Memory of Theatre by Paul Clarke

Photo by Max Mclure of Memory of Theatre by Paul Clarke, University of Bristol with Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Introducing the Fellows of SWCTN

We are delighted to announce 27 new Fellows who join us as part of the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), a £6.5 million project to expand the use of creative technologies.

We are delighted to announce 27 new Fellows who join us as part of the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) - a £6.5 million project to expand the use of creative technologies.

Funded by Research England, SWCTN supports three one-year programmes that will explore immersion, automation and data. This new network is led by the UWE Bristol, in partnership with Kaleider, Watershed, Bath Spa University, the University of Plymouth and Falmouth University.

Immersion Fellowship Programme
From spatialised sound to augmented reality overlays, emerging technologies give developers, creatives and performers new ways to blend physical and virtual worlds. However, to fulfil their potential in terms of use, design and implementation, we need to explore immersive experiences from multiple perspectives and in different domains.

Drawn from across the South West but with international reach, our Immersion Fellows will spend the next three months thinking deeply about the potentials, challenges and opportunities in the realm of immersion. They will produce new insight spanning disciplines such as performance, sound, VR, heritage, music, dance, healthcare and ethics; asking questions around inclusion, perception, behaviour change, materiality, disability, intimacy and much more.

Here are the new Fellows:

 The cohort comprises people from academia and industry and those newer to the sector with the intention of generating many forms of knowledge and instigating change. The Fellows will explore individual areas of research as well as working together to share questions, perspectives and ideas. Keep up with their progress at the new website coming soon at swctn.org.uk.