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Ben is a creative director and facilitator in the field of games and playful technology for arts and culture.
He has been the driving figure on innovative, international projects for organisations including LEGO, Tate, Science Museum, V&A and the Natural History Museum of Utah.
He has written for The Guardian and spoken at conferences around the world on the power of play to build deep connections with diverse audiences.
Nock, Draw, Loose! Lessons from Robin Hood’s digital-physical Longbows
Following a major £30m redevelopment, Nottingham Castle has embraced interactivity and storytelling to draw visitors from around the world. Bafta-winning immersive studio PRELOADED developed a suite of games inspired by tools and weapons from the time of Robin Hood. Using cutting-edge motion capture technology, bespoke electronics and custom-built hardware, these exhibits place visitors at the heart of the action to test their skills against Robin and his merry men. This candid talk tells the story of the creative ambition, collaborative approach and essential compromise needed to build world-class digital-physical games during a global pandemic.