An arts-science collaboration exploring the worlds of quantum and virtual reality.
In collaboration with researchers from the University of Bristol, we are exploring the cutting-edge worlds of quantum and virtual reality.
We are learning how quantum science is moving from the theoretical to the real, and is set to change the world! Working with the people at the forefront of this science, we are unlocking ethical conversations about the future of quantum, and finding new ways to communicate its importance to the world.
As immersive technologies like virtual reality look set to become part of our everyday existence, we are exploring the ethics and societal issues of this cutting-edge science. We are devising new ways of communicating developments in the technology, and of harnessing conversations around ethics, philosophy, and the human experience.
The project will culminate in a series of participatory performances in summer 2019, designed to provoke an ethical conundrum for the future and share cutting-edge research with the Great British Public.
In the meantime, follow our journey over at our blog Welcome to Tomorrow!
Futures is part of a year-long collaboration with researchers from the QET (Quantum Engineering Technologies) Labs and Virtual Reality team at the University of Bristol, supported by the Public Engagement team and in partnership with We The Curious, Knowle West Media Centre, ImmotionVR, and a number of Bristol schools.
Futures is a Knowledge Transfer Secondment funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the University of Bristol.
Dr Edmund Harbord is a lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, based in the QET Labs.
Futures Performances (public)
12 – 14 July 2019
Futures Workshops (for schools)
27 February – 3 April 2019
For further information on Futures, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.