Creative Economy Engagement Fellowships - 3D3 Consortium

Lead Research Organisation: University of the West of England
Department Name: Fac of Arts Creative Ind and Education

Abstract

The project will support fellowships that aim to support:
- some of the UK's most talented researchers and nurture future leaders
- the broader skills development of high-calibre recent doctoral graduates in the art and humanities, particularly in relation to working with partners to support the wider impact of research.
- projects broadly aligned with the core themes, challenges and opportunities that are highlighted in the Industrial Strategy Green paper
- research which is cross-disciplinary and innovation-orientated
- the best international talent

Planned Impact

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Title McCallion Tactile Maps 
Description Tactile Models and Tactile Illustrations of Landmarks within Bristol, Suspension Bridge, SS Great Britain, Churches, Hot Air Balloons 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact New processes and prototype for implementation in Bristol's Legible Cities signage for the vision-impaired. 
 
Title Whittaker Discriminate AR 
Description Whittaker, E. and Brocklehurst, J. 2019. 'Immersive Explorations: Along the Mary and Michael Pilgrims' Way' [iOS Application] (forthcoming) 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact National Trust implementation of AR technologies for heritage site. 
 
Description Whittaker, E Discriminate AR: The key findings of this research are the development of a novel approach to digital heritage interpretation, 'Discriminate-AR'. D-AR addresses the issue that digital interpretation can often distract or dominate the experience, this approach employs five strategies for the development of interpretation material and its technical implementation within a smart phone app.

Genders, A. Freelance Labour: The key finding was the importance of freelancers to place-making. Their mobility and contact with a range of firms and organisations helps innovation and the cross-fertilisation of ideas. Their presence as a talent pool acts as a key element in the economic and cultural health of a creative cluster and needs to be much more widely recognised.

Kirkpatrick D. - Patient Practitioner Interaction: Outcome is a methodological framework grounded in multi-stranded action-led research: phenomenological, psycho-social and utilising situated enquiry employing narrative methodologies and arts-based research. The analytical element references feminist approaches, life writing, narrative inquiry (including illness narratives), medical humanities, embodiment and knowledge in practice.

McCallion tested a variety of production methods including 3D printing and silicone casting, as well as a selection of materials that allow for a difference in tactile and olfactory stimulus. Visually contrasting materials were also be tested. Tactile swell diagrams were also generated from CAD files allowing multiple sensory education aids to be output form one source file. Testing of Braille signage was conducted and an initial test tactile map was generated for Bristol Physical Access Chain (BPAC). Feedback from users for test artefacts was obtained through RNIB, Connect Design (who produce GCSE and A-Level exams for visually impaired students), UWE Bristol's library services and Bristol Physical Access Chain, which demonstrated user approval.

Arnold devised a method for calculating ecological impact of festivals and communicating these to audiences in innovative ways via art installations and performance.
Exploitation Route Use of digital applications by heritage organisations.

Role of freelancers in regional creative economies will be useful to national organisations: BFI, PACT (Producers' Union), Creative England and Creative Skillset.

Data on ecological impact of festival visitors and staff is designed to impact on policy and practice in regional festival organisation and be drawn into public facing land heritage organisations such as National Trust, Mount Pleasant Eco Park.
Dissemination of co-created knowledge with individuals suffering chronic physical pain to the medical and sociological academic research community and health practitioners. New methods for visualising the experience of chronic pain are designed to inform clinicians and provide a methodology for pain workshops for patients.
Testing of materials and modelling of artefacts for tactile maps will result in implementation of tactile mapping as part of Legible Bristol, Bristol City Council's signage initiative.
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism

 
Description Whittaker E Discriminate AR: The initial impact of this research, (two weeks since the completion of the project) is working with the National Trust to carry out further user testing with visitors and staff of the Discriminate-AR approach to digital interpretation at National Trust sites. The researcher is working with the National Trust on an AHRC ECR grant application to develop this approach further and implement at a range of sites. Genders' Freelancers Report is part of her now ongoing engagement with Bristol's creative community. She will be working with Professor Spicer on measuring the impact of freelancers in Bristol and Cardiff as a 'twin centre cluster' and she will also be submitting applications for external funding about freelance labour; the role of public service broadcasters on regional creative economies, including: 'Television Production and the Regions and Nations: A Study in Historical Evolution' (AHRC ECR Grant (£250,000); Co-I Andrew Spicer; [for submission to the AHRC in September 2019]. Kirkpatrick developed an arts based co-creation methodology to allow patients and members of the public in chronic physical pain to explore their experience of pain through making, writing, performance, etc, which can be adopted in clinical contexts and by partners. Gimenes trialled a proof of concept installation, to interrogate the technology and begin to build a methodology for data collection that allows a more comprehensive, scientifically underpinned understanding of curatorial practices. Although the Fellow resigned, this pilot has led to a live collaboration between the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research at University of Plymouth and Cornerstone Heritage with a view to taking the research to the next level, and so create new methods of data collection to enhance visitor experiences. McCallion's testing of tactile signage artefacts with visually impaired users has resulted in the development of a new funding bid for an AHRC workshop 'The Engaged Surface' led by Centre for Fine Print Research which continues the partnership with Legible City and RNIB and extends to a wider range of stakeholders. Arnold's research workshop and performance installation had a direct impact on up to 1000 attendees at two festivals. Ongoing collaboration with Moor Trees and Adventure Types, who run South West Outdoor Festival (NTSWOF) on behalf of the National Trust suggested potential future influence on these public facing bodies. Ongoing collaboration with Tropical Pressure Festival is designed to result in a policy change concerning the event and, through its host organisation, the Mount Pleasant Eco Park, and thus have a wider impact on the communities across Cornwall that interact with the site.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description Whittaker Discriminate AR
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Discriminate-AR approach to heritage interpretation will be employed in further testing with The National Trust and visitors.
 
Description Bristol City Council funding for two months continuation of McCallion's research on Tactile Maps.
Amount £14,500 (GBP)
Organisation Bristol City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 08/2018
 
Title Whittaker Discriminate AR 
Description Five techniques for developing a porous and reflexive approach to augmented reality in landscape and heritage, that this research refers to as Discriminate-AR. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Initiation of a method for implementing AR in heritage contexts. 
 
Description Arnold Transparent Modular Specifics 
Organisation Moor Trees Charity
PI Contribution Development of performance installation housed in a modular timber-framed geodesic dome clad in opaque plastic and located at festival sites. The dome features an audience interface for visitors, staff, crew, and itinerants at the festival to input their data into a solar powered tablet. The data is then processed by a bespoke algorithm that generates a number representing the physical cost of each individual on site. A physical representation of the ecological impact of individual attendees and production staff and therefore of the festival as a whole is produced. The dome staff then take a physical imprint of each individual's footprint and use this to make a plaster cast of the footprint, the installations output. Embedded into the plaster cast is a native sapling for future planting by either the individual concerned or the artist. The species chosen is pegged to the individual's cost as produced by the algorithm. The higher the ecological impact of an individual the higher the carbon sequestration capacity of the tree species embedded in their footprint. Each footprint is documented photographically.
Collaborator Contribution Access to festival sites and visitors, staff and crew. Provision of saplings. Advisory input.
Impact Publication, conference papers, art installations, bespoke algorithm and software interface, online artefact.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Arnold Transparent Modular Specifics 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development of performance installation housed in a modular timber-framed geodesic dome clad in opaque plastic and located at festival sites. The dome features an audience interface for visitors, staff, crew, and itinerants at the festival to input their data into a solar powered tablet. The data is then processed by a bespoke algorithm that generates a number representing the physical cost of each individual on site. A physical representation of the ecological impact of individual attendees and production staff and therefore of the festival as a whole is produced. The dome staff then take a physical imprint of each individual's footprint and use this to make a plaster cast of the footprint, the installations output. Embedded into the plaster cast is a native sapling for future planting by either the individual concerned or the artist. The species chosen is pegged to the individual's cost as produced by the algorithm. The higher the ecological impact of an individual the higher the carbon sequestration capacity of the tree species embedded in their footprint. Each footprint is documented photographically.
Collaborator Contribution Access to festival sites and visitors, staff and crew. Provision of saplings. Advisory input.
Impact Publication, conference papers, art installations, bespoke algorithm and software interface, online artefact.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Genders Freelance Labour 
Organisation Creative England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Investigated patterns of freelance work as part of creative industry concentration in Bristol, for industry representation bodies and professional training and advisory organisations.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, advisory input.
Impact Publications. Further research bids. Conference papers.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Genders Freelance Labour 
Organisation Royal Television Society
PI Contribution Investigated patterns of freelance work as part of creative industry concentration in Bristol, for industry representation bodies and professional training and advisory organisations.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data, advisory input.
Impact Publications. Further research bids. Conference papers.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Gimenes Science of Heritage 
Organisation Victoria and Albert Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Application of biomedical techniques pioneered in the field of computer music to measure emotional response to different scores and musical forms, to the realm of the museum. Intended as a way of enhancing the design of exhibitions and curatorial experiences/practices, with the aim of maximising public engagement.
Collaborator Contribution Access to museum spaces, exhibits and visitors.
Impact Conference papers. Pilot trial and exhibition at Peninsula Arts Gallery.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Kirkpatrick - Patient Practitioner Interactions 
Organisation Salvation Army
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Workshop sessions using arts based inquiry to explore chronic physical pain through making, writing, performance. Exhibition of images created in workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Facilitation of workshops via access to patients and members of the public in chronic physical pain. Space for exhibition.
Impact Workshops, exhibitions. Residency and Performance Events - Making at Maker Heights: Fabric, Fluidity, and Performance Art with Natalie Raven, Carly Seller, Dagmar Schwitzgebel, Shelley Owen, Rocyhne Delaney McNulty and Davina Kirkpatrick. Conference papers, Game changer sessions and art installation at European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, 2018, Leuven. Conference papers at International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 2018, Illinois. Conference papers at Association of Medical Humanities Conference, 2018 Sofia. Conference papers and workshop at European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 2019, Edinburgh.
Start Year 2018
 
Description McCallion Tactile Maps 
Organisation Bristol City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developing a tactile map as part of Legible Bristol.
Collaborator Contribution Exhibition space. Access to users for testing sensory education aids, tactile diagrams and signage.
Impact Tactile Models and Tactile Illustrations of Landmarks within Bristol, Suspension Bridge, SS Great Britain, Churches, Hot Air Balloons. Training workshop for RNIB.
Start Year 2018
 
Description McCallion Tactile Maps 
Organisation Royal National Institute for Blind People
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing a tactile map as part of Legible Bristol.
Collaborator Contribution Exhibition space. Access to users for testing sensory education aids, tactile diagrams and signage.
Impact Tactile Models and Tactile Illustrations of Landmarks within Bristol, Suspension Bridge, SS Great Britain, Churches, Hot Air Balloons. Training workshop for RNIB.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Whittaker Discriminate AR 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing AR application for heritage sites. http://3d3research.co.uk/fellowship/emma-whittaker/ Application currently being prepared for AHRC ECR grant, in collaboration with the National Trust on innovative approaches to digital interpretation of landscape and heritage.
Collaborator Contribution Advisory Input. Access to heritage sites and visitors.
Impact Publications as listed.
Start Year 2018
 
Title Arnolds Transparent Modular Specifics 
Description Bespoke algorithm and software interface designed to run on a tablet and raspberry pi via solar power. At beta-stage. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Facilitation of data-driven research on ecological impact of festivals. 
 
Title Whittaker Discriminate AR 
Description Whittaker, E. and Brocklehurst, J. 2019. 'Immersive Explorations: Along the Mary and Michael Pilgrims' Way' [iOS Application] (forthcoming) 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Enhanced visitor-engagement with heritage sites. 
 
Description Arnolds Transparent Modular Specifics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Performance Installation presented at National Trust South West Great Outdoors Festival, October 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Arnolds Transparent Modular Specifics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Research workshop at Tropical Pressure Festival, Mount Pleasant Eco Park, June 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Genders Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BAFTSS annual conference, 25-27 April 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Genders Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CAMEo, Univ. Leicester, 'Care in the Media and Cultural Industries', 12-14 Sept. 2018. Identification of issues for industry and broadcasting policy, for academic researchers and broadcastng professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Genders Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Connecting Universities to the Creative Economy: Mapping Bristol's Film and TV Creative Cluster & the Role of Freelancers', British Council Digital Cities Final Project Summit, Birmingham City University, 27 March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Genders Conference Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Investigating Regional Creative Clusters Symposium, Watershed 6-7 March 2018. Instigated a network to develop approaches to forming Creative Clusters in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Genders Conference paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact ECREA, Lugano, Switzerland, 'Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation, 31 Oct.-3 Nov. 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Genders Conference paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Media Industries Research', two day international PhD Symposium, Arnolfini, 5-6 June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Gimenes Science of Heritage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Synesthesia. University of Plymouth, 9 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018, Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth.

This pilot exhibition was a collaboration with Peninsula Arts (PenArts), the University of Plymouth's centre for dissemination of contemporary culture, which hosts the largest art gallery in Plymouth. PenArts plays an important role not only in the local academic community but also in the city and the South West region
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Kirkpatrick Patient Practitioner Interactions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Crafting pain workshops with the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Whittaker Discriminate AR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Engagement activities with National Trust visitors using the Immersive Explorations app in May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018