How do artists incorporate emerging technologies into their tool kits? As xR mediums (such as virtual, augmented and mixed reality) offer new ways to imbibe our stories, StoryHackXR is a platform for sharing how those at the leading edge are forming the cultural offer of tomorrow. StoryHackXR is brought to you by LoFi Arts and TOMtech, the arts and tech strand from The Old Market, Brighton. Got an interesting story to share or an idea to spread? Get in touch and join us on the podcast. Episodes drop fortnightly on Thursdays. Ish. #StoryhackXR | @TOMtech_ | @lofiArts |

#7: FanSHEN on manipulating justice and the eternal search for love
Feb 15, 2019 • 41 min
Recovering theatre company fanSHEN let us into their rehearsal room to talk about two projects - The Justice Syndicate (interactive jury based game) and Looking for Love (an AI powered story played out on a dating app). FanSHEN are Dan Barnard, Rachel…
#6: Myra Appannah (Somnai) & Sarah Ticho (Hatsumi VR)
Nov 30, 2018 • 30 min
Welcome to #6. James interviews Myra Appannah, writer of large-scale London immersive piece Somnai, to discuss writing narrative and developing characters for immersive theatre. Away from art-making, Chris talks to Hatsumi VR’s Sarah Ticho about…
#5: Helen Jewell (The Old Market, Brighton) on taking a risk by programming immersive tech
Nov 1, 2018 • 23 min
Welcome to #5. Chris interviews Helen Jewell, curator of the programme at our very own The Old Market to unpick why arts venues should be exploring immersive tech as a new strand of programming. Find out more about the venue at Join the…
#4: Aoi & Esteban (AΦE) talk the language of dance & technology
Oct 19, 2018 • 37 min
This week Chris spent sometime in a dressing room at Sadler’s Wells with Esteban and Aoi. We hosted the impressive WHIST back in 2017 and got a sneak peek of 0AR during our 2018 #vrLAB. Find out more about thier work at
#3 Sam Watts (Make Real) with a view from other side
Oct 5, 2018 • 45 min
Sam Watts was named the 12th most influential voice in #VR last year - and for good reason. His extensive career and open attitude to collaboration has positioned him as a leading voice in the sector. Sam is a critical friend to TOMtech, working in…
#2: Lucy Hammond (Pilot Theatre) on TRAITOR
Sep 21, 2018 • 34 min
How do you transpose live theatre into a digital product? York-based Pilot Theatre share their process and discovery of translating Traitor from site specific show to virtual reality experience. Find out more about the project and track its progress to…
#1: Annette Mees (from the Royal Opera House) on the beach
Sep 4, 2018 • 21 min
Brighton is at its best during the summer - join us with the wonderful Annette Mees, head of Audience Labs at the Royal Opera House where we talked about why arts organisations are waking up to the power of immersive tech and how she is approaching that…