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Peter Woodbridge FRSA FHEA

Senior Lecturer

Peter Woodbridge

Peter Woodbridge researches the convergence between screen media and immersive digital storytelling. He teaches on the Filmmaking and Creative Multimedia programmes across a range of areas including specialisms in cinematography, digital project development and immersive media practice.

His current research is exploring mixed reality storytelling in urban space- thinking specifically about how emerging technologies are changing the way we interact with place. He is currently developing an AHRC funded PhD, at the University of Liverpool School of the Arts, working with several research partners on projects that re-imagine space as a narrative encounter through augmented and locative technologies.

Previous research has focused on creating digital media projects for a range of organisations, including collaborating on several research projects funded by the AHRC, JISC, UNDP and the ERDF.

He was awarded a fellowship of the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) for his work around teaching creativity for social change. He is also a fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy)


Immersive Storylab - Exploring Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality & Locative Media Storytelling

This project is exploring the magic of mixed reality storytelling and immersive media technology. Looking at and developing novel applications and use cases that utilise augmented reality, virtual reality and other immersive technologies for educational, cultural and artistic practice. Details…

PhD Title: Mixed Reality and Immersive Storytelling in Urban Space

Exploring mixed reality storytelling in the future city, as part of an AHRC Funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with McCann Manchester and the Virtual Engineering Centre at University of Liverpool. My focus is on prototyping how immersive mixed reality technologies can be used to create imaginative interactions between people and place. Details…


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A selection of recent research outputs.


Woodbridge, P. Illingsworth, S. et al, 2016. 'Ballad of the Manchester Ship Canal', Video Installation, ESOF 2016, June 2016.

Woodbridge, P. Miah, A et al, 2016. 'Beacons for Science App', Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Locative Media App, App Store, June 2016.

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.

Woodbridge, P., 2012. 'Streets of Ibadan', Film, 2m20s.

Woodbridge, P., 2011. 'Picturing the Body App', The worlds first photography class in an app, featured in Wired Magazine.

Woodbridge, P., 2011. 'The Relativity Delusion', Film, Looping 1m30s, 20/03/2010.

Woodbridge, P., 2010. 'All that is solid melts into google', Film, 3m10, Adbusters TV.

Woodbridge, P. Hall, G. Birchall, C, 2010. 'Deleuze's Postscript on Societies of Control', Essay Film, 22m45s.

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

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. Birchall, C, 2015. 'Secrecy Machine', Kings College London,

Woodbridge, P Adema, J. Hall, G. Birchall, C., 2014. 'Culture Machine Live', Culture Machine,

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

Hall, G. Birchall, C. Zylinska, J. Woodbridge, P., 2012. 'Living Books About Life', Living Books About Life,

Woodbridge, P., 2010. 'CU on 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. Verity, M, 2017. 'Imagining Future Cities: Mixed Reality and the Transformation of Urban Experiential Space', International AR and VR Conference, Manchester, February 2017.

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.

Other Outputs

Woodbridge, P., 2014. 'Cine Collective', The Cine Collective is an Open Teaching Project exploring cinematography through shared projects.