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In this section you will find regular blog posts written and published by members of the project team. The Creative Fuse North East team includes over 80 academic experts and industry specialists and they use blogging to share thinking, concepts and emerging innovation concepts being developed by the project.

CAKE Mix 18: Innovative Women

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CAKE 18: Innovative Women was held as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations at Teesside University. This event was open to everyone, with some wonderful speakers discussing gender equality and their work in the Creative and Cultural community.

This is what happened on #FuseCAKE, the live-tweeted bulletins from the event.

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Unfolding Thoughts on Producing Immersive Theatre

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The day begins with a symbol: hands enclosing a soundwave. It’s the logo-in-development for Multiverse Arcade, a participatory theatre experience coming to NewcastleGateshead in Summer 2018.

Unfolding Theatre have been commissioned to produce an installation for Great Exhibition of the North and have opted to create an immersive experience that will provide a recording and listening platform for young voices to articulate the changes that they need to see in the world.

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Studying your Business: How Students Could Boost Your Innovation Capacity

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At its core, Creative Fuse North East is about bringing together universities with creative and digital businesses in the region. Universities can offer expert insights, evidence-based strategies, and access to cutting edge resources or tools, as well as introducing multidisciplinary perspectives within a business environment.

But where university-business collaboration can really shine is through bringing our students into the mix.

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CAKE Mix 16: Music & Sound

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In our 16th Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) Event, we dived into the science of music and mood; glimpsed the future of a Newcastle-based recording studio; treated early-modern artworks to a live-coding performance; and swallowed some sobering statistics about the under-representation of female composers, artists and songwriters in the North East.

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On Tour: Inside the Knight Lab

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The Knight Lab at Northwestern University in Chicago is an international beacon of creative fusion, where journalists, computer scientists and designers make ground-breaking storytelling tools.

Lee Hall and Dr John Price from the University ofSunderland visited in January to discover first hand how it works,

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CAKE Mix 15: Digital Archives

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How does the digital affect archive materials? Often when we consider digital archives, we equate this with the process of digitisation – creating a digital copy of an item that can be viewed on a screen and stored on a server. But what if there was more to the digital archive than digitisation?

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Innovation Pilots: What is Digital Democracy Anyway?

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Unfolding Theatre describe themselves as “big-hearted theatre which delights in bringing people together.” They use participatory methods to engage audiences in their productions, are are currently exploring how digital tools could make their creative process more democratic through collaborating with the region’s universities on an Innovation Pilot project –

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CAKE Mix: Christmas CAKE

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2017 has been a year of ups and downs for a lot of us, but as the year draws to a close it’s time to take a moment to reflect, to look back on our successes and to look ahead to what’s coming next. For anyone living in the North East,

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