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Norfolk & Norwich Festival

The Living Book by Mitch Johnson

21st-30th May 2021



EXPERIENCE THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN A 360 VR WORLD



E Fineston-Robertson wrote and conducted the underscore and sound design for an online immersive experience that invites the audience to explore the long-term consequences of climate change in a virtual world, as imagined by children today. Created in collaboration with students from schools throughout Norfolk, this 360 degree virtual reality imaginarium spans cities and deserts, mountains and beaches, forests and factories, bringing to life the effects that global warming could have on these vistas, and our everyday lives in such environments.


The exhibition, involving performances, walks and digital experiences, explores the very interface between contemporary literature and storytelling and creative technology. Presented as part of the 2021 Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Future and Form brings together the international UEA alumni writer Mitch Johnson with UEA faculty, creative technologists Guildhall Live Events and Mutiny, and key regional cultural organisations and schools. This work, generously supported by Arts Council England, is part of the UEA’s ‘Future and Form’ series of works designed to explore the interface between contemporary literature and creative technology.