REACT Pump Priming Recipients Announced

REACT is excited to announce two recipients of its new Pump Priming Fund. 'Sex and History: Playing with Objects' brings together experts in the histo

We are excited to announce two recipients of REACT’s new Pump Priming Fund.

"The REACT Pump Priming Fund is designed to support academics and creative economy partnerships in developing new collaborative ideas. We understand that knowledge exchange in the creative economy is a new process for many academics and that there are many creatives who can see the potential of working with Universities but don’t know where to start. This REACT scheme is designed to resource those first steps towards developing a compelling collaborative bid that could be taken forward to REACT or other potential investors." 

- REACT Director, Jonathan Dovey.

Sex and History: Playing with objects brings together experts in the history of sex and sexual knowledge with game makers to change the face of sex education. Professor Kate Fisher (History) and Dr Rebecca Langlands (Classics) of the University of Exeter have pioneered new methods of using erotic objects from distant times and cultures to stimulate embarrassment-free discussion about sex in schools and youth groups. It’s proved hugely effective, particularly with disadvantaged youth.

Award-winning game maker Sophie Sampson will use her expertise in social and collaborative games to make these successful small-scale workshops reproducible on a national scale.

Turning the Page: Memories of Travel opens up individual and shared stories of far-flung places to armchair travellers in the heart of Bristol, bringing the best of TripAdvisor and travel blogs to the dog-eared pages of the travel guidebook. By inserting touch technologies into the guidebook, stories come to life by triggering listings, images, and maps. Partners: Tim Cole (History, University of Bristol) and Stand + Stare (immersive theatre producers).

REACT will support these projects to develop their collaborations and to become part of a dynamic network of academics, content producers, clients and commissioners.

Calls for the second round of Pump Priming are now open and close on January 31st 2013. Visit our Pump Priming page for more information.