Society – Case Studies

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Tweet My Street

Tweet My Street combines the skills of geographers and computer scientists to help researchers to analyse localised social media data more effectively. The project was initially piloted in the West End of Newcastle and has since been expanded to the entire North East England region. Read More

Casting the Net

Part of the work of the SiDE project involves empowering young people in disadvantaged communities in partnership with third-sector organisations. Casting the Net is one such project, building on work already carried out for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities scoping study programme. Read More
date: 13.10.2014

Net Assets

Net Assets is a study of how digital technologies might be used to tackle social issues in many different ways. The project is led by the Regional Youth Work Unit, and gives young people the opportunity to engage in the political campaign of their choice. Read More
date: 13.10.2014

A Good Death

SiDE researchers Angela Abbott and Ranald Richardson worked with health and social housing providers to investigate how digital technologies could be used to help people spend their later life at home, rather than in a hospital. Read More
date: 13.10.2014

Sage Silver Ambassadors

Working with the Sage Silver Programme in Gateshead, SiDE researcher Angela Abbott explored the effect that participation in musical groups has on the health and happiness of older people. Read More
date: 13.10.2014

  • Social care policy and digital technologies - The Society Perspective is developing a suite of work focusing on caring practices at home and in communities.

  • AHRC Connected Communities Scoping study - Society Perspective (SP) researchers, Graeme Mearns and Ranald Richardson, together with colleagues from the Creative Media team, are currently carrying out a cross-disciplinary scoping study funded under the AHRC’s Connected Communities Programme.