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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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D4D project

Disability and Community: Dis/engagement, Dis/enfranchisement, Dis/parity and Dissent AKA the D4D Project D4D is a new 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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Opie Award for Children’s Games book

Professor Andrew Burn and Dr Chris Richards have won the American Folklore Society’s Opie Prize for their co-edited book, Children’s Games in the New Media Age: Childlore, Media and the Playground (Ashgate, 2014). The prize reflects the collaborative effort of the authors in the book, including Professor Jackie Marsh, Dr Julia Bishop, Dr John Potter, Grethe Mitchell and Andy Clarke,

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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 listings found in magazines and books during the 1980s. The project is collecting oral histories and interviews with people who wrote and used program listings for the various microcomputers that

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