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Audience of the Future Tracking Punchdrunk Punchdrunk International Photograph by Paul Cochrane56 Audience of the Future Tracking Punchdrunk Punchdrunk International Photograph by Paul Cochrane56

Punchdrunk: Audience of the Future

  • Our Roles
  • Workshop Design and Facilitation
  • Game Design
  • Project Lead
  • Categories
  • Immersive Theatre
  • Creative Technology
  • Smart Environments

Working alongside the world renowned immersive theatre company Punchdrunk, and with support from the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of the UK Research & Innovation funded “Audience of the Future” program, Mother Ultimate designed and delivered an intensive R&D program exploring the creative opportunities afforded by using a suite of technologies to track audience members around physical spaces.

Working with macro and micro scale technologies (including BLE tracking, RFID, Wifi-RTT, instant messaging, UWB, MQTT and sensors built into props and the environment), we led a diverse group of artists, designers and technologists in the creation of a collection of functional prototypes. This culminated in an hour long performance designed to showcase the potentials (and limitations) of mixing live performance with game design and technology.

Audience of the Future Tracking Punchdrunk Punchdrunk International Photograph by Paul Cochrane106