Research

Research plays a critical role in the Creative Exchange. 

Firstly the Universities leading this project (Lancaster, Newcastle and Royal College of Art) are undertaking research directly on new forms of knowledge exchange. This involves developing, testing and evaluating new approaches to knowledge exchange. These new approaches range from innovative workshop activities right up to a new type of PhD programme. We are especially interested in new forms of interaction that facilitate research projects with Arts and Humanities academics this involve collaboration with external partners in the private and public sector.

The second facet of the research in CX concerns the nature of digital public space and how collaboration between Arts and Humanities academics, companies and public sector partners and a new type of PhD student can develop this emerging area of research. We are running a number of short, intense research projects running for a few months with academics from the Arts and Humanities, SMEs and researchers from CX. These short projects are complimented by the longer 3 year projects undertaken by the 20 creative exchange PhD students, these range from digital prototyping, to big data in digital public space to digital-analogue maker culture.

All this research respond to the digital public space and the industry-led topics of:

  1. Public Service Innovation and Democracy
  2. Making the Digital Physical
  3. Performance, Liveness and Participation
  4. Stories, Archives and Living Heritage
  5. Rethinking Working Life
  6. Building social communities

 

Skills in Action – presenting Creative Exchange Superheroes

24th Nov 2014
A core strand of the work we do at Creative Exchange is looking how knowledge exchange can be incorporated into the training of doctoral students and early career researchers. So it was with great pleasure that we (Simon and Naomi) accepted an invitation to represent CX at an event designed for...

A residency with Digital Media Labs

20th Oct 2014
The Royal College of Art branch of the Creative Exchange research hub has been extending its reach through a residency with Digital Media Labs – a programme that aims to create a pool of artists bringing newly developed skills with emergent technologies to a range of digital arts projects. RCA Creative...

Blockanomics in UN report on Children’s Rights in the Digital Age

15th Oct 2014
Blockanomics has featured in UN report - Children’s Rights in the Digital Age, as one of the highlighted 'Digital Champions'. The report was commissioned UNICEF In observance of the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Blockanomics is thrilled to be highlighted as one of the 12 Digital...