Wisbech: take part in augmented reality project The Brink

The Brink, June - October 2017
Deadline EXTENDED: 12 noon, Tuesday 30 May 2017

Are you looking to learn new skills and work site-specifically with augmented reality?

We’re looking for people with a range of skills and experience to take part in The Brink, a new augmented reality experience launching in October 2017. Applications are welcomed from artists and technologists and anyone else interested in these areas, living in Wisbech and the wider locality. You don’t need to be a professional; in fact we’re looking for people who want to learn new skills. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. For further details, please read the full brief and Q&A before completing the application form.

Team members will be supported throughout the project by a series of expert lead artists. With the help of the lead artists, the role of team members will include:

  • Designing the route and identifying a series of waymarkers

  • Designing and creating the visuals and sound

  • Selecting stories to create a strong overarching narrative

  • Programming the software and testing the experience

  • Taking part in the public launch

Interested? Our in_collusion: Wisbech arts and technology Meetup group consists of people keen to work in the area and we ran our first event on 4 May. If you are interested in applying and would like to connect with others, feel free to post in the Message board here.

About - The project will take place between June and October 2017 and consist of over 12 sessions on Thursday evenings from 6 - 9pm at various venues in Wisbech town centre. The final project will be showcased at a public launch in October 2017.

The in_collusion programme, a three year talent development programme, is helping creative people and businesses to develop new skills and ideas around three emerging technologies - artificial intelligence, data culture, and virtual/augmented/mixed reality. Collusion is working in Wisbech alongside four other hubs across the region: King's Lynn, Peterborough, Huntingdon and Bury St Edmunds.

The programme is supported by Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence fund, the Greater Cambridge, Greater Peterborough LEP, and tech partners, ARM and Cambridge Consultants. In addition, The Brink is supported by Market Place, the Creative People & Places initiative for Fenland and Forest Heath.