Your help sought in Cambridge bid for FutureLab


Your help is needed in a bid by Cambridge University to host the 'FutureLab' of the National Endowment for Science and Technology in the Arts (NESTA).

FutureLab is intended to be a national centre of excellence in digital arts, sited at a university with a strong research record and good local support infrastructure for digital graphics and multimedia art.

One of the criteria that has been stated for a successful bid is that NESTA wish to locate FutureLab in an area with strong local industry in the digital graphics, multimedia and videogames industries. This is true of Cambridge of course, and many such companies are Network members. But to identify them all, we're asking for your assistance.

If your organisation operates in this sector, Alan Blackwell at the University's Computer Laboratory would like to hear from you. He would like a sentence or two describing your products, the field you work in, or any other track record in graphics, multimedia or gaming. If you already work closely with the University, it would be useful to note the department and contact person that you deal with.

Please email Alan (with a copy to his colleague Jem Rashbass) at the following addresses by 15th May:


The University of Cambridge is acknowledged as one of the world's leading higher education and research institutions. The University was instrumental in the formation of the Cambridge Network and its Vice- Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, is also the President of the Cambridge Network.

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