Research Exploring Mixed Reality & Augmented Reality Storytelling and Digital Placemaking in the City
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I recently began my PhD research journey exploring mixed reality storytelling and digital placemaking in the smart city, as part of an AHRC Funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with McCann Manchester, the Virtual Engineering Centre and the Centre for Architecture and Visual Arts at Liverpool University.

My focus is looking at how immersive media technologies (such as mixed reality (AR/VR), internet of things, locative media, sensors and data) can be used to create imaginative interactions between people and place. My aim is to find ways to conceptualise and develop prototypes to make urban spaces more playful, imaginative & emotive through the use of mixed reality experiences — which will hopefully be useful knowledge for future spacemakers, media artists, placemakers, place hackers and urban designers.

The Practice-based PhD also involves a number of other collaborations within Arts, Culture organisations mainly in Manchester and Liverpool.

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