Caper worked with The University of Leeds’ Cultural and Creative Exchange to run a Creative Technology Lab in Leeds in 2012.

We matched four academics/academic teams with four technologists/technology teams for a short, intensive period of collaborative development.

Ben Eaton, a digital artist, and Kevin Macnish, from the University of Leeds, explored the ethics of contemporary warfare using game platforms.

Vlad Strukov, a researcher from the University of Leeds, and Dave Lynch, an artist, explored the nature of data by projecting onto clouds.

Bloom, a digital discovery agency, and the Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Leeds worked on improving collaborative translations.

Simon Popple from the University of Leeds and Imran Ali, Tom Morgan and Dean Vipond worked on a collaboration around storytelling tools for large media archives.

Read more about the projects.

The Lab aimed to:

  • find new and innovative ways to interrogate data and showcase academic research
  • increase our understanding of how technology might impact research
  • spark collaborations between academics and those working with digital technology
  • create digital prototypes using research data
Leeds Creative Labs is part of a longer-term programme of engagement and collaboration between the University of Leeds and the local creative and cultural industries.
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