What’s New

August sees the release of These Pages Fall Like Ash Second Edition

Published August 2020

DCRC Members Tom Abba and Duncan Speakman are releasing a second edition of These Pages Fall Like Ash – an immersive story told across time, place and the pages of two books. One book is a crafted, physical, familiar artefact, a guide to an imagined world, and a reminder that your own world is just as unique. The other is a digital text that weaves the two books together. Immerse yourself from August 20th 2020.



Composed by Tom Abba, Duncan Speakman With Emilie Grenier, Nick Harkaway and Neil Gaiman.

More info

Hot off the press in July a new edited collection: Contemporary Radical Film Culture

Published July 2020

DCRC researcher Steve Presence, alongside co-editors Mike Wayne and Jack Newsinger, have announced the publication of their new edited collection – Contemporary Radical Film Culture: Networks, Organisations and Activists – the first book to emerge from the Radical Film Network.

With essays from some of the leading scholars and practitioners in the field, this is the first book to investigate twenty-first century radical film practices across production, distribution and exhibition at a global level.

More info

DCRC to collaborate in new
multi-million-pound creative
hub for the South West

5 year project will start Autumn 2020

DCRC researchers will join a new creative media powerhouse called MyWorld which is set to create more than 700 jobs and further the South West as an international trailblazer in screen-based media, thanks to £46 million funding.


Led by Professor David Bull at the University of Bristol, the initiative will develop major new research and development (R&D) facilities and partnerships connecting regional, national and international creative industry and technology partners.


DCRC’s Mandy Rose will lead the UWE Bristol team in MyWorld, working with Simon Moreton and Jon Dovey. The UWE Bristol academics will contribute expertise in immersive media production,  and draw on a significant body of research into creative industry ecosystems to understand the impact of the MyWorld project in the city region.


Photo – Creative Producers International Residential Lab at the Watershed, Bristol.


Photo credit: Shamphat Productions

More info

Feeling the Past – Empathy, Heritage and the Museum

4 December 2018

Mshed, Bristol

In this symposium we invite scholars, makers and heritage professionals to reflect upon their own experiences in how we build emotional content into the visitor experience. How good have we become at feeling the past?

More info

End of Gender?

17 – 18 November, 2018

Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Bristol

DCRC member Rob Eagle invites you to put on a mixed reality headset and interact with a genderqueer wardrobe where the possibilities of gender are endless.

More info

Only Expansion

Fri 26 – Sat 27 Oct,  2018

Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Bristol

An augmented audio walk by DCRC member Duncan Speakman. Only Expansion seamlessly combines the sound of your surroundings with an evocative music score which connects the here to the elsewhere.

More info