REACT Books and Print Sandbox launches, including a DCRC project

The REACT Books and Print Sandbox launched today at the Pervasive Media Studio with eight new projects exploring the new frontiers of publishing and the changing nature of books and other printed media. You can find out about all eight projects on the Books and Print section of the REACT website. Amongst the eight projects […]

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12 tweets on interactive documentary from 2012

On her Collabdocs blog, Senior Research Fellow Mandy Rose has collected together 12 tweets from 2012 that reflect an exciting year in interactive documentary. Mandy’s review of the year provides a fantastic overview of the wealth of activity in this exciting new field, to which she is an important contributor. 1. “Bear 71 – haunting, […]

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Mandy Rose: ‘Now the field is open’

Mandy Rose has pointed to a recently posted video of a talk she gave at a BBC Academy event, the focus was on crowd-funding, collaboration, and “connected documentary”. We have reposted the video here: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6GDPceTTRI&w=100&h=400]

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DCRC Wednesday After Work #3 – Charlotte Crofts/Mandy Rose in conversation 12.12.12

Please join us this evening, Wednesday December 12th, for the third in our series of talks around the practice/research dynamic Explosions, Sex and Murder: A Talk about Mobile Technologies and Cinema HeritageCharlotte Crofts introduces two projects which explore cinema heritage: The Curzon Memories App http://bit.ly/VBAXzO and The Lost Cinemas of Castle Park the latter stemming […]

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Besides the Screen

Reporting from the 2nd Besides the Screen conference (Goldsmiths 1-2 December 2012) examining all forms of cinema that exist beside and between screens: “techniques of projection, the centrality of marginal processes, and the manifold systems of movie storage and transmission (as well as their possible materialities)” and exploring both theoretical and practical methods of academic research… Day 1 offered a box of delights, ranging […]

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Rain stops play: App Launch Postponed

Sadly, I’ve made the very difficult decision to postpone the launch of the Lost Cinemas of Castle Park App this Saturday, due to severe weather conditions. The Met Office have issued a warning of “very wet and very windy” weather and Know Alternative feel that the adverse weather conditions would be too dangerous to erect […]

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Red Crushed Velvet and Gold Lamée, How Can You Go Wrong?

Here’s a quick update and some images of the curtains as promised.  Thanks to my Mum for the use of her kitchen table and sewing machine – we had two on the go at once, one of us zigzagging a seam whilst the other was attaching the fringe. They look sumptuous – can’t wait to […]

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A Moot Point: DCRC and REACT at Digital Transformations Hackspace

DCRC had a strong contingent at the AHRC Digital Transformations Moot (On twitter see: @AHRCdigitrans #digitrans) in London this week where there was a frenzy of networking and sharing of an incredible range of work, culminating with a performance by Imogen Heap demonstrating ‘The Gloves’, a collaboration with UWE’s very own Tom Mitchell. I went down as […]

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What, the curtains?

Preparations are underway for the launch of the Lost Cinemas of Castle Park App, happening next Saturday 24 Nov, 2pm in the Bandstand in Castle Park, Bristol. Brought to you from the makers of the Curzon Memories App, the app features 13 cinemas in and around the park, celebrating over 100-years of cinema going in […]

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Ladies First: XX Games Jam covered by BBC news

The thoroughly successful and UK’s first all-women games jam, led by the DCRC’s Helen Kennedy and Auroch Digital’s Debbie Rawlings, features on the BBC News website this morning. As Helen states in the BBC article: “The whole idea of an all-female game jam is something I discussed a while ago,” said Helen Kennedy, a founding […]

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