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    Panopticon Pandemonium game released!

    Panopticon Pandemonium: bringing to life Jeremy Bentham’s controversial, unrealised prison Download the game free, and play it! For around a decade of his life until 1803, the renowned English philosopher

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    Re-program, Re-play, Re-wind

    ‘Re-program, re-play, rewind: an alternative history of computer game creation in 1980s Britain’ is an AHRC early career fellowship award (2016-2017) that will examine the role of type-in computer program

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    English 3 to 19: A Better Plan

    CLPE, NAAE, NATE and UKLA have come together to make a common statement about the curriculum and assessment in English across the whole school age-range. The statement sets out a

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    Now the Chips are Down

    This new book by DARE’s Alison Gazzard, coming soon from MIT Press’s Platform Studies series, explores the history of the BBC micro and its relation to gaming cultures of the 1980s.

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    Playing Beowulf is a Digital Transformations project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK. It is developing a game-authoring tool based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf,

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    Video games and disability research

    At present, Diane Carr is a Co-Investigator on a project funded by an AHRC development grant titled Alternative Futures: Disability and Community. This involves working with a fantastic, inter-disciplinary team

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What is DARE?

The DARE Collaborative is a research partnership focused on the digital arts in education, led by the UCL Institute of Education and the British Film Institute. It has a membership of university researchers, teachers and educators in cultural organisations with an interest in arts, media, culture and new literacies in the context of education and digital media.