Mandy Rose

director Digital Cultures Research Centre

Mandy Rose is Co-Director of i-Docs and Director of the University of the West of England’s Digital Cultures Research Centre. A pioneer of interactive and participatory media, she was co-producer of the BBC Video Nation project (1994-2000), devised Voices (2005, a major BBC investigation of language, accent and dialect in the UK) and was Executive Producer of the Capture Wales (Cipolwg ar Gymru in Welsh) digital storytelling project (2001-2008).

Her research looks at the intersection between documentary and networked culture. She is currently writing about co-creation and exploring Virtual Reality non-fiction. Her most recent production, Searching for Happiness (2013), is a continually updating interactive documentary, a meditation on culture, values and the meaning of life.

Mandy is a contributor to Sight & Sound’s poll of Best Movies 2014, a “Decision Maker” at Sheffield DocFest, and contributor to MIT OpenDocLab’s docubase. Her recent writing appears in The Journal of Documentary Studies (Intellect Books 2013), The Documentary Film Book (Palgrave 2013) and DIY Citizenship; Critical Making and Social Media (MIT Press 2014).

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