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Ben Bedwell

Location-based Experiences

In 2006 I began to explore uses for location-based media and continue to actively do so, with a focus on applications relating to the Cultural Heritage sector

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Wander Thoresby

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Client: Stonebridge Trust, University of Nottingham
Mobile
Web
Facilitation
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Art in Your Park

anywhere

Client: Theresa Caruana
Mobile
Web
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Wander Anywhere

anywhere, student

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Client: Theresa Caruana
Mobile
Web
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Nemi Anywhere

anywhere

Client: University of Nottingham, Theresa Caruana
Mobile
Web
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Anywhere 2

anywhere

Client: University of Nottingham, Theresa Caruana
Mobile
Web
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ASE

anywhere

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Client: University of Nottingham, Dance4, Willi Dorner Company
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Future Garden

anywhere

Client: University of Nottingham, Dance4, Willi Dorner Company
Mobile

Energy

Since 2011 I have worked on projects to develop technology to encourage sustainable consumption of energy

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Power Play

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Client: University of Nottingham, EON

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C-tech

energy, student

Client: University of Nottingham, University of Southampton, Centre for Sustainable Energy
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Workshop facilitation
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Smart Living

energy

Client: University of Nottingham
Web
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Electric20

energy

Client: University of Nottingham
Mobile
Data
Web
Interview
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DESIMAX

energy

Client: University of Nottingham
Workshop facilitation
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C-Aware

energy

Client: University of Nottingham, China Mobile, University of Cambridge
Workshop facilitation
Interview

Branding and Design

I have completed several non-academic branding and design projects

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Career in Surgery

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Client: Instrumental Medicine

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branddesign

Client: Parkson Biotechnology

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CreativeNet

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Supporting Creativity

From 2011 onwards I have taken opportunities to use my experience to support other creative researchers, practitioners and organisations

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Hidden Collections

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Client: University of Nottingham
Workshop facilitation
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Connected Communities

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Client: University of Nottingham
Workshop facilitation

Data Footprints

In the MRL from 2009-2010 and Horizon from 2012-2013 I worked on projects that tried to make use of data left behind when we use the web

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Information Geology

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Client: University of Nottingham
Facilitation
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Homework

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Client: University of Nottingham
Electronics
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Connected Journeys

From 2010-2011 I worked within Horizon's transport theme

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Journey Sharing

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Client: University of Nottingham
Mobile
Web

PhD

My work from 2005-2010 revolved around opportunities arising when mobile and situated devices are connected

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Pervasive Projection

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Client: University of Nottingham, Theresa Caruana
Mobile
Installation
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Rivers Baghdad

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Client: University of Nottingham, Theresa Caruana, Meredith Gunderson
Mobile
Installation
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Radio Earth

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Client: University of Nottingham
Mobile
Web
Installation
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Coupling

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Client: University of Nottingham
Mobile
Electronics
Installation
Interview

About Me

Who am I?

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Dr Ben Bedwell

Research Fellow

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Skills

  • Web development
  • Digital design
  • Digital public engagement
  • Qualitative research

Horizon

In 2010 I was seconded to the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute at University of Nottingham. Following this I moved into my current role as a Research Fellow where I have studied uses of technologies to enable smarter transport and responsible energy consumption.

Mixed Reality Lab

In 2009 and 2010 I was a part-time then full-time Research Associate in the Mixed Reality Lab in the University of Nottingham's School of Computer Science. I worked on projects related to my PhD, particularly on use of mobile devices to support city visiting.

Doctoral

From 2005-2009 I carried out doctoral research in the University of Nottingham School of Computer Science, based in the Mixed Reality Lab, under the supervision of Boriana Koleva and Tom Rodden. In 2010 I submitted my thesis titled A Framework to Guide the Design of Environments Coupling Mobile and Situated Technologies completing my PhD (subject to typographical corrections submitted in the following month).

Higher education

I completed my BSc (Hons) in Computer Science in the University of Nottingham, graduating with a First degree in 2005. My work included a personal research and development project, Content-based Indexing and Retrieval for the World Wide Web; I produced a web-based system to classify, index and then allow access to images, using wavelet transformations to extract the salient visual features, binary search trees to efficiently index, then PHP to allow traversal of those trees.

Lower education

I attended Colchester Royal Grammar School for both my GCSE and A-Level courses, leaving the CRGS 6th Form in 2002.