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Immersive theatre production Virtually Dead combines VR, using the new HTC Vive headset, with a cast of 22 actors in a one-kilometre set in a secret location in East London. Participants must fight to save a town from a plague of zombies.
When architect Gabriel Calatrava was commissioned for a set to accompany a performance of Bach’s Art of Fugue, he took inspiration from the children’s game of cat’s cradle. The installation has dancers, who act as musical notes, bend, pull, and fold the strings in tandem with the music.
A young British-born fashion designer who creates clothes especially for disabled people has been named one of the world’s brightest entrepreneurs. Lucy Jones has made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for her unique “seated design” collection.
A musical written and composed by computers is opening in London’s West End. Beyond the Fence was conceived by machines, from a statistical study of what makes a Broadway hit. The musical was modelled on a big data study of the ‘recipe for success’ in hit musicals, by experts at Cambridge University’s Machine Learning Group.
Experience Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings and technological visions brought to life in a new interactive exhibition at The Science Museum in London, featuring 40 historical models of Leonardo’s inventions including flying machines, diving equipment and weapons.