Surround Stories: Immersive Screens for Cultural Exhibition

Live Cinema UK, the University of Leeds, the University of Nottingham and King’s College London

Live Cinema UK has grown to become the country’s leading organisation dedicated to producing, promoting and researching live cinema events. Based in West Yorkshire, it reaches over 400,000 live audience members, and collaborates with over 60 partners across more than 10 countries.

This research is the first to look at the potential of cross-sector 360 degree and immersive screen venues – including planetariums, Igloo and CAVE systems – to exhibit work by storytellers of all kinds.
Surround Stories aims to create a new and original immersive showcase, mapping work into a 360 screen environment. The final results will be shown to an audience in an immersive screen venue, providing a basis for further research and development to generate and establish best practice for 360 degree, interactive content and live performance in cultural venues.