Wonderful Digital Things
and a pinch of creativity

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About the Media Innovation Studio

The University of Central Lancashire’s School of Journalism and Media established the Media Innovation Studio in 2012. The Studio was set up as a research centre and learning lab. Our staff are engaged in a broad range of media activities spanning community and industry media research, progressive digital teaching and developing new technology.

The Media Innovation Studio operates in the liminal spaces beyond and between the boundaries of traditional disciplines, bringing together areas of research where there are often no obvious connections. The Studio’s research has a social focus driven by asking the sort of questions whose answers create impact through meaningful new opportunities and enriched life experiences.

We generate new knowledge through the creation of disruptive technologies with some of the team developing web connected objects, wearable technology and tangible interfaces whilst others explore data, drones and digital content creation.

Media Innovation Studio

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The Media Innovation Studio is a creative studio dedicated
to crafting digital innovation

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Projects

NewsThings

NewsThings

Makerspace

Makerspace

Interface of Things

Interface of Things

Rare Occurrence

Rare Occurrence

homing

homing

RAPID

RAPID

HStRI

HStRI

Slack

Slack

littleBits

littleBits

aeroSee

aeroSee

RESEARCH exchange

RESEARCH exchange

DataMakers

DataMakers

DRONEHACK

DRONEHACK

CIVIC DRONE CENTRE

CIVIC DRONE CENTRE

Hyperlocal Revenues

Hyperlocal Revenues

UKKO – DataPet

UKKO – DataPet

EKKO and Interface

EKKO and Interface

CAST

CAST

MEDIA LAB SESSION

MEDIA LAB SESSION

RansDash

RansDash

CoJo

CoJo

Who we are?

We are the Media Innovation Studio

This is our dedicated team who work day-in and day-out to bring together academics, industry partners and communities to deliver the most amazing projects for a digitally connected world.

Andy Dickinson

Andy Dickinson

Senior Lecturer & Researcher
Debra Dearnley

Debra Dearnley

Project Co-Ordinator, Media Innovation Studio
Clare Cook

Clare Cook

Senior Lecturer & Researcher
John Mills

John Mills

Dr. Mark Lochrie

Dr. Mark Lochrie

Research Associate & Creative Technologist
Dr. Andrew Heaton

Dr. Andrew Heaton

Research Associate
Dr. John Law

Dr. John Law

Faculty research and commercial bid writer
Oliver Halstead

Oliver Halstead

PhD candidate
Jack Davenport

Jack Davenport

PhD candidate


Wonderful digital things require
a good mix of combined skills & disciplines

Publications

What happens in the space?

remerge

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A growing global community that meet every month to support hobbyists, developers, teachers, students and families – in fact anybody that would like to put their Raspberry Pi to good use. This network is constantly growing, find out more [here on the Raspberry Pi website]. Our members are friendly people who can help you with everything you need to get what you want from your Raspberry Pi. Interested in coming along see eventbrite for list of upcoming events
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Trinity Mirror is the largest newspaper group in the UK with nearly 300 regional and national titles. They’ve invested heavily in digital innovation at all levels of the business including high profile experiments like social news site USVTH3M, data journalism site Ammp3d and a unique regional data journalism team. We’ve been lucky to work with them for nearly five years as they grow and develop their digital strategy providing nearly 100 days of workshops for approximately 500 members of staff.
The sessions explore all aspects of their digital strategy with a mix of hands-on training, presentations and conversation to explore what it means to be a digital influencer in a newsroom, the challenges of managing changing newsrooms and just what’s possible with the amazing new digital tools appearing everyday.

The workshops are a great way to get people out of newsrooms and sharing their experiences and think about the future. We’ve had a range of guest speakers from Twitter, the BBC, and national and international news companies. Some of the experiments in the workshop have made it into the real world including the David Moyes Excuse Generator, which generated millions of page views when launched. It’s ‘hearts and minds strategy’ with a practical focus – working journalists would accept nothing less. We are really excited to have the opportunity to work with Trinity Mirror. Their open, collaborative approach means we’ve learned loads about the way organisations are changing to meet digital disruption head-on.

Bookable

What it is:

A research space for workshops, focus groups, hackathons.

A learning lab, for enhancing the student experience. By bringing together a range of disciplines to work on projects and assignments collaboratively.

A space to deliver commercial training, short courses or events of all kinds, networking, screenings, book launches, performances, public exhibitions etc…

A place for innovative learning activities

A popular space, so once you know your dates and times book in plenty of advance.

A space that can host ​approximately 100 people standing and 60 people sitting ​

What it isn’t:

A room to host meetings, if your event is less than ten people, we would advise you book other rooms on campus. Room Bookings

A classroom – We want to encourage innovative, even experimental teaching activities but the space is not a nicer alternative to standard teaching rooms. A space to book for a few hours. The studio is a very popular space and we give preference to bookings that are full days. Bookings of 2-3 hours will only be considered if it fits around existing bookings .

Events

Mindtrek 2016

Mindtrek 2016

Jul 26 2016

  Bringing Together Companies, Associations, Public Organizations and Students Alike. Mindtrek is a unique package of technologies, innovations and a possibility of…

DroneCamp South Africa

DroneCamp South Africa

Jul 10 2016

 

Contact Us

 Media Innovation Studio ME413, Media Factory, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2XY

+44 1772 894733

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