collaborating with a number of established international artists, translating and extending their practice through the use of Augmented Reality. The main outlet for this research is via Inscription: The Journal of Material Text. Each issue is supplemented by a collaborative AR artwork created by Truelove in collaboration with guest artist and accessed through Instagram.

Dr Ian Truelove, Principal Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Truelove I (In press) SteamVR Workshop/Exploring Digital Futures Conference [Virtual Reality Artwork].

  • Truelove I (In press) Hologram of Clive Egginton.

  • Truelove I (2017) Talking about art is like dancing about food. In: Research/Practice: A Symposium (LARC), 5 July 2017, Leeds Beckett University.

  • Truelove I (2017) Spaces, places and in/dependent learning. In: DEAP Conference 2017, 29 June 2017, Leeds Beckett University.

  • Truelove I (2017) Exploring Digital Futures Conference, Scarborough (2017) Art & VR. In: Exploring Digital Futures Conference, Art & VR., 26 May 2017 - 27 May 2017, Scarborough.

  • Truelove I (2016) Just about becoming: painting a skin of life. In: Deleuze Studies Conference Camp, 3 July 2016 - 7 July 2016, Department of Philosophy, Communication and Visual Arts of University of Roma Tre, Rome..

  • Hibbert G; Truelove I (2015) Making It up as You Go Along: The Iterative Aglie Development of an Online Journaling Tool. In: Designs on eLearning, 16 September 2015 - 17 September 2015, London.

  • Truelove I (2015) Design & Creativity Conference.

  • Truelove I; Hibbert G (2012) CAGD: An Integrated E-portfolio, Social-networking, Course-management and Communications Platform. In: Designs on E-learning Conference, September 2012., 5 September 2012 - 7 September 2012, University of the Arts, London..

  • Truelove I; Charnley C (2012) Collective Body: International Online Collaborative Art. In: Tampere Art Factory, May 2012., 1 May 2012, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

  • Truelove I (2009) Open Habitat poster presentation. In: ALT-C 2009 Conference, September 2009., 7 September 2009 - 10 September 2009, University of Manchester..

  • Truelove I (2008) ‘OpenSim: an introduction to Virtual Worlds' conference workshop. In: ALT-C 2008 Conference, September 2008., 8 September 2008 - 11 September 2008, University of Leeds..

  • Truelove I (2008) OpenHabitat: Using multi-user virtual environments in higher education. In: Orange Education Days Conference, 1 April 2008, Orange Island, Second Life..

  • Truelove I (2008) How to walk before you know your name - Pre Second Life scaffolding for Noobs.

  • Truelove I (In press) Seven American Deaths and Disaster.

  • Truelove I (In press) The Thing in Itself.

  • Truelove I (2013) Waves Collapse.

  • Truelove I (2015) truelove-15-07-20-01.

  • Truelove I (2012) ATCG: Chromosome 4 [Audio]. In: Dunn, A, ed. 2012. Adventures in num4erland. [CD] Leeds Metropolitan University.

  • Truelove I (2009) If We Can’t Build Bridges, Let’s Plant Trees: The Art and Design Tutor’s Perspective. In: White D ed. Open Habitat. Oxford: University of Oxford/JISC, pp. 22-23.

  • Truelove I (2015) Deleuze Studies Conference Camp.