VR Experiences

Virtual reality (VR) is where the user is engaged within an entirely digitally created world and it is the use of computer technology to create a simulated or completely imagined environment. In theme parks you can experience what it is like to be Star Wars Storm Trooper in VR or we can put you into the middle of a big bang in the solar system in VR just by putting on a headset.

VR lets you see a different world. AR lets you see the world differently.

Virtual reality (VR) is where the user is engaged within an entirely digitally created world and it is the use of computer technology to create a simulated or completely imagined environment. In theme parks you can experience what it is like to be Star Wars Storm Trooper in VR or we can put you into the middle of a big bang in the solar system in VR just by putting on a headset.

In VR see the past, present future all in one place...  
In VR see the past, present future all in one place...  
In VR see the past, present future all in one place...  
In VR see the past, present future all in one place...  
In VR see the past, present future all in one place...  
In VR see the past, present future all in one place...  

Accessible Lives by Charisma

Academic expert: Anica Zayen
Creative practitioner: Simon Daw

Discover 100 years of assistive technology and the real stories of people who use it. 

Meet interactive AI-driven avatars, examine 3D models of devices up close and explore archive footage of assistive tech through the ages.

Get Punked! by Visualise

Academic expert: Armando Garcia
Creative practitioner: Jessie Mangum

Iggie is a teenage girl growing up in a present-day suburban household. Following an argument with her parents, Iggie decides to take a peek at her mother’s diary and quickly discovers her parents were more rebellious than she thought…

Using key BFI and BBC archives, plus a mixture of 3D game engines and 360 filming techniques, we are encouraged to explore and interact with the environment, revealing key cultural moments while channeling our ‘inner punk.’

Kindred by Electric Skies

Academic expert: Amy Tooth Murphy
Creative practitioner: Tessa Ratuszynska

An animated VR story narrated by Syd—an aspirational parent who navigates the UK adoption process, experiencing first-hand the highs and lows of a dream shared by many. After setbacks and rejections, Syd is matched with a child. Now a family, Syd and Ollie are able to face the world together.

Life Cycles by Surround Vision

Academic expert: Alasdair Pinkerton
Creative practitioner: Aylin Delemen

Why did the bicycle come to be? What was its impact on society?

We take viewers on a journey through time in the UK, painting a picture of the cyclist through different eras to understand the effect that two wheels and a frame can have on the very fabric of our culture.

The Museum of Imagined Futures by Indigo Storm and Studio ANRK

Academic experts: Rachel Squire and Harriet Hawkins
Creative practitioner: Lucy Wheeler

Step into The Museum of Imagined Futures, which collects predictions for the future and enables visitors to get a glimpse of how humans and technology might live in balance with nature. You’ll explore what a holistic vision for our oceans, forests, and cities could look like in fifty years’ time.

Off the Record by No Ghost

Academic expert: Jessica Boyall
Creative practitioner: Alison Bown

A VR archival exploration celebrating British South Asians and their rich musical heritage. This experience charts the rise of Bhangra and the Asian Underground from the 1970s to the joyous raves of the early 2000s.

Promenade by ShroomStudio

Academic expert: Simone Gigliotti
Creative practitioner: Lara Kob

A visually arresting, graphic blend of BFI archives and interactive animated 3D models, developed from a series of iconic Lino prints by artist Mike Hatjoullis. 

Promenade immerses the viewer into a series of de-constructed city scenes to tell the untold story of Mike’s background, transcending from 2nd generation Greek Cypriot immigrant restaurant worker in the heyday of 1950’s Blackpool to become an influential RCA Textile Designer and Master Printmaker.

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