Events 20th August 2015

20th August 2015

Events 20th August 2015


We would love for some (if not all) of you to sign up to join us at the CDE event within BFX this year. We will be holding a mini CDE Exhibition (similar to the CDE Celebration Event), which will be a great opportunity to showcase your research with the added bonus of being able to enjoy the various key notes and activities taking place during the day at the BFX Festival. The CDE Exhibition / Social is scheduled for Monday 28th September 2015. It will be the perfect way to welcome the new 1st years and we will even throw in a meal at the CDE social in the evening. Email Daniel Cox or Zoe Leonard as soon as possible so that we can reserve your place.


‘EPSRC Telling Tales of Engagement’, Expression of interest deadline of 1st December 2015. 3 x prizes of £10,000 are available to support researchers to further tell the story of research impact in an interesting and engaging way to a wider audience.

Eligibility: All researchers employed or registered at a UK Higher Education Institute who would be eligible for RCUK grant funding are eligible to apply. This includes research assistants, post-doctoral research assistants, PhD students, fellows, lecturers and professors.

If you are interested, fill in the online form via the EPSRC website and submit 1 PowerPoint slide to accompany this.


SIGGRAPH – our team of students and academics have now returned from SIGGRAPH in L.A and it seems they all thoroughly enjoyed their time. NOTE: If you attended SIGGRAPH this year and you have some photos or a little write up about your experience, please send it to Zoe Leonard, so that it can all go on the CDE website.


Monday, August 24th at 15.00 C01, LICA Building, Lancaster University.

Paul Dourish, of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, will be giving a presentation:

The Cultural Narratives of Design Practice, Paul Dourish, UC Irvine

Design is widely touted not just as a source of product innovation but of civic engagement. From Richard Florida’s writings on the creative class to President Obama’s National Day of Civic Hacking, we are surrounded by stories that entwine design thinking and design practice with broader political projects. In this talk, I want to examine current topics in design, and especially the emergence of the DIY/maker movement, in terms of their connection to broader narratives of civic participation, commercial innovation, and political resistance. I will draw in particular on ongoing studies of hackerspaces and maker practices in multiple sites around the world but particularly in China.

Light refreshments will be served after the event.

Attendance – Free

Please contact Tish Brown if you are interested in attending.


Digital Economy Network sponsored 1/2 day workshop at CHI Play 2015. Further details can be found at There is quite a short lead time for receiving abstracts for presenters so deadline for submissions is 28th August 2015.

The workshop is primarily aimed at early career researchers and PhD students but anyone who is interested in attending please email [email protected]


The Fourth International Conference on Computational Visual Media CVM 2016, Cardiff, April 6-8, 2016

With the rapid progress of Internet technology, large-scale visual data can be found on the Internet, bringing significant opportunities for novel processing of visual information, as well as commercial applications. Finding patterns in such data, understanding them, systematically managing such data, efficiently processing them, and making best use of them present great challenges. The Computational Visual Media Conference series, of which this is the second conference, will provide a forum for exchanging recent research ideas and practical achievements in all areas and applications of Visual Media.

For more information please visit


Details on the Festival of Learning at Bournemouth University are now available to see here.


Click here to see what CDE got up to during Develop:Brighton 2015


Voting is now open for the Lumen Art Prize and we are pleased to announce that Analema Group, of which our very own CDE Research Engineer Oliver Gingrich is a member, has been nominated for the Lumen Art Prize for ‘KIMA‘.

The Lumen Prize Exhibition celebratesart created digitally by artists around the world. celebrating the power andpotential of this exciting genre.

Artists submit work made on electronic devices, such as smart phones, tablets, 3D printers and computers using apps, software or original coding. Each year, the winning works tour the world giving seminars on digital art. Voting is now open click here and register to be able to vote online.

The Lumen Art Prize is a global prize for Digital Art and the awards will take place on 24th September 2015. The Lumen Prizes will be awardedat the Gala at London’s Frontline Club in Paddington and will be live-streamed.

Check out the video of KIMA as an installation at Kinetika 2014.

Congratulations to Oliver and the Analema Group for the nomination, it is fantastic that this work is being recognised at a global level.

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