This November we brought together a group of young creatives from across the Western Balkans to take part in designing the future of broadcasting by working with the BBC, Mixed reality laboratory Databox and the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT). As part of our PlayUK programme, The Living Room of the Future’ workshop was held at the regional innovation forum ‘Sarajevo Unlimited’, a regional platform for innovators, start-ups, talents and change makers organised by business, creative and innovation centre Networks INT.
The topics of future media, storytelling and Object-Based Media (OBM) were also introduced to the broader audiences of the Forum, with Ian Forrester talk on the main stage and the BBC Blue Room.
Two selected participants were given the opportunity to continue their work through unique three-week residency program in the UK, with the help of trainers with whom they have worked during the workshop. During this time, they visited Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham and were able to meet and collaborate with experts from the leading companies in the field of new media - BBC, FACT and Databox.
The program will culminate in May 2018 with experimental demonstration based on a ‘family living room’ scenario that will be a ‘live’ experiment in the OBM experience whist also capturing real-time data on the viewing experience. This exciting interactive cinematic experience will be exhibited at FACT, in Liverpool, UK from 4 until 8 May.