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Experimental Media Research Centre


Emerge is the Experimental Media Research Centre. As creative, practice-led researchers, the centre shares critical concerns in relation to experimental media practices.

We have grown significantly since 2010, and our experience draws on REF outputs at National and International level in contemporary and critical art practice, media and digital arts, spatial interaction, documentary video and networked audio.

These research outputs have been exhibited Internationally, including; Apexart (USA), Natural History Museum (UK), Laboral (ES), Casino Foundation (LUX), Centre for Land Use Interpretation (USA), Barbican Gallery (UK), V&A (UK), ZKM (DE), Watershed (UK), FACT (UK), John Hansard Gallery (UK),  and The Henry Moore Institute (UK). Research has been included in publications from MIT, Royal Academy, Centre Pompidou and research papers produced for SIGGRAPH, Tate and other leading International institutions

Our aim is to develop research that will impact on creativity and culture, engaging the public, developing social initiatives and pushing boundaries in critical & cultural fields of media production. We are particularly interested in developing interdisciplinary research projects, bring expertise in communications and cultural practices to the production of knowledge. As a cross-School multidisciplinary research group, we are also helped to initiate the Colab, a new resource for Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research activity.

The Experimental Media Research Group is led by Anna Troisi and Dr. Tom Davis for the School of Design, Engineering, and Technology. Staff from these research groups are working as supervisors with AHRC and ESPRC funded studentships, including the Industrial Doctorate Centre (Centre for Digital Entertainment) and The Arts Catalyst, London.

We welcome PhD applications in related areas, and can advise on funding opportunities.

Awards and successful grants


The project CoaAst which has received a ARHC/CGFR grant offer (Anna Troisi PI, Paula Callus, Gauti Sigthorsson CoIs)

  • In December 2017 Nina Perry was awarded a PhD by Publication entitled: Music, Narrative, Voice and Presence – revealing a composed feature methodology
  • Seddon, A. 2018. Traces of Play. Finalist in Métamorphoses Competition of Acoustic Composition 2018, Brussels, Belgium
  • Seddon, A. 2018. Traces of Play. Selected by the British Electroacoustic Network (BEAN) to represent the United Kingdom at the International Confederation on Electroacoustic Music, Beijing, China
  • Seddon, A. 2018. Traces of Play. 2nd prize in Destellos International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition and Visual Music, Argentina

Exploring Emerge, the experimental media research group, Bournemouth University.

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