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

The Physical Playlist

The Physical Playlist
A physical-digital object which people would share with significant others and friends.

The Imitarium presents - Meet the Hubs: A Knowledge Exchange Salon

The Imitarium presents - Meet the Hubs: A Knowledge Exchange Salon
This is a project developed in association with Steven Wade for the AHRC Digital Economy Showcase

Cinehack

Cinehack
A hardware hacking & DIY filmmaking initiative.

Cold Sun

Cold Sun
A mobile game designed to educate about climate change using real world weather data.

Playful Narrative Realms

Playful Narrative Realms
Designing digital technology for experiences of play in a heritage space

Numbers that Matter

Numbers that Matter
Numbers that Matter explored wellbeing and people’s understanding of data by co-designing a wearable open-data device.

Latest Activity

Perceptive Media featured in technology media

9th Mar 2016
The Perceptive Media project has been featured by 'The Next Web'   Martin Bryant writes in 'How the BBC is building the future of TV by blowing it up into little bits':   "The brainchild of BBC R&D’s Ian Forrester, Perceptive Media uses information about individual viewers and the environment they’re in to tweak...

NHS doctors see working prototype

6th Jan 2016
Phase 1 of the project has now reached its conclusion with a working prototype created which was presented to renal clinicians at Preston Royal Hospital on the 4th of January. The presentation and demonstration of the prototype generated a positive response from the audience with useful feedback for our planned Phase...

MPs briefed on The Creative Exchange

24th Nov 2015
On 24th November The Creative Exchange - a joint project between Lancaster, The Royal College of Art and Newcastle University - held a Parliamentary event exploring the value of creativity in education, artistic practice, industry and local commissioning. Organised by representatives from the All Party Parliamentary Design & Innovation group, the...

Creating adaptive storytelling content for the future of radio

11th Nov 2015
Mozilla Festival 2015 run between 06.11 and 08.11.2015 and we were invited to run a workshop at the festival. The workshop encouraged the participants to create their own adaptive stories for the Perceptive Radio. A one hour workshop was designed and successfully run by the team. The participants were first introduced to...

Photos from Sound Spaces

3rd Nov 2015
Photographs made during the Sound Spaces project are now available online. Including the Sound Lines public making workshop, Sound Spaces exhibition, and public performances by Philip Jeck, Tim Shaw and John Bowers. https://www.flickr.com/groups/2847758@N20/pool/

Digital Public Space and the BBC

26th Oct 2015
The Creative Exchange is collaborating in a series of discussions about the concept of digital public space and its implications for the BBC Led by Bill Thompson, key thought leaders are being invited to a series of meetings with the aim of exploring the implications of digital public space.  The discussion...