Interdisciplinary Research in Co
CIRCLE's members are researchers and creative practitioners at the University of Edinburgh and elsewhere. They work across the creative arts, architecture, the humanities, the physical and social sciences. Their research focuses on developing creative collaborative environments, employing methods across disciplines. Their aim is to develop effective and affecting interactive environments, within a critical framework, seeking the insights that interdisciplinary inquiry might allow.
Commoning the Networks: A feminist Methodology (CN:FM)
As part of Transmediale 2015, Penny Travlou and Sophia Lycouris coordinate a discussion on feminist approaches to technology and a hands-on workshop on notions of the feminist server in collaboration with cyberfeminist collectives Genderchangers and Constant Association for Art and Media to further explore the process of "commoning the networks".
Glitch'd: Purposeful Mistakes: a day of events around the theme of the glitch, involving CIRCLE members Richard Ashrowan, Simon Biggs and Sue Hawksley, Bev Hood, Rocio von Jungenfeld, Hadi Mehrpouya and Robert Powell, as part of the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival
From the topographic to the proprioceptive: A series of interdisciplinary research workshops into human interaction and its scaleable representation.
CIRCLE seminar programme
CIRCLE online symposium 2014/Part 2 [Video], [PDF] (Edinburgh, 21 September 2014)
This event was a follow-up from CIRCLE online symposium 2014/Part 1 and was designed as an intensive reading group to undertake an initial discussion on the process of "communing the networks", informed by reading materials circulated in advance
CIRCLE online symposium 2014/Part 1 (Edinburgh, 26-28 May 2014)
This event explored how circulation of information might result in knowledge exchange, and how the maximisation of active engagement with the circulated information might trigger appropriate transformations of the initial pieces of information through which new (areas of) knowledge might be accessed or generated.
A symposium of talks and presentations exploring current research projects undertaken by members of the CIRCLE research group, Inspace, May 6, 2013
A symposium of talks and presentations exploring current research projects undertaken by members of the CIRCLE research group, Inspace, May 7, 2012
A symposium of talks and presentations exploring the synergies across the CIRCLE research group, Inspace, June 6, 2011
CIRCLE related projects
Developed from Literary High Street, this project explores the literary cityscape through geo-locative text mining of Edinburgh-based literary works from the early modern period to the twentieth century. The project was conceptually led by Miranda Anderson and initial technical development was led by Amy Guy.
Design in Action
Design in Action is a multi-institution AHRC funded Knowledge Exchange Hub focused on the transformative potential of design. CIRCLE members involved include Professor Simon Biggs (Co-I), Dr. Debbie Maxwell (PDRF), Had Mehrpouya (RA), Karl Monsen and Diego Zamora (PhD candidates).
Literary High Street
Weaves a database of extracts from literary works set in Edinburgh, exploring literary psychogeography through mapping texts using the GPS capabilitty of mobile devices. The collaboration includes Miranda Anderson as conceptual director, Amy Guy as technical director and Simon Biggs, James Loxley (English), John Lee and others.
Scottish Funding Council funded research project involving Professor Simon Biggs (Principal Investigator), Dr. Mark Wright, Bev Hood (Co-Investigators), Dr. Mariza Dima and Angela Fernandez Orviz (Knowledge Exchange Associates).
A European funded FP7 research project exploring how we live with digital and interactive companions
involving Professor Ruth Aylett
An FP7 funded project seeking to develop innovative technologically-enhanced learning approaches in cultural understanding and sensitivity involving Professor Ruth Aylett and Dr. Sandy Louchart.
A multidisciplinary project seeking to understand the role of serendipity in innovation and design technologies involving Mel Woods, Dr. Debbie Maxwell and Professor Ruth Aylett.
Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice.
EU HERA funded research project involving Professor Simon Biggs (Principal Investigator), Dr. Penny Travlou (Co-Investigator), Mark Daniels (associate) and Magnus Lawrie (research student).
Tales of things.
Multi-institution EPSRC funded research project exploring "the internet of things", led by Dr. Chris Speed (Principal Investigator) with Duncan Shingleton (research student).
Dr. Jochen Ehnes, Dr. Chris Speed and Henrik Ekeus develop iPhone App allowing real-time collaborative mapping with GPS enabled mobile technologies.