Using animals in scientific research has been critical to the development of modern medicine. Although there are moves for more openness and transparency, animal research facilities remain some of this most inaccessible to the public.
What method allows you to lay out scientific, technical, political, historical and ethical strands for a cautious public to explore? How can challenging processes and concepts be transformed into play without trivialising the subject matter or troubling stakeholders?
This session will provide a practical overview and critical reflections using Vector; an immersive experience which used elements of performance, game and integrated technology, co-created with immersive performance makers The Lab Collective, as a case study.
The session shall touch on;
R&D – managing expectations, navigating boundaries.
World Building – refining content, pragmatism, resourcefulness.
Engagement – participation ethics, creating meaningful interactions beyond the experience.