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Inside the digital 'Harry Potter' church

Scientists at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London, Lancaster Imagination Lab and the Institute for Economic Analysis of Decision-making at The University of Sheffield have teamed up with a church in Hackney to create a project aimed at exploring ways to communicate and share "empathy via digital means".

St Peter De Beauvoir Town Church has installed a wifi-enabled prayer candle system, a digital advent window and a holy water font connected to a motion sensor as part of the programme.

The church hopes that the new technology will help it engage with younger members of its congregation.

Jane Wakefield visited the church and talked to those behind the project.

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  • 17 Dec 2014
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