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

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

Innovation Through Knowledge Exchange and the Design of Knowledge Exchange Design

OutcomeConference Paper
Innovation Through Knowledge Exchange and the Design of Knowledge Exchange Design

The paper was written for the 2012 International Design Management Research Conference, organised by DMI and presented at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston, USA on 8th August 2012.  Abstract ...More information

Platform Development

Platform Development

Multi-user platform in development, allowing collaborative data to be created and visualised using a suite of software and hardware tools.

We’re building a new piece of software here at Imagination, put simply it’s a “tool-kit architecture” but it has the promise of being so much more. Think...Read full update

Brief Encounter Workshop

Brief Encounter Workshop

Academics from around the UK and Europe attend a workshop with industry representatives to explore the possibilities to make distributed and digitally augmented design more effective and fun.

This one day workshop brought together academics for a wide range of institutions including Cambridge...Read full update

Platform Development

Platform Development

Multi-user platform in development, allowing collaborative data to be created and visualised using a suite of software and hardware tools.

We’re building a new piece of software here at Imagination, put simply it’s a “tool-kit architecture” but it has the promise of being so much more. Think...Read full update

Brief Encounter Workshop

Brief Encounter Workshop

Academics from around the UK and Europe attend a workshop with industry representatives to explore the possibilities to make distributed and digitally augmented design more effective and fun.

This one day workshop brought together academics for a wide range of institutions including Cambridge...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 ...