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The Social Interpretation project is a Research and Development exercise joint funded by the NESTA / Arts Council / AHRC digital R&D Fund, and Imperial War Museums (IWM). At its heart, it aims to bring successful social interactions already found online and apply them across IWM’s collections – making social objects out of museums objects.

More on the over-arching concept.

The Partners

Social Interpretation is being developed by three key partners:

  • IWM – lead partner, graphic design, online and in-gallery application development, project management
  • UCL – formative evaluation, linguistic analysis and user-centred design from Digital Humanities, and mobile development from CASA
  • Knowledge Integration – server-side application, database and API development, and social media integration

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