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As our work develops, we will release our research findings, training materials and insights to help support our partners, university researchers and the growth of the UK's immersive economy.


StoryFutures/Presents with Jason Crouch

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, June 12th 2020

At the heart of theatre storytelling is the gathering together of audience and performers in this place, at that time. The word theatre itself is derived from the ancient Greek ‘viewing place’: so, theatre is defined not by architecture but by the action and intent of the people who assemble there. Theatre transforms and encompasses space...

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StoryFutures Academy Masterclass with Mathias Chelebourg

StoryFutures Academy, June 3rd 2020

In the latest edition to the StoryFutures Academy Masterclass series, we present this virtual session with Mathias Chelebourg, giving us an overview of his career to date, and sharing his insight into the world of immersive storytelling and working across multiple XR forms.

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Business Support

COVID-19: Useful links for companies in our network

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, April 27th 2020

We're continuing to support companies during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are actively compiling this list from external sources and partners relevant to the companies in our creative cluster. Find links to start-up support, industry resources, funding access and more.


StoryFutures Academy Masterclass with Mohen Leo, ILMxLAB

StoryFutures Academy, April 8th 2020

StoryFutures Academy presents a Masterclass with ILMxLAB's Mohen Leo on their narrative development process and philosophy. ILMxLAB explores the unique opportunities and challenges of creating stories for immersive media. This Masterclass provides an insight into ILMxLAB's narrative development process...

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Skills for Immersive Experience Creation Report

StoryFutures Academy, January 28th 2020

This report by StoryFutures Academy is the UK’s first comprehensive report on skills for immersive experience production. Funded as part of UK Research and Innovation’s Audience of the Future Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Foreword by Sir Peter Bazalgette.


StoryFutures Academy Masterclass with Vicki Dobbs Beck, ILMxLAB

StoryFutures Academy, December 5th 2019

StoryFutures Academy presents a Masterclass with Vicki Dobbs Beck, Executive in Charge of ILMxLAB, a division launched by Lucasfilm in 2015 to pioneer in the field of immersive storytelling. StoryFutures Academy, a partner of CreativeXR, a joint programme developed by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England, with support from RYOT Studio.

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Research Papers

Is Immersive Technology addictive?

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, April 1st 2019

Is VR addictive? That's what the UK government recently asked us for information on. Our response -- not really! In an article just published on the official parliament website, we argued that new technologies are often viewed with suspicion, but with time this almost always proves unwarranted...

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