Beyond Mobile: Design in Action Chiasma - * Call for Applications *

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Beyond Mobile: Design in Action Chiasma invites academics and cultural heritage organisations interested in engaging with industry to take part in a workshop to share and apply expertise and knowledge by collaborating on the development of potentially economically viable ideas, taking research beyond the academy into new interdisciplinary contexts for maximum impact.

There is the opportunity to acquire up to £20K funding to prototype ideas as near-to-market solutions. The Beyond Mobile residential workshop will explore emerging technologies, their intersections, and how they might be applied in cultural heritage and tourism, marketing, logistics and serious games.

Themes include smart cyber-physical systems physically augment reality, digital interpretation in cultural heritage and tourism applications, and the challenges associated with the convergence of media in shaping coherent brand narratives. 5pm, Weds 5th February 2014 – 5pm, Fri 7th February 2014 Salisbury Green Hotel, Edinburgh EH16 5AY Free to attend but requires 2.5 days committed engagement (all food/accommodation provided)

Closing date for applications: 4pm, Mon 25th November 2013

Apply online

Further enquiries: Louise Jack - - 01382 385361 or Debbie Maxwell -

Design in Action is seeking technologists (e.g. programmers, HCI experts & engineers). However we also invite interest from other disciplines including (but not limited to) creative arts & design, storytellers, marketing and advertising, social sciences, law and museum studies.

Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh

Deborah is interested in storytelling in all its guises, from traditional oral
storytelling, to digital fictions and interactive storytelling. Storytelling and
Scottish culture played a key role in her doctoral work, 'Traditional
Storytelling in Digital World: the transformative power of Storytelling across
media', which explored the shape and form of storytelling as culture in the
ceilidh tradition.

Deborah is also interested in the ways in which storytelling
as a method and process can be used in both business and research contexts, and
recently led an interactive workshop, 'Harnessing the Power of Storytelling in
the Digital Economy' at The Third Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference,
Aberdeen, 2012. Dr Deborah Maxwell is a post doctoral research fellow at
University of Edinburgh, working as part of Design in Action, a 4-year
AHRC-funded Knowledge Exchange Hub, and is a Co-Investigator on StoryStorm, a
network in the EPSRC Digital Economy funded 'Communities and Culture Network+.


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