XR Stories funds new demonstrator projects

XR Stories has awarded funding to four new research and development projects that will explore the use of eXtended Reality (XR) technologies in the following sectors of the Yorkshire and Humber creative industries:

  • Museums, Galleries and Libraries.
  • Music, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts.

Over the next four months, the XR Stories team will work with businesses and organisations to create new immersive and interactive story experiences for audiences. 

From an Augmented Reality app to inspire people to think more deeply about food, to a mixed-reality Viking saga, the projects will also explore how XR can be used to support growth in the respective sectors.

Find out more about the projects:

From Fire and Ice: The Viking Creation Myth is a project led by York Archaeology to develop a mixed reality experience that explores the rich history of Norse tales and myths. Visit the project web page for more information

Intermission is a project by Leeds-based immersive theatre company, The Riptide, to develop an immersive virtual reality theatre experience that will be enhanced by Artificial Intelligence. Visit the project web page for more information

Revealed is a project by the One to One Development Trust, a community-driven arts organisation, to develop a virtual heritage trail for the city of Wakefield. Visit the project web page for more information

Stories from the Ground: Earth’s Hidden Histories is a project led by Sheffield-based creative studio, Peter & Paul, to develop a new Augmented Reality (AR) experience to inspire fresh thinking about food. Visit the project web page for more information

Published on 3 August 2023

Filed under: Digital storytelling, R&D Projects, Research, XR Stories