Applications are now open to spend ten months in residence at Ultraleap and the Pervasive Media Studio as part of MyWorld prototyping hand tracking gestures for home VR gaming. This is a practical Fellowship that will create guidance and tooling for game developers through prototyping and experimentation. We are inviting artists, user experience designers, technologists and creative practitioners with C# programming and Unity experience to apply.

This Fellowship is aimed at freelancers, practitioners, industry, and academics. It is intended to be a period of collaborative thinking and experimentation, applying practice, expertise, or relevant experience.

Ultraleap was formed when Leap Motion and Ultrahaptics came together in 2019. Ultraleap employs more than 170 people across Europe, North America and Asia and has a base in Bristol. It has become the first to offer the full vertical stack of software and hardware to enable spatial computing for the automotive, out of home, industrial, XR, entertainment and medical sectors.

The award:

£20,000 for 10 months at roughly 2.5 days/week. You will be contracted and paid via the University of Bristol but managed by Watershed and the Fellowship host.

For more information and how to apply read the brief and FAQs.

This Fellowship is part of the the MyWorld IDEAS programme, funded by UKRI. Read more about MyWorldMyWorld is funded through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) ‘Strength in Places fund’. 

Main Delivery partners: University of Bristol, University of the West of England, University of Bath, Bath Spa University, Digital Catapult, Watershed, Aardman Animations, Lux Aeterna, Esprit Film and Television, Bristol Old Vic and Opposable Games. 

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Vanessa Bellaar Spruijt

Vanessa Bellaar Spruijt is currently a producer on the MyWorld programme, a five year programme which will showcase the latest advances in digital production and research.