The Cultural Significance of Digital Developments and Gaming

It’s difficult to think of a popular, contemporary cultural form that hasn’t been affected, often in some fundamental way, by digital technology. The means by which cultural content is delivered has certainly been transformed by digital technology: whether you’re reading a novel on your Kindle, listening to music via Spotify or streaming a movie from […]

Digital Developments in the College of Arts

In the College of Arts, we’re pretty switched on. While our research often looks back to our cultural traditions and heritage, our research methods and collaborations are firmly in the twenty first century. We work with teams of experts across Europe on creating digital content, preserving blogs, and archiving data. We have worked with local […]

The Arts and the Digital: A Powerful Combination

When working in a digital environment we often focus on the technology; whether its digital images, databases, social media or audit tools, outcomes are dependent on the successful completion of these projects. However, one of the main advantages of bringing digital expertise to problems is not the technology itself, but the process. When we approach […]

Partnering with the Visual Arts Industry

Working with Visual Arts is a whole spectrum of activities from analysing Medieval paint work to raising the profile of French comic strips, known as Bande Dessinée. The College of Arts has launched innovative crowdsourcing projects such as Your Paintings Tagger and Art Detective to draw on expertise across the world, as well as using […]

Are you making best use of the University on your doorstep?

Since Universities or Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) have been established links with non-HEIs have always been on the agenda. For example, in 1451, Pope Nicolas V issued a Papal Bull stating that the knowledge generated by the University of Glasgow should be made available both locally and nationally. With the passing of over 550 years […]

Digital Innovations in the Private Sector

We kicked off our industry engagement via the Digital Theme in Dec 2013 with an event that looked at Digital Innovations in the public sector. In partnership with the Glasgow Science Festival, we recently (9th June 2014) delivered a follow-up event that explored Digital Innovations in the private sector. Ann Gow, Director of the College […]

Mapping Metaphor

by Dr Ellen Bramwell (Research Assistant on the Mapping Metaphor project) When most people think of metaphor, they cast their minds back to school and remember examples from poetry and drama, such as Shakespeare’s “Juliet is the sun”. This is unsurprising; metaphor is usually described as a literary phenomenon used to create arresting images in […]

New discoveries, new connections: Digital Innovations event.

  by Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) Before Christmas, around fifty people attended the ‘Digital Innovation in the Public Sector’ event, held at Glasgow University and organised by the College of Arts’ ArtsLab and Knowledge Exchange teams. The afternoon was split into two halves, with speakers from different sectors of Glasgow Life guiding us through their […]