Lunchtime Talk
Fri 4 Oct 2019 14:00

Playing with non-fiction VR: access and audiences

How can non-fiction VR pieces create meaningful dialogue for audiences? Can immersive artwork have an impact? Studio Residents Anagram will discuss this & more at this lunchtime talk.


Amy Rose

Amy is one half of Anagram. ANAGRAM is an award-winning creative collective who make immersive experiences that bring together innovative digital interaction and stories told from real life.

Using a piece of work called The Collider, Anagram conducted a series of workshops in the South West with diverse audiences, exploring questions such as, how can we build a dynamic and lasting conversation around immersive work? What happens before - and after? Who comes to see this work - and why? If interactive and immersive work are different expereineces to say going to the cinema and theatre - how can we think about the right ways to design the venues and events that stage the works?

The Collider is an installation piece by Anagram that explores the relationships between people. The piece stages an encounter between two people in which the dynamic that emerges - following instructions and exploring the piece - offers people a chance to reflect on their own relationship with the power dynamics that fizz and pop between people. It premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April, won best immersive art award at Sandbox Immersive Festival in Qingdao, China and was just feature in the “best of 2019” VR section at Venice Film Festival. It is hopefully coming to the UK in 2020!

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: to book your place on a tour.

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