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Mandy Rose | Studio Resident

Mandy Rose is a Senior Research Fellow in the Digital Cultures Research Centre, University of the West of England with a background as an award-winning TV and interactive producer and experience in broadcasting management and strategy.  

Mandy’s practice-led research looks at what’s happening where documentary meets the social, semantic and open web and the role of the documentary producer as context provider, catalyst, curator in that environment.  She is interested in the social, political and cultural potential of participatory and collaborative forms.

Mandy has been working in participatory media at the BBC since the mid-nineties.  She was co-founder and producer of BBC 2's "mass observation" camcorder project - Video Nation (94-2000), and Executive Producer of Capture Wales (2001-2007), a pioneering digital storytelling project in the UK (BAFTA Cymru). She developed and oversaw Voices (2004) – an early BBC foray into transmedia -  (Webby nominated) and Executive Produced MyScienceFictionLife (2006) (Webby Honoree) - a collective history of British science fiction. As Editor of the New Media department at BBC Cymru Wales (2001 - 2007) she oversaw interactive productions for BBC Network and Wales including Doctor Who.

Mandy’s current practice-based production, The Are you happy? Project revisits Jean Rouch’s seminal documentary “Chronicle of a Summer” in the context of global collaboration and the web, and explores the potential of HTML5 for the “creative treatment of actuality” (Grierson's early definition of documentary).

Mandy writes the CollabDocs blog and twitters @CollabDocs. She is a contributing Editor to the i-Docs website.

Click here to read Mandy's Lunch Time Talk: New currents in Documentary