20 July 2015
Welcome to Sarah Cole the British Library’s New Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence
I’m delighted to announce that Sarah Cole from TIME/IMAGE is the British Library’s new Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence, having secured funding from CreativeWorks London to work on a project called Poetic Places.
This initiative will explore relationships between literary geographies, cultural heritage collections, and real world environments, via the creation of a smartphone geolocation user experience that shares British Library digital content in relevant real-world locations; enabling participants to experience meaningful “poetic” connections between location, history and literature.
CreativeWorks London enables entrepreneurs to collaborate with 38 London-based universities, colleges, museums, libraries and archives on innovative projects. This is the second time that the British Library has worked with and hosted a resident entrepreneur; as last year CreativeWorks London funded Rob Sherman to be the British Library’s Interactive-Writer-in-Residence attached to the Lines In The Ice exhibition, where he created an immersive transmedia narrative work called On My Wife’s Back.
The final CreativeWorks London funding round supports nine new Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residences, including Sarah Cole; you can find a list of all the new projects here.
Watch this blog for future posts as the Poetic Places project progresses.
Curator, Digital Research