European City of Science - Digital Beacons 

Project Outcomes
  • A virtual statue of Emily Williamson, the Victorian zoologist who founded the Plummage League (later the RSPB)

  • Musical experiences around the Turing Statue in Sackville Street

  • A virtual journey to discover the human cost of the Manchester Ship Canal 

  • A virtual fly-over the city centre

  • ‘Walk through the wall’ tour of the Graphene Institute

In 2016, Manchester was crowned European City of Science.  To celebrate this landmark achievement, a collaboration project was undertaken to develop an infrastructure, for Manchester as a global centre for emerging digital trends. 

I worked with Manchester Met, Salford University, scientists, artists, non-artist practitioners and US software innovator ‘Spark Compass’.  Our project goal was to make work in response to the brief of celebrating Manchester as a place of innovation.

As one of the key collaborators on the project, I came up with ideas for content and material to be included.

I also went out to locations and filmed some of the Virtual Reality content for the 'virtual journey' to discover the human cost of the Manchester Ship Canal'

 

Development Outcomes
  • VR editing techniques in After Effects, Premiere Pro and Autopano

  • Experience of working with diverse partners and in a dynamic team

  • VR cinematography and best practice shooting techniques for high quality video