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  • £6.5m project aims to drive digital innovation in the South West


    A project worth £6.5million is being launched across the South West to expand the use of digital technologies throughout the region's creative, health and manufacturing sectors.

  • Symposium to explore how documentaries can better engage audiences using technology


    The fifth edition of the i-Docs symposium, which is dedicated to the expanding and evolving field of interactive documentaries, is to take place from 21-23 March at the Watershed. The bi-annual event is hosted by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)'s Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC).

  • Major study to investigate UK feature documentary film industry


    A major AHRC-funded research project on the UK's booming feature documentary film industry will begin at UWE in December.

    The research will be led by Dr Steve Presence and Professor Andrew Spicer in the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), and will be carried out in collaboration with the British Film Institute, Creative England and The Grierson Trust, as well as several industry partners.

  • Virtual Futures: Where is Virtual Reality taking us?


    Virtual Reality – or VR - has long been the idea of science fiction but now it is happening and the impact on society is potentially huge. The Digital Cultures Research Centre at UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol are sponsoring a special track at this year's VR World Congress [Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 April 2017] to encourage debate into what this may mean for everyone.

  • Virtual reality meets documentary at UWE Bristol's fourth i-Docs gathering


    i-Docs 2016, March 2-4, Watershed Bristol

    Almost 200 delegates from around the world will be in Bristol this week for the sold out i-Docs (Interactive Documentary) Symposium, to be held at the Watershed. The unique, three day, cross-disciplinary convening, brings together thinkers, makers and designers, to debate and showcase the latest work being created in the rapidly evolving, and boundary pushing, interactive documentary field.

  • Reimagining reading; Ambient Literature project to investigate how we read


    What happens when the place where you're reading becomes the stage for the story? How can your location shape and alter the story you are hearing? How might writing, reading and the idea of the book itself change when we use technology to design stories, rather than just present them?

  • The Rooms – A celebration of inventions to change and brighten the world


    5-7 November 2015, Silver Street, Bristol

    A playground filled with battling robots and fabulous beasts, a bio-activated maze and an interactive light garden are just some of the 53 imaginative inventions, including more than 11 projects from UWE Bristol, which will take over the old Fire Station, Magistrates Courts and Police Station in Bristol City Centre for a three day festival this November.

  • £4m of business funding for "new products, new services and hundreds of jobs"


    South West businesses will benefit from £4m of new funding that will lead to new products, services and jobs, as the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) relaunches its highly successful Innovation 4 Growth (I4G) programme on 7th September.

  • UWE's world-leading research increases by 170%


    The volume of world-leading research at UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England, Bristol) has gone up by 170%, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 out today.

  • UWE's Digital Cultures Research Centre launches cookbook of recipes for creating new tech platforms


    How can a hop, skip and a jump unlock a story?

    How could the spirits of a place send you a text?

    What would it be like to have a social media pet?

    Anyone who has ever asked a question like this needs The Pervasive Media Cookbook – a collection of tech recipes where designers, engineers, artists and performers create new platforms to deliver art, entertainment and education to new audiences in new ways.

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