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Immersive ‘hyper-real’ recordings and virtual reality gigs: The future of Manchester music

Dr Kirsty Fairclough and Jamie Birkett discuss how SODA is working with new technologies to create the next generation of audio experiences Manchester’s musical landscape needs little introduction – from …

December 2, 2021

Global reach of North’s tech sector continues to expand, shows SODA and Prolific North research

More than 500 global companies have a presence in the North, with over half in the North West The digital and creative sector in the North continues to expand onto …

November 30, 2021

Driving the Digital Agenda at BEYOND Conference

Dr Kirsty Fairclough and John Willis represent the School of Digital Arts (SODA) at the BEYOND Conference in Belfast this week, hosting a panel discussion on SODA’s role in driving …

October 20, 2021

SODA’s Nia Dryhurst shortlisted for prestigious Grierson and BAFTA awards

Senior Lecturer in Documentary at the School of Digital Arts (SODA), Nia Dryhurst, has been nominated for Grierson and BAFTA Cymru awards for her powerful S4C documentary, DRYCH: Chwaer Fach, …

October 13, 2021

New digital technology and creative degree scholarships for students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds supported by PlayStation Career Pathways Program

Widening access to creative and digital courses New scholarships to support students from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds on creative and digital technology degree courses have been launched at …

September 29, 2021

Manchester writer, artist and games developer joins School of Digital Arts

Manchester writer, artist and games developer joins School of Digital Arts Award winning Manchester writer, artist and games developer Dan Hett has joined the School of Digital Arts (SODA) as …

September 23, 2021

Cyber and business skills training to boost career opportunities and tackle UK’s digital skills gap

University to deliver Government-funded Skills Bootcamps to boost careers opportunities through the Institute of Coding Manchester Metropolitan University will harness its digital and business expertise to run new Skills Bootcamps, …

July 16, 2021
Anjali Vats and Marianne R. Petit

International artist and digital law expert join SODA as new visiting scholars

Marianne R. Petit and Anjali Vats will share their experience and expertise An artist-educator whose work blends technology and traditional storytelling and a race, law and popular culture expert have …

July 7, 2021
In Conversation with Marianne Petit

In Conversation with Marianne Petit

In the third of our In Conversation series, experts from SODA chat to our new Visiting Scholar – Marianne Petit. Marianne R. Petit is an artist and educator whose work …

July 5, 2021
Cryptoknitties

SODA lecturer sells 10,000 unique NFTs for collectable virtual knitted characters

Andrew King set the online crypto market ablaze with his playful CryptoKnitties sale A Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer has created an online crypto market storm by developing the latest digital …

May 25, 2021