From spatialised sound to augmented reality overlays, emerging technologies give developers, creatives and performers new ways to blend physical and virtual worlds. However, to fulfil their potential in terms of use, design and implementation, we need to explore immersive experiences from multiple perspectives and in different domains.

While significant investment is being made in a range of platforms to deliver immersive experiences, we want to enable bold, interdisciplinary thinking around future content, tools, services and applications. If the potential of immersion is to be fully realised in new markets and emergent forms of cultural experience, bridges between arts and digital technology, marketplace and research, need to be built.

SWCTN Project Director Jon Dovey takes a look at Immersion and what this means for the network and the South West

Immersion fellows
Anthony Head
Anthony Rowe
Aste Amundsen
Ben Dunks
Ben Kreukniet
Coral Manton
David Paton
Dom Brown
Duncan Speakman
Ellie Ripley
Hannah Wood
Harmeet Chagger-Khan
Harry Willmott
Jane Gauntlett
Jane Grant
Julia Scott-Stevenson
Katie Goode
Louisa Adjoa Parker
Luke Reed
Marcus Smith
Mitch Turnbull
Neil Harris
Norah Lorway
Nwando Ebizie
Rowan James
Sharon Clark
Vincent Baidoo-Lowe
Immersion prototypes
VIKA Books
Mitch Turnbull
Realtime Stagemaker Toolkit
Ben Dunks
Responsive Content Generation Tool
Triangular Pixels
Shared Pasts: Decoding Complexity
Coral Manton
Dr Nick Inoue & Rowan James
Immersion showcase

From ambient technologies, fulldome, projection mapping, sound, performance, VR, AR, mixed reality and beyond the SWCTN Immersion showcase looks to celebrate the brave, ethical and innovative uses of technologies developed through the Networks Prototype and Immersion Fellowship programme.

We invite you into a journey of immersion, smashing together deep thinking research and newly developed R&D prototypes to look beyond the constraints of the field to open up new language and approaches.

12th July 2019

First Augmented Reality book to inspire British Sign Language launching 12 July 2019
Showcase Programme
Immersion Showcase 12th July
Immersion journal
Distorted Constellations – An Augmented Reality Research Project towards Accessibility as Innovative Creativity
Full Dome Gong Meditation
Virtual Marginalisation: The Black Immersive Experience
Getting the bricks right to make modular content
provocations #3 – locammersive
provocations #2 – vantage points
provocations #1 – Augmenting
Where are you really from? New podcast and blog tell the stories of black and brown people in the south west
Designing A Music VR Experience: Background and Design Principles
(Ab)using portals for responsive content generation
Distorted Constellations
Virtual Futures: A Manifesto for Immersive Experiences
A preview of Aurora Imaginaris
The breath of the geologic… in a bin store