Five projects were awarded funding in April 2014. For the latest information on these projects and others who have benefitted from investment by the fund, visit Native, the online learning resoruce and journal for the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.
About the latest projects...
STAGETEXT are being funded to create CaptionCue (£124,940) an automated caption cueing system which will make it cheaper for venues to offer captioning and make their work accessible to deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people. They are working in London with Screen Subtitling Systems Ltd and Dr Pablo Romero-Fresco of Roehampton University.
Past Paths (£112,565) is a web platform and novel search engine encouraging people to search and discover museum objects in Newcastle. It will creatively connect objects to rich web content and inspire new public explorations of online collections. The project is being developed by Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, Microsoft Research, Collections Trust and Professor Peter Wright at Newcastle University.
Cambridge Junction, The Raspberry Pi Foundation and Dr Pam Burnard of the University of Cambridge are turning a Raspberry Pi computer into a fully customisable musical instrument using code for compositions, timbre and interaction in its project Sonic Pi: Live & Coding (£124,663), which will be trialled in the East of England.
Through SoundLab: Configuring Creativity (£119,938), Heart n Soul, Public Domain Corporation and Dr. Mick Grierson of Goldsmiths, University of London will investigate in the capital how digital technologies can help people with learning difficulties to create sound and music experiences.
The Spark Arts for Children are working with LJW Digital Creatives and Dr Craig Vear of De Monfort University to test whether everyday technology can enhance the creative learning experience of children by placing participants at the centre of the action through their project Pop-up-Play in Leicester.