We bring together pioneering companies and the best academic thinkers to explore the potential of something we are calling digital public space where anyone, anywhere, anytime can access, explore and create with digital content.

Together we are creating new products, experiences and business opportunities which empower anyone, anywhere to access, explore and create with the newly accessible collections of media, public information and personal data trails which form the digital public space.

 

Clusters

Projects

Indiedata

Enabling participation in a consumer facing fully open source product, and researching a mode of business that doesn't exploit user data.

Blockanomics

Blockanomics
Blockanomics is a system to promote playful political engagement between people and local democracy, in the shared digital space of a locally tailored minecraft world.

The Near Miss Project

The Near Miss Project
The Near Miss Project studied cycling incidents that don’t result in injuries, but may profoundly influence people’s experiences and behaviours.

Red Tales: A Participatory iDoc

Red Tales: A Participatory iDoc
An Interactive Documentary (iDoc) about red squirrel conservation in Northern England. Produced in collaboration with Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE), Wildscreen and members of the red squirrel conservation communities across Northern England.

Interglacial / Erratics

As part of the Pacitti Companies 2014 UNLOCKED programme, Prof. John Bowers and Tim Shaw were invited, as resident artists, to creatively respond to a number of artefacts from the natural history collection at Ipswich Museum.

PAC-LAN: Zombie Apocalypse

PAC-LAN: Zombie Apocalypse
A Location Based Game that explores gameplay within a combined digital and physical public space.

Latest Activity

PAC-LAN Zombie Apocalypse

24th Nov 2016
Reworking of original original IOT human PacMan game from Lancaster University using latest NFC phones Watch the video here:  

Physical Playlist featured by Reuters

12th Oct 2016
A film of the finished project prototype has been featured by the Reuters news agency The film, describing the project as a '21st century ‘take’ on the musical compilation ‘mix’ tape' was syndicated to 140 news channels and 60 websites worldwide.

Designing Digital Now Exhibition: 17-25th June, FACT Liverpool

16th Jun 2016
Creative Exchange presents a new exhibition looking at how we are shaping digital technologies - and how digital technologies are shaping us. Premiering at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), The Creative Exchange presents the new exhibition Designing Digital Now, taking a critical look at how we are shaping digital...

New KE Hubs report published

2nd May 2016
We are pleased to be able to share the new report 'Connecting to Innovate: A Preliminary Report on the Achievements of the AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy' This research, carried out by Dr Timothy J. Senior, is the first step in mapping the achievements of the Arts and Humanities Research...

Creative Exchange Final Report Published

26th Apr 2016
As the Creative Exchange project progresses into its final months, we are pleased to present our results and conclusions to date in the form of a report submitted to the AHRC in February 2016.   This includes details of all outputs of the Creative Exchange project to date, case studies, information...

Sound Spaces at Thinking Digital

20th Apr 2016
Developing from the Sound Spaces collaboration in Liverpool, CX partners Stefan Kazassoglou (of Kinicho), and Tim Shaw and John Bowers (of Newcastle University) will be at Thinking Digital Newcastle 10,11 May 2016. Kinicho will be installing their COSMOS sound system for third-order ambisonics, which will be used for a creative collaboration...