Register your interest: Play Sandbox

On 25 July 2014, REACT will be running a wild camp for academics, companies and young people to kick of its next sandbox theme, Play. Register now for

The next REACT Hub Sandbox centres around the theme of play, supporting six collaborations to develop new products aimed at children and young people.  From games and toys to connected objects or immersive experiences, we are looking to support ideas that have potential for commercial exploitation, and that foreground the design of the experience over the tools or the technology.

And, as the best young people’s propositions are designed and tested with young people – REACT is structuring Play Sandbox a little bit differently, engaging young people themselves (aged 7 - 12) in ideas generation, design and testing.

The project kicks off with a wild camp for academics, companies and young people on 25 July (Bristol location tbc), where ideas will be initiated and collaborations found. This will be followed by a short application process/pitch – with six successful projects going into production from Nov 2014 to Feb 2015.

Play is a cross cutting topic and we will be looking for researchers and companies working in areas ranging across education, child development, anthropology, psychology, art and design, media neuroscience, philosophy, zoology, and computer game studies. As such, participation in the Wild Camp is by application.

Capacity for the wild camp will be limited and not everyone who gets in touch is likely to be able to attend. Please contact the relevant person below to register your interest:

Companies:

Email your contact details, a short description of your work and why you want to be involved in this Sandbox to jess.hoare@watershed.co.uk

Academic Researchers:

Email your contact details, a short description of your work and why you want to be involved in this Sandbox to the relevant University representative.

University of West of England: Jon Dovey, Jonathan.Dovey@uwe.ac.uk

University of Bristol: Tim Cole, Tim.Cole@bristol.ac.uk

University of Bath: Danae Stanton-Fraser, pssds@bath.ac.uk

Cardiff University: Cinzia Yates, YatesCA@cardiff.ac.uk

University of Exeter: Anka Djordjevic, a.djordjevic@exeter.ac.uk

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