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Tangible Memories

University of Bristol

Co-producing a set of digital tools to address the key societal challenges concerning the care and well-being of older people and the legacy of the memories and stories that they leave for future generations.


Therapeutic rocking chair

Therapeutic rocking chair

Made by

Helen

Helen Manchester

Helen Manchester has a strong track record and reputation as an educational researcher and lecturer in the field of digital and material cultures, futures and learning across the lifecourse.

Kirsten Cater

Dr Kirsten Cater is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Bristol specialising in Human Computer Interaction and Tangible User Interfaces.

Heidi Hinder

Heidi is an artist, designer and maker. She crafts objects and wearables designed to create social experiences.

Lucy Telling

Lucy is Co-Director of Stand + Stare, creating interactive installations, exhibitions and performances.
Barney Heywood

Barney Heywood

Barney is Co-Director of Stand + Stare, creating interactive installations, exhibitions and performances.

Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett is a researcher in human-computer interaction at the Bristol Interaction & Graphics Lab.

Tim Cole

I am a historian and writer, as well as director of the University of Bristol Brigstow Institute and work with other studio residents Stand+Stare in the company Mayfly Sound.

Working with

Chloe Meineck

Chloe Meineck is a social designer, maker and inventor.

Seana Kozar


Tim Lloyd-Yeates/ Alive! activities


Tangible Memories is an AHRC supported interdisciplinary project led by The University of Bristol, working with artists and makers from the Pervasive Media Studio, learning researchers, computer scientists, social historians, older people themselves and those who work with them.

We are co-producing a set of new digital tools that will address some of the key societal challenges concerning the care and well-being of older people and the legacy of the memories and stories that they leave for future generations. We are exploring the way that tangible technologies might be developed in both historical research and in democratic community building.

Projects developed during Tangible Memories range from a rocking chair that plays sounds from nature, poetry and music when in motion, developed by Heidi Hinder and Peter Bennett; to the Story Creator app that allows you to tell stories that are meaningful to you and your loved ones, and listen back to them in easy and accessible ways, developed by Lucy Telling and Barney Heywood from Stand + Stare.


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