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Arts Digital Impact: Crowdsourcing Place-Names in Staffordshire

This is a guest blog by Jayne Carroll.   Place-names are short texts – they can tell us all sorts of things about the people, landscape, and languages of the past. In England, most place-names are very old. Many of them were given by Anglo-Saxons as descriptive labels more than a thousand years ago. We …

Join our workshops to influence the University’s Digital Research Strategy

We are pleased to invite all University of Nottingham staff and students to participate in one of our five Digital Research Strategy Workshops. The goal of these workshops will be to explore how digital technologies enable tackling new research challenges, providing new scientific insights, and offering approaches to the understanding of people and their behaviours. …

Digital Research Week: Hands-on Demonstrations Wednesday 25 April

On Wednesday 25 April, the atrium in the Engineering and Sciences Learning Centre on University Park will host the Digital Research Week’s Demo Day. We have invited researchers from all faculties to showcase innovative technology that they have been working on, and are proud to introduce the following demonstrations: Will Bowden from the Department of …

Internet of Things & Research Ethics Cards

Internet of things (IoT) devices & services are increasingly embedded in different aspects of our daily lives. These range from smart speakers (Amazon Alexa) and intelligent thermostats (Nest) in our homes, to smart workplaces (the Edge[1]) & a plethora of smart city projects around the world changing how we interact with urban public space. As …

Digital Research Week: Bring your Research Data to life at DRHack, our Digital Research Hackathon in partnership

Bring your research data to life with DRHack, our Digital Research Hackathon On Friday 27 April and Saturday 28 April 2018, as part of the University Of Nottingham’s Digital Research Week, the Digital Research Team are pairing up with HackSoc to organize a 24-hour hackathon. We are calling all researchers at the University of Nottingham …

Creating 3D environments 2/2: 3D Scanning and Photogrammetry

After discussing 360 video capture and 3D modelling in a previous blog post, we now introduce two other techniques for capturing 3D environments, 3D scanning and photogrammetry. 3D Scanning 3D Scanning is an approach commonly used in architectural and geospatial surveying. It involves the use of professional equipment which measures the distance of objects using …

Creating 3D environments for virtual experiences 1/2: 360° Video and 3D Modelling

As part of our goal to create a 3D bar for beer tasting experiments – described in our guest blog post by Marit Nijman, researcher in the Sensory Science Centre – we are currently experimenting with a variety of technologies that can be used to capture and recreate realistic 3D environments. In this blog post, …

Cloud Computing for Research

Recently more and more services are moving towards the cloud, it’s a relentless march and one that we can’t and shouldn’t ignore. My work and personal email accounts are now entirely cloud based, at home we download TV programs and films from the cloud and while I write this blog I’m listening to some music …

Digital Research Week: Meet our Keynote Speakers

We are proud to introduce our three Keynote Speakers who will be providing their insight into the challenges and opportunities of Digital Research. All three speakers have extensive knowledge of both academic and industrial research and will be contributing their strategic vision to help researchers at the University of Nottingham envision the future of research. …

Introducing the Digital Research Week

Save the date: a month from now, Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, and the Digital Research Team, are organising a Digital Research Week to empower our researchers within the digital environment. We’re offering a collection of modular events over all UK campuses to showcase the present and envision the …