Interactive Cultures is an umbrella grouping for a series of pieces of research and knowledge transfer work undertaken within the Birmingham School of Media at BCU.  You’ll be able to find out about the projects and academics involved elsewhere at this site, but we also want to keep visitors to the site up-to-date with what is happening on a week-by-week basis.  For that reason we are starting a regular blog written by the academics involved in the projects, which will allow you glimpses into what we are doing and what sorts of conclusions we are drawing from our work.  We’ll also bring you news of publications, presentations and events organised within the team, as well as ideas that we are excited about from elsewhere in academia and the cultural and creative industries.

The spine of these blog posts will be reports from our largest project: the AHRC Knowledge Transfer Fellowship in New Strategies for Radio and Music Organisations.  We’ll be sharing details of our progress supporting some of the 29 organisations we are working with.  You may well find that the new initiatives they are developing will be directly useful to work you are carrying out.   Much of the information will be consolidated into longer case studies that you will be able to read in other parts of this site.

We’ll also be telling you about our own publications, research that will be of interest, and news of new and evolving projects at the Birmingham School of Media.  We hope you’ll find it worthwhile to bookmark our site, or even set up a RSS feed so you get every update.  Do let us know if you’d like further information on anything you read here, or if you’d like us to pay attention to something you think is important.

Tim Wall
Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies
Director, Interactive Cultures

Birmingham Centre For Media And Cultural Research

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