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We’re a collective of artists, scientists and technologists dedicated to transforming complex information into engaging immersive and mixed reality experiences.

A network of artists, technologists, scientists and storytellers.

Immersive Networks Collective Ltd was founded in 2020 to bring together the immersive technology experience of BAFTA nominated developers Reflex Arc, the creative excellence of Calibu Yau, and the academic clout of the Leeds University Centre for Immersive Technology, where the company have honorary positions as knowledge exchange fellows and artists in residence.

 Dedicated to transforming complex data into engaging immersive narratives, the company is one of the Createch “100 ones to watch” for 2020, and has active projects sponsored by NHS England, the Alan Turing Institute, the Global Food and Environment Institute and a number of departments at the University of Leeds.”

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Matching creatives and researchers

We match members of our network of the world’s leading artists and art-scientists with researchers and research-focussed organisations working across health, humanities, social sciences, physics, materials science and chemistry.

Transforming complex information into interactive narratives

Through a combination of machine learning, big data analytics, qualitative research and contemporary storytelling. We specialise in tailoring artworks and experiences to the spaces in which they are experienced, whether that’s the atrium of a building or a virtual online universe.

Projects

Born in Bradford Immersive Experience Prototype

Discover the stories behind one of the world’s largest human experiments

The Born in Bradford immersive experience explores the potential of immersive technologies to enable users to engage with large, multidimensional datasets in order to promote creative, flexible thinking about the world, society, and one’s place within it.

Born in Bradford is a world-leading longitudinal birth cohort study that tracks the lives of 13,818 individuals from birth to adulthood, and represents a powerful way of understanding the many influences that shape our lives.

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Part II – Holmewood

The 2nd stage prototype is in early production working with 6 new Born in Bradford datasets and the Holmewood community. The project is sponsored by the Alan Turing Institute.

A creative storytelling toolkit for transforming any kind of data into meaningful, engaging, interactive narratives, accessible across multiple platforms.

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Digital Storytelling for Global Food and Environment Institute

Sharing the methods and data behind a UK’s research with the global community

The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) is an interdisciplinary research community, which brings together members from across academia, industry and public policy. We will be working to tell the story of their data, programmes and policy research using a fusion of drone mounted LIDAR and optical chemistry based sensors and new co-created data storytelling techniques.

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Landlines 

Exploring the relationship between people and landscape

We worked with the AHRC funded Landlines projects to co-develop a series of workshop materials exploring our connection to landscape. The story is told through a series of interviews with historians, curators, games keepers, farm managers. These diverse human relationships are juxtaposed with a series of realtime landscape explorations through a series of recorded through the eyes of the artist.

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Bodies, Objects & Space 

Interdisciplinary creative lab approaches at the heart of embodied cognition.

In preparation for a 1m Wellcome Trust application, we took a team of researchers from the medial humanities, robotics and more on  an exploratory interdisciplinary journey to look at novel collaborative lab models for serious play.

In a motion capture lab used for rehabilitation experimentation, we worked with an improvisational dancer with a background in augmented performance using prosthetics to explore embodied cognition.  At the intersection of art, science, experience, play and experimentation,  the workshop discovered synergies between language, approaches, ethics and transdisciplinary creative lab models.

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