Nomad is a Heritage Lottery funded project which premiered at the British Library and British Museum during Somali Week Festival 2018. Based around workshops engaging Somali communities in London, Nomad explores the creative use of HoloLens Mixed Reality and web-based technology to contextualise archival Somali objects with the people and traditions to which they belong. To find out more about the project, please visit our website for the project here
Since October we have toured the experience, held workshops, and delivered presentations at the following events and venues:
Sussex Humanities Lab at Brighton Digital Festival
The Immersive Storytelling Symposium
British Library Labs Awards – runner up in the Artistic Category
Metropolitan Archives London
Lighthouse – The Impossible Future of Immersion
Workshops and demonstrations
Tower Hamlets Archives
Somali Week Festival at Broadway, Barking
A short teaser for the Mixed Reality experience can be watched below.
It’s been a pleasure making this short video for Warp and Weft composed by Colin Riley. Warp and Weft is a double cello concerto for Gabriella Swallow and Guy Johnston, premiered in Manchester Cathedral with the Manchester Camerata conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy.
Click the image above to watch the full video on Vimeo
Since starting my Master’s at the Netherlands Film Academy (AHK) I have been directing my energy toward a body of research documented on a separate site.
The blog is currently private but I’d like to open it to people who have similar research interests and may be interested in sharing ideas and collaborating. Over the next few months I’ll be posting more information on this site however in the meantime please email me if you would like to find out more.