Dec 21. Augmented and Virtual Reality in Oxford museums

Are you still making plans on how to spend the holidays? How about a day out at the University’s museums? A number of museums are currently exploring how to use innovative technology to make their collections more engaging. Two projects funded by the … Continue reading

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Dec. 20. Oxford and Empire

Oxford and Empire If you are exploring Oxford over the Christmas break, you may find some remnants of the Empire around the city. Some of the buildings, sites, objects, and memorials you come across in the city are available through photographs and … Continue reading

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Dec 17. Printing musical instruments in 3D

What would the holiday season be without some of our favourite Christmas songs? Today is all about music and we are excited to report that the GLAM project ‘Replicating Historical Musical Instruments‘ is making fantastic progress. The project aims at recreating historical instruments … Continue reading

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Dec 16. Cabinet of (Christmas) curiosities

The online platform Cabinet, built by researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute and supported by the IT Innovation Challenges, holds a number of intriguing entries associated with Christmas. One of them is this 3D model of the Princess Mary Gift Tin box, … Continue reading

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Dec 3. Christmas came early!

Christmas came early! The IT Innovation Challenges project ”Instant video creation space’ has been recognised as Said Business School receives the Academic Venue Award 2019 for ‘Best In-house technology’. This reflects the innovative use of the RapidMooc facility during conferences. … Continue reading

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Completed project: Instant video creation with Rapidmooc

The project ‘Instant video creation with Rapidmooc’ led by Dominik Lukeš, Learning Technologist at Saïd Business School, was completed successfully in August 2019. We have spoken to Dominik about the impact of his IT Innovation Challenges project using precisely the facility … Continue reading

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Announcing the Summer of Innovation 2020 

Realise your own idea The Summer of Innovation is a funding scheme to help you realise innovative ideas as digital projects. It is similar to an internship, but allows you to work on a project based on your own idea. This year we welcome … Continue reading

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The Oxford Accessibility Project’s College Access Guide launches

Finding detailed accessibility information for colleges has been very difficult and borderline impossible in the past. In particular, the information that did exist concerned almost exclusively bedrooms and bathrooms but not social spaces, like dining halls, common rooms and libraries. … Continue reading

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Meet the new project: Digital Makers

In this interview, Helen Ward and Ollie Bridle share how they came up with the idea for the Digital Makers project. The project revolves around the idea of digital creation in the Ashmolean museum where the collection serves as inspiration for digital makers. This project is one … Continue reading

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Meet the new project: Physical and Virtual Show and Tell

In this interview, Georgina Brooke talks about the Physical and Virtual Show and Tell project, which will bring Virtual Reality to the Museum of Natural History. This project is one of four GLAM Labs projects funded as part of this year’s IT Innovation Challenges … Continue reading

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