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These are some past and present projects that have produced public domain results

Ecology of the Arts

Bill Sharpe leads this project for the  International Futures Forum.  It is exploring new conceptual models for the support of arts in society by considering them from the pespecitve of an multiple economies operating in our cultural ecosystem.    Bill is continuing the research as Visiting Professor at the Digital Culture Research Centre of the University of the West of England which is based at the Pervasive Media Studio. See the book Economies of Life.

Pervasive Media Studio

Through The Appliance Studio Bill was a founding member of the Mobile Bristol research consortium that pioneered new uses for the emerging generation of pervasive media.  As a result of that programme a new initiative - the Pervasive Media Studio - was launched that pioneers new digital media through action research.  Bill Sharpe is on the management board of the Studio and is pursuing research on the ecology of the arts with Watershed where the Studio is based.  See the report Producing the Future.

Cognitive Systems

Bill Sharpe was a member of the Executive Committee for euCognition, an EU Coordination Action for research into artificial cognitive systems.  He continues as member of EuCogII collaborating on investigations in the enactive approach to cognition. 

UK Foresight

Bill Sharpe has worked extensively for the UK Foresight programme, providing technology forward looks for four of the recent projects: Cognitive Systems, Cybertrust & Crime Prevention, Intelligent Infrastructure, and Tackling Obesities. Most recently he has helped Foresight scope work in the Networked Governance of Global Finance.

Information Appliances - The Appliance Studio 

Bill Sharpe was co-founder and Chairman of the Appliance Studio which provided research and innovation in Information Appliances to international clients.  You will find the old site here

 

 

 





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