The co_LAB team from LSFM has joined a consortium of university and industry partners from across Europe on the Erasmus-funded project Emerging Media Exploration – “EMEX” for short. This 3-year project seeks to develop collaborative teaching approaches to explore the impact of emerging media technologies on the future of storytelling and society.
The consortium features researchers from LSFM, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF (Germany), the University of Applied Sciences Tampere (Finland), and Media Innovation Studio at University of Greater Lancashire (UK). The consortium also includes the innovation group at Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, the public broadcaster of Germany’s capital region, who will act as a provider of cutting-edge media technologies. Further start-ups and research institutes are invited to join the project as associated partners.
In the wake of current discussions around the European Universities initiative, EMEX provides a prototypical example how online collaboration blended with short- and long-term student mobility constitute a pragmatic foundation for transnational degree programmes. Students will be introduced to a particular emerging media technology in transnational online courses. They form teams and develop concepts, again purely online. Then, in the upcoming semester, they can take part in international workshops, to realize their projects on site at one of the partner organisations. EMEX builds on proven approaches which have been developed in the former Erasmus+ project “OnCreate”, which explored the teaching of creative processes in transnational online collaborative courses.
EMEX is funded with approx. 400.000€ by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme as a strategic partnership. It was initiated in September 2018 and will last till August 2021, allowing for three cycles of intensive transnational collaboration and creation