A King in Yellow, and the shape of books

Okay, so here’s the thing. The King in Yellow is either the thematic backbone of HBO’s True Detective, or it’s an incidental device being utilised by the hipster, HBO-centred crowd to draw in the weird fiction mob and convince them that this series is worth sticking with. Time will tell which of these is true, […]

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The 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training at the DCRC

PhD Opportunities in Digital Design, Digital Media and Digital Arts. Deadline for applications: 28 March 2014 A list of the supervisors and available expertise at the DCRC is available here, or please contact Associate Professor Mandy Rose: mandy.rose@uwe.ac.uk The Digital Cultures Research Centre is delighted to announce that UWE will be the lead institution within the 3D3 Centre […]

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On The Bridge

  DCRC PhD candidate Tine Bech recently took part in the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival, where she set up an interactive light installation; ‘On the Bridge’. On The Bridge invites audiences to interact with each other and the bridge itself, lighting up as people walk across it. Visitors activate pink colour bombs, created by a […]

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Gaming Love, Loving Games

Last week I gave a Friday lunchtime talk at the Pervasive Media Studio on the importance of love in games and gaming. We are used to hearing scare stories of addiction, compulsion and obsession in the media when it comes to loving games, but we rarely hear about the real passion that gamers have for […]

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Reading Group at the DCRC

The DCRC will be hosting a number of Reading Group evenings throughout 2014. The topic of each session will focus on a broader theme in Digital Culture, presented through the lens of contentious or thought-provoking writing. We also envisage that we may read ‘beyond’ the text, and future sessions will also feature practice based work […]

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A Call for Papers – Autonomy and Automation: Robotics, AI and the Digital Cultural Future

Autonomy and Automation: Robotics, AI and the Digital Cultural Future A One Day Seminar at DCRC – UWE Bristol Saturday March 8, 2014 Through a curiously ambivalent wave of media attention robotics and AI have emerged as major topics for media and cultural research to address in a more substantial fashion. The oscillation between accounts […]

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The Poetics of Online Engagement to Offline Action

DCRC Research Associate Emma Agusita writes: I was recently asked to make a key address at the launch of a report published by Vinspired that explores four key trends in digital engagement that can lead to genuine offline impact. Vinspired, a charity that connects young people with volunteering opportunities, commissioned Freshminds Research to investigate the role […]

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Deconstructing Transmedia Objects

On S, or Ship of Theseus. Or how to resolve and confound a number of thorny problems in transmedia writing. My copy of S arrived. Disclaimer: I bought it. That’s not a gripe, more a note of admiration at how well the social media side of Canongate’s marketing team have done their job on this. […]

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Call for Papers – Creative Citizens: the Conference – Closes January 20th

Royal College of Art – London – September 18/19 2014 Creative citizens make new things happen in their communities. Their activities are vital to civic life but also to the creative economy, where their contribution mostly goes uncounted. They invent new ways of delivering music, visual art, film and literature. They come together as fans; […]

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DCRC shaping innovation in indie video games…

DCRC’s Patrick Crogan has been awarded £40,000 to lead an international research network into independent video game development. The new network is one of six announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which will help shape the future of innovation in the video game industry. Dr Crogan’s network, entitled Creative Territories: Exploring Innovation […]

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