PPP is delighted to be partnering on this new digital project, led by Dr Martin Welton (QMUL Drama) in collaboration with RIFT, one of the leading immersive theatre companies in the UK: and with fellow QMUL researchers Prof Pat Healey (Electronic Engineering) and Dr Pen Woods (Drama).

Metamorphosis: Audiencing Atmospheres is a practice-based research project that seeks to take advantage of motion capture, ambisound decoding and data sonification technologies to create new interactive immersive performances across remote locations. This project seeks to uncover new possibilities for interaction that make use of gestural responses between participants. It will support RIFT in the development of narrative, spatial and atmospheric aesthetics for new immersive performances.

The research project is funded through a research grant to Martin Welton jointly awarded by Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under the “Immersive Experiences” call.