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CoDE Conference 2016: Call for abstracts
Cultures of the Digital Economy Conference 2016:
Case Studies on Creative Communication
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
12 - 13 May 2016
Call for Abstracts
The Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE) will host its 2016 conference at Anglia
Ruskin University, Cambridge on 12 - 13 May 2016. Academics and practitioners from a range of
disciplines will present research related to the conference theme of ‘Case Studies on Creative
We invite submissions under three different categories:
1) Proposals for 20-minute paper presentations through submission of a 300-word abstract.
2) Proposals for digital demonstrations with an accompanying poster, through submission of a 300-
3) Proposals for participation in lightning round presentations (5 minutes each), through submission
of a presentation title.
Digital demonstrations are particularly relevant for practitioners who would like to showcase, for
example, interactive media, serious games, virtual reality applications or films related to creative
communication. Proposals should be identified as category 1, 2 or 3 and submitted to
email@example.com before midday on Monday 18th January 2016.
Conference Theme: Case Studies on Creative Communication
Art and creative digital media have the ability to communicate, educate and inspire people in the most
powerful ways. Creative communication describes the sharing and exploration of non-arts knowledge
and data in a creative manner – utilising, for example, art, storytelling, gameplay, filmmaking, sound and
music, animation and curated exhibitions. By engaging in creative communication, it has been observed
that detailed scientific, technical and even political material can be presented to a wide, non-specialist
audience, enhancing impact, engagement, interaction and education. Creative communication has been
used effectively in disseminating stories related to healthcare, technology, politics, military, heritage and
environmental issues, as well as supporting new approaches to education, brand perception and
The CoDE 2016 conference invites participants to showcase and disseminate their own case studies and stories of creative communication. The conference will include a special opening event for ‘Journey: communicating issues of human trafficking through digital art exhibition’ in the Ruskin Digital Gallery. Keynote speakers will be announced shortly.
The Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE) specialises in research projects bridging
art and culture with science and technology, both within academia and industry. CoDE provides an
efficient mechanism for communication and collaboration between creative and technical experts, whilst
also drawing on their own multidisciplinary research skills. CoDE’s research projects are focused on
investigating technologies, innovation and new business opportunities for the creative industries, as well
as cultural and societal changes owing to technological advance.
For more information on CoDE please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/code
Conference attendance fees: £45 standard £35 student