Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Greenview Website Launched

Greenview Research Group

The Greenview Research Group is based at De Montfort University in the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development closely linked to the IOCT. It was formed as a result of three research projects funded by JISC’s Greening ICT programme. The common factor between all three projects is a desire to tackle the problem of environmental sustainability through increased visualization of the impacts of our individual and collective actions, notably our increasing energy use and consumption of goods and services.

The site is intended to be both a repository for our JISC projects and documentation as well as a resource for those interested in the issues of sustainability. Alongside details of our JISC projects it profiles other relevant projects and people based in the IESD and IOCT at De Montfort University.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Visit the 2011 Annual IOCT Masters Student Showcase - 12&13 May

The IOCT Masters in Creative Technologies is a unique creative technologies programme. The course has been carefully designed to support you in developing and strengthening your individual creative technologies practice within the context of the increasingly multi/inter/trans disciplinary environments and collaborative digital world. You'll be part of a diverse and stimulating creative community, based around the purpose-built Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University. This groundbreaking cross-discipline approach pioneered by the IOCT has been described by Jerry Fishenden, National Technology Officer of Microsoft UK, as "a potential blueprint for the next generation of R&D" commenting, "This commitment to bringing together disciplines in new and exciting ways will help develop the UK's reputation as a leader in the creative industries." 

The Masters programme will bring together eScience, the Digital Arts and Design and Humanities in a way that will cross traditional disciplines and boundaries, encouraging innovation and developing new modes of collaboration in eScience and digital arts research. The course is broad in range and flexible in structure and is designed to appeal to applicants who wish to study at higher degree level and is equally suitable for those wishing to take Masters as a qualification in itself as well as those thinking of moving on to doctoral research.