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

Curating the Creatives

1st Oct 2012
Ideas. Opportunities. Passionate people. Imagining the future... Coral Grainger reflects on the mapping exercise carried out for the Creative Exchange Could I devise a more perfect assignment than to chat, in confidence, with 22 of the most interesting people in NW creative industries, and imagine the ways that their business might change...

Creative Exchange Launch Event

21st May 2012
On 19th May we  launched the Creative Exchange. It was an afternoon and an evening of speakers and discussion at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, in conjunction with  FutureEverything Festival.  We had a fascinating and diverse array of speakers.  

Constructing a Digital Public Space

31st Mar 2012
The following article was authored by Bill Thompson, Drew Hemment, Rachel Cooper, Charlie Gere on behalf of The Creative Exchange The term Digital Public Space is being used by a growing number of cultural bodies to describe the online environment which will emerge as they make their digitised collections more available...