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Cross-cultural partnership template

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Created by James Leach, Wendy Seltzer and Jon Ippolito, this project provided a template agreement for research and other encounters between cultures. In Crucible, this has been interpreted as potentially referring to different research cultures in a Western context, rather than being restricted to the cultural perspectives of traditional anthropology as described in the Subversion, Conversion and Development conference where the template was discussed.

The template itself is available here: http://newmedia.umaine.edu/stillwater/partnership/partnership_template.html

The Crucible project Improcess used the template as a basis for negotiating collaboration between Anglia Ruskin University, the Centre for Music and Science and Computer Laboratory, and staff at Microsoft Research Cambridge who engaged in the project in a private capacity. The project results have been extremely successful - although this need not be attributed solely to the template!