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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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]

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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 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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