Brand Recognition: Visual Anthropology of the South Blessed logo

What do we see?  An alternative coloured Union Jack in a heart shape, with swirly italic writing underneath?  Is that all?  For those inclined to make informed cross-cultural links, the logo design registers ideas of the Jamaican flag, the only country with those combination of colours.  Together the symbols of British and Jamaican identities speak [...]

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sound of tension

at heart i’m a musician (though often referred to as a sound artist, it’s a fine line), and most of my projects stem from a sound or listening related issue, and when they don’t I use music/sound as the primary form of communication. Yet here I am working on a book project, a silent one, [...]

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Putting a value on experience

We have a question for you. A key issue with digital/books/content/distribution (delete as appropriate) is the value of the ‘thing’ itself, and how that translates into a business model, or something that at the very least doesn’t involve losing money hand over fist. So: read more …read more Source: REACT books and print: These Pages [...]

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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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Cinemapping workshop: taking New Cinema History into the mobile arena

The DCRC hosted a very successful day of discussions on Friday 25th Jan, bringing together an exciting international group of ‘New Cinema History’ scholars to talk about possible collaborations around the Cinemapping project led by Charlotte Crofts. A key aim of the project is to take existing web-based GIS interactive cinema mapping research into the mobile arena – [...]

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City Strata poster wins prize at MeCCSA 2013

Charlotte Crofts’ academic poster, entitled City Strata: Locative Experience Design and Large-Scale Heritage Apps won a prize at MeCCSA 2013, the annual conference of the Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association. The conference was hosted by the University of Ulster, Derry on the theme of ‘Spaces and Places of Culture’ to coincde with Derry’s status as [...]

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The DCRC seeks a new Director

The University of the West of England and the Digital Cultures Research Centre seek outstanding candidates in order to appoint a Director for the Digital Cultures Research Centre at Associate Professor level. The DCRC Director is responsible for the vision, leadership, promotion and budget of the Centre. Applicants will have an excellent record of research [...]

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