Creative Media Labs: Innovations in Screen Storytelling in the Age of Interactivity and Immersion

Lead Research Organisation: University of York
Department Name: Electronics

Abstract

Storytelling is central to human activity, one of the ways in which we make sense of the world. The screen industries are the latest in a long line of technologies and cultural practices committed to the creation of stories. Film, TV, video, computer games and other interactive media now tell stories digitally. But digital technologies are changing rapidly, enabling new modes of creation, new approaches to storytelling, new experiences for audiences and users. How can the screen industries keep pace with such change? How can they make the most of the new opportunities available to them? How can they develop the skills necessary to engage with these new technologies? How can they create with those technologies in ways that are exciting, commercially viable and capable of generating significant economic growth? These are some of the questions that Creative Media Labs (CML) seeks to answer, as it enables innovations in screen storytelling in the age of interactivity and immersion.

The focus of CML is the considerable cluster of screen industry enterprises in the Yorkshire and Humber (Y&H) region. The partnership aims to enable this regional cluster to become the UK centre of excellence for the next generation of digital storytelling. This is an established creative industries cluster that has been earmarked for significant support through Screen Yorkshire's (SY) Growth Plan, backed by the British Film Institute's (BFI) Creative Clusters Challenge Fund, and showcased in the Creative Industries Sector Deal document as one of five "prominent creative industries cluster projects". SY, the BFI and University of York (UoY) have come together in a collaboration that blends world-leading research on digital storytelling with national strategic vision and unparalleled regional industry nous.

Clustering is key to the development of the contemporary screen industries, and clusters come in many shapes and sizes. With key initiatives across its five major cities, the Y&H region saw the fastest rate of screen industry growth in the UK in 2009-2015. It is home to one of only three ITV production centres, producing around 500 hours of TV annually; True North, the biggest factual producer in the North of England, now owned by Sky; Warp Films, probably the most important out-of-London film company in the UK, and winners of multiple BAFTAs; Rockstar, one of the largest games developers in the world; Sumo Digital, one of the fastest growing games companies in the UK with over 300 staff; Revolution Software, developers of the hugely successful Broken Sword series; Viridian FX, one of the largest VFX houses in the North of England; and Church Fenton Yorkshire Studios, a major production facility used by Mammoth Screen for ITV's Victoria. There is also a wealth of micro businesses working in the sector.

Creative Media Labs will build a sustainable, collaborative R&D partnership around this regional screen industries cluster, its numerous MSMEs and branches of large creative enterprises. Its core delivery partners are UoY, SY and the BFI; the key local authorities, enterprise partnerships and universities in the region are on board; so too are investors and several leading national trade associations, organisations and creative enterprises. Co-creation and collaborative working will be at the core of what we do.

UoY has an excellent track record in multi-disciplinary research, with huge investment in creativity, across the arts, humanities and sciences - a combination reflected in the multi-million pound Digital Creativity Labs. There is an extensive pool of research expertise in digital storytelling, from writing, through media embodiment, to development of underpinning technologies. By identifying industry-led challenges, this expertise will be shared with the Y&H screen industries cluster in ways that will enable us to fulfil our ambition to establish the region as the UK centre of excellence for digital storytelling.

Planned Impact

The Creative Media Labs (CML) Partnership will act as a regional hub through which to invest strategically in R&D that is capable of having a transformational impact to grow the screen industries economy in Yorkshire and the Humber. Our goal is for the Y&H cluster to become the UK centre of excellence for immersive and interactive storytelling, and for that cluster to be economically sustainable and financially healthy. Given the nature of this AHRC programme, CML is all about impact, and we have established a number of pathways to achieving, measuring and demonstrating that impact.

In order to ensure that the products, services and experiences produced through our R&D programme are thoroughly innovative and capable of commercialisation, we have devised a series of funds to support different types of R&D activity in different ways. These will enable the development of both small and large projects, working with specific companies on specific R&D challenges, ranging from student internships, through three-year PhD projects, to collaborations between teams of academic researchers and industry practitioners. Our funds are also designed to enable both slow-burn, extensive R&D developments, and ones that require immediate and swift intervention.

One fund will support industry partners who identify collaborative R&D challenges on which they want to work; another will support post-doctoral research and knowledge exchange; a third will enable the flexible deployment of researchers to projects that will benefit from their skills and expertise. Some of these funds will come from the AHRC grant, some from the University of York contribution, and some from CML partners. We have not committed large sums of money to long-term Co-Is, preferring a more flexible and dynamic model that can match researchers to challenges as they arise.

The BFI and UoY will also fund economic and policy analysis and business modelling, and the development of the creative and technical skills necessary for the production of high-quality digital storytelling. The criteria we will apply when evaluating the viability of any proposed partnership activities are designed to ensure that such activities have the capacity to generate both creative innovations and economic growth. That growth potential will be defined in particular in terms of the creation of new skills, jobs and businesses, and the scaling up of existing businesses.

We have developed robust systems for gathering evidence about partnership activities, and monitoring, understanding and evaluating the impact of those activities. We will continue the work of mapping the screen industries economy and analysing the market in the Y&H region begun by our key partner Screen Yorkshire. This work will be led by the 0.2 FTE Co-I based at the BFI, our other key partner. One key task will be to define what we mean by the 'screen industries' (film, TV, games and other digital media), a term in wide use in industry and policy circles, but one that does not map easily onto Standard Industrial Classifications of industrial sectors. In terms of measuring growth, we will develop a bespoke Customer Relationship Management system to track business interactions and company information.

In terms of measuring success, our overall goal will be to demonstrate the impact of partnership activities on the strength of the screen industries economy in the Y&H region. To do this, we will draw on the analytical categories and reporting processes developed by Nesta et al., to establish a set of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) for each individual R&D project and the CML Partnership overall. Working with a bundle of OKRs will enable us to measure success in a flexible and balanced manner and make investment decisions based on robust evidence. In terms of reporting, monitoring and evaluation, we have developed a rigorous set of processes involving our Executive Board, Delivery Team and Partnership Steering Board.

Organisations

 
Title Musical theatre performance in virtual reality - Mrs Nemo (David Gochfeld) 
Description Mrs. Nemo is a 10-minute original musical performed in virtual reality. The piece takes place on the Nautilus submarine, where Captain Nemo's wife tells the audience about her life with the captain, and the submarine is attacked by a giant squid. It was presented as part of a theatre festival hosted on the Mozilla Hubs social VR platform. Output from XR Stories Research Fellowship. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact N.A 
 
Title Projects of Worth: Meaningful experience within videogames - Los (Jenna Ng) 
Description First-person walking sim videogame. Output from XR Stories Studentship. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact n/a 
 
Title Protopian Tales - The Neon Pack 
Description 360 animated film comprising of 3x sequences based on a short story; specially commissioned soundtrack released on CPU Records with accompanying booklet containing short story and images. Output from XR Stories Research Fellowship/R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact With this project we reached a new audience, many of whom are not typically interested in immersive experiences but were drawn by the association with the live music venue (Hope Works) and the musician involved in the project (96 Back). It is our belief that this unique immersive experience will generate genuine excitement and enthusiasm from a wide and diverse demographic toward future XR content and creativity. Hope Works have a strict remit in terms of community, diversity and opportunity that was integral to their DCMS funding (administered by Art Council England) and the projects that they commission, and this was reflected in this project, the work we produced and the audience it was intended for. 
URL http://www.theneonpack.com
 
Title R&D Pilot Project: What is Love (University of York, M.Ursu) 
Description 'What is Love' (WIL) is a 20 min interactive film recounting the story of the relationship between Amelia, a talented dancer who aims to become professional, and Jack, a software engineer. As they work in opposite time zones, their relationship happens mainly through a digital media platform, on which they have an artificially intelligent agent, Zee, who acts as a a confidant, friend and butler, and who manages the interactions between them. The relationship enters a crisis, Zee has to take some challenging decisions and the viewers can influence the decisions Zee takes. The film was realised as an interactive exhibit. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact Through this, the company who produced the film - Symbolism Studios - were able to position themselves as experts in interactive film and in digital storytelling in general. Symbolism Studios has ceased to operate but has morphed into a new company, Flaime.ai, which targets interactive narrative experiences for advertisement. 
URL https://www.york.ac.uk/tfti/news-events/events/2018/york-mediale-2018--what-is-love-_28.9.18/
 
Title R&D Project Thunkd Games Personasmith - Videogame 
Description Branching narrative videogame. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project - Flood - MR experience (Megaverse) 
Description Immersive mixed reality play, using VR to place audiences members directly in the story to have agency in the narrative. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
URL https://vimeo.com/655417190/2028da045b
 
Title R&D Project - Monoliths VR Prototype (Pilot Theatre) 
Description Immersive VR theatre experience exploring the work of local northern writers & poets. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project AI Fan Along - Prototype 
Description Short video demonstrating the prototype AI voice interaction. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Development of new IP 
URL https://vimeo.com/515463151
 
Title R&D Project Archive to AR 
Description AR tablet based game prototype for engaging audiences with museum content. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project Awesome Animals SafARi - Prototype 
Description Short video demonstrating the prototype functionality. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Development of new IP 
URL https://vimeo.com/556621859
 
Title R&D Project BD Stories 
Description Live immersive performance mobile experience prototype. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project Block - App prototype (Megaverse) 
Description App prototype. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project Charisma 
Description Playable interactive screen prototype. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project Exploring Projection Mapped Games 
Description Three Prototype Projection Mapped Games. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project Grains of Recollection - VR prototype (Studio McGuire) 
Description VR experience, immersive storytelling, bringing to life physical art pieces into VR. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project INTERCHANGE - Mixed Reality experience 
Description Mixed reality experience. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project Icarus VP Demo (Northern Ballet/Backstage Academy) 
Description Proof of concept for location-based immersive ballet, using motion captured dancers, games engine world-building and LED volume screens. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project Into-Visible - VR prototype (Jim Craven) 
Description VR storytelling prototype. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project Live By The Sword - Videogame prototype 
Description Published video game incorporating developed dynamic difficulty adjustment functionality. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Development of new IP 
URL https://store.steampowered.com/app/1363210/Live_by_the_Sword_Tactics/
 
Title R&D Project NDEVER - Fulldome Unity prototype (Live Cinema) 
Description Using Unity to bring more creative possibilities to Fulldome immersive cinematic presentation. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project Old Jim's Library - VR Videogame prototype (Fierce Kaiju) 
Description Short playable VR video game. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project Protopian Tales 
Description Playable VR film. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Development of new IP 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCIQW8AS494
 
Title R&D Project Sea to Sea 
Description Proof of concept app for android devices that uses GPS data to trigger narrative when using the Sea to Sea route, 360 film. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project Space, Time and Streets in the Sky - 360 experience (Human Studio) 
Description Playable VR film. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Development of new IP 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjM8fO9pY38&t=27s
 
Title R&D Project Storyland - Prototype (Cooperative Innovations) 
Description Short video demonstrating the prototype functionality and Playable VR app prototype. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Development of new IP 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rorYCZeeyo
 
Title R&D Project The Burning Room 
Description The Burning Room - VR Videogame prototype. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project The Invited 
Description AR Pop-Up Book Prototype. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project The Tell Tale Rooms (Tyke Films) 
Description VR story experience. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project Think Twice - VR prototype (Cosmo Square Films) 
Description VR storytelling prototype. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project Trumpet 
Description Immersive digital performance prototype. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project eSports Audience Response System (EARS) - UX design and base functionaility 
Description App prototype. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D Project: Box in the Attic (University of York, M.Ursu) 
Description Box in the Attic (BITA) is a prototype interactive podcast, implemented as an app. It is based on a huge set of recordings of someone who was central to the music industry in the States in the late sixties and early seventies (e.g. when Bob Marley raised to fame). Through interaction, it allows listeners to mark elements of interest and the story takes routes in the story space that best respond to the viewers' interests 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Both companies involved in the project have acquired a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges for developing such new forms of interactive podcasts and intend to seek further funding to develop the concept into products. They regard the prototype developed in the project as essential to further pitches for funding. 
URL https://xrstories.co.uk/project/box-in-the-attic/
 
Title R&D Project: Ghosts in the Machine (University of York, H. Daffern) 
Description Interactive immersive 'trailer' for Opera North's production of Turn of the Screw. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact N/A 
URL https://www.operanorth.co.uk/turn-of-the-screw-immersive-trailer/
 
Title R&D Project: Mind Hopping (University of York, J. Rees-Jones) 
Description Jorvik Viking 360 Video Experience and Playground of Possibilities (in development). 360 virtual exploration of a playground, incorporating original songs, animations, stories and puzzles. Scenes from 'The Great Beyond', specifically shot with the 'Mind Hopping' technique. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact N/a 
URL https://www.vidaveo.com/
 
Title R&D Project: Persona - Absent Sitters (University of York, J. Wells and B. Eyes) 
Description This was an online 'immersive' audio-visual performance with pre-rendered, as well as live, audio-visual elements. The audience members were visible to each other and responses to events in the piece (e.g. sudden changes in lighting) were visible from their different locations, creating a strong sense of integration even though the performance was experienced 'at distance'. 3D audio was delivered binaurally to headphones. Audiences were briefed prior to the performance and surveyed afterwards for their responses. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact A'proof of concept exploration of using commonly used and available technology (e.g. headphones, Zoom) to create an engaging and immersive experience with very positive audience responses and reviews. It has informed how a more bespoke and mixed delivery system/environment that will be of interest to a wide range of festivals, organisations and venues. 
URL https://yorkmediale.com/events/absent-sitters/
 
Title R&D Project: Rise in the Tide of the Humber (University of Hull, D. Mundy) 
Description A 360 VR film showcasing the VR storyworld produced between BetaJester and the University of Hull 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Currently at 743 views on YouTube and also presented at Freedom Festival 4-6 September 2020 and the Earth Arcade stand in the Water Line Summit's V:Fairs 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyLkIpEPIEA
 
Title R&D Project: Secret Story Network (Leeds Beckett University, A. Zaluczkowska) 
Description New online role-playing stories for the Secret Story Network 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact New players for the game. 
URL https://secretstorynetwork.com/
 
Title R&D Projext Vital Stories - Twitch branching narrative demo (Tanya Vital) 
Description Branching narrative experience on Twitch, where viewers can engage with the story through Twitch widgets to vote on narrative decisions and engage with the actors via the chat functionality. The piece also uses cross-device storytelling to engage with the audience to complete games and tasks which help unlock the story. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title R&D The Happiness Project / The Archive - Game prototype (Pilot Theatre) 
Description Playable prototype game. Output from XR Stories R&D Project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Development of new IP 
 
Title SuperCharging Audio Storytelling - Planet Xerilia 
Description VR experience in which the listener can freely explore 8 acoustic environments to uncover the story of a lost civilisation. Output from XR Stories Research project. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Basis for new methodologies in the creation of space and storytelling in VR. These methodologies are now in the process of being published in journals and proceedings. 
URL https://xrstories.co.uk/project/supercharging-audio-storytelling-3d-audio-in-virtual-reality/
 
Description Key Findings are still being collated but more narrative data focused on case studies and benefits is available from AHRC via our Annual and Quarterly Reports.
Exploitation Route This project is currently active and outcomes from this funding as used by others are still being collated.
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://xrstories.co.uk/
 
Description XR Stories (Creative Media Labs) have started to leverage this award and the activities we are engaging with to generate impact that extends beyond the original remit of the project. We have been able to secure additional direct funding to support our research and industry engagement with the creative industries in our city, region and nationally. This includes an additional £6m of direct investment from diverse sources including BBC R&D, regional European Structural and Investment Funds, the Higher Education Infrastructure Fund, AHRC and Research England (see Further Funding). We have conducted research into our regional creative industries that is now being used as an evidence base to leverage further investment for our activities in this area, for both the University of York, City of York Council and our regional LEP (York and North Yorkshire). This evidence is also being developed further as a case study to evidence the impact of the Creative Industries Cluster Partnership investment in our region by the UKRI Creative Industries Advisory Group to DCMS. We are further using the leverage of XR Stories and related ESIF and Research England funding to build influence and engagement with our other local authorities and regional LEPs through our core R&D activity, as well as our related skills development and business support agendas, and building links to other key regional activities and initiatives through our partner Screen Yorkshire. XR Stories has been used as a flagship project for the City of York as part of its UNESCO designation as a City of Media Arts in its report to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network Secretariat demonstrating how York has used its cultural and creative assets towards the global objective of sustainable urban development. We are networking across and engaging with the creative screen industries sector across our region and nationally (See Engagement Activities) and so developing capacity and demand for R&D within our creative industries cluster. This has resulted in a number of key collaborative partnership projects across our region (see Collaborations and Partnerships), which will in turn result in a series of both academic and creative outputs to be reported on in future years. Our impact is helping to reshape the creative sector in our city through the development of the XR Stories R&D Hub, a space for creative industries engagement, research, development and collaboration and this will help to drive economic growth and jobs, directly through the coordinated investment secured to date, and indirectly through the activities that will be supported in this space. This will finally come online after being delayed by COIVD in April 2022. XR Stories is beginning to gain wider international traction, through the AHRC Global Partners initiative and through our own activities, including, to date, one international internship and key partnerships with WarnerMedia (USA), Sky/Comcast (UK/USA), Bang and Olufsen (Denmark). XR Stories is a founding partner of the newly reformed ImmerseUK and the Director sits on the advisory board, and has, in addition been invited to join the AHRC Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) and the related CoSTAR Programme Board that emerged as a consequence of the activities of the AHRC IAG and has just been appointed to the National Science and Media Museum (part of the Science Museums Group) Advisory Board. To date (March 2022) XR Stories is managing a portfolio of 80+ SME-led collaborative R&D projects working across 8 regional universities with the University of York as the major hub, 3 global media companies, more than 60 academic researchers together with an internship programme across our region that has supported 59 individuals to work with 34 creative industries organisations, and engagement with 250+ companies. This has resulted in £1.8m invested in industry-led collaborative R&D and £17m of leveraged co-investment. A video summary of project highlights and achievements up to the middle of 2021 is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNUTR9cX_ls
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Evidence submission to DCMS (University of York, J. Swords)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://screen-network.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/The-Impact-of-COVID-19-on-the-Screen-Indust...
 
Description Ofcom Object-based media report, September 2021.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/technology/general/object-based-media
 
Description R&D Project: Secret Story Network (Leeds Beckett University, A. Zaluczkowska)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact No Comment
URL https://www.secretstorynetwork.com
 
Description Aspect (Research England's Connecting Capability Fund)
Amount £23,006 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Department Research England
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 03/2021
 
Description BBC R&D: PhD Studentship - Context Aware Personalised Audio Experiences
Amount £8,049 (GBP)
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2024
 
Description BBC R&D: PhD Studentship - Leveraging new AI audio analysis and generation procedures for XR creative workflows
Amount £8,049 (GBP)
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2024
 
Description Creative Media Labs
Amount £658,052 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description Creative affordances of orchestrated devices for immersive and interactive audio and audio-visual experiences
Amount £22,915 (GBP)
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 09/2024
 
Description Enhancing Audio Description II: Implementing accessible personalised and inclusive film and television experiences for visually impaired audiences
Amount £815,491 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/V015583/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2021 
End 11/2025
 
Description HEIF Engagement and Strategy Funding
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 07/2022
 
Description OTHER EYES: Understanding the past through bioarchaeology and digital media
Amount £180,165 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/V000896/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2022
 
Description Research England Quality-Related Research Strategic Priorities Funding
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description ScreenSkills Mentoring Fund
Amount £12,000 (GBP)
Organisation ScreenSkills 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
End 04/2021
 
Description SuperCharging Audio Storytelling
Amount £99,441 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 07/2021
 
Description The Creative Media Research and Knowledge Exchange Hub (Creat:KE)
Amount £4,899,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Department Research England
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description UKRI Global Partners Initiative Pilot Project, Immersive 5G Futures
Amount £274,033 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 11/2021
 
Description XR Stories Engagement Activities
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 07/2020
 
Title Open Acoustic Impulse Response Library (OpenAIR) 
Description A collection of modelled and measured acoustic data from locations across the world, with data available in a variety of spatial audio formats. Also supported with a set of online anechoic recordings and acoustic analysis tools. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This database has formed part of a number of further AHRC projects: WEb Audio Virtual Environment Rendering (WEAVER): Online Virtual Acoustics for Sonic Art, Digital Heritage, and Broadcast (AH/N00356X/1) Listening to the Commons: The Sounds of Debate and the Experience of Women in Parliament c. 1800 (AH/P012094/1) It has been licensed to three audio software companies under a Creative Commons License and included in their commercial releases: Ableton Live 9 Digital Audio Workstation Software Presonus Studio One Digital Audio Workstation Software Reason Studios Reason Digital Audio Workstation software It was further licensed to the following under a Creative Commons License to support their own R&D: iZotope Software it has been deployed across a series of video racing games by UK developer Codemasters. Originally released in 2014 for Microsoft Windows, Sony Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms, and since ported to Linux, Mac OS X (2015), iOS (2017), Nintendo Switch and Android (2019). Steamspy suggests that there are 500,000-1,000,000 users across the main gaming platforms, with the iOS platform reporting more than 100,000 paid users within 12 months of release. The research contribution is acknowledged in the game's credits under Sponsors and Outsource Companies. The research has been further used in DiRT Rally (2016), with more than 800,000 sales, DiRT Rally 2 (2019), with more than 1,000,000 users, and the forthcoming Dirt 5. 
URL http://www.openairlib.net/
 
Description BBC Audio R&D 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Department BBC Research & Development
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The researcher working on the WEAVER project was seconded to the BBC in Salford/London for three months when developing skills in relation to the underlying web audio technology we were developing. We have helped members of their own team to work with York Theatre Royal in filming, recording and data capture to help with the BBC Venue Explorer project as a test case study. We have made software publicly available that both parties have made contribution to. This has now resulted in a new EPSRC/BBC ICASE Studentship, starting October 2018.
Collaborator Contribution BBC hosted and supervised our researcher for 3-months between Salford and London. They have provided guidance and development in use of the web audio framework for development work, and contributed towards the publicly available software we have developed as well as co-authored a conference paper with us. We are now co-supervising a PhD student together.
Impact The discussions around this project resulted in the following successful funded application: WEb Audio Virtual Environment Rendering (WEAVER): Online Virtual Acoustics for Sonic Art, Digital Heritage, and Broadcast, AHRC, AH/N00356X/1 As well as a contribution towards: The Digital Creativity Hub, EPSRC, EP/M023265/1 Conference paper: "OpenAirLib: A JavaScript library for the Acoustics of Spaces" We have secured further funding as noted above through a EPSRC/BBC ICASE PhD studentship which has in turn resulted in a conference paper not as yet reported elsewhere: Turner, D., Pike, C., and Murphy, D.T., "Content matching for sound generating objects within a visual scene using a computer vision approach", Proc. of the 148th AES Convention, Paper 10375, Jun. 2-4, Online, 2020. BBC are also now a partner on our new AHRC Creative Media Labs project (Started October 2018), reference: AH/S002839/1 and this has resulted on three co-funded PhD students and one Masters by Research student. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration, involving digital creativity, electronic engineering, user experience design, acoustics, music and audio technology, as well as creative arts practice.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership Bellyfeel (2021-2022 Internship scheme) 
Organisation Bellyfeel Media Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partner's application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recuriting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time.
Collaborator Contribution SME providing a placement for an XR Stories funded student internship. The partner provides staff time and access to facilities associated with supervising the intern and facilitating them to carry out their internship project
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2021
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership Diva Creative (2021-2022 Internship scheme) 
Organisation Diva Creative
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partner's application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recuriting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time.
Collaborator Contribution SME providing a placement for an XR Stories funded student internship. The partner provides staff time and access to facilities associated with supervising the intern and facilitating them to carry out their internship project
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2021
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership Live Cinema UK (2021-2021 Internship scheme) 
Organisation Live Cinema UK
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partner's application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recuriting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time.
Collaborator Contribution SME providing a placement for an XR Stories funded student internship. The partner provides staff time and access to facilities associated with supervising the intern and facilitating them to carry out their internship project
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2021
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership Pilot Theatre (2021-2021 Internship scheme) 
Organisation Pilot Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partner's application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recuriting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time.
Collaborator Contribution SME providing a placement for an XR Stories funded student internship. The partner provides staff time and access to facilities associated with supervising the intern and facilitating them to carry out their internship project
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2021
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership University of Huddersfield (2020-2022 Internship scheme) 
Organisation University of Huddersfield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partner's application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recuriting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Internship placement provider. Helping to recruit SMEs and contracting them to provide a placement. Helping to recruit students to carry out the internships.
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2021
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership York Archaeological Trust (2021-2021 Internship scheme) 
Organisation York Archaeological Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partner's application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recuriting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time.
Collaborator Contribution SME providing a placement for an XR Stories funded student internship. The partner provides staff time and access to facilities associated with supervising the intern and facilitating them to carry out their internship project
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2021
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership with Creative Alchemy One (2020-2021 Internship scheme) 
Organisation Creative Alchemy One
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partners application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recruiting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time
Collaborator Contribution SME providing an placement for an XR Stories funded student internship. The partner provides staff time and access to facilities associated with supervising the intern and facilitating them to carry out their internship project
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2020
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership with Leeds Beckett University (2020-2021 Internship scheme) 
Organisation Leeds Beckett University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partner's application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recuriting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Internship placement provider. Helping to recruit SMEs and contracting them to provide a placement. Helping to recruit students to carry out the internships.
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2020
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership with Megaverse (2 x Interns) (2020-2022 Internship scheme) 
Organisation Megaverse Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partners application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recruiting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time
Collaborator Contribution SME providing an placement for an XR Stories funded student internship. The partner provides staff time and access to facilities associated with supervising the intern and facilitating them to carry out their internship project
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2020
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership with Sheffield Hallam (2020-2021 Internship scheme) 
Organisation Sheffield Hallam University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partner's application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recuriting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Internship placement provider. Helping to recruit SMEs and contracting them to provide a placement. Helping to recruit students to carry out the internships.
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2020
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership with University of Bradford (2020-2021 Internship scheme) 
Organisation University of Bradford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partners application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recruiting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Internship placement provider. Helping to recruit SMEs and contracting them to provide a placement. Helping to recruit students to carry out the internships.
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2020
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership with University of Leeds (2020-2022 Internship scheme) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partner's application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recuriting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Internship placement provider. Helping to recruit SMEs and contracting them to provide a placement. Helping to recruit students to carry out the internships.
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2020
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership with University of Sheffield (2020-2021 Internship scheme) 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partner's application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recuriting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Internship placement provider. Helping to recruit SMEs and contracting them to provide a placement. Helping to recruit students to carry out the internships.
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2020
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership with Vidaveo (3 interns) (2020-2022 Internship scheme) 
Organisation Vidaveo
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partners application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recruiting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time
Collaborator Contribution SME providing an placement for an XR Stories funded student internship. The partner provides staff time and access to facilities associated with supervising the intern and facilitating them to carry out their internship project
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2020
 
Description Internship project delivery partnership with York St John University (2020-2022 Internship scheme) 
Organisation York St John University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories internship project. This includes time from the Internships manager to support the partners application for funding from XR Stories and post-award support in helping to find suitable internship opportunities at SMEs and HEIs and recruiting students to carry out the internship. Funding provided from XR Stories internship funds to pay for the intern's time
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Internship placement provider. Helping to recruit SMEs and contracting them to provide a placement. Helping to recruit students to carry out the internships.
Impact Students gained work experience in the XR Sector to support them in their academic studies and future career. Company placement provider gained access to opportunities to enable them to recruit a student to carry out a project for the benefit of the intern and the company. Regional universities were able to provide their students with paid work placement opportunities
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development Partnership with Human Studio (Space Time and Streets in the Sky project) 
Organisation Human Studio
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Dawn Hadley at the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Anti(Design Services) Limited (Sea to Sea Project) 
Organisation Anti (Design Services) Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partner is Patrick Ingham at Leeds Beckett University.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Bellyfeel Media Limited (Secret Story Network project) 
Organisation Bellyfeel Media Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Anna Zaluczkowska at Leeds Beckett University.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Betajester (EARS project) 
Organisation BetaJester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are James Walker, Anders Drachen, and Florian Block at the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Betajester (The Burning Room project) 
Organisation BetaJester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Carbon-Imagineering (Storycasting BD stories project) 
Organisation Carbon Imagineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partner is Simon Popple at the University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Cooperative Innovations (Storyland Project) 
Organisation Cooperative Innovations Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Supervisor is Rebecca Parry at the University of Sheffield.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Cosmosquare Films (Think Twice Project) 
Organisation Ultimet Films
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Diva Creative (Digital Meets R&D/Trumpet Project) 
Organisation Diva Creative
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Rich Warburton at the University of Bradford.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling.
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Dubbit (BlockoutVR project) 
Organisation Dubit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is He Wang at the University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Duck Soup Films (Secret Story Network Project) 
Organisation Duck Soup Films
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Anna Zaluczkowska at Leeds Beckett University.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Elizabeth Bernholz Trading as Random Music Management (Persona project) 
Organisation Random Music Management Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Jez Wells and Ben Eyes from the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Fettle Animation (Awesome Animals Safari project) 
Organisation Fettle Animation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Carlton Reeve at the University of Bradford and Liz Chesworth and Rebecca Parry (RP) at the University of Sheffield (UoS). RP applied to the UoS Higher Education Impact Funding for funding for a follow on project. £14,000 was obtained and Fettle Animation contributed a further £14,000 of in-kind staff time to the development and creation of a new animated series, linked to Awesome Animals, Floss and Em. Throughout the subsequent year colleagues Dr Liz Chesworth, Dr Fiona Scott and myself have been working with Fettle on R and D for the new animation which aims to enhance the ways in which children's content encourages playfulness. Activities so far have included: 1. A pitch to CMC 'Money Where your Mouth Is' where further support from Wild Brain was won. In this activity UoS researchers helped formulate the pitch and attended in support. 2. R and D visit to Flamingo Land to research animals and make links with potential partners. 3. R and D visits to a local Forest School to focus on movement and outdoor play. 4. R and D activity looking at possible themes and how they have been represented in existing animations. Further activity planned include: 1. 360 filming of the Forest School (also for use in teaching so developing our use of VR in HE) 2. Storyline workshopping - looking at how to enhance playfulness through movement, sound, character design, narrative and settings. 3. A visual account of the project to be created by Fettle for dissemination by UoS and Fettle. 4. Production and promotion of a pilot episode of Floss and Em.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling. Fettle have been the key partner and have led the development of this work with XR Stories and University of Sheffield. UoS and Fettle have worked together on the R&D but they will create the animation and lead on promoting it.
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries. There will be an animation for children, an academic publication and a visual account of our collaboration. Multi-disciplinary: Education, Childhood Studies, Design, Creative Media, Children's Film and Television, Animation.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Goodwin Development Trust Trading as Back to Ours (Off screen gaming kit project) 
Organisation Goodwin Development Trust Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Jason Hayhurst and Darren Mundy at University of Hull.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with HumanStudio Ltd (Protopian Tales project) 
Organisation Human Studio
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Joi Polloi (AI Fan Along project) 
Organisation Joi Polloi Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Jenn Chubb at the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Joi Polloi (Change Maker 2 Project) 
Organisation Joi Polloi Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Joi Polloi (Change Maker project) 
Organisation Joi Polloi Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Andrew Mycock at the University of Huddersfield.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Joi Polloi (Tom Gates & House of the Dragon Experiences Project) 
Organisation Joi Polloi Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Kit Monkman Associates (Persona Project) 
Organisation Kit Monkman Associates
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Leeds Beckett (Secret Story Network project) 
Organisation Leeds Beckett University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Anna Zaluczkowska.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Leeds Beckett University (Sea to Sea project) 
Organisation Leeds Beckett University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partner is Patrick Ingham from Leeds Beckett University.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Live Cinema (Surround Stories Lab project) 
Organisation Live Cinema UK
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Tom Jackson and Scott Palmer at the University of Leeds and Helen Kennedy and Sarah Atkinson from the University of Nottingham.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Louise Malkinson (Secret Story Network Project) 
Organisation Louise Malkinson Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Anna Zaluczkowska at Leeds Beckett University.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Megaverse (Flood Project) 
Organisation Megaverse Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Pilot Theatre (Monoliths Project) 
Organisation Pilot Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Pilot Theatre Limited (The Happiness Project) 
Organisation Pilot Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Ben Kirman at the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Prox and Reverie (5G Futures project - Interchange project) 
Organisation Prox and Reverie
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding was granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Prox and Reverie (Broadcast Futures Project) 
Organisation Prox and Reverie
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Prox and Reverie (Glimmer and Symphony project) 
Organisation Prox and Reverie
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Tom Jackson and He Wang at the University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Prox and Reverie (Shapeshifter project) 
Organisation Prox and Reverie
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Tom Jackson and He Wang at the University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Retinize (At Home Project) 
Organisation RETìníZE Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partners are Guy Schofield and John Mateer from the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Safe Profile (TRUSTD project) 
Organisation Safe Profile Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Gillian Kirkman at the University of Huddersfield.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Sky UK (XR Stories R&D Scheme) 
Organisation SKY Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. In this example the XR Stories team acted as the main client relationship manager for the partner, and the means and support by which other partners could respond to the R&D challenge as defined. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling. In this example the partner is leading a challenge that other companies and researchers respond to with support from the XR Stories project.
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Story Futures Academy (Broadcast Futures Project) 
Organisation National Film and Television School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. This project was co-created and co-sponsored with this partner with the XR Stories team providing access to key regional partners in addition to direct support in realising the project objectives. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling. Here the project partner is a co-sponsor of the project helping to direct its delivery, with direct and in-kind support.
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Story Futures Academy (Broadcast Futures Project) 
Organisation National Science and Media Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. In this example the XR Stories team acted as the main client relationship manager for the partner, and the means and support by which other partners could respond to the R&D challenge as defined. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling. In this example the partner is leading a challenge that other companies and researchers respond to with support from the XR Stories project.
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Storypunk Ltd (Box in the Attic project) 
Organisation Storypunk Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Marian Ursu at the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with The University of Sheffield (Archive to AR storytelling project) 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partner is Jan Windebank at the University of Sheffield.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Thunkd Games (Personasmith project) 
Organisation Thunkd
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Research and Development partnership with To Play For (5G Futures project - Charisma project) 
Organisation Learn to Play
Country Botswana 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development project. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Turner Broadcasting System Europe Limited, (5G Futures project) 
Organisation Turner Broadcasting System
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Bradford (Awesome Animals Safari project) 
Organisation University of Bradford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Carlton Reeve at the University of Bradford and Liz Chesworth and Rebecca Parry at the University of Sheffield.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Bradford (Digital Meets R&D/Trumpet project) 
Organisation University of Bradford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Rich Warburton at the University of Bradford.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Huddersfield (Change Maker project) 
Organisation University of Huddersfield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Supervisor is Andrew Mycock at the University of Huddersfield.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Huddersfield (TRUSTD project) 
Organisation University of Huddersfield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Gillian Kirkman at the University of Huddersfield.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Hull (Off screen gaming kit project) 
Organisation University of Hull
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Jason Hayhurst and Darren Mundy.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Leeds (Block XR Scenographic Tool project) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Joslin McKinney at the University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Leeds (BlockoutVR project) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is He Wang at the University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Leeds (Glimmer and Symphony Project) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Tom Jackson and He Wang at the University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Leeds (Shapeshifter project) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Tom Jackson and He Wang at the University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Leeds (Storycasting BD stories project) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partner is Simon Popple from University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Leeds (Surround Stories Lab project) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Tom Jackson and Scott Palmer at the University of Leeds and Helen Kennedy and Sarah Atkinson from the University of Nottingham.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Leeds (Surround Stories Project) 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Tom Jackson and Scott Palmer at the University of Leeds and Helen Kennedy and Sarah Atkinson at the University of Nottingham.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Nottingham (Surround Stories Project) 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Helen Kennedy and Sarah Atkinson at the University of Nottingham and Tom Jackson and Scott Palmer at the University of Leeds
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Sheffield (Awesome Animals Safari project) 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Carlton Reeve at the University of Bradford and Liz Chesworth and Rebecca Parry at the University of Sheffield.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Sheffield (Storyland project) 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Rebecca Parry at the University of Sheffield.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with University of Sheffield (XR Storybox project) 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Jessica Bradley, Fiona Bradley, and Rebecca Parry at the University of Sheffield.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Vanitas Arts (Digital Meets R&D/Trumpet project) 
Organisation Vanitas Arts
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Rich Warburton at the University of Bradford.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Vidaveo (Mind Hopping Project) 
Organisation Vidaveo
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partners are Jon Hook, Paul Ryan and Joe Rees-Jones from University of York. Specifically this was a collaboration with Videoveo around a 360-degree video project and provided knowledge transfer that has enabled them to develop a new strand of their business in this area. The following statement from Adam Gill of Vidaveo illustrates examples of the business and products they have developed: "First, working in collaboration with Merisis Software (based in York Science Park) we developed a prototype of a 360 App for The Port of Tyne, designed to allow potential visitors to pre-visit their physical site, which is normally off-limits to most people and difficult to access even with safety measures in place. The prototype worked out well and we are in discussions with The Port of Tyne authority to decide how it might best be developed for their specific requirements. Talks are around Health & Safety training, documenting the development of their Green Energy site and promoting the use of the port in general. I have also been filming a series of 360 environments for a company near Halifax (Immersive Reality) who specialise in producing physical 360 projection spaces for children with special needs. These are not domes, but rather a unique arrangement of projectors and sensors which allow the experience to be established within an existing space. Immersive Reality are looking at possible applications of the 'Mind Hopping' technique with educational settings. Most recently, I am about to sign a contract with a company based in Sheffield who have ambitions to develop their virtual reality projects in both VR and Projection spaces. I will be working with them to develop this new area and we are already discussing potential uses for 'Mind Hopping'. I cannot disclose any details of this arrangement at the moment, but hope to be in a position to discuss this openly within the next month or so."
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling. Vidaveo have worked with us to co-develop a new storytelling technique called Mindhopping, which we are in the process of documenting as a publication.
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries. Key outputs relate to the new business opportunities and projects found by Vidaveo as a consequence of the knowledge transfer in the project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with Viridian FX (At Home Project) 
Organisation Viridian FX Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partners are Guy Schofield and John Mateer from the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development partnership with XR Games (XR Storybox project) 
Organisation XR Games Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Jessica Bradley, Fiona Bradley, and Rebecca Parry at the University of Sheffield.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and Development partnership with York Media Arts Festival (Persona Project) 
Organisation York Media Arts Festival Community Interest Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partners are Jez Wells and Ben Eyes from the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and Development project with Megaverse (Block XR Scenographic Tool project) 
Organisation Megaverse Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Joslin McKinney at the University fo Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Research and development partnership with BetaJester Ltd (Rising tide of Humber project) 
Organisation BetaJester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partners are Steward Mottram, Briony McDonagh and Chris Skinner from University of Hull.
Collaborator Contribution Lead partner in XR Stories R&D project. XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and development partnership with Duck Soup Films ('Sh*t we did when we were sad' Project) 
Organisation Duck Soup Films
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Marian Usru from the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and development partnership with Freedom Studios (Storycasting BD stories project) 
Organisation Freedom Studios
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partner is Simon Popple from University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution Lead partner in XR Stories R&D project. XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and development partnership with IOU Theatre (Sea to Sea Project) 
Organisation I O U Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partner is Patrick Ingham from Leeds Beckett University.
Collaborator Contribution Lead partner in XR Stories R&D project. XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and development partnership with Live Cinema UK (Surround Stories Project) 
Organisation Live Cinema UK
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partner is Tom Jackson and Scott Palmer from the University of Leeds and Helen Kennedy and Sarah Atkinson from the University of Nottingham.
Collaborator Contribution Lead partner in XR Stories R&D project. XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and development partnership with Revolution Software Limited (Utilising GANS project) 
Organisation Revolution Software Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic Partner is Simon Demediuk from the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and development partnership with University of Hull (Rising tide of Humber project) 
Organisation University of Hull
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partners are Steward Mottram, Briony McDonagh and Chris Skinner from University of Hull.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and development project with Fierce Kaiju (Old Jims Library project) 
Organisation Fierce Kaiju
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partner is Sebastian Deterding from University of York.
Collaborator Contribution Lead partner in XR Stories R&D project. XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and development project with National Science and Media Museum (Responsive Interpretive Storytelling project) 
Organisation Science Museum Group
Department The Science Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partner is Jon Hook from University of York.
Collaborator Contribution Partner in XR Stories R&D project. XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and development project with Opera North (Ghosts in the Machine project) 
Organisation Opera North
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partner is Helena Daffern from University of York.
Collaborator Contribution Lead partner in XR Stories R&D project. XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research and development project with Pilot Theatre (Traitor Project) 
Organisation Pilot Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories Staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories Research and Development. This includes support from a creative producer and creative technologist as well as communications support in the dissemination of project outputs. Funding granted from XR Stories to the partner to facilitate the delivery of the project. Additionally XR Stories facilitates further partnership with University of York (or other Yorkshire Universities) researchers to bring specific research expertise to the R&D activities with the partner. Academic partner is Guy Schofield from University of York.
Collaborator Contribution XR Stories Research & Development project delivery partner, delivering an innovative project in interactive and immersive digital storytelling
Impact Production of immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics in Higher Education Organisations and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity and also create opportunities to attract further funding to the region. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Studentship (MSc by Research) partnership with BBC (Personalised Audio AR Project) 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student. Academic Partners are Lauren Ward and Gavin Kearney at the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries
Start Year 2020
 
Description Studentship (Masters by Research followed by PhD) partnership with AY-PE (Story Seed project) 
Organisation AY-PE Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student, both contributed by the University of York as a direct contribution to the main AHRC funded project. Supervision of the nominated student by academic member of staff.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Studentship (Masters by Research followed by PhD) partnership with Bang and Olufsen (Exploring Immersion project) 
Organisation Bang & Olufsen
Country Denmark 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University of York based academic supervisor (Damian Murphy) to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Studentship (Masters by Research) partnership with AY-PE (Story Seed project) 
Organisation AY-PE Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student. Academic Partner is Debbie Maxwell at the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Studentship (Masters by Research) partnership with BBC (Streamlining production workflows project) 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student, both contributed by the University of York as a direct contribution to the main AHRC funded project. Supervision of the nominated student by academic member of staff.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Studentship (Masters by Research) partnership with Betajester (Digital Storytelling) 
Organisation BetaJester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student, both contributed by the University of York as a direct contribution to the main AHRC funded project. Supervision of the nominated student by academic member of staff.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervisor (Colleen Morgan) to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Studentship (Masters by Research) partnership with Council of British Archaeology (Your Heritage Your Story Project) 
Organisation Council of British Archaeology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student, both contributed by the University of York as a direct contribution to the main AHRC funded project. Supervision of the nominated student by academic member of staff.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Studentship (Masters by Research) partnership with Digifish (Interactive Filmmaking) 
Organisation Digifish
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student, both contributed by the University of York as a direct contribution to the main AHRC funded project. Supervision of the nominated student by academic member of staff.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Studentship (Masters by Research) partnership with Kit Monkman Associates (Space, Media, Imagination Project) 
Organisation Kit Monkman Associates
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student, both contributed by the University of York as a direct contribution to the main AHRC funded project. Supervision of the nominated student by academic member of staff.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Studentship (Masters by Research) partnership with New Moon Studios (Lag Free Audio) 
Organisation New Moon Studios
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student, both contributed by the University of York as a direct contribution to the main AHRC funded project. Supervision of the nominated student by academic member of staff.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Studentship (Masters by Research) partnership with Thunkd Games (Immersive Storytelling) 
Organisation Thunkd
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student, both contributed by the University of York as a direct contribution to the main AHRC funded project. Supervision of the nominated student by academic member of staff.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Studentship (PhD) partnership with BBC (AI Audio in XR) 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student, both contributed by the University of York as a direct contribution to the main AHRC funded project. Supervision of the nominated student by academic member of staff. Academic partner is Tom Collins at the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project. Placemet opportunity with the industry partner.
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Studentship (PhD) partnership with BBC (Context Aware Audio) 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student, both contributed by the University of York as a direct contribution to the main AHRC funded project. Supervision of the nominated student by academic member of staff. Academic Partner is Damian Murphy at the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project. Placemet opportunity with the industry partner.
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Studentship (PhD) partnership with BBC (Multi Device Orchestration) 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student. Academic Partner is Damian Murphy at the University of York.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Studentship (PhD) partnership with British Film Institute (Conceptualising Interactive/Immersive Film/TV Story Design) 
Organisation British Film Institute (BFI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support support for the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student. The proposed PhD will develop a conceptual framework to support the expression of thought, design, and analysis of interactive fictional narratives made with audiovisual content. BFI have told us that they anticipate that such a framework can support their goals by supporting the next generation of interactive and immersive filmmakers by equipping them to best understand and explore how the possibilities posed by XR technologies relate to their creative aspirations, and to do so in a manner that is not hindered by additional costs associated with engaging in ill-established production workflows on time-sensitive commercial projects. They have also noted how they are particularly excited by the immediate potential that the framework will have for the filmmakers they are working to support via our investment in XR Stories.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervisors (Jon Hook and Marian Ursu) to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project. The project has only been running for just over a month. However, to date the BFI have contributed to shaping the proposal for funding, and contributed to initial supervisions in which the PhD project is now being refined. Going forward the BFI have committed to: - To contribute to the formal co-supervision of a PhD student, by Ed Humphrey attending a 1-hour supervision meeting with the student every 6 weeks for 3 years. - To facilitate access to interactive and immersive projects associated with the BFI, ensuring the framework is representative of a broad and diverse range of projects. - To provide opportunities (e.g. attendance at workshops, presentations at community events) for the student to disseminate the evolving and final framework to our community of filmmakers to foster impact.
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Studentship (PhD) partnership with British Film Institute (Story Concepts) 
Organisation British Film Institute (BFI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student, both contributed by the University of York as a direct contribution to the main AHRC funded project. Supervision of the nominated student by academic member of staff.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Studentship (PhD) partnership with Opera North (Immersive Audio Performance) 
Organisation Opera North
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories staff time to support the delivery of an XR Stories research project. This includes support from the XR Stories creative technologist to facilitate access to specialist equipment where needed as well as communications support in the dissemination of project output. Funding granted from XR Stories to facilitate the delivery of the project through payment of tuition fees and provide a stipend for the student, both contributed by the University of York as a direct contribution to the main AHRC funded project. Supervision of the nominated student by academic member of staff.
Collaborator Contribution Staff time in the co-supervision of the student and working with the student's University based academic supervior to facilitate the delivery of the XR Stories studentship project
Impact Research into immersive creative content for new regional, national and international audiences. New partnerships made between academics at the University of York and SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber regions, or nationally/internationally, to provide a foundation upon which to grow research and development project activity. This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together aspects of computer science, engineering, creative practice in film, TV, games and media production, as well as social sciences in the underpinning business, geographic and economic research into the UK creative industries.
Start Year 2020
 
Description XR Stories Core Delivery Partner - BFI 
Organisation British Film Institute (BFI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The XR Stories core deliver team are engaging with the BFI in multiple ways, supporting activities and events and contributing to horizon scanning research in the sector.
Collaborator Contribution The BFI are a core delivery partner on XR Stories (Creative Media Labs), with a role on our Executive Board and Partnership Steering Board as well as contributing to our broader research into the screen industries and their adoption of immersive and interactive technology/media content. From 2022 they will be hosting a co-supervised Research Fellow supported by project funding and in-kind support from the BFI pledged at project application.
Impact Nothing to report here as yet that is not captured elsewhere in our Research Fish return. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, in that it covers aspects of creative practice in film, fundamental technology research in engineering and computer science, including audio-visual computing, HCI, UX, etc., and social sciences research in economic geography.
Start Year 2018
 
Description XR Stories Core Delivery Partner - Screen Yorkshire 
Organisation Screen Yorkshire
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution XR Stories (Creative Media Labs) provide an additional pillar of support to the Screen Yorkshire Growth plan to enable the Yorkshire and Humber Screen Industries to develop through a planned programme of investment in R&D for SMEs in the region via collaboration with Yorkshire Universities.
Collaborator Contribution Screen Yorkshire sit on the XR Stories Partnership Steering Board, the Executive Board and actively participate in weekly R&D planning meetings. They play an executive production role in the development of our SME collaborations and R&D projects. They provide a link to key companies and organisations both nationally and regionally and are helping to shape the strategic direction of our project.
Impact Nothing to report as yet that is not captured in other aspects of our return for this project. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, in that it covers aspects of creative practice in film, fundamental technology research in engineering and computer science, including audio-visual computing, HCI, UX, etc., and social sciences research in economic geography, all of which have a focus on influencing sectoral policy at regional and national levels, supporting economic growth for our region and nationally, and cultural in terms of the outputs produced.
Start Year 2018
 
Title Cutting Room (M.Ursu, University of York) 
Description Allows the authoring of Object-Based Media production, focusing on interactive narratives embodied through recorded video and audio, such as film, TV, radio and podcasts. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Informed BBC's development of technology that supports Object-Based Media. Allowed film, TV and interactive media production companies to engage with the new form of interactive storytelling. 
URL https://digitalcreativity.ac.uk/cuttingroom
 
Title R&D Project: Secret Story Network - Test Application (A. Zaluczkowska, Leeds Beckett University) 
Description Storytelling application that allows for collaborative storytelling with text pictures and sounds 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact To early to say any impacts 
URL https://www.secretstorynetwork.com
 
Description Nathan Townsend - Back to Ours Interview 5/3/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Conducted a research interview with Back To Ours, which provided insight into immersive sector SME operations in the Yorkshire & Humber Region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 'Yorkshire Voices' XR Stories/SIGN Early Careers Support Scheme workshop (XR Stories Research Fellow Nick Bax) 
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 Workshop / series of talks alongside other representatives from industry organisations (DocFest, Tyke Films, Screen Yorkshire) to advise and assist early career development for those within the Yorkshire region within the screen industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://screen-network.org.uk/
 
Description A11y Camp Australia Presentation (XR Stories Research Fellow Lauren Ward) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A11y Camp Australia is an accessibility conference, based in Australia. Attendees came from all over the world - I was accepted for a presentation and also sat on a Q&A panel afterwards. This produced lots of engagement, including follow up calls with the conference organiser about developing training materials and connecting with accessibility colleagues at the ABC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://a11ycamp.org.au/speakers-and-presentations/
 
Description AHRC Immersive Mission to the US and SXSW 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited as part of the AHRC Immersive Mission to the US and SXSW to engage with leading US West-Coast technology companies to promote UK Creative Industries research, and was part of DIT/British Council representation at the SXSW festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Aesthetica Film Festival networking 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended a talks and demonstrations at the Aesthetica Film Festival event. Led to discussions about potential future involvement in XR Stories projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Aesthetica Short Film Festival Soiree 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosted a networking event at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, which disseminated informations about XR Stories projects, facilitated networking, and showcased VR products and research collaborations. Made plans for future collaboration with Sky VR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://xrstories.co.uk/aesthetica-short-film-festival-presents-xr-stories-vr-soiree/
 
Description Audience Testing for Secret Story Network R&D game outputs with student groups 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Two groups of students undertook a range of SSN story formats and gave feedback on their potential to engage A further workshop was arranged to show the format of the draft application
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.secretstorynetwork.com
 
Description BBC Teen Tech 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Pilot test for a project aiming to engage children in technology and make the industry more aware of children in creative processes. Event was a collaboration between XR stories and BBC R&D. Decision made regarding project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BFI Animation Mapping Working Group (J. Swords) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting to provide guidance for BFI's mapping project on the UK animation sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Beyond Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact XR Stories had a stand, gave demonstrations of work, and networked. Resulted in discussions of potential future projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://beyondconference.org/
 
Description Beyond Conference Presentation (XR Stories Researcher Constantin Popp) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster and aural presentation given at national conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://beyondconference.org/b21/posters/poster-12/
 
Description Beyond Research Symposium: On Creativity (Jon Swords) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation about new method for mapping creative industries. Led to requests for more information on the mapping methodology and potential research collaboration. Members involved: Jon Swords.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Blog Post on Skills, Talent, and Education in the XR Industry (N. Thomis) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Blog post on Skills, Talent, and Education in the XR Industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://xrstories.co.uk/skills-talent-and-education-in-the-xr-industry/
 
Description Broadcast Futures Project Workshops with National Science and Media Museum and Prox and Reverie to define the planned experience. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Led by R&D Lead Marian Ursu, R&D Projects Manager John Rose-Adams, Creative Producer Nikki Stearman working with a team of approximately 10 participants from the National Science and Media Museum Bradford (part of the Science Museum Group) and Prox and Reverie (regional SME) consulting on the definition of the exhibit for the Future of Broadcast exhibition in 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description Caroline White - BFI Horizon Scanning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed future of film industry storytelling. IPSOS Mori hosted roundtable event. Led to requests for further information on the future of the film industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - BIMA Immersive Council meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Made plans to be a member on BIMA Immersive Council's quarterly calls.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Caroline White - Betajester meeting 21/10/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed an idea for future funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Big media group meeting 17/12/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed managing a national funding programme with creative cluster programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Bright White Mulled Wine VR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Tested VR product with people in industry. Event facilitated networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Cooperative Innovations meeting 19/11/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed future research & development projects about a online safety for children, a storytelling platform for children, and a content creation platform for TV industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Dialogue with Channel 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Met with educators for a presentation of Channel 4's plans for the region and to discuss potential collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Flat-E Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed idea for future funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Future of Digital Storytelling for young audiences. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Launched Young XR fund. Talked about women in VR and how research can collaborate with industry. Led to requests for information on active researchers and funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Game Republic call 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed how to access 150 games companies in network. Led to plans for XR Stories to speak at events and promote XR stories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Games Republic business event October 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Provided advice for games companies on publishing and funding for VR games. Afterwards was approached by people interested in XR Stories projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Grange consulting meeting 30/10/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed potential future funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Human VR 21/10/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met to discuss XR Stories funding and redraft a project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Human VR PhD interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participated in an interview about the future of immersive storytelling as part of someone's PhD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - InGAME Meeting, December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed collaboration on a national project and plans to advertise to businesses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Jaywing meeting January 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed a project involving big media group. Jaywing have invented data segmenting tool which shows who is looking at brand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Caroline White - JoiPolloi business meeting 26/11/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed TV related projects, including a project about audio stories for TV.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Caroline White - Lunar Animation meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion about what XR Stories do and potential of Lunar Animation applying for funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Caroline White - Meeting with Digish December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed potential project involving a platform for education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Meeting with James Walker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Walker is an AI researcher who will support creation of an interactive game aimed at young girls.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Caroline White - Meeting with Jessica Bradley 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Planned a project about language in cities with Jessica Bradley from University of Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Caroline White - Meeting with Leeds LEP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Discussed a funding scheme and how to provide people with information on the funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Meeting with Playground 14/01/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed plans for a collaboration between researchers and business on a project involving "All creatures great and small" TV show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Caroline White - Meeting with University of York academics 07/01/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Met with Daniel Johnstone and Gavin Carney to discuss plans for research about VR and autism.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Caroline White - Meeting with Yorkshire Games Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Made plans for XR stories to have a presence at the Yorkshire Games Festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Parallax meeting 15/01/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed plans for working with a big media group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Caroline White - Prox Reverie meeting 29/01/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed setting up a studio, VR training, and lab in Doncaster. Received requests for information about XR Stories' funding and future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Caroline White - Redstar meeting 03/12/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed and idea the theme park design company wanted funding for.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Reform Radio's Corporate Podcasting Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended Reform Radio's Corporate Podcasting Event in Manchester. Met people/groups such as Spotify to discuss the future of audio and podcasting. Led to requests for information on XR Stories research funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Caroline White - SUMO Digital meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed SUMO Digital's interest in skills and apprenticeships on SIGN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Caroline White - Sky VR meeting 04/02/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed funding to support sporting TV events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Caroline White - VFI Young Audiences Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed how to manage a young audience fund. Led to planning a young audience fund.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - Women in TV and Film in Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was a networking events for women in TV and Film, which featured a talk by Sally Wainwright. Outcomes were making contacts and promoting XR stories.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - XR 4 all webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave a webinar about funding opportunities for XR funding in Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - XR Games business meeting 06/11/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed research and development project collaborations. One potential project involved XR Games working with an AI researcher to create a children's game. Another potential project involved a Hollywood studio working with a child psychology researcher to create a book.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Caroline White - XR Games meeting 22/01/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussed plans for a strategic fund and research needs for a book.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Channel 4 Conversation Article published in the Yorkshire Post (N. Thomis) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Conversation Article on Channel 4 and Leeds picked up and published by the Yorkshire Post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/arts-and-culture/film-and-tv/how-leeds-convinced-channel-4-move-its-...
 
Description Collaborate to Innovate: Inclusive Creative Industries (West Yorkshire Innovation Festival) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact An online presentation as part of the West Yorkshire Innovation Festival with a focus on the role of Universities in our region, and in particular for this expert panel, the role of the University of York in supporting the Creative Sector through XR Stories and related projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.wyinnovationfestival.com/
 
Description Collaborating with Sky to set up an R&D programme around their new consumer hardware products 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Led by R&D Lead Marian Ursu, R&D Projects Manager John Rose-Adams and Creative Producer Melodie Ash, various stakeholders from Sky attend these meetings to devise an R&D programme around their new consumer hardware products which link the TV screen to a camera orientated towards the room, offering new opportunities for TV-centric entertainment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description Conference presentation at Immersive Symposium, Lakeside Arts (XR Stories Researcher Constantin Popp) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Discussion sparked regarding the research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/research/research-projects/Storytelling-Symposium.html?utm_source=wo...
 
Description Creative Cities Conversations - The Art of Immersive Storytelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Creative Cities Conversations was a podcast series from 2021's Creative Cities Convention in Glasgow, one of the most prestigious events for broadcasters and content production companies, exploring the future of broadcasting and featured leading names who are helping to shape a vibrant future for screen production and distribution outside London. In Episode 8 Damian Murphy and Creative England head of programmes Stephanie Clark explore the future of immersive storytelling
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thebiglight.com/creativecitiesconversations
 
Description Creative Skills Workshop Career Pathway Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation as part of a workshop about creative industries in Yorkshire. Increased awareness of research projects and facilitated networking within the sector. Led to creation of a blog published by Yorkshire Universities. Members involved: Jon Swords.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://yorkshireuniversities.ac.uk/2020/02/17/creative-industries-in-yorkshire-and-the-humber/
 
Description Data collection in a COVID-19 world - meeting with Screen Yorkshire (J.Swords) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a meeting with senior members of Screen Yorkshire to discuss the best ways to collect data about the impact of COVID-19 on the region's screen industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Demonstration of businesses to AHRC Creative Economy Team for SXSW2020 Selection 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Demonstration of 3 businesses to Andrew Chitty (head of creative economy programme) as part of a delegation to South by South West in Texas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Developing AI Voice Technologies for Children (XR Stories Research Fellow Jenn Chubb) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conversational AI (CAI) systems and Intelligent Personal Assistants such as Alexa, Google Home and Siri are becoming ubiquitous in our lives. Automatic Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing, and Deep Learning Models have all seen rapid innovation.

One area that is receiving increasing attention is the implications of CAI for children, especially in relation to their cognitive, social and linguistic development. Though such technologies are increasingly popular across the generations, they remain relatively opaque to the user, little is known about how to safely and responsibly design CAI for children and tackling the implications of these technologies is increasingly pressing. Jenn Chubb and Sondess Missaoui (from Digital Creativity Labs) presented about technical and ethical considerations when developing voice technologies for children, and recommendations for their adoption in the real-world. This was a YouTube Premiere event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://yorkfestivalofideas.com/2021/calendar/ai-technologies-children/
 
Description Engagement event - Presenting and getting feedback on the outcomes of Ghost in the Machine R&D Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The school pupils attending the outreach event were invited to try out the interactive trailer and provide their feedback - 60% reported they were more interested in seeing live opera than before.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Featured in the Creative Nation Promotional Video: How R&D funding enabled supply chain innovation for 'INTERCHANGE' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Featured in the Creative Nation Promotional Video: How R&D funding enabled supply chain innovation for 'INTERCHANGE'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owqUUkgaw6o
 
Description Game Republic business event 23/01/2020 (Caroline White) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended a Game Republic business event. Led to requests for information on research partnerships and XR Stories' funding scheme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Games Republic event 27/11/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Caroline and Jon spoke at event about XR stories funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description General chair for ACM TVX 2019 - Marian Ursu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Was a general chair on the organising committee for ACM TVX 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://tvx.acm.org/2019/
 
Description Ghost in the Machine Digital Interactive Trailer for Opera North 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The trailer was the most visited page on the Opera North website since January 2020 with
99,853 views and 2,143 clicks through to book tickets
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.operanorth.co.uk/turn-of-the-screw-immersive-trailer/
 
Description IAMCR 2020 Conference presentation (Anna Zaluczkowska) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper presentation on storytelling practices at the International Association for Media and Communication Research conference in 2020.
Brought new people to the work and an interesting discussion was generated
I had people contact me to discuss work further and to offer help in future developments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://iamcr.org/node/13411
 
Description IGGI EPSRC CDT Seminar no 5 - VR in Games (XR Stories Research Fellow Nick Bax) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Part of a 4 person panel including Dr Sylvia Pan (Senior Lecturer in Virtual Reality, Goldsmiths), discussing the benefits, costs and pay-offs of VR in gaming, whether there is potential for user-generated VR content and, if so, how UGVR could be integrated, and would VR in a game be more desirable for one genre/game than another.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://iggi.org.uk/
 
Description Internship Opportunities promoted via YouTube (N.Thomis) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Uploading Youtube video onto the XR Stories channel to advertise Internship Opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpfNfKW5JBg
 
Description Interview about podcasting accessibility (XR Stories Research Fellow Lauren Ward) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed for a Wired article about podcast accessibility for hard of hearing listeners. The aim was to share knowledge about how to create podcasts in an accessible way as well as the future direction of podcasting technology (object-based media)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-make-podcasts-better-for-people-with-hearing-loss/
 
Description Invited Panel Member, York's Creative Future: York Culture Strategy Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participated in a webinar based panel discussion for Make It York, as part of the launch of York's Culture Strategy, Online, 3 December 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.makeityork.com/culture/
 
Description Invited Panel: Production Management and Sustainability (Introduction to Virtual Production) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Introduction to Virtual Production' offered attendees from across the screen industry sectors - TV and film, games, arts/culture and live events - an opportunity to examine and discuss the tools used in virtual production. The event included hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions on the potential of virtual production, and networking and knowledge sharing. My role here was on an expert panel discussing sustainability in virtual production. 25 Jan 2022, XPLOR, Production Park, Pontefract.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://screen-network.org.uk/event/virtual-production/
 
Description Invited Presentation: An Introduction to Immersive Sound (Norway Theatres/PlayOn) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introducing the technology and practice of producing and delivering immersive audio experiences for a group of professional theatre practitioners from across Norway as part of their professional support networking, and an EU funded project with links to the University of York and Pilot Theatre, one of our other partners, called PlayOn. 31/1/2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Invited Presentation: Room Acoustics and Reverberation Simulation (Audio Engineering Society Argentina Section) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research Presentation on Reverb and Room Acoustics Simulation as an invited expert presentation to the Argentinean Section of the Audio Engineering Society, 23rd August 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited Presentation: Wired for Sound: Engineering future audio experiences and new sound worlds through creative digital technology (Fulford School, York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact An engineering careers focused invited presentation for a local school focused on aspects of AudioLab and XR Stories research, 9th July 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited Speaker: Digital Creativity and the Future of Storytelling, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Speaker for the Research Libraries UK Digital Shift Forum Series, Online, 16 February, 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.rluk.ac.uk/event/digital-shift-forum-dmurphy/
 
Description Joe Rees-Jones - Surroundscapes blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Created a blog about Digital Catapult's Surroundscapes workshop, which aims to inform audience about the role of audio in immersive experiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://xrstories.co.uk/digital-catapult-surroundscapes/
 
Description Joe Rees-Jones - Talk at Digital Catapult Surroundscapes event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave a talk about audio in immersive industries, and informed attendees of XR stories funding. Led to discussions with Digital Catapult and people asking about the funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adam - Meeting with IOU Theatre 07/11/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with IOU Theatre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adam - Meeting with Opera North 31/10/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Opera North.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Dock10 Meeting 04/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met with Dock10 to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with 501 Arts 25/07/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications with 501 Arts. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Betajester 07/11/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Betajester.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Bright White 31/20/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Bright White.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Carbon Imagineering 06/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Carbon Imagineering. Allowed research and development project to commence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Cooperative Innovations 13/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met with Cooperative Innovations to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications. Allowed 3 project applications to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Diva Creative 16/10/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Diva Creative. Confirmed project progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Duck Soup 06/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Duck Soup. Allowed research and development project to commence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Free Ice Cream 04/07/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications with Free Ice Cream. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Freedom Studios 12/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Freedom Studios. Allowed research and development project to commence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Gazelle Twin and York Mediale 06/11/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Gazelle Twin and York Mediale.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Graham Mellanby 10/07/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications with Graham Mellanby. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Hive IT 11/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Hive IT. Allowed research and development project to commence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with IOU Theatre 12/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with IOU Theatre. Allowed research and development project to commence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with IOU Theatre 25/07/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications with IOU Theatre. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Leeds Beckett University 04/07/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications with Leeds Beckett University. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Live Cinema 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Live Cinema. Allowed research and development project to commence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Meridian Line Films 13/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met with Meridian Line Films to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Mowbray Partners 04/09/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met with Mowbray Partners to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Open Cinema 25/07/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications with Open Cinema. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Opera North 12/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Opera North. Allowed research and development project to commence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Pilot Theatre 05/11/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Pilot Theatre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Pilot Theatre 13/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Pilot Theatre. Allowed research and development project to commence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Revolution Software 16/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Revolution Software. Allowed research and development project to commence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Symbolism Studios 25/10/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Advice and Guidance meeting for funded project with Viridian FX. Project progress confirmed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with The Next Big Film 10/10/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met with The Next Big Film to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with University of Sheffield 28/08/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Met with University of Sheffield to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Vidaveo 05/07/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications with Vidaveo. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Vidaveo 10/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Vidaveo. Allowed research and development project to commence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Viridian FX 22/10/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Advice and Guidance meeting for funded project with Viridian FX. Project progress confirmed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Visioning Lab 04/07/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications with Visioning Lab. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Warner Media 07/02/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met to explore research and development partnership with Warner Media, which allowed partnership to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Warner Media 17/12/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met with Warner Media to explore research & development partnership, which allowed partnership to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with York Archaeological Trust 18/10/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met with York Archaeological Trust to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with York Mediale 11/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with York Mediale. Allowed research and development project to commence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with York Mediale 19/07/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications with York Mediale. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with York Theatre Royal 02/20/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met with York Theatre Royal to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with York Theatre Royale 13/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met with York Theatre Royal to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - Meeting with Zone Me Audio 19/11/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Met with Zone Me Audio to explore partnerships and development of research & development project applications. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - R&D Funding for Digital Storytelling, Hull 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Shared information about immersive storytelling and raised awareness about XR Stories funding. Led to application for funding from 2 audience members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - R&D Funding for Digital Storytelling, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Shared information about immersive storytelling and to raised awareness about XR Stories funding. Led to applications for funding from 2 audience members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - R&D Funding for Digital Storytelling, supported by the Northern Film School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Shared information about immersive storytelling and raised awareness about XR Stories funding. Led to applications for funding from 4 audience members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - XR Stories demonstration 10/10/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Demonstrated Yorkshire SMEs for potential selection for SXSW Immersive Futures Show. Three of the demonstrated companies were selected for feature at SXSW Immersive Futures Show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams - York Mediale Meeting 19/07/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to explore partnerships and development of R&D project applications with York Mediale. Allowed project application to progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Rose-Adams, Marian Ursu - XR Stories Workshop: Engaging Younger Audiences 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact XR Stories collaborated with BBC and Teentech on an event to work with young people to develop new content concepts and ideas. Strengthened relationships with national and regional partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John-Rose Adams - Meeting with Bright White 12/09/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had an advice and guidance meeting for a funded project with Bright White. Allowed research and development project to commence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Jon Swords - New Trajectories in Curatorial Experience Design 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jon Swords in interviewed for an episode of the Designing Heritage Experiences podcast by Colin Sterling. The interview informs the audience of Jon's research on creation of immersive experiences in storytelling and community engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.spreaker.com/show/designing-heritage-experiences
 
Description Jon Swords - Creative Skills Workshop planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Wrote the agenda and activities for Creative Skills Workshop Career Pathway Event in 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Jon Swords - Meeting with Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Had a meeting with Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre. Led to being invited to write a discussion paper and to seminar participation. Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre agreed to bring representatives to Yorkshire and to be potentially involved in future research and development projects in creative industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Jon Swords - Meeting with Director of Yorkshire Universities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Met to discuss creative industries research projects and the potential role for universities in those projects. Led to a blog published on University of York's website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://yorkshireuniversities.ac.uk/2020/02/17/creative-industries-in-yorkshire-and-the-humber/
 
Description Jon Swords - Research meeting about creative industries methodologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Strategic research meeting to discuss methods for researching creative industries and how this research can inform policy. Shared draft reports and agreed to liaise on future mapping activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Jon Swords - VFI animation steering group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussed draft of consultant's report for an animation mapping project. Finalsed methodology and definitions for the final report, and identified potential areas for research in stage 2 of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description LEP newsletter article on XR Stories virtual internship programme (N.Thomis) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Regional LEP published information on XR Stories Internship Programme to a wider audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Leeds Digital Festival - Presenting the outcomes from the Ghosts in the Machine R&D Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Lightforge Academy visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Lightforge Academy visited XR Stories. Discussed future collaboration and Lightforge Academy met researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Make It York 05/02/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented XR Stories activities to industry representatives and defined the future for York's creative industries. Facilitated development of local networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Make It York Creative industries Workshop (John Rose Adams) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A workshop to contribute to the development of the City of York's investment in the creative industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Manchester Animation Festival, Manimation 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Had a stand promoting XR stories and its funding to animators. Some attendees expressed interest in XR Stories funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mapping workshop - creative industries (J.Swords) 
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 I was an invited panelist at a workshop on mapping the creative industries organised by the Creative Informatics cluster. c15 people in attendance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with BFI about COVID-19 research (J.Swords) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A discussion with members of the BFI's research team about researching the impact of COVID-19 on the UK screen industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Warner Media and Partners 14/02/2020 (Caroline White) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Finalised brief.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Warner Media and Partners 19/02/2020 (Caroline White) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Finalised brief and discussed development of creative industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Nathan Townsend - BFI Meeting: Wider World of Film Meeting 06/11/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Met with BFI to gain insight into the BFI audience research process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nathan Townsend - BFI Meeting: Wider World of Film Meeting 31/12/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Met with BFI to gain insight into the BFI audience research process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nathan Townsend - Bellyfeel Interview 17/2/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Conducted a research interview with Bellyfeel, which provided insight into immersive sector SME operations in the Yorkshire & Humber Region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Nathan Townsend - IOU Theatre Interview 26/2/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Conducted a research interview with IOU Theatre, which provided insight into immersive sector SME operations in the Yorkshire & Humber Region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Nathan Townsend - Live Cinema Interview 17/2/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Conducted a research interview with Live Cinema, which provided insight into immersive sector SME operations in the Yorkshire & Humber Region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Nathan Townsend - Screen Yorkshire Interview 14/1/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Conducted a research interview with Screen Yorkshire, which provided insight into screen sector SME operations in the Yorkshire & Humber Region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Nathan Townsend - Vidaveo Interview 17/2/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Conducted a research interview with Vidaveo, which provided insight into immersive sector SME operations in the Yorkshire & Humber Region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description News article on XR Stories virtual internship programme (N.Thomis) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Internship Programme advertised on Richmondshire Business Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.rbnetwork.co.uk/News/ArtMID/435/ArticleID/12333/Virtual-Internships-Funding
 
Description OFCOM OBM Stakeholder Event (XR Stories Research Fellow Lauren Ward) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Remotely attended workshop to discuss the OFCOM OBM report and future object based media research and implementation. Included presentation by Lauren to those present on her research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Object-Based Media Stakeholders Meeting (Marian Ursu) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A meeting of experts and key stakeholders (including BBC, BT, Sky, C4, ITV, Fraunhofer, Dolby, and various universities) discussing ways forward for the development of Object-Based Media after the publication of the Ofcom report on this paradigm.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/technology/general/object-based-media
 
Description Official XR Stories launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Officially launched XR stories at King's Manor. The event included speeches from leading thinkers in immersive media, demonstrations from partners, and launch of funding calls. Led to plans for future XR stories projects and applications for XR stories funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://xrstories.co.uk/500-2/
 
Description Opera North @ Leeds Digital Festival: Performing Arts & Digital Entrepreneurship (J.Rose Adams) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Panel discussion to explore the evolving landscape of the arts, before, during, and after lockdown, and the digital projects that have transformed the way we create and deliver artistic experiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Organisation of the Modern Audience Conference February 2022 Secret (Anna Zaluczkowska, Leeds Beckett University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference on interactive production based on XR Stories supported Secret Story Network project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://modernaudience.org/
 
Description Panel and Jury at Aesthetica Film Festival, York, November 2021 (XR Stories Research Fellow David Gochfeld) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Panel discussion about social VR and what current use can tell us about identity and relationships in the metaverse. Audience comprised of current post-graduate students, XR creators, educators, filmmakers, and general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.asff.co.uk/vr-lab/#vr-panels
 
Description Panel chair for "Immersive Narratives" at ASFF - Marian Ursu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Panel chair for "Immersive Narratives: The Art of VR Storytelling" at Aesthetica Film Festival 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.asff.co.uk/asff-2019/screen-school-vr-lab/#vr-discussions-2019
 
Description Panel member for "Alternate Realities" at ASFF - Marian Ursu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Was a panel member for "Alternate Realities: The Ethics of Fictional Environments" at Aesthetica Film Festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.asff.co.uk/asff-2019/screen-school-vr-lab/#vr-discussions-2019
 
Description Presentation and panel (Jon Swords) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research presentation for Humanities Research Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at Children's Media Conference (Rebecca Parry, University of Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A video presentation included as content in the Children's Media Conference, alongside a live discussion event and a pitch to 'Money Where Your Mouth is' based on XR Stories supported project Awesome Animals SafARi. Over 2000 delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/on-demand/xr-stories-creative-collaborations-in-interact...
 
Description Presentation at the University of York Festival of Ideas (Marian Ursu) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Marian Ursu delivered a talk on interactive storytelling, focusing on the Object-Media paradigm to which our research made essential contributions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://yorkfestivalofideas.com/2021/calendar/infinite-stories/
 
Description Presenting to the AHRC/InnovateUK Creative Industries Advisory Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The event was a presentation for policymakers about how XR Stories project was going. The outcome was that the presentation helped secure funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Promoting Virtual Production in Yorkshire and Humber (XR Stories and SIGN YouTube Film) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Future of Virtual Production in Yorkshire and The Humber
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISJc3NwuLu8
 
Description Promoting XR Stories at Visual Media Conference, Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact XR Stories attended the Visual Media Conference in Leeds to promote the project and build connections with industry in the region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Promoting XR Stories to Game Republic event, 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact XR Stories attended Game Republic event at York St John University to promote the XR Stories project and build connections with industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Prox & Reverie/WarnerMedia XR Stories partnership featured in Creative Nation Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prox & Reverie/WarnerMedia XR Stories R&D Project partnership featured in Creative Nation Article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://thecreativenation.uk/stories/prox-and-reverie-interchange?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_NOVEMBER_2021_...
 
Description Published website article on XR Stories SMEs and Createch Ones To Watch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A number of Yorkshire and Humber creative sector businesses associated with XR Stories have been highlighted as Createch 'Ones To Watch' 2020 showcase at CogX, which will be taking place 8th - 10th June. Joi Polloi, Bright White, Cooperative Innovations and Reflex Arc are all appearing at this year's CogX, the summit and festival of AI and breakthrough tech.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://xrstories.co.uk/xr-stories-businesses-highlighted-as-createchs-ones-to-watch-at-cogx-2020/
 
Description Published website article on XR Stories virtual internship programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact XR Stories is here to help businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber unlock the potential of virtual and in-person internships through our dedicated scheme launching soon. From 1 July 2020, this new scheme will allow your business to access support to find an intern as well as providing up to 100% of the funding. We'll help you scope out your project, advertise the opportunity across our networks, and present you with a range of candidates. Read on to find out more about how virtual internships can help your business.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://xrstories.co.uk/how-internships-have-gone-virtual-and-why-the-trend-may-be-here-to-stay/
 
Description Reflex Arc visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Demonstrated work and discussed how Reflex Arc could use a researcher in a future project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Research and Development Project - By The Rising Tide of the Humber. D Mundy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Blog posting hosted by Serious GeoGames Lab (University of Hull)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://seriousgeo.games/tag/by-tide-of-humber/
 
Description Research and Development Project - By The Rising Tide of the Humber. D Mundy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented at the Earth Arcade stand in the Water Line Summit's V:Fairs, 19-23 October, 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://waterlinesummit2020.vfairs.com/
 
Description Research and Development Project - By The Rising Tide of the Humber. D Mundy 
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 Presented at the digtial Freedom Festival, Hull, 4-6 September 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.freedomfestival.co.uk/by-the-rising-tide-of-the-humber/
 
Description Research and Development Project - XR Scenographic Tool - J.Mckenny. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participants worked practically with the tool to explore what it can do and gave Megaverse feedback on how they might use it in their practice and what might be done to improve it.

The feedback from the event has fed into further technical development of the tool together with understanding of the distinctiveness and advantages of the tool for artistic and commercial outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Research and Development Project with Persona -Absent Sitters Performance B. Eyes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This was an online 'immersive' audio-visual performance with pre-rendered, as well as live, audio-visual elements. The audience members were visible to each other and responses to events in the piece (e.g. sudden changes in lighting) were visible from their different locations, creating a strong sense of integration even though the performance was experienced 'at distance'. 3D audio was delivered binaurally to headphones. Audiences were briefed prior to the performance and surveyed afterwards for their responses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://yorkmediale.com/events/absent-sitters/
 
Description Research and Development Project with Videavo - Media/Social Media Interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Adam Gill has produced and issued a range of 'Behind the Scenes' videos relating to the xrstories 'Mind Hopping' project. These have been distributed on Social Media (Facebook, Youtube & LinkedIn). He has also provides articles, interviews and blogs for a variety of media, including the York Science Park, Everyday People and the York
Press. Whenever discussing the development of my work with 360 immersive technology I always reference xrstories and their support. An example of this media distribution includes my recent work with the Jorvik Viking Centre. The 360 video that I created for their Virtual Viking festival, was featured in their Schools Week special and reached over 18,000 people. It was received very well and got a lot of positive feedback. I featured this on both LinkedIn and Facebbok, referencing xrstories for their support and the R&D opportunity they provided.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.vidaveo.com/
 
Description Sky Accessibility Talk (XR Stories Research Fellow Lauren Ward) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact One hour talk and Q&A on accessibility in media for senior Sky staff in Drama and Comedy and their products teams. Approximately 5 attendees with interest in giving future presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Speaker at Yorkshire Games Festival - Caroline White 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spoke about XR Stories to an audience at Yorkshire Games Festival in an event about the Future of VR
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/whats-on/yorkshire-games-festival
 
Description StoryBox methodologies for teaching. J Bradley R&D Project Output 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Teaching materials based on methodologies for StoryBox research for MA Digital Literacies, Culture and Education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Strategic XR Pilot Project: Box in the Attic 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Published Strategic Pilot Project R&D webpage for Box in the Attic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Strategic XR Pilot Project: Live by the Sword 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National