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Peter Woodbridge

Senior Lecturer

Peter Woodbridge

Peter Woodbridge is a Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking at Manchester School of Art. He teaches on the Filmmaking and Creative Multimedia programmes across a range of areas including cinematography, editing and new media development in documentary and drama.

His research is developed through creative practice in cross-platform media projects, transmedia, experience design and education initiatives that use emerging technologies. It draws upon inter-disciplinary approaches and explores a number of areas in the arts and humanities. He has an interest in the future of storytelling and emerging modes of consumption in digital culture. This interest has taken him to a number inter-disciplinary areas- including creating work that explores Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies, App Design and Multimedia Web Development in a storytelling context.

His current research interests are around that way that immersive storytelling techniques, such as through virtual reality, augmented reality, internet of things and transmedia, can be used as platforms for engaging people in story experiences in physical locations. He is currently developing a number of practice based projects through an AHRC funded PhD at the University of Liverpool in this area.

He has been involved in a number of nationally and internationally funded digital media projects from organisations such as the AHRC, UNDP, JISC and ERDF. In 2014 he was awarded a fellowship at the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) for his work in developing education projects around using media for social and cultural change. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).


Beacons for Science - An Augmented and Virtual Reality App

Beacons for Science is a collaborative project between the Universities in Manchester to produce an interactive app incorporating Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. The app, which was developed for Manchester City of Science 2016, enables users to see science stories from the city as they walk around- including being able to see inside buildings and to be transported to new perspectives on science. Details…

Cine Collective

A network developing collaborative cinematography projects, open learning initiatives and exploring new ways of developing cinematic practice in the digital age.. Details…

Creative Activism

A community and academic network exploring the relationship between art, activism and social change. Details…

Culture Machine Live

Co-Editor of a podcast series exploring digital culture, new media theory and digital arts.. Details…

Falcone's Generation

Executive producer/co-investigator on a documentary project exploring the evolution of organised crime in Sicily. Funded by British Council, 2014-present. Details…

Immersive Storylab - Exploring Virtual And Augmented Reality Filmmaking

"As connected devices and services continue to develop, filmmakers will be able to place a story layer over the real world. Inanimate objects and physical locations will become an opportunity to extend stories and engage audiences in ways that propel 21st-century storytelling. Details…

Liquid Cinema Project

An exploratory transmedia practice exploring connected/expanded cinema. Aspects of this project have been funded by the ERDF and involved a range of participants from the digital and media sector. Details…

Living Books About Life

Project team member for a series of curated, open access books about life — with life understood both philosophically and biologically — which provide a bridge between the humanities and the sciences. Produced by a globally-distributed network of writers and editors, the books in the series repackage existing open access science research by clustering it around selected topics whose unifying theme is life such as air, agriculture, bioethics, cosmetic surgery, electronic waste, energy, neurology and pharmacology. Details…

Migration Aware

A humanitarian documentary/digital media project to develop educational materials around irregular migration in sub-Saharan Africa. Funded by UNDP, 2010-2012. Details…

Open Media Classes

Co-Investigator on a project to develop a series of Open Access Media Courses. I developed the resources and network for an open course exploring Creative Media Activism which encouraged student to develop projects related to social and cultural change. Details…

Secrecy Machine

Secrecy Machine is a performative transmedia publishing project in collaboration with King's College London. On the 14th and 15th of May, 2015, a group of experts gathered in London to discuss the place and implications of secrecy in contemporary culture and politics. Details…


Peter Woodbridge is a member of:

A selection of recent research outputs.


Woodbridge, P., 2010. Embodied Perspective, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry, 2009.


Woodbridge, P., Repetti, A., Collins, L., 2016. 'Falcone's Generation', Documentary film about the Mafia in Sicily.

Woodbridge, P., 2015. 'Fracking Futures', Short documentary promo film to raise awareness of Fracking in Merseyside.

Woodbridge, P. et al, 2015. 'Latitude', A transmedia feature film teaching project. Released in 2015.

Woodbridge, P., 2014. 'Migration Aware', Short documentary film about Irregular Migration in Nigeria, funded by UNDP.


Woodbridge, P., 2013. 'Sounds of the Subway', Video, 3'30", Don't you have Docs Film Festival, Melbourne, 2013.


Woodbridge, P., 2012. 'How Progress is Made', Film, 3'57", Adbusters TV, November 2012.

Edited Books


Woodbridge, P., Adema, J, 2011. 'Symbiosis: Ecologies, Assemblages and Evolution', Open Humanities Press, London.

Book Chapters

After Video

Woodbridge, P. , Hall, G. , Birchall, C., 2016. 'Control Societies'. In Oliver Lerone Schultz, Adnan Hadzi, Pablo de Soto, Laila Shereen Sakr (VJ Um Amel) (eds.) After.Video Assemblages, Mute Publishing, Open Humanities Press.

Woodbridge, P., Mair, J., 2011. 'Facing the Future in Higher Education'. In Mair, J., Keeble, R (eds.) Face the Future: Tools for the Modern Media Age, Abramis Press, London.

Internet Publications

JISC, 2016. 'Open Media Classes', JISC Research Report,

Woodbridge, P., 2013. 'Creative Activism Open Class Learning Resources', iTunes U,

Journal Articles

Woodbridge, P., Birchall, C., Hall, G., 2012. 'How to Do Justice to Media Specificity—Or, Should This Video Be Left to Speak for Itself?', Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy, 1.

Woodbridge, P., Birchall, C., Hall, G., 2012. 'The Post-Secret State: Openness and Transparency in the Era of Government 2.0', Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy, 1.

Woodbridge, P., Birchall, C., Hall, G., 2010. 'Deleuze’s 'Postscript on Societies of Control'', Culture Machine, 11.

Woodbridge, P., Birchall, C., Hall, G., 2009. 'Liquid Theory TV', Culture Machine, 10.


Woodbridge, P., 2016. 'Pokemon Go Away: Digital Urbanism and Mediated Architectures', Media Research Seminars, Coventry University, October 2016.

Woodbridge, P., 2016. '‘The Immersive Storylab. Speculative Mediations on the Future of Media Practice’', Journal of Media Practice Annual Conference, London South Bank University.

Creative Activism

Woodbridge, P., 2015. 'Art, Technology and Activism: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Crime in Sicily and Irregular Migration in sub-Saharan Africa', Enhancing Interdisciplinarity, University of Liverpool, January 2015.

Woodbridge, P., 2012. 'Open Creativity and Transformation in Independent Film', Cultural Policy Studies Visiting Lecture Series, Warwick University, March 2012.

Woodbridge, P., 2012. 'Open Source Media Practice: The Creative Activism Project', Beyond Content: Open Education, Vancouver, British Columbia, Oct 2012.

Woodbridge, P., 2011. 'Open Pedagogies in Creative Media: Moving from knowledge consumption to exchange‘', Post-Digital Encounters, Journal of Media Practice, Watershed, Bristol, June 2011.

Woodbridge, P., Stokes, N., 2010. '‘Integrated uses of media platforms in HE in University Teaching Resources', Association for Commonwealth Universities Annual Conference, Melbourne, November 2010.