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New research to test viability of album appsAnglia Ruskin experts examine new format that could change how we buy music in the future
Anglo-French pop group François and the Atlas Mountains are taking part in a pioneering research project as their new album Piano Ombre is released on CD, vinyl LP, digital download - and as an 'album app' for iOS devices.
The innovative app, which features high-quality versions of the album tracks together with 24 exclusive bonus tracks, artwork, song lyrics and producer credits, forms the basis of a project examining the app as a future standard album release format, perhaps even the future of the album itself... read more.
CoDE Director helps pull strings at recording sessionCoDE Director Rob Toulson recently got together with Sound on Sound magazine's Neil Rogers to engineer a session recording for I Strip for Couples, a project involving a large collective of musicians from the Cambridge area. The challenge set was to recreate a grand, orchestral string track with just three violins, a viola and two cellos... read more.
CoDE presentations at Dolby, LondonIn November 2013, staff members from Anglia Ruskin's Cultures of the Digital Economy Research institute (CoDE) attended Dolby's London headquarters for a special presentation of their research, as part of the Audio Engineering Society's 'Cutting Edge Research' series.
CoDE Director Dr Rob Toulson presented a brief overview of the institute's work, and also that of the Sound Engineering Research Group and the Digital Performance Lab... read more.
CoDE Director interviewed on radio, about radioOn 16 December 2013 Dr Rob Toulson, Director of the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE), appeared on Radio Cambridgeshire to discuss the switchover from analogue to digital radio.
Interviewed by Andie Harper for his Mid-morning programme, Rob talked about various issues around the debate, providing clarification to listeners and answering some of their questions... read more.
Writing workshop enables international collaboration in the artsAnglia Ruskin's Cultures of the Digital Economy (CoDE) Research Institute, together with Research Development and Commercial Services, hosted a Marie Curie workshop on 25-26 July that brought together senior international scholars.
Sambudha Sen (Delhi), Joe Trotta (Gothenburg), Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak (Wroclaw), Pawel Frelik (Maria Curie Sklowdowska), Per Israelson (Stockholm), and Philip Nel (Kansas State - attending virtually through electronic communication) were drafting materials towards their EU FP7 (Marie Curie) visiting fellow applications... read more.
EMSAR 2013 - Electronic Music Symposium at Anglia RuskinThe Department of Music and Performing Arts is hosting a one-day conference on Saturday 11 May exploring issues around electronic music and culminating in a 80th birthday concert for electronic music pioneer Dr Peter Zinovieff.
This one day symposium will focus on these issues and related issues from a variety of perspectives, especially related to the material traces of this music: scores, and other objects and physical representations of storage and transmission, hardware - real or virtual... read more.
Culture Hack East creates prototype for UKCreative Front Cambridgeshire produced the first-ever culture 'hackathon' in the East region at Anglia Ruskin in June 2012. Culture Hack East was run with national partners Caper and funded by Arts Council England.
The aim of the event was to ensure that arts organisations in the region are up to date with the latest advances in technology and recognise the relevance and benefits for their businesses... read more.
CoDE PhD Studentships 2012CoDE are pleased to announce that they have gained funding for two full time PhD Studentship projects commencing in September 2012. PhD studentships are provided over three years of full-time study; recipients are expected to offer up to 6 hours per week of teaching or research support in their subject areas. All studentships cover fees and costs of living at the research-council rates. For 2012/13, the Arts and Humanities Research Council maintenance rate for full time PhD is £13,590.
Please see the following pdf for further specific details:
CoDE PhD Studentships 2012-13 (95 Kb)
Bidding farewellWe are sorry to say that we are bidding farewell to CoDE Director, Sam Rayner, and CoDE Visiting Fellow, Joe Williams, this summer. Sam is leaving for a post as Senior Lecturer in Publishing at UCL, while Joe returns to the University of Arkansas, USA... read more.
Games Eden and Culture Hack East a huge successAs you'll no doubt know, CoDE has been working closely with Creative Front, and two of its flagship events, Games Eden and Culture Hack East, were both held at the beginning of Summer 2012. The image shows CoDE Fellow, Dr Rob Toulson, speaking at Culture Hack about the relationship between academia and cross-disciplinary research.
Creative Front Coordinator Clare Denham said: "It was great to explore the possibilities between culture and technology. We worked really hard in a number of teams to produce about 15 rapid prototypes which have been developed with arts data, and which wouldn't have happened without Culture Hack East."
CoDE Fellows become Visiting Fellows!CoDE Fellows, Dr Seb Franklin and Dr Leah Tether, have recently been installed as Visiting Fellows one day a week at the Universities of Sussex and Durham respectively. Both Fellows are working on large collaborative project bids at these institutions with a view to increasing CoDE's external profile as a centre for excellence...read more.
Book 2.0 invite articles for next issueThe editors of Book 2.0 would like to invite articles on any aspect of publishing for children. These may include articles on any aspects of writing, illustration and design, as well as book production and distribution. Articles on the application of digital technology to the creation and uses of children's books - for example, the digitisation of existing books, or the creation of new e-books - and contributions from freelance creative professionals, and designers, editors, technicians and managers working in the publishing industries, are particularly welcome...read more.
Creating and Performing Musical Media - Call for presentations, demonstrations or papersThe Digital Performance Laboratory has announced a call for presentations, demonstrations or papers on work in progress in musical multi-media for this one-day unconference, which they will host on Saturday 16 June 2012.
The event will focus on the creative process of making musical multi-media: music and sound for Video, Film, TV, Games and any kind of multimedia artifact the design of which is led by musical thought.
For more information or to respond to the call for papers please visit the unconference page.
First annual CoDE Conference takes place in CambridgeThe first annual conference of the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute was held in Cambridge on 27-28 March 2012. Itself a multidisciplinary initiative, CoDE invited participants from a range of scholarly disciplines to present research related to digital culture and the digital economy... read more.
Book 2.0 celebrates first editionWe are delighted to delighted to announce the launch of the first edition of Book 2.0, a new online journal from Intellect that features the involvement of CoDE Director Dr Sam Rayner and affiliate Dr Mick Gowar. The first issue includes also contributions from CoDE affiliates Professor Eugene Giddens and Sarah Gibson Yates, among others...read more.
Spreading the word about the ebook revolutionAnglia Ruskin to host debate on the latest trends in digital publishing
A panel of experts, including Booker Prize shortlisted author Jill Paton-Walsh, will be debating the latest hot topics in digital publishing - including the seemingly unstoppable rise of the ebook - at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on Tuesday 21 February... read more.
Digital Performance Laboratory inaugural residency and concertThe Digital Performance Laboratory (DPL), part of CoDE (Cultures of Digital Economy Research Institute, held a concert in December to mark two events; the culmination of a two week inaugural residency by Dr Till Bovermann, a post-doctoral researcher on tangible and auditory interfaces at Media Lab Helsinki, and the public unveiling of the DPL's innovative custom Headphone Concert System... read more.
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