Media Culture and Practice

UWE media students in Fusion with the BBC

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The first Fusion Lab collaboration between BBC and UWE where media students and alumni joined forces to develop ideas for innovative second screen experiences in response to live briefs set by the BBC Natural History Unit and radio producers.

Over a period of three months four interdisciplinary project teams have been exploring new formats for the development of second screen experiences to accompany and extend audience engagement with established BBC programme material. The programme strands explored were 'How Life Works', 'Spring Watch Unsprung', 'Deadly' on CBBC and 'More Than Words' Radio 4 Bristol Festival.

This project was developed and delivered though a partnership between the BBC Academy and UWE's Digital Cultures Research Centre.

See the UWE Media Flickr site for more pictures.

transmedia, games, and Dr Who

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Third year students on the Games Simulation and Media module were treated on Monday to a fascinating presentation by Iain Tweedale, Head of Interactive and Learning at BBC Wales. Taking the Dr Who franchise as his focus, Iain explored the current transmedia nature of popular media production and narrative, linking the TV series, websites, international marketing and - particularly - the downloadable Dr Who Adventure Games.

industry speakers

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The level 3 module Games, Simulation & Media will host two guest speakers this term. They are both at the cutting edge of the transmedia ecology of games and media today.

Ian Tweedale of the BBC will talk about: Converting TV IP into Games: The Doctor Who Adventure Games

Tomas Rawlings of Red Wasp Design will run a workshop on rapid prototyping for games production. Red Wasp's latest game for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch has just been released: Call of Cthulu: the wasted land.