May 14-16 2025
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Universal Everything

Claire Cook & Joel Gethin Lewis

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Claire Cook

Claire holds an MA (Cantab) in French and German with European Cinema from Cambridge University. She went on to produce and curate the acclaimed onedotzero festival of digital moving image and its international tour.

Claire worked as Senior Content Producer at BBC Film Network and spent 4 years as guest curator of pioneering exhibition space Le Gaite Lyrique in Paris where she oversaw the moving image programme ‘Stop. Look. Listen!’

Since then, Claire’s groundbreaking collaborations with public service, commercial and cultural partners have transported and inspired audiences worldwide via AR, VR, installations, web and mobile.

Her most recent productions for Nexus Studios include the BAFTA nominated ‘Big Bang AR’ for CERN and Google Arts & Culture, the BBC’s first app ‘Civilisations AR’ (further developing it for Magic Leap) and the BAFTA nominated ‘Gruffalo Spotter’, an AR experience for families commissioned by Magic Light Pictures and Forestry England.

Claire is a regular industry speaker around technology and immersive storytelling and recent talks have included those for the National Film and Television School (NFTS), Cinekid, Games for Change and the Royal College of Art (RCA). Claire’s also spoken on behalf of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) on gender diversity in the technology and creative sector.

Joel Gethin Lewis

Joel studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial and completed an MA in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art, developing a passion for work that allows for real-time interaction between people, places, stories and objects.

For over 15 years, Joel’s award winning vision and work has enabled cultural organisations, brands and charities to surprise, engage and connect with their audiences in ever more innovative ways.

As interaction designer at UnitedVisualArtists, Joel toured with the likes of U2 and Massive Attack and helped to create large scale public installations including ‘Volume’, which saw pioneering multi-user LED interactions in the garden of London’s V&A museum.

In 2008 Joel co-founded the open source craft, design and technology studio Hellicar & Lewis as well as interactive collective YesYesNo, where he pioneered architectural scale LED interaction, real time projection mapping and social network activated sculpture.

Joel is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and teaches at the Creative Computing Institute in London.

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Lifeforms: from minimal to mocap

UE explore their design inspirations and creative process when making new character driven artworks.

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