Research & Development Work
I'm interested in the way we can use creative technology and immersive experiences to enhance people's engagement with place. In a world where so much technology takes us away, or fragments us, from the shared experience of where we are here and now.
I am focused on technology development, and carry out research that leads to practical cultural, industrial & commercial outcomes and applications.
My current research work involves making work, interventions and inventions to encourage curiosity, wonder & playfulness in the world around us. To re-immersive and re-engage through immersive experiences and interactions in shared places. I'm particularly interested in working on developments and innovation in the growing location based entertainment and experiential technology world.
In order to do this I use technologies such as games engines, real-time, AI, XR, volumetric video, interactive media, projection mapping, sensor-based/data-based media, mobile, web, voice user interfaces, VR/MR headset, voice and screen based media. Combining experience design, games and storytelling to create immersive experiences.
Since 2017, I've mainly been developing this research at the University of Liverpool Research Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts and at the Institute of Art and Technology at LJMU as well as through a number of externally funded R&D collaborations with companies, partners and organisations.
From 2015-2018 I was mainly doing this work at the Manchester's SODA School of Digital Art. Between 2011-2015 much of my research work was located within the The Centre for Disruptive Media at Coventry University- where I worked on pioneering digital engagement projects in education, publishing, media archiving and digital storytelling.