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We explore the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives.

Are videogames an art form? Bioware’s Neil Thompson thinks so

Proceedings in the Great Hall at the University of Bradford drew to a close with a rather epic talk by Neil Thompson, Director of Art and Animation at the gaming … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

An Interview with Neil Thompson, Director of Art & Animation at BioWare

In a few weeks we welcome BioWare‘s Director of Art & Animation, Neil Thompson, to Bradford to speak at this year’s Bradford Animation Festival. With a career spanning 20 years, … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

An interview with Valve animator, Christine Phelan

This year at BAF Game we’re lucky to be joined by Christine Phelan, character animator at the influential Valve Corporation. Valve are responsible for some of the biggest games on … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bridging the gaps between games, film and animation

So you’re an aspiring animator, cartoonist or artist looking to break into the industry, start a career doing something you love AND get paid? Have you thought about working in … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

We’re on board for Ask a Curator Day 2012

Wednesday 19th September 2012 is Ask a Curator Day. Museums around the globe are opening their doors to the Twittersphere so you can ask a Curator anything you want. We … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Remembering Bill Moggridge, Designer of the Modern Laptop: 25 June 1943 – 8 September 2012

This morning it was announced that Bill Moggridge, a British designer responsible for the design of the modern laptop computer, passed away this weekend on September 8th after a battle … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Games Lounge has reopened

I’m happy to report that the Games Lounge has now reopened and has been relocated to Level 5 in the Museum. The much-loved Games Lounge that was situated in the … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 5 Comments

Adrian Slatcher’s writing life on the web

To mark the opening of Life Online, we invited a selection of people involved in the project to contribute to this blog. Adrian Slatcher is on the Life Online Advisory … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Media Curator’s online moments of 2011

“Well, they say a year in the Internet business is like a dog year – equivalent to seven years in a regular person’s life. In other words, it’s evolving fast … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · Leave a comment
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