Ben is a creative director at Megaverse, as well as being part of the Royal Shakespeare Digital Cohort and a Policy & Evidence Centre Industry Champion for the XR sector. Ben has a first class (hons) degree in Drama from Kingston University and is an associate lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in Digital Media Arts and Production. Ben has over six years of experience as a creative producer for XR projects and often is a public speaker at leading industry events including Cannes XR, the Electric Dreams festival, Australia and Digital Catapult, London.
About the talk
Megaverse will present two case studies of XR Theatre productions they have worked on that utilise VR headsets. This first is Frankenstein where they took 230 audience members per show inside the brain of Mary Shelly’s monster through virtual reality headsets - a world first for theatre. The second is their piece called Flood, a dystopian climate thriller which involves 2 live motion captured performers, 3 VR audience members and a passive roaming audience of up to 200.