Mr Jack Lowe

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  • Qualifications:BA MA PhD
  • Position:Research Associate in Creative Economies
  • Department:College of Arts, Technology and Environment
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
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About me

I am a cultural and economic geographer whose research centres upon the interaction between creative industries and place-based economic policy.

I am currently working as a Research Associate at the Creative Economies Lab, part of UWE's Digital Cultures Research Centre, where I play a central role in researching and evaluating the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D programme and the Grounding Technologies programme.

In tandem with my academic research, I am a designer of games and interactive narrative experiences. My creative practice explores how people engage with place through playful, site-specific, experimental and/or immersive media forms.

I recently completed a practice-based PhD project at Royal Holloway, supervised between Geography and Media Arts, which involved independently making and testing location-based games in my home district of Canterbury and more widely in East Kent. This method sought to understand the potential of location-based game development and play for discovering, sharing and engaging purposefully with the wide-ranging narratives through which this area is imagined, lived, performed and contested today.

During my time at Royal Holloway, I was an active member of the StoryFutures Creative Cluster network, acting as a network producer and an expert consultant for SMEs by sharing insights on game design, location and environment in digital narrative experiences. This notably led to my involvement as a writer, narrative designer and consultant for Interrobang?!, a theatre-meets-online gaming experience developed by immersive theatre company Gideon Reeling. I also acted as a consultant for immersive studio Picture This Productions on their award-winning mixed-reality project Mary Rose Augmented, as well as an earlier location-based AR project called Tudors Augmented.

I am a resident of the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed, a digital creativity centre in central Bristol. I am also an active member of the Digital Geographies Research Group (DGRG) of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers), where I sit on the committee, and am an Associate Fellow of Advance HE and the RGS-IBG.

Area of expertise

Cultural geography, economic geography, digital geographies, media arts, pervasive media, place, digital games, practice-based research, qualitative research, creative industries, creative placemaking


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