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The Corrupt Kitchen VR

The Digital Research Team are facilitating a unique digital collaboration between Computer Science, Law and Politics. Dr Paul Tennent outlines the project below: “In an effort to explore attitudes to workplace corruption in a playful manner, researchers at Nottingham University are creating a new virtual reality (VR) experience where players will run a commercial kitchen. …

“What is a qualitative researcher to do…” – Digitising a Newspaper Archive

Dr Christian Karner, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences talks about the role of his newspaper archive in his research and the positive impact of digitising it:  “What is a qualitative researcher to do when faced with an already enormous and continuously growing corpus of data? Guided by their self-definition as social scientists in search of particularistic …

Investigating Automated Transcription and Translation

The Digital Research Team are working with researchers in the School of Education to explore the potential of automated transcription and translation services. Currently researchers either make use of third-party transcription services or simply transcribe the data themselves. In terms of services, the costs for transcription can be quite high (~£60/hour) which means researchers cannot afford …

Digitally Preserving the Hennessy Collection

The Centre for Research on Cuba is home to the Hennessy Collection, which is a unique archive of Cuban periodicals from the 1960s through to the 1990s. Originally donated to the Forum for the Study of Cuba by Professor Alistair Hennessy in 1994, the archive currently holds over 70 different journals and newspapers, including extensive runs of …

The Role of Paper Prototyping in Digital Engagement

In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of both virtual reality and digital public engagement, the Digital Research Team are working with researchers School’s of Politics, Law and Computer Science to develop an interactive experience. The goal is to explore aspects of corruption and whistle blowing in the workplace through a virtual reality game. The game …

Arts Impact: Storytelling Objects

This guest blog post was provided by Hyosun Kwon from the Mixed Reality Lab: The Storytelling Objects project aims to explore notions of audience engagement with hybrid (digital/physical) gifting. We will be creating a ‘box’ that will be sent out to transmedia practitioners. The box will ask them to create a ‘captivating’ story fragment using …

Emerging Research Opportunities from Digitised Newspaper Data

The Digital Research team are facilitating the digitisation of some paper-based research data in the form of a newspaper article archive. We have hired an administrative assistant who has made a great start at scanning in the thousands of articles that were collated across the last decade. Roughly speaking it is taking about 1 hour to …