The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) was set up in 1995 in recognition of the need for The Open University to be at the forefront of research and development in a convergence of areas that impacted on the OU's very nature: Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Technologies, and Multimedia. We chose to call this convergence Knowledge Media.


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Jaisha Gadhvi - Photograph

I am one of the senior administrative assistants in KMi. 50% of my role involves supporting various members of KMi project leaders with their project administration whilst the other 50% is providing...

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Enrico Motta - Photograph

I am interested in using semantic technologies to deliver intelligent functionalities to users. These functionalities may take several forms, such as i) smart query answering; ii) intelligent...

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Wolff, A. and Mulholland, P. (2015) Navigation Strategies in the Cityscape/Datascape, Workshop: International Workshop on Pervasive Urban Applications (PURBA 2015) at ACM UbiComp 2015, Osaka, Japan


Mudd, T., Holland, S., Mulholland, P. and Dalton, N. (2015) Investigating the effects of introducing nonlinear dynamical processes into digital musical interfaces, Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), Maynooth University, Ireland


Steffert, T., Holland, S., Mulholland, P., Dalton, S. and Väljamäe, A. (2015) Prototyping A Method For The Assessment Of Real-Time EEG Sonifications, International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), Graz, Austria


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Future Seminars

 Ben Vaughan

ARToolKit Open Source Software

This event will take place on Tuesday 07 July 2015

Ben Vaughan - DAQRI Inc

ARToolKit was the first commercially available SDK for Augmented Reality.  Following its acquisition by DAQRI, it has been released Free and Open Source under an LGPL license. The...

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Recent Seminars

Professor Hans Akkermans - The Network Institute, Web alliance for Regreening in Africa (W4RA,, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Extending the World Wide Web Without Internet
This event took place on Thursday 02 July 2015


Mikel Salazar - Deustotech (University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain)
An Introduction to OpenUIX
This event took place on Tuesday 30 June 2015

Dr. Christopher Atchison - University of Cincinnati and the International Association for Geoscience Diversity
Fostering an international initiative to mitigate the barriers of full participation for geoscience students and practitioners with disabilities
This event took place on Monday 29 June 2015


Rafael Garcia - Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR)
A new concept in online universities
This event took place on Tuesday 23 June 2015


Studentship applications are currently available in KMi, read more and learn how to apply.

Deadline for applications: 13th July 2015

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20 Years of Knowledge Media


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