This research project, funded by Bristol + Bath Creative R+D, investigates the effect of Channel 4’s move to Bristol in 2018-19 as it transformed from a London-based to a regionally based public service broadcaster, with its new headquarters in Leeds and two ‘creative hubs’ in Bristol and Glasgow. My research will examine how this relocation has changed the ways in which Channel 4 operates and the impact it has had on Bristol’s screen ecology.
Karolina Latka is an Amplified Publishing fellow and Developer at Complete Control. Karolina develops games, websites and framework components helping the creative vision come true. In this article, Karolina investigates the benefits and losses of personalisation and customisation for publishing and how this relationship has bloomed with technology.
Researching further into emerging technologies Karolina looks at these new developments in relation to children’s consumption of publishing.
Since April 2021 the Amplified Publishing cohort has been researching the future of publishing across multiple sectors, from books to magazines through the visual arts and augmented reality. Our cohort’s discussions provided a valuable framework for our funding call and we have built on this work to propel the conversation forward through our investment in three exciting Amplified Publishing prototypes.
Mel McCree is an academic and practitioner in outdoor and environmental arts, play and learning, with a focus on children’s equitable futures, environment-society relationships and eco-social justice. Mel is an Academic Fellow on the Amplified Publishing Pathfinder and Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Bath Spa University. This blog post is the first in her series entitled ‘Ideas from near future survivors’. Here, Mel explores issues of equity in children’s future imaginaries and their experiences of a digital life.
Stephen Hilton is a fellow at Bristol + Bath Creative R+D, looking at the future of Bath and researching future opportunities for the creative technology industry in the city. In this article, Stephen looks at the possibility of a Digital Twin for Bath. What that would mean for the city and how Digital Twinning could take form.
Creative Producer for Rising Arts Agency and co-leader of BE IT, Will Taylor shares their learnings and critiques of traditional R&D practise, proposing a new framework that allows for greater inclusivity. This piece of writing was inspired by a collaboration between Ambient Lit and Rising Arts Agency.