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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Her Game Collective at FLOSSIE 2013

First, a bit of background: Constance Fleuriot and I run Her Game Collective, a group in based in Bristol for women interested in the field of game development. We meet up every two months for talks, practical sessions and group discussions on all areas of gaming. We aim to provide a friendly, open, supportive forum for women at […]

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Hanna Wirman talks games jams and orangutans @ Bristol Games Hub

Bristol Games Hub is very pleased to be hosting a visit from Hanna Wirman next week. Hanna leads the Game Development stream of the M.Sc. in Multimedia & Entertainment Technology at the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Come along to 77 Stokes Croft on Thursday 24th October from 1-2pm to hear Hanna talk about her work, such as […]

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i-Docs 2014 – Call for Participation now open!

i-Docs announces the call for participation to their 2014 event – two full days devoted to considering the expanding and rapidly evolving field of interactive documentary – March 20 – 21, 2014 The Symposium is convened by Judith Aston, Sandra Gaudenzi and Mandy Rose, and DCRC is delighted to host and support this event for a […]

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UWE announces MA/MFA Programme in Curating

UWE’s Department of Creative Industries are delighted to announce Bristol’s first Masters Programme in Curating. Beginning in January 2014 this one year full time course is delivered in partnership with a range of cultural institutions in Bristol: Arnolfini; Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives; Encounters Film Festival; Spike Island; Watershed. Building on Bristol’s international reputation as a hub […]

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Pervasive Media Studio – Graduate & New Talent Competition

Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio - home of the DCRC – is on the lookout for two outstanding individuals or teams to take up our Graduate & New Talent residencies Graduate and New Talent Competition Prize: 2x £500 bursary and a minimum of one month in residence at the Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol You have fantastic ideas and want […]

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Gamer girls, trolling and #1reasonwhy: Notes from the Feminists in Games workshop 2013

At the end of May, Vancouver played host to the second Feminists in Games workshop, the final event in an international collaboration led by Jen Jenson & Suzanne de Castell which brings together researchers from the field of gaming, with the aim to “better under­stand the ori­gins and con­se­quences of this gendered digital divide, and inter­vene […]

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The Memory Dealer: technology & storytelling collaborate for this one of a kind theatre experience

Interactive theatre hit the streets of Bristol last week with Rik Lander’s immersive drama ‘The Memory Dealer’ taking centre stage at Mayfest. Supported by the DCRC, the play used apps, video installations and multi-media content to submerge the audience in a dystopian vision of the near future where technology has taken a sinister turn; Rik […]

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