Category Archives: Arts

Punchdrunk Enrichment Project: Engagement & Intensity at Fallow Cross

This summer DARE affiliate Dr. Angela Colvert from the University of Roehampton undertook a research project with Punchdrunk Enrichment [PE]- the educational and outreach arm of immersive theatre company Punchdrunk. Representatives from museums, galleries, academic institutions, game design companies and schools were invited to a presentation of Angela’s findings relating to the intensity of engagement experienced by children and teachers

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Summer 2018 saw the publication of DARE member Michelle Cannon’s book – Digital Media in Education: Teaching, Learning and Literacy Practices with Young Learners (Palgrave). In the book she argues for dynamic and relevant school experiences for primary and early secondary learners that embed film and digital media production. She proposes a vision of literacy that combines new technologies with

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Playing Macbeth

The MAGiCAL team (Andrew Burn, Abel Drew and Bruno de Paula) have developed a game-authoring tool for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Based on the successful Missionmaker software, rebuilt in Unity during the Playing Beowulf project, this version incorporates characters, landscapes, objects and even cauldron ingredients for users to make satisfying digital games based on Shakespeare’s play. The big idea Most educational games

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PLAYING THE ARCHIVE: memory, community and mixed reality play This project is an ambitious programme of research and cultural production, exploring the nature of play by bringing together archives, spaces and technologies of play, along with people who play, both old and young. It runs from September 2017 to August 2019. You can view the dedicated project page here   The

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Film Education Journal

The online open access Film Education Journal (FEJ) was launched on 20th June 2018. DARE has been closely involved – with Andrew Burn and Mark Reid as co-editors, and Michelle Cannon and John Potter as editorial board members. This group has been working with the General Editor, Jamie Chambers and UCL IOE Press, to bring the journal to life and

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D4D project

Disability and Community: Dis/engagement, Dis/enfranchisement, Dis/parity and Dissent AKA the D4D Project D4D is an AHRC funded (2016-2020) Connected Communities programme research project exploring the evolving ways in which disabled people express, perform, experience and practice ‘community’. The project team includes disabled and non disabled academics from a range of disciplines, disabled artists, writers and performers, and community partners (including Accentuate, Disability Arts

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