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Invention, Creativity and Experience

Goldsmiths' researchers endeavour to shape the contemporary world as much as we are shaped by it.

Research theme overview

We’re often told technology has the capacity to transform our world, and in many ways it has. But human hopes, aspirations, challenges and desires remain the same. Invention, Creativity and Experience is looking to a more radical future, where it is these human factors that drive technological and societal change. 
These are challenges that cannot be addressed through a single lens.  That’s why we’ve brought together computer scientists and artists, psychologists and musicians, sociologists and designers to seek to understand these new intersections and create new forms of artistic practice in response. 
We work with an ever-expanding range of industry partners, and public and charitable organisations of all kinds, locally and internationally, and if you share our vision of the future we’d be very keen to hear from you.
Streams - Creativity, Aesthetics and Invention in the Digital Age, Mixed Realities: Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Audio-Visuality (AV)



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Simon McVeighTheme Champion

Simon McVeigh
"Invention, Creativity and Experience is looking to a more radical future, where it is these human factors that drive technological and societal change. "

Simon McVeigh is a musicologist specialising in British musical life 1700-1945, and in violin music and performance practices of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  Books include Concert Life in London from Mozart to Haydn (Cambridge University Press) and The Italian Solo Concerto 1700-1760 (Boydell Press), while an edition of Arne’s oratorio Judith forms the 100th volume in the flagship series Musica Britannica.

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If you would like further information relating to the Invention, Creativity and Experience theme please contact:

Jessica Pavlos ( - Research Development and Partnerships Manager / Enterprise Office

Research Office 

Goldsmiths, University of London
Hatcham House
17-19 St James
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

Phone: 020 7919 7835