December 14, 2017

Cool Projects: The British Library Has a New “Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence”, Will Work on Poetry + Smartphone + Geolocation Project

From The British Library Digital Scholarship Blog:

Sarah Cole from TIME/IMAGE is the British Library’s new Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence, having secured funding from CreativeWorks London to work on a project called Poetic Places.

This initiative will explore relationships between literary geographies, cultural heritage collections, and real world environments, via the creation of a smartphone geolocation user experience that shares British Library digital content in relevant real-world locations; enabling participants to experience meaningful “poetic” connections between location, history and literature.

CreativeWorks London enables entrepreneurs to collaborate with 38 London-based universities, colleges, museums, libraries and archives on innovative projects.

This is the second time that the British Library has worked with and hosted a resident entrepreneur; as last year CreativeWorks London funded Rob Sherman to be the British Library’s Interactive-Writer-in-Residence attached to the Lines In The Ice exhibition, where he created an immersive transmedia narrative work called On My Wife’s Back.

Direct to List of Nine Recently Funded CreativeWorks London Projects

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