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Growing Knowledge: the Evolution of Research Tools

Introducing the latest research tools

“Digital research tools are changing the possibilities of research. Growing Knowledge brought to life technologies that will pose many interesting questions.”

Dr Aleks Krotoski
Exhibition Researcher in Residence

 

Dr Aleks Krotoski

 

The Growing Knowledge exhibition challenged visitors to discover just how fast research is changing and try the latest ideas for themselves. Involving a number of industry-leading partners made it possible to showcase the latest research tools, many for the first time, in a fully interactive environment.

“Digital research tools are changing the possibilities of research,” explained Dr Aleks Krotoski, Exhibition Researcher in Residence. “Growing Knowledge brought to life technologies that will pose many interesting questions. Critically, are researchers taking full advantage of the technologies now available?”

Specially designed multimedia ‘pods’, designed through partnership with HP and Haworth, enabled researchers to try out a range of future digital tools. Visitors could also sample technology such as the prototype of Sony’s RayModeler, exhibited for the first time in the UK, autostereoscopic display and the Microsoft Surface Table, showing a digital version of the 83 metre long Garibaldi Panorama painting.

The exhibition attracted a diverse audience, who were encouraged to express their opinions. Initial feedback evaluation showed that they were impressed by the resources and tools on show and their usefulness to the research process.

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