Empathy Machine / Arcadia

Empathy Machine / Arcadia

With composer Rob Thomas

Towards an Opera for VR systems in the field of conflict resolution
Current Stage 1 of 4: R and D

Imagine two people with opposing viewpoints. They might be neighbours, or from different countries, or might never have met. They immerse themselves in a virtual reality environment and reimagine each other through something never seen before – an opera they make together. They feel empathetic connections musicians can feel when they make music together.


Artists and Engineers
University of Sussex Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (CROMT)

Supported by Arts Council England

Link to Rob Thomas
Presentation of Phase 1 at Victoria and Albert Museum 21.02.18
Interview Resonance FM 24.02.18