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Humanity for iPad

A travel app that puts storytelling and cultural immersion above all else. More at…

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Pararchive Participates in the 2014 ESRC Festival of Social Science

  Pararchive won a small grant to participate in this year’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science which took place from 1st – 8th November. The aim of the Festival was to showcase some of the “leading” social science research being undertaken across the country and to demonstrate how such work…

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More on Tangible Memories

At last week’s Connected Communities Festival, we finally met some of the team behind Tangible Memories, notably Tim Lloyd-Yeates from their project partner Alive! The project is using stories, artefacts and media to help improve the quality of life for the elderly in care homes; what struck me immediately were the parallels between our co-design workshops for Pararchive and their…

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‘Digital shoebox’ of memories helps dementia sufferers remember

This is because it’s hard to know what images or stories will spark a memory and when. Often it’s the things people pass everyday in their lives — landscapes and landmarks — rather than specific moments. Downie’s own grandmother, 97, has been diagnosed as suffering from dementia. And for her it was not photos of…

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