Sam Birchall

Birchall
Past Staff Member
Multi-user Environment Programmer, January 1970 to January 1970
AI, Programming, Philosophy, Knowledge Exchange, Pedagogy

Sam came to Imagination Lancaster after studying Intelligent Systems and Philosophy, with an independent study specialising in modelling empathy as a function. He has a wide and varied background in many academic disciplines with unions on the theme of mind and intelligence, especially agent-based and emergent systems.

He is currently working as part of the New IDEAs team realising creative toolkits for use in digital knowledge exchange. Sam's likes to indulge his mind-bits in activities such as reading sci-fi, writing and performing poetry, singing sea shanties and old chain-gang blues songs, balancing chairs on his chin and drawing famous people as otters.

Updates and Outcomes

Support Available for Collaborative Research Projects

Support Available for Collaborative Research Projects

The IDEAS for Impact project has time and funding to support collaborative research projects at Lancaster University.

The IDEAS for Impact team is offering a week’s worth of their expertise in knowledge exchange and interaction design to research based projects based in any of the faculties...Read full update

Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

Event3 years, 2 months and 17 days ago
Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

3rd of June 2014, The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, SW1H OAD, London

Come along to our fully funded Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam on Tuesday 3rd of June 2014.

- Are you a London-based creative or digital business with less than 250 employees? - Have you...Read full update

Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

On Wednesday 30th of April, Imagination’s London Fusion team delivered their third highly interactive Design Jam. The Design Jam explored the health, demographic and wellbeing challenges and opportunities to create innovative services and products to enhance the lives of the residents of...Read full update

Launch: Collaboration and Impact Toolbox

OutcomeWeb publication/site
Launch: Collaboration and Impact Toolbox

The IDEAS for Impact project have launched a new free online resource to help Lancaster academics collaborate and initiate high impact research.  Our approach in IDEAS for Impact involves the design of tools that help facilitate impactful research through collaboration. Just like ordinary...More information

Imagination launches a new project to support excellent, high impact research across Lancaster University

Imagination launches a new project to support excellent, high impact research across Lancaster University

Ideas for Impact is a Lancaster University project to support academics across the University in conducting excellent research with significance to the outside world. We are especially interested in helping newly appointed academics to develop high impact research.

The Lancaster University...Read full update

Hexagon Tool Available from New IDEAS

Hexagon Tool Available from New IDEAS

The New IDEAS Hexagon Tool is a tactile and versatile method for connecting together ideas in multiple directions during brainstorming, meetings, workshops and other events where knowledge needs to be exchanged.

The tool was developed as an alternative to post-it notes because we found that...Read full update

Support Available for Collaborative Research Projects

Support Available for Collaborative Research Projects

The IDEAS for Impact project has time and funding to support collaborative research projects at Lancaster University.

The IDEAS for Impact team is offering a week’s worth of their expertise in knowledge exchange and interaction design to research based projects based in any of the faculties...Read full update

Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

Event3 years, 2 months and 17 days ago
Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam

3rd of June 2014, The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, SW1H OAD, London

Come along to our fully funded Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam on Tuesday 3rd of June 2014.

- Are you a London-based creative or digital business with less than 250 employees? - Have you...Read full update

Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

On Wednesday 30th of April, Imagination’s London Fusion team delivered their third highly interactive Design Jam. The Design Jam explored the health, demographic and wellbeing challenges and opportunities to create innovative services and products to enhance the lives of the residents of...Read full update

Imagination launches a new project to support excellent, high impact research across Lancaster University

Imagination launches a new project to support excellent, high impact research across Lancaster University

Ideas for Impact is a Lancaster University project to support academics across the University in conducting excellent research with significance to the outside world. We are especially interested in helping newly appointed academics to develop high impact research.

The Lancaster University...Read full update

Hexagon Tool Available from New IDEAS

Hexagon Tool Available from New IDEAS

The New IDEAS Hexagon Tool is a tactile and versatile method for connecting together ideas in multiple directions during brainstorming, meetings, workshops and other events where knowledge needs to be exchanged.

The tool was developed as an alternative to post-it notes because we found that...Read full update

Conference Toolbox Overview

Conference Toolbox Overview

Much of our research in Imagination involves the creation of approaches, methods, processes, scaffolding, courses, modules and other forms that support innovation and KE. We are moving towards a meta-description of these. We tend to describe them as tools or elements of a toolbox. It’s worth...Read full update

You can find a list of Sam Birchall's publications on the Lancaster University research pages.

Key Projects

New IDEASNew IDEAS New IDEAS The aim of New IDEAS is to develop, refine and disseminate highly innovative knowledge exchange approaches ...