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Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children

Journal Article
Flint, T., Hall, L., Stewart, F., & Hagan, D. (2018)
Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children. Digital Creativity, 29(2/3), 191-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2018.1511601
This paper discusses a virtual reality experience for a contemporary sculpture park, Jupiter Artland, developed in Minecraft targeting 9-11-year-old children. Issues of fideli...

The Ensoulment of Virtual Space Minecraft as a Tool for Engaging With a Sculpture Park

Conference Proceeding
Flint, T., Turner, P., & Banach, A. (2016)
The Ensoulment of Virtual Space Minecraft as a Tool for Engaging With a Sculpture Park. In J. C. Read, & P. Stenton (Eds.), IDC '16 Proceedings of the The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. , (680-683). https://doi.org/10.1145/2930674.2938613
This is a demonstration of a Minecraft facsimile of Jupiter Artland, a sculpture park on the outskirts of Edinburgh. With the cooperation of primary school children we develop...

Let’s Play the Arcade Machines

Conference Proceeding
Stewart, F., Flint, T., Grandison, T., Webster, G., & Tyrie, C. (2022)
Let’s Play the Arcade Machines. In Proceedings of the 35th British HCI and Doctoral Consortium 2022, UK. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2022.46
“Let’s Play the Arcade Machines” showcases games made by children in schools in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh. The project aims to expose the children to a constructioni...

Still looking for new ways to play and learn… Expert perspectives and expectations for interactive toys

Journal Article
Hall, L., Paracha, S., Flint, T., MacFarlane, K., Stewart, F., Hagan-Green, G., & Watson, D. (2022)
Still looking for new ways to play and learn… Expert perspectives and expectations for interactive toys. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 31, Article 100361. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2021.100361
The use of interactive, smart and connected toys is expected to increase rapidly with many claiming not only new ways to play, but also to have educational benefits. However, ...

Mixing and re-purposing realities.

Conference Proceeding
Flint, T., Hall, L., & Stewart, F. (2018)
Mixing and re-purposing realities. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.39
This paper discusses a mixed reality that intertwines two parallel spaces, a real and a virtual contemporary sculpture park. With the goal to create a game that motivated chil...

Jupiter Artland Minecraft Experience

Digital Artefact
Flint, T., & McGregor, I. (2016)
Jupiter Artland Minecraft Experience. [https://vimeo.com/166204060]
This Android application is free to download from the Google Play Store. This mixed reality game connects the real world with a virtual Minecraft version of Jupiter Artland. ...

Digi-Mapping: Unpacking meaning of place through Creative Technology

Presentation / Conference
Grandison, T., Flint, T., Jamieson, K., & Muir, L. (2020, August)
Digi-Mapping: Unpacking meaning of place through Creative Technology. Paper presented at ACHS 2020 FUTURES – Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference, University College London, UK
Personal meaning attached to space through digital media gives rise to contested narratives and reveals a polyvocality of place (Farman, 2018). Attributing meaning or ensoulme...

Enlightened trial and error

Journal Article
Turner, P., Turner, S., & Flint, T. (2012)
Enlightened trial and error. Interaction Design and Architecture(s) IxDetA, 13/14, 64-83
Human-computer interaction as a rationalistic, engineering discipline has been taught successfully for more than 25 years. The established narrative is one of designing usable...

Soundscape mapping: a tool for evaluating sounds and auditory environments

Conference Proceeding
McGregor, I., LePlâtre, G., Turner, P., & Flint, T. (2010)
Soundscape mapping: a tool for evaluating sounds and auditory environments. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Auditory Display
This paper describes a soundscape mapping tool, and provides an illustration of its use in the evaluation of an in-car auditory interface. The tool addresses three areas: comm...

Reflections on the Doctoral Consortium

Conference Proceeding
Hall, L., Dix, A., Woolley, S., Bond, R., Sim, G., & Flint, T. (2020)
Reflections on the Doctoral Consortium. In Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/hci20dc.2
This paper provides a reflective commentary on the British HCI Doctoral Consortium from the perspective of the Organising Committee. We discuss the approach to holding a Human...
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Let's Play Wester Hailes: Community Produced Video Games of Edinburgh

2021 - 2022
This project aims to engage children and young people with the computer games industry. Working with WHALE Arts we will build games and upload them onto bespoke arcade machines. The games created wi...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £25,708

IIDI & Jupiter Artland Foundation

2011 - 2011
This project involved developing audio guides for Jupiter Artland.  A traditional audio guide was developed, including introductions of the work and discussions from the artists.  Alongside this was a...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,992

Festival UK 2022

2020 - 2021
This is an application for a funded R&D process to develop a bid for Festival 2022. Festival UK* 2022 will be ten open, original, optimistic, large-scale and extraordinary acts of public engagement t...
Funder: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | Value: £4,800

Blended space exchange with Farmingdale State College

2021 - 2022
The aims of this exchange are to expand on an existing collaboration between myself from The School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University and Dr Brian O’ Keefe of the Visual Communications Depar...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £5,234

Creative Coin

2021 - 2022
This project uses data and technology to design a “Creative Coin”, an alternative currency as a method for exploring the contributory value of the Creative Industries to a Circular Economy.
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £5,380

What Do Dovecot Weavers Do All Day?

2016 - 2016
Dovecot and the ENU team are exploring innovative digital solution for visitors to experience the work of weavers without disturbing the concentrated work required for tapestry weaving. With the creat...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,524
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Dr Tom Flint awarded prestigious R&D funding

16 November 2020
Dr Tom Flint from the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University has been named as a member of one of the groups in the funded R&D phase of Festival UK 2022.

School of Computing Hosts Easter Egg hunt online in Jupiter Artland in Minecraft

11 April 2020
Children from across Scotland gathered together in virtual space for an Easter Egg hunt hosted in Jupiter Artland in Minecraft during the lockdown.

University teams up with community researchers to help improve their neighbourhood

6 February 2020
A Team of community researchers will join forces with academics to help improve their neighbourhood. UK Research and Innovation today announced its backing for the Seven Kingdoms of Wester Hailes, on...

MEmorial Project awarded Edinburgh Futures Institute Funding

23 June 2019
In June 2019 the MEmorial team completed a two week development workshop, to follow on from this initial research, funded by an Edinburgh Futures Institute Research Award. The workshop culminated in a...

Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint Awarded Honourable Mentions in SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019

17 June 2019
Honourable mentions in the SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019 were awarded to Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint from the School of Computer, Edinburgh Napier University at the SICSA PhD Conferen...

Past Forward Exhibition Includes Magic Box built by student

3 May 2019
The Scotland's Urban Past Travelling Exhibition launching at Summerhall includes an interactive 'magic box' built by Interactive Media Design student Eva Mackamul. Dr Tom Flint Eva's programme leade...

MEmorial Project awarded prestigious residency

19 October 2018
The MEMorial Project, has been awarded a residency at the Museum of Loss and Renewal Collomachia Italy.

Tom Flint to talk at Edinburgh Informatics HCI Group

20 February 2018
Tom Flint will be discussing his work with Jupiter Artland in a talk titled An infrastructure for exploring the mixed reality continuum with children: Minecraft, Mixed Reality, and Jupiter Artland. T...

Appropriation Affordance and Minecraft Invited talk by Tom Flint

24 November 2017
Tom Flint gave a seminar for The Centre for Research in Digital Education titled Appropriation Affordance and Minecraft: What the methods people use to navigate Minecraft tell us about approaches to t...

Tom Flint to demonstrate VR application at The National Gallery London

28 July 2017
Tom Flint will be accompanying weavers from Dovecot Tapestry Studio at a workshop held at the National Gallery London.