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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No boys allowed: Women unite at the first all-female games jam

Last October the DCRC funded the first ever all female games jam. The XX Games Jam, which was hosted and initiated by our former Director Helen Kennedy and produced by Debbie Rawlings of Auroch Digital, was a huge success and was even picked up by the BBC. As someone who took part in the jam, it was refreshing […]

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Searching for Happiness at The Festival of Ideas

“Fifty years ago people on the streets of Paris were asked: Are you happy? in a documentary experiment with the new film technology of 1960 – hand-held sync sound. Searching for Happiness takes advantage of a new era of creative technology to ask the same question today. From Mongolia to Maharashtra, filmmakers around the world […]

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i-Docs and CollabDocs feature on Tribeca Film Institute sandbox site

The DCRC are delighted that both our i-Docs website and Senior Research Fellow Mandy Rose’s CollabDocs website both feature as resources on the lovely Tribeca Film Institute sandbox website. We are sure that this is yet another sign of the growing international and interdisciplinary conversation around themes of collaboration and interaction in the continuing evolution […]

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DCRC’s Mandy Rose delivers keynote at BBC Connected Studio

DCRC Senior Research Fellow Mandy Rose delivers the opening keynote address at the first BBC Knowledge & Learning Connected Studio – a new approach to delivering innovation across BBC Future Media. Digital agencies, technology start-ups and individual designers and developers can submit and develop ideas for innovative features and formats, addressing the big data challenge […]

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Curzon Memories App nominated for BUFVC Learning on Screen Award 2013

The Curzon Memories App has been nominated for a British Universities Film and Video Council Learning On Screen Award 2013 in the category of General Education Non-Broadcast / Multimedia. The awards ceremony is taking place at BFI London from 5.30pm on Thursday 18 April, followed by networking and a canapé reception.  Very honoured to have been nominated […]

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Face-to-Facebook – Joanna Zylinska on the ethics of mediation

We are delighted to announce that Professor Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths) will be the first of our invited speakers in 2013, to deliver a talk entitled ‘Face-to-Facebook: Being private, going public and the ethics of mediation’. Prof. Zylinska will examine the ethical implications of the mediated cultural subject. Drawing on the material from her latest book, […]

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