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Critical ambience (2020)
Book Chapter
Dovey, J., & Hayler, M. (2020). Critical ambience. In T. Abba, J. Dovey, & P. Kate (Eds.), Ambient Literature: Towards a New Poetics of Situated Writing and Reading Practices (141-161). (1). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41456-6

This chapter argues that ambient cultural practices can be reframed as critically focused experiences rather than either passive backgrounds or immersive entertainment. We argue that ambient literature can leave the reader or listener with a heighten... Read More about Critical ambience.

Ambient Literature: Towards a New Poetics of Situated Writing and Reading Practices (2020)
Book
Abba, T., Dovey, J., & Pullinger, K. (Eds.). (2020). Ambient Literature: Towards a New Poetics of Situated Writing and Reading Practices. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41456-6

This book considers how a combination of place-based writing and location responsive technologies produce new kinds of literary experiences. Building on the work done in the Ambient Literature Project (2016–2018), this books argues that these encount... Read More about Ambient Literature: Towards a New Poetics of Situated Writing and Reading Practices.

Creative producers international report (2020)
Report
Moreton, S., Dovey, J., Vance, P., Quigley, A., Lansdowne, J., & Bolton, G. (2020). Creative producers international report. Bristol: Watershed

Creative Producers International was an international talent development programme which worked with 15 Creative Producers based in cities across the globe. Their areas of expertise ranged from contemporary art, place making and community engagement... Read More about Creative producers international report.

Network for Creative Enterprise final report (2019)
Report
Moreton, S., Dovey, J., Johnson, M. P., & Bellaar Spruijt, V. (2019). Network for Creative Enterprise final report. Bristol: Arts Council England/ERDF

The Network for Creative Enterprise (NfCE) was established in October 2017 to help freelancers, artists, creative practitioners, start-up microbusinesses, and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the West of England LEP area make a sustainable livin... Read More about Network for Creative Enterprise final report.

View over Bristol - Tryers, creativity and a civic imaginary (2017)
Book Chapter
Sobers, S., Dovey, J., & Agusita, E. (2017). View over Bristol - Tryers, creativity and a civic imaginary. In A. Atay, & J. Brower (Eds.), Communication, Culture, and Making Meaning in the City: Ethnographic Engagements in Urban Environments. Lexington Books

"Bristol has a culture of tryers, lots of people trying but because there’s a lack of accessibility. Because there is a lack of exits, naturally there are loads of people trying to get out… it is full of people who are trying because they can't grab... Read More about View over Bristol - Tryers, creativity and a civic imaginary.

Community media as social innovation: Transformation, agency and value (2017)
Book Chapter
Dovey, J., Sobers, S., & Agusita, E. (2017). Community media as social innovation: Transformation, agency and value. In S. Malik, C. Chapain, & R. Comunian (Eds.), Community Filmmaking: Diversity, Innovation, Policy and Practice. (1). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315642727

This chapter discusses the Creative Citizens study, an extensive research project conducted by the authors from 2013 to 2015, looking into the community media practices of the South Blessed collective, a self-motivated network of young creatives appr... Read More about Community media as social innovation: Transformation, agency and value.

Who wants to become banal? The i-doc from experiment to industry (2017)
Book Chapter
Dovey, J. (2017). Who wants to become banal? The i-doc from experiment to industry. In J. Aston, S. Gaudenzi, & M. Rose (Eds.), I-Docs: The Evolving Practices of Interactive Documentary (272-288). Columbia, USA: Wallflower Press

In this chapter I want to mark a moment in the evolving story of the interactive documentary and to look at its developmental trajectory to date. I want to think about how we would establish a timeline for the development of the i-doc and further, ho... Read More about Who wants to become banal? The i-doc from experiment to industry.

Bristol and Bath by Design; To understand the economic and cultural value of design in the Bristol and Bath region (2016)
Report
Parraman, C., Ellen, H., Parry, G., Webber, D., Dovey, J., Rose, K., …Lewis, V. (2016). Bristol and Bath by Design; To understand the economic and cultural value of design in the Bristol and Bath region

The aim of the project was to collect data on design companies in the Bristol and Bath region, and to gain a better understanding of the economic and cultural value of the design-led sector. To do this, our primary research was to develop a range... Read More about Bristol and Bath by Design; To understand the economic and cultural value of design in the Bristol and Bath region.

REACT report 2012-2016 (2016)
Report
Dovey, J., Moreton, S., & Hargreaves, I. (2016). REACT report 2012-2016. Bristol: REACT

The REACT Report distils our learning from the past four years, and celebrates the great potential of collaboration between universities and the creative sector. It offers valuable insight to policymakers, stakeholders in the arts, Higher Education... Read More about REACT report 2012-2016.

Creative hubs: Understanding the new economy (2016)
Report
Dovey, J., Pratt, A., Moreton, S., Virani, T., Merkel, J., & Lansdowne, J. (2016). Creative hubs: Understanding the new economy. British Council

A dynamic ecosystem of creative spaces and communities has developed over the last 10 years. This report has been commissioned to better understand their diverse value, processes and motivations and in doing so, analyse how best to support and stimul... Read More about Creative hubs: Understanding the new economy.

Citizenship, value and digital culture (2016)
Book Chapter
Dovey, J. (2016). Citizenship, value and digital culture. In J. Hartley, & I. Hargreaves (Eds.), The Creative Citizen Unbound: How Social Media and DIY Culture Contribute to Democracy, Communities and the Creative Economy. Bristol, UK: Policy Press

The practice of cultural ecology: network connectivity in the creative economy (2016)
Journal Article
Dovey, J., Moreton, S., Sparke, S., & Sharpe, B. (2016). The practice of cultural ecology: network connectivity in the creative economy. Cultural Trends, 25(2), 87-103. https://doi.org/10.1080/09548963.2016.1170922

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. ABSTRACT: This paper reflects on approaches to collaborative knowledge exchange projects between UK universities and the creative economy. It develops a preliminary account of cultural e... Read More about The practice of cultural ecology: network connectivity in the creative economy.

From networks to complexity: Two case studies (2016)
Book Chapter
Harte, D., Dovey, J., Agusita, E., & Zamenopoulos, T. (2016). From networks to complexity: Two case studies. In J. Hartley, & I. Hargreaves (Eds.), The Creative Citizen Unbound: How Social Media and DIY Culture Contribute to Democracy, Communities and the Creative Economy, 129-152. Policy Press

"From the noticeboard in the newsagent’s window to multi-layered online networks using social networking technologies, citizens are increasingly accessing networks of support that uncover previously invisible opportunities. Such networks exist online... Read More about From networks to complexity: Two case studies.

Ambient literature: Writing probability (2015)
Book Chapter
Dovey, J. (2016). Ambient literature: Writing probability. In J. D. Bolter, L. Díaz, M. Søndergaard, M. Engberg, & U. Ekman (Eds.), Ubiquitous Computing, Complexity and Culture. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter explores what might happen when data aspires to literary form. It presents examples of conventional psycho geographic literature of place to consider what kinds of literary forms are being remediated in pervasive media systems, before tu... Read More about Ambient literature: Writing probability.

Creative citizens: Researching the value of creative citizenship through co-creative action research (A ‘transmedia’ case study) (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S., Dovey, J., Agusita, E., & Baidoo, V. (2014, December). Creative citizens: Researching the value of creative citizenship through co-creative action research (A ‘transmedia’ case study). Paper presented at Engage Conference 2014: Unlocking the Potential of Curiosity-Driven Engagement

This presentation shares the approach and findings of a case study that explored how ‘South Blessed’, an informal youth network of creative citizens in Bristol, generates value through its activities. South Blessed showcases a diversity of young, cre... Read More about Creative citizens: Researching the value of creative citizenship through co-creative action research (A ‘transmedia’ case study).

Creative citizens: Researching the value of creative citizenship through co-creative action research (A ‘transmedia’ case study) (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S., Dovey, J., Agusita, E., Baidoo, V., West, T., & Chapain, C. (2014, September). Creative citizens: Researching the value of creative citizenship through co-creative action research (A ‘transmedia’ case study). Paper presented at Creative Citizens: The Conference

This session shares the work of the Creative Citizens strand that set out to investigate the impact of informal creative networks on their communities. In Bristol we worked with the network of young people that work around the very informal South Ble... Read More about Creative citizens: Researching the value of creative citizenship through co-creative action research (A ‘transmedia’ case study).

Documentary ecosystems: Collaboration and exploitation (2014)
Book Chapter
Dovey, J. (2014). Documentary ecosystems: Collaboration and exploitation. In K. Nash, C. Hight, & C. Summerhayes (Eds.), New Documentary Ecologies: Emerging Platforms, Practices and Discourses (11-32). (1). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137310491_2

In this chapter I take the book’s title at face value and examine emergent documentary practices within the ecosystems of the digital media landscape. Thinking ecologically suggests we look at big pictures, at the whole assemblage of agents that cons... Read More about Documentary ecosystems: Collaboration and exploitation.

Cultural hybridity as the fuel of creative enterprises (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S., Agusita, E., & Dovey, J. (2014, January). Cultural hybridity as the fuel of creative enterprises. Paper presented at Community Filmmaking & Cultural Diversity: Practice, Innovation and Policy

South Blessed is a community media operation based in Bristol, specialising in Hip Hop music videos, activist documentary, and live topical debates streamed online. The editorial ethos of South Blessed is one of promotion of talent and opinion from... Read More about Cultural hybridity as the fuel of creative enterprises.

Cultural value networks summary report (2012)
Report
Bachmann, G., Dovey, J., Monaco, J., & Sharpe, B. (2012). Cultural value networks summary report

A summary of the AHRC Connected Communities project conducted by the DCRC concerning cultural value networks