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June 2019

CMC 2019: Preview – Merging Digital and Physical Experiences

Posted on: Sunday 16 June 2019 11:22pm by Tine Knudsen

Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 17:00 - 18:00 HUBS Common Room Over the years, CMC has seen a lot of exciting products that merge digital and physical experiences with the purpose of creating engaging play and education for children. And now many of these are out in the market along with large numbers of products that now integrate physical and digital play. Some wow us, while others leave us questioning the need for either the digital or physical part of the experience. My work at Funday Factory has been rooted in engaging people in the digital space, but often our inspiration comes from physical products and an interest in the tactile. Having ben involved in the development connected toys in the…

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CMC 2019: Preview – Kids with Stones in their Pockets

Posted on: Sunday 16 June 2019 11:15pm by Alison Norrington

Thursday 4 July 2019, 12:30-13:30 HUBS Common Room What do you get if you put a Creative Story Lead from Lego, a Senior Researcher in Kids' Education and VR, and a Flying Seagull together in a room with a bunch of CMC delegates? A collective knowledge about how children play that is far bigger than the sum of its parts. With a title inspired by the 2013 academic study from Pauliina Rautio at the University of Helsinki - the topic of how kids play was repeatedly raised across the research sessions on VR+Kids that storycentral conducted for the Children’s Media Foundation in 2018 and was resonant across the research roadshows in Leeds (Dubit), London (National Theatre)  and Manchester (Immotion VR). Mikkel Lee, Creative…

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May 2019

CMC 2019: Writers Assemble!

Posted on: Friday 17 May 2019 2:15pm

Hello my name is... Angela Salt and I will be your friendly guide to What’s on for writers at The CMC this year. This 2 - 4 July get ready to push back on ill-timed deadlines, throw off that slanket, emerge from your solitude, and embrace the writers’ Shangri-La of Sheffield... Regular CMC-goers may recall me as the 6’ up-rockin’ hostess of the official party in previous years; the one with all the free drinks tickets (yeah, now you know me...!) but this year I’ve been asked to step away from the dance floor and into a new role as an advocate for writers at the conference. A Writers’ Rep.   So what’s my rep? I genuinely credit The CMC for setting me…

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