Interactive Newsprint is delighted to report that it is one of three winners of the RCUK Digital Economy’s ‘Telling Tales of Engagement’.
Announced at the Digital Futures 2012 conference in Aberdeen, the £10k prize is awarded to projects that “demonstrate impact across a number of areas business sectors, government and society”.
Previous winners have included the Wray Broadband project and ‘TOTeM‘, and the prize fund is designed to enable projects to tell their research and impact stories in interesting, engaging and dynamic ways.
Commenting on the win, Paul Egglestone – lead investigator and Director of the Media Innovation Studio at UCLan – said: “We’re delighted to have received this prize, especially because we naturally do the sort of research that has real world impact and we love telling people about how we’ve been inspired by the communities working with us”.
“The Interactive Newsprint project has really captured people’s imagination. We’ve been talking to some of the world’s biggest media companies about it. Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and our website has connected us with people interested in what we’re doing from Brazil, America, India and across Europe and the UK. We have a great story to tell because we know there are so many ways this research connects to the real world and there are loads of applications for what we’re doing
“The prize money will be used to help us tell others about what we’re doing. We have already been selected to demonstrate our work at the internationally renowned South by South West Festival in Texas in 2013 and we’ve been invited to India to present work at the prestigious UnBox Festival and the National Institute of Design. We’ll carry on capturing the stories about what we’re doing there and making sure as many people as possible to get here about it.cted us with people interested in what we’re doing from Brazil, America, India and across Europe and the UK. We have a great story to tell because we know there are so many ways this research connects to the real world and there are loads of applications for what we’re doing”.
Interactive Newsprint will continue to demonstrate its work at two upcoming events in the UK: MozFest and news:rewired – a media conference aimed at showcasing innovative journalism and debating future media trends.