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[Commlist] Research Associate post - XR Stories, University of York

Sat Nov 23 18:06:06 GMT 2019

We are currently seeking to appoint a research associate (12 months fixed term) to work as part of the XR Stories project in the Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media at the University of York.

XR Stories is a £15 million investment by AHRC, the University of York, BFI and Screen Yorkshire – along with a wide range of creative and cultural industries partners and Yorkshire Universities. The project is set up to provide research and development funding to push forward the potential of immersive and interactive technologies for digital storytelling.


XR Stories recently funded 14 collaborative R&D projects which bring together SMEs and academics based in Yorkshire and the Humber. They are designed to explore, scope, develop or investigate the application of immersive/interactive technologies for digital storytelling.

The research associate will work on three tasks:

• Drawing on the funded projects, you will work to understand how R&D processes unfold in this part of the creative industries. Of particular interest is how SME activities are enabled and constrained by policy and funding cycles; how business models evolve in relation to XR; routes to market; IP development and protection; collaboration with partners; and new technology development and uptake. • The research associate will undertake evaluation of the impact of the R&D funding for the award holders to understand what success looks like for the funders, SMEs, academic collaborators and sector. This work will help inform subsequent round of XR Stories funding schemes. • Using insights from the first two tasks, you will undertake horizon-scanning into immersive and interactive storytelling to help enhance the Yorkshire and the Humber’s screen sector.

Closing date: 20th December

More details can be found here:

For informal enquires, please contact me ((jon.swords /at/ <mailto:(jon.swords /at/>) but please bear in mind the UCU Strike action starting on Monday will delay any response.

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