The Experiment Live

The CCTV-esque view on the cinema screen...

The vicarious software architecture got its first outing last night, when the mayhem horror film festival presented The Experiment Live, a one night only live performance in which four amateur paranormal investigators go to hang out in the basement of Lee Rosy’s Tearoom in Nottingham and have the bejesus scared out of them while searching for the ghost of the infamous “sobbing boy.”

To deliver this event, vicarious was employed for the delivery of  live biodata alongside video to a cinema audience. The complexity of the system was pretty staggering (at least in terms of wires). Unfortunately not everything went quite according to plan on the night – we struggled to get wireless connections to the biodata packs. Still the script worked really well and feedback has been generally positive.

Untangling that lot was not fun. Twice.

In fact, despite the problems with connectivity, the system itself worked beautifully. More on Vicarious soon.

Since the event, we have recreated what should have happened on the night and produced the following showreel:

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