Sam Birchall

Birchall
Past Staff Member
Multi-user Environment Programmer, January 1970 to January 1970
AI, Programming, Philosophy, Knowledge Exchange, Pedagogy

Sam came to Imagination Lancaster after studying Intelligent Systems and Philosophy, with an independent study specialising in modelling empathy as a function. He has a wide and varied background in many academic disciplines with unions on the theme of mind and intelligence, especially agent-based and emergent systems.

He is currently working as part of the New IDEAs team realising creative toolkits for use in digital knowledge exchange. Sam's likes to indulge his mind-bits in activities such as reading sci-fi, writing and performing poetry, singing sea shanties and old chain-gang blues songs, balancing chairs on his chin and drawing famous people as otters.

Updates and Outcomes

Action Points Tool

Action Points Tool

A simple but effective tool for addressing action points in meetings.

A Proud meeting for partners across Europe took place at the beginning of this week and in order to ensure that this meeting was an engaging experience for all of the participants, the New IDEAS and Proud team came together...Read full update

Knowledge Exchange Tool Co-Design Continues Across the University

Knowledge Exchange Tool Co-Design Continues Across the University

The three part series of labs run as part of the New Ideas project may have finished in December 2012, but the development of the tools created in the labs continues this year.

The New Ideas team are the in process of meeting with each of the lab participants across the different faculties in...Read full update

Co-Designing Tools for the New IDEAS Project

Co-Designing Tools for the New IDEAS Project

This week, we completed the final of three labs with the leading knowledge exchange practitioners in the University, marking the end of the first phase if the New IDEAS project

This series of three labs has been aimed at enabling the participants in the group to lead the co-design of new...Read full update

Second KE Tool Design Lab: Generating Ideas

Second KE Tool Design Lab: Generating Ideas

Participants generated tool ideas that would be useful for knowledge exchange activities across the University.

The second instalment of the New IDEAS labs for designing knowledge exchange toolkits took place on Wednesday 21st November, in which the participants generated variety of ideas for...Read full update

The First of the Knowledge Exchange Tool Design Labs

The First of the Knowledge Exchange Tool Design Labs

Asking the Right Questions to Frame Knowledge Exchange Challenges

Yesterday, Wednesday 14th November, a group people working in knowledge exchange across different departments within Lancaster University came to the Imagination Lab for the first of three tool design labs. The method...Read full update

Upcoming: 3 Tool Design Events

Upcoming: 3 Tool Design Events

Designing Tools for Designing Knowledge Exchange & High Impact Research

Lancaster University has an excellent reputation for knowledge exchange and high impact research, but the way we have achieved this is often unknown outside of particular departments and teams. ...Read full update

Knowledge Exchange Tool Co-Design Continues Across the University

Knowledge Exchange Tool Co-Design Continues Across the University

The three part series of labs run as part of the New Ideas project may have finished in December 2012, but the development of the tools created in the labs continues this year.

The New Ideas team are the in process of meeting with each of the lab participants across the different faculties in...Read full update

Co-Designing Tools for the New IDEAS Project

Co-Designing Tools for the New IDEAS Project

This week, we completed the final of three labs with the leading knowledge exchange practitioners in the University, marking the end of the first phase if the New IDEAS project

This series of three labs has been aimed at enabling the participants in the group to lead the co-design of new...Read full update

Second KE Tool Design Lab: Generating Ideas

Second KE Tool Design Lab: Generating Ideas

Participants generated tool ideas that would be useful for knowledge exchange activities across the University.

The second instalment of the New IDEAS labs for designing knowledge exchange toolkits took place on Wednesday 21st November, in which the participants generated variety of ideas for...Read full update

The First of the Knowledge Exchange Tool Design Labs

The First of the Knowledge Exchange Tool Design Labs

Asking the Right Questions to Frame Knowledge Exchange Challenges

Yesterday, Wednesday 14th November, a group people working in knowledge exchange across different departments within Lancaster University came to the Imagination Lab for the first of three tool design labs. The method...Read full update

Upcoming: 3 Tool Design Events

Upcoming: 3 Tool Design Events

Designing Tools for Designing Knowledge Exchange & High Impact Research

Lancaster University has an excellent reputation for knowledge exchange and high impact research, but the way we have achieved this is often unknown outside of particular departments and teams. ...Read full update

New IDEAS at DMI Conference, Boston, USA

New IDEAS at DMI Conference, Boston, USA

A Paper on Designing Knowledge Exchange is Presented at the 2012 DMI Conference

Last week, on Wednesday 8th August, a paper co-written by three members of the New IDEAS team was presented at the 2012 International Design Management Research Conference.  ...Read full update

You can find a list of Sam Birchall's publications on the Lancaster University research pages.

Key Projects

New IDEASNew IDEAS New IDEAS The aim of New IDEAS is to develop, refine and disseminate highly innovative knowledge exchange approaches ...