Welcome to the new blog of the University of Bradford‘s Communication, Culture and Media (CCM)  Research Group.  A particular strength of our work is that it takes place within the School of Computing, Informatics and Media. The fact that researchers at Bradford in the field of culture, communication and media studies work so closely with colleagues in mobile telecommunications and computing is relatively unusual in UK institutions but is more common at institutions in the US and Europe. This arrangement enables and encourages innovative research in the field of new and mobile media, already showcased in research funding awarded by the European Community, UK Research Councils and the Arts Council. We believe that this close relationship between theory and technology is strategically vital to future research in the rapidly changing field of digital media. The School of Computing, Informatics and Media has unique facilities to support practice-based research, such as our 14-camera motion capture suite, which is usually used commercially to translate the movements of human actors into the actions of animated characters, but has also proved to be a useful research tool.

Research in the group is also engaged with questions of media, community and cultural identity. Recent research includes work on the contribution of Islam to British life and the role that city-centre big screens can play in supporting community media and local arts. We have current and recent research students working on subjects as diverse as the impact of media use on the lives of Kurdish women; the history of Polish national cinema; and the effect of digital distribution on cinema.

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