✋ Hi, I'm Owen!

I create work for stage, screens and spaces using software, electronics and sound.

I've made VR theatre shows, music videos, enormous games of PONG, a robot that smashes pinatas, a circus show, a short video game and an ARG for Xbox, amongst other things.

Here's the story so far...

Works & Performances

Fallax

Short film for VR
  1. 2021-current
  2. Co-director, animator
  3. Houdini, Unity, VR

A fantastical journey into the Icelandic highlands and beyond with two escaped convicts and their driver.

Performed by circus artists during lockdown, recorded using full-body motion capture.

vrShort-portfolio

Work in progress! Release is scheduled for early 2023, for Oculus Quest and other major VR platforms.

  • Hikapee Circus Theatre :
  • Target3D :
  • Aerial Performer Jen Robinson :
  • Aerial Performer Katie Hardwick :
  • Music & Sound by Iris Thorarins :

Parallel People / Hliðstætt Fólk

Interactive VR theatre
  1. 2020-2022
  2. Design, development, direction
  3. Unity, Houdini, VR

A live interactive social theatre experience about trust, communication and questioning your sources of information.

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One day, you wake up and find yourself trapped in a transparent box in a hostile, barren landscape - but it appears you're not alone.

There is the Caretaker, who says they just want to keep you safe inside this box, promising to show you wonders beyond imagining.

There are the Others, individuals trapped in boxes just as you are - some of whom are acting strangely.

And the Voice in your head - together all of them are talking, acting, behaving at odds with one another - so who will you believe?

Based on my theatre company Huldufugl's international award-winning VR experience 'Kassinn / A Box In The Desert' (one of the world's first experiences of its kind), this show expands the narrative to allow five audience members to determine their own story against a barrage of conflicting voices.

My role on this project was lead developer, director and live show operator, with the concept and script co-created by the whole amazing team.

The show takes place entirely in VR using the Oculus Quest headset.

Performances:

  • Þjóðleikhúsið (The National Theatre of Iceland) - April 2022 (Sold out run)

  • Created by Huldufugl
  • Performers - Nanna Gunnars & Ástþór Ágústsson
  • Design, development & Direction - Owen Hindley, Torfi Ásgeirsson, Steingerður Lóa Gunnars
  • Composer - Íris Thorarins

The Hidden People

Realtime Projections for Aerial Circus Theatre
  1. 2018-2022
  2. Co-producer, Visual designer
  3. TouchDesigner, Unity, Houdini

A collaboration between Hikapee Theatre and Huldufugl, a show for medium to large stages that combines Icelandic folklore, circus arts, theatre and creative technology.

With projected visuals for the entire duration of the show (90 minutes). I used Houdini and Unity to model and render the scenes, working in realtime during rehearsals, then rendering out high-resolution HAP video.

Playback was handled using a custom-made TouchDesigner app, receiving cues via OSC from Qlab, running realtime effects on top of the video, and handling the projection mapping.

Whilst most of the scenes are purely video playback in most cases, with a few scenes are exported as live Unity apps, controlled with an Xbox gamepad live during shows, which just to keep things exciting!

Finally, after several years of rehearsals, covid-induced delays and fundraising, the world premiere took place at Worthing Pavilion Theatre in March 2022. The show plans to be touring worldwide from August 2022.

  • Show information:
  • Hikapee Circus Theatre :

GALE

Platform game
  1. 2019
  2. Design, Music
  3. Unity

A short platform experience about using the wind to guide your way.

gale3-portfolio

Created for the Isle of Games 002 (see isleofgames.is) exhibition on the theme of “The Tempest”, the player is making their way through a pitch black world, with nothing but the wind to guide their path.

The installation version was for two people to cooperate, one using a joystick to control the character, the other using rotating lava rock + button to control the wind. This version is just controlled using the keyboard.

Credits:
  • Design & Music by Owen Hindley
  • Character controller magic by @torfias
  • Feedback and general advice from @joonturbo, Steingerður Lóa Gunnarsdóttir and the rest of the Isle of Games team.
Download:

Game can be downloaded from itch.io :

Playthroughs / Coverage :

Kassinn / A Box In The Desert

Interactive VR Theatre
  1. 2017-2018
  2. Direction, Design, Development
  3. Unity, VR

Imagine one day, you wake up inside an invisible box, unable to escape.

An engaging, but playful, interactive theatre performance with a live actor in virtual reality.

Will you trust this mysterious stranger? Or listen to the voice in your head, trying to get you out?

One of the world's first pieces of its kind, the show explores what happens by smashing together future-thinking theatre forms with technology.

Created by Huldufugl (an Icelandic / British events company co-founded by myself and writer, actress & producer Nanna Gunnars), the piece is a mix of Virtual Reality, mutliplayer gaming and interactive theatre.

The concept initially began as a short play by Nanna, written and performed in a conventional theatre in 2016 – after which I put forward the idea to re-create this piece in VR. We premiered the first version in Reykjavík in August 2017, and developed it for a longer run in July 2018, before taking the show to the Stockholm Fringe Festival in September 2018, and with more international dates planned for 2019!

One person at a time experiences the piece inside of a 2 x 2m physical space, whilst the actor performs in a separate physical space. For our first outing, we used the Xsens motion capture suit (expertly handled by PuppIT), but currently the show involves two Oculus Rift setups, sharing the same virtual space using multiplayer networking.

Show control is handled by an operator, who can observe and control both events in the world and the ‘voice in your head’ via a Qlab interface, and we have a beautiful LED box created by Swedish engineering magicians Svartljus

After touring the piece throughout Europe and to the USA, we went back into the rehearsal room to re-create the experience for more than one audience member at a time. The result is Hliðstætt Fólk / Parallel People, which you can read more about above.

  • Performers : Nanna Gunnars, Ástþór Ágústsson
  • Music : Iris Thorarins
  • Sound : Ragnar Hrafnkelsson
  • Concept Development : Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson
  • Additional 3D design, build : Jacob Andersson
Media:
  • Behind the scenes at STOFF 2018 :
  • Kassinn at Menningarnótt 2017 (first iteration) :
Awards
Huldufugl project page :

Horizons VR

Interactive Musical Journeys in VR
  1. 2016-17
  2. Direction, Design, Development
  3. Unity, C4D, VR

A series of interactive VR music journeys with music from Bonobo, My Panda Shall Fly, and Reuben Cainer.

After a chance introduction in Iceland via the wonderful people at Bedroom Community, I was invited to submit a proposal for a launch title for Google’s new VR headset, Daydream.

I contacted my long-term collaborator Yuli Levtov and together with our friends David Li and Leif Podhajsky, we laid out plans to create the first music-focused title for this new platform.

After launch, in collaboration with Ninja Tune heavyweight artist Bonobo, the Horizons team (Yuli Levtov, David Li, Leif Podhajsky and myself) saddled up again to create a brand new psychedelic interactive music journey for the Horizons platform on Google Daydream.

The new scene features the track Outlier from his latest album Migration, and allows you to deeply interact with the music, which in turn has an effect on the landscape you fly through. Flocks of birds join you on your journey through sand dunes, towering mountains and beneath the waves.

After the sad demise of the Google Daydream platform, we were approached by HTC to port the title to their range of devices, and it is now available on HTC Viveport for HTC Vive, Focus and Flow.

Created by:
With incredible support from:

Bonobo update 2017:

Press / Exhibitions :
Collaborations & Commercial

Lambchild Superstar

Music Creation Experience for VR
  1. 2017-2021
  2. Lead Developer
  3. Unity

A psychedelic music-making experience by OKGO, Within and Oculus Studios.

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In 2017, my studio Horizons (with co-founders Yuli Levtov and David Li) was approached by Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin's VR powerhouse Within to help them develop an incredibly ambitious VR project in collaboration with Oculus Studios, and the musical / creative force of OKGO.

The task was to create an experience in VR where the user could produce their very own pop song, complete with drums, bass, guitar, synth, vocals (recorded and auto-tuned by the user) and a special cow-based freestyle solo instrument.

The final piece includes a staggering amount of layers of animation, machine learning, audio analysis and processing, a custom sound engine, VR interaction and musical theory.

Engaget Coverage :

In 2018 we were very excited to give the world a peek of the final piece, at both Tribeca Film Festival and Sonar+ in Barcelona.

Two audience members at a time, carefully guided by white-coated docents, could collaborate on building a song together in a purpose-built booth. The piece attracted a significant amount of positive attention, being described as 'Social VR's Rock Band' by Wired, and others.

My role as lead developer ranged from prototyping musical interaction concepts at the start of the project, to co-ordinating the fantastic development team across several different cities and time zones, overseeing the asset pipeline of animated creatures from the art team into Unity, and working directly on various parts of the project.

We're excited for the final public release of the project, to see the music people make in the Menagerie of the Holy Cow!

  • Within :
  • OKGO :
  • Horizons Studio:
  • Oculus Studios:

Unconfined

Samsung S8 Launch at Milan Design Week 2017
  1. 2017-2018
  2. Developer
  3. Unity

Interactive installation by Universal Everything and Zaha Hadid Architects, commissioned by Samsung.

Presented at Milan Design Week 2017 to accompany the launch of the Galaxy S8 phone.

So I’ve been a massive fan of Universal Everything’s work ever since Matt Pyke formed the studio post-Designers Republic, so being invited to join them as a developer on this adventure was a bit exciting, to say the least!

The brief was to produce a real-time, interactive artwork that would be projected onto seven monumental ‘petals’, designed and inhabiting a space by Zaha Hadid Architects, within a relatively short timeframe – and with a lot of press attention on the final result, so no small order.

With a tight timeline, the lead developer Chris Mullany and I developed a system for simulating choreographed bird-like motion onto thousands of unique ‘avatars’ – playful, generative striped characters who would fly and dance around the space.

We worked rapidly in Unity, with Chris handling the creation and rendering of the Avatars, and me handling the flocking motion and choreographies that would play in synchronicity with composed music from Simon Pyke / Freefarm.

The final setup in Milan required an impressive assortment of hardware, handled by an amazing crew of projectionists, d3 operators, sound and lighting designers, and our playback rig – 6 high-end PCs running Unity apps, all synchronised via network from a single server, from which we could adjust and refine all aspects of the show once we arrived in Milan.

Press :

The Moon Seat

Audio-visual public installation
  1. 2016-17
  2. Technical lead, sound design
  3. Flash, Processing
Moon Seat
> moonseat.tumblr.com
The Moon Seat is a playful installation that entertains our inner child whilst simultaneously courting long forgotten childhood fears. The installation had its first public outing at the e-Luminate festival in Cambridge, UK from 12th-17th February 2016, and was located on the front lawn of the prestigious Cambridge Union Society. Audience members were invited to sit, at which point the pool of moonlight would instantly open to show their shadow. After a few seconds, their shadow would transform into an animal – still controlled by their bodily movements, but with a character all of its own. An ethereal generative soundtrack reacting to the users’ movements accompanies the piece.
I’d worked with Alex for a long time at B-Reel, and I was very excited to be asked to get involved in his first independent installation art piece! It quickly became apparent that we were going to need some more help, so we drafted in ex-B-Reelers and good friends Yi-Wen Lin and Christian Persson to come on board. We pulled in quite a variety of technologies for this one, including Processing (main show), NodeWebkit (gesture detection & tracking), Flash/AIR (character animation & playback) and Pure Data (generative audio & DMX control), all talking together over more than 16 OSC channels.
Press: The Tab: The Moon Seat at e-Luminate 2016 :

HTC Vive Launch Site

Global launch site for HTC Vive
  1. 2016
  2. Lead Develoment
  3. JS, GLSL, WebGL
> viveready.htcvr.com
Get Vive Ready by HTC, Google and B-Reel was a WebGL experience that invites the user to test if they are ‘Vive Ready’, to promote the launch of HTC’s Vive VR headset. The site uses a mobile device as a controller for the 3D desktop experience, and requires you to chop, dodge, swing and shake your way through four challenging levels.
Users completing all four levels were able to enter a prize draw to win an actual Vive headset and controller set. The site involves some cutting-edge WebGL and mobile phone interaction, which we were happy to see recognised in a number of awards including the FWA’s site of the Month (which followed our project Mmorph’s award the previous month!)
Awards: FWA PCA of The Year (Nomination):
FWA Site of The Month: Awwards SOTD :

Sónar Reykjavík Visuals

Building-scale generative visuals
  1. 2014-16
  2. Design, Coordination, Development
  3. NodeJS, DMX
> Watch 2016 Video
> Watch 2015 Video

Sónar is an international festival of progressive music and multimedia arts, originally out of Barcelona, but now taking place in several locations worldwide, including Reykjavik since 2013. It is hosted in the landmark building Harpa, a beautiful structure with a unique interlocking cell-like front facade (designed by Olafur Eliasson) each containing an LED light fixture. Combined it forms a large outdoor screen that is visible across much of downtown Reykjavik.

Artist Atli Bollasson and I were lucky enough to be the first outside artists to do something on this facade in 2014, with the publicly-playable arcade game Harpa PONG at Reykjavík’s Culture night. After the success of PONG, Harpa and the Sónar organisers invited Atli and myself to do a repeat installation on the lights of Harpa for the festival in 2015, and again in 2016.

Links: HarpaPONG: Sónar Reykjavik: Harpa: Press: Festival Insights: VjSpain: (Spanish) Yi-Wen Lin (visuals collaborator) process blog post :

We knew we wanted to do a bit more than simply re-run PONG, so instead we decided – in addition to running the game – we would turn the entire building into an audio-reactive light show, taking the music being played inside and use it to drive the visuals outside.

To do this we reached out to other creative developers, providing them with a code framework, brief, and challenge to do something amazing with only 36 x 11 pixels. We ended up with over 12 functioning visual responses from 8 developers from around Europe, which was way beyond our expectations.

Mmorph

Browser-based interactive audio experience
  1. 2016
  2. Lead Develoment, Design
  3. JS, WebAudio, SVG Animation
mmorph by MassiveMusic
> mmorph.massivemusic.com
> Case Study Video
mmorph is an adventure into new ways of delivering interactive music in the browser and beyond. A collaboration between global music agency MassiveMusic, Reactify Music, Grotesk, Enzien Audio and myself, mmorph is an example of a new workflow which we hope will open up many possibilities for interactive audio – first in the browser, and then for games, apps, installations and VR. The site takes you through an interactive music piece, enabling different musical parts, applying realtime effects, composing and looping a top-line synth, and creating intense build-ups and drops!
MassiveMusic: Reactify: Enzien Audio: Grotesk Studio:
My role was lead developer on the project, handling the integration of the audio code from Reactify & Enzien Audio (who in turn were working with original music composed by Massive) with realtime SVG graphics and animations art-directed by Grotesk. The interactive audio was produced via a unique workflow where Reactify worked rapidly and closely with Massive’s in-house composer in Pure Data, an visual programming environment that allows for real-time prototyping and development. This Pure Data ‘patch’ was then converted to run in the browser via Enzien Audio’s Heavy compiler. This compiler can also transform the same source patch into code suitable for Unity, Unreal engine, OpenFrameworks, desktop/mobile apps and VR experiences, with little or no alterations to the original.
Awards: FWA PCA of The Year (Nomination):
FWA Site of The Month: Awwwards Honorable Mention: FWA Insights:

The Light Organ

Audio-visual public installation
  1. 2016
  2. Development
  3. NodeJS, Max/MSP, DMX
HARMONY IS COLOUR. PITCH IS POSITION. STRENGTH IS BRILLIANCE. Conceived & produced by Atli Bollason. Developed by: Yuli Levtov, Reactify Ragnar Ingi Hrafnkelsson, Reactify Owen Hindley Build supervisor: Jonas Johansson
For a few days in February 2016, visitors of Harpa Music Hall in Reykjavík were invited to play the façade of the building as they would an instrument. A “light organ” was placed on the 4th floor balcony, with a stunning view of the inside of the geometrical glass front and the downtown area.Anyone who passed through could learn how to play in blue or red or green, with quick flashes or swelling pads of light, and impress the whole city with an optical performance.
Press : The Creators Project

Resonate 2015 Theme

Festival music composition + Sound Design
  1. 2015
  2. Composer, sound designer
Resonate is a festival that brings together artists to drive a forward-looking debate on the position of technology in art and culture. Held annually in Belgrade, Serbia, it draws visual artists, programmers, performers, musicians and curators to present and discuss their work, share new ideas, work and party hard. For the trailer, FIELD collaborated with director / designer Antar Walker to bring their graphic identity for the festival into motion.
I was approached by FIELD to collaborate with the team on the musical score and sound design for the piece. I immediately brought my long-suffering friend and collaborator Ragnar Hrafnkelsson on board, and together we composed, mixed and mastered the final soundtrack. In addition to receiving considerable coverage online, the trailer was also aired on Serbian national TV in the run-up to the festival opening.
Links / Press: Resonate Festival: Ragnar Hrafnkelsson / Reactify Music: Antar Walker: FIELD.io:

The Piñata Smashing Robot

Physical/digital advertising stunt
  1. 2015
  2. Electronics, Design, Build
  3. Node.js
International agency Isobar collaborated with B-Reel and Groovy Gecko to create a live, web-connected experience that allowed users to smash a real-life piñata using a robotic arm, in order to promote the new flavours of Pringles Tortillas. Users in the UK and Germany were able to sign up via Twitter and/or Facebook to take a hit at the unlucky piñata, successful entrants would win a Tortillas-related prize!
B-Reel approached me to lead the design and build of the robotic arm – a really fun challenge! This required a lot of research into fabrication methods, and learning about pneumatics for the first time, combined with electronic control (via Phidgets) and backend development to connect the entire system to the website (being developed by Isobar) After constructing two beautiful robots (Pedro & Mario, in reserve), we to work smashing piñatas, the arm pounding each one with 20psi of force per hit. Over 40 piñatas a day were obliterated live online, in a custom-built Mexican marketplace set deep within East London.
Links: Isobar casestudy: B-Reel casestudy:

Spectra 2

Kinectic sculpture by Field
  1. 2014
  2. Electronic engineering, developer
  3. Arduino, Node.js
Spectra 2, a mesmerising kinetic sculpture by FIELD.io in collaboration with design studio Accept & Proceed was displayed in the studio’s East London gallery space in Summer 2014. The piece consists of suspended polished steel segments, controlled by stepper motors & custom electronics, that form rippling terrains inspired by NASA lunar meteor impact data.
Field.io : project page Accept & Proceed : Laurence Symonds : Edu Prats Molner (jocabola) : Press:
Creators Project : article
Collaborating with lead engineer Laurence Symonds, FIELD and A&P, I was responsible for the design & implementation of the motor software control system, which played back a pre-choreographed sequence (pre-visualised and designed in Houdini by FIELD). I was also very happy to be part of the superhuman build, test & installation team. Custom Arduino firmware and a unique serial protocol needed to be developed in order to synchronise movement across all 48 motors for the duration of the hour-plus long sequence. A Node.js server was written to handle playback and synchronisation with a wall-mounted display, and triggering of audio samples via OSC.

Harpa Pong

Massive outdoor game
  1. 2014
  2. Design, Development
  3. Nodejs, DMX, HTML5
PONG is a massive interactive outdoor artwork that allows two people to play the classic game against each other on the monumental facade of Harpa, Iceland’s flagship concert hall in downtown Reykjavik, designed by Ólafur Eliasson. Conceived and produced by Atli Bollason, the project began as a chance meeting between myself and Atli at a birthday party in Reykjavik, and over the next few months developed into a reality – with not only the CEO of the building coming on board very quickly, but for the first time for a project like this, Ólafur himself (the first time he has allowed a project like this to take over the facade’s lighting system). Vodafone Iceland also agreed to sponsor the project, and supply us with some of the equipment. The project was launched on Menningarnótt (Culture Night) on the 23rd August 2014, and ran for a week afterwards as part of the Reykjavik Dance Festival. For the launch night, we setup a stage in front of the building, and players used a pair of phones to control their ‘paddles’ on the 43m-high screen. Afterwards, players were able to join a special Wi-fi network which took them directly to the game, which was transmitted from a hill overlooking the building. This would allow them to join a virtual queue, and play against friends or complete strangers.
Our roles were split with Atli handling the concept, creative direction, project management and publicity, and me handling the design, hardware, networking and programming. Three separate Node.js servers run together to create the experience; one running in the basement of Harpa which outputs DMX to control the 35×11 pixel display (6 universes of 512 channels each), one running in the cloud which actually simulates the game physics, and receives WebSocket connections from the player’s phone, and another which handles the game queue. An HTML5 mobile front-end was also developed to give visual feedback to the player of their paddle, and current score. The code for the entire project is available on github. Github : github.com/owenhindley/harpapong Homepage : Menningarnótt site (Icelandic) :
Press: Reykjavik Grapevine : Iceland Magazine:

XBox Glitch ARG

Online ARG / Cryptic competition
  1. 2014
  2. Concepting, development and sound design
  3. HTML5, PHP, Server administration
‘The Glitch’ was a highly secretive and unusual campaign launched by Microsoft, CP+B and B-Reel that took players on a journey across the Internet, challenging them to solve puzzles and crack codes to win a mysterious prize. This formed part of the UK XBox One launch, and part of Microsoft’s effort to engage directly with hardcore gamers by working on their level. The glitch took the form of a 1 second ‘disruption’ to the Xbox TV collaboration that had already been on regular rotation on UK TV channels for some time. Hidden within this were a number of codes and clues that would set players off on their journey.
B-Reel : CP+B London :
I headed up the development side of the project team at B-Reel, and was responsible for laying out this network of cryptic sites across the web in such a way as to give no clue as to who, or what was behind the Glitch. A sophisticated PHP backend system was built to monitor and control all the various endpoints to allow tracking of players as they moved through the contest, and shutting off routes as soon as prizes had been awarded. In addition, I was also responsible for the glitched-up sound design across all of the routes, which added to the air of mystery and suspense surrounding the campaign.

City Of Drones

Audio-visual experience for web + installation
  1. 2014
  2. Audio and Physics developer
  3. WebGL, WebAudio, DART
City of Drones is an interactive digital environment developed by musician John Cale, speculative architect Liam Young and digital artists FIELD. Charting the story of a lost drone drifting through an abstract cityscape, players are invited to pilot a virtual craft and remotely explore this imaginary world. Samples from Cale’s original soundscape compositions echo across the landscape as we see the city through the eyes of the drone, buzzing between the buildings, drifting endlessly, in an ambient audio visual choreography. City of Drones lives online, and as an installation at the Barbican Center, London, as part of the Digital Revolution exhibition.
Field.io : Liam Young : John Cale: BXFTYS:
I was brought on to the project to develop the dynamic audio of the piece with the team at FIELD. This involved remixing original material from John Cale, including bespoke work from BXFTYS, and setting it all in a constantly changing, immersive 3D sonic landscape. Spot sound effects are triggered by different locations within the environment, and the sounds of drones as they fly past are processed using the WebAudio HRTF panner to accurately position the sounds in 3D space. The background music layer and ambience also change as you fly through the different areas. In addition, I also contributed to the physics of the drones, giving them some freedom of movement as they fly around the space, avoiding buildings and each other, plus I developed the on-screen HUD graphics and animation.
Talks & Education
VR Masterclass
Lecture / Workshop
  1. 2022
  2. Þjóðleikhúsið (National Theatre of Iceland)
All Watched Over By Lines Of Loving Grace
Rant/discoveries about Unity line rendering
  1. 2021
  2. Innovation House, Reykjavík
Who are Huldufugl?
Lecture
  1. 2021
  2. Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm
Worlding Deserts
Panel discussion about virtual worlds
  1. 2020
  2. Night Of Ideas, Institute Francais in London
Industry Expert Introduction
Lecture
  1. 2020
  2. Hyper Island, Stockholm
Designing Tiny for Massive
Short course for Graphic Design students
  1. 2019
  2. Listaháskóli Íslands (Icelandic University of the Arts)
Tools for Collaboration
Lecture
  1. 2017
  2. Resonate Festival 2017, Belgrade
Processes for creativity
Lecture
  1. 2017
  2. Listaháskóli Íslands (Icelandic University of the Arts)
Creative Technology Workshop
Arduino, web, and creative technology for Design + Communication students
  1. 2017
  2. Hyper Island, Stockholm
Designing for VR
Lecture
  1. 2017
  2. Tækniskólinn, Reykjavík
Dynamic Architecture
Lecture
  1. 2016
  2. Sónar Reykjavík
Creative Coding For Designers
Course instructor for 2nd year Graphic Design students
  1. 2016
  2. Listaháskóli Íslands (Icelandic University of the Arts)
About & Bio

Owen (he/him) is a collaborative digital artist, working with software, sound, and electronics for the web, VR, performances, devices and installations.

His commercial work has included serving as technical lead on large, cutting-edge projects for clients such as Oculus Studios, Google, Microsoft/Xbox, Samsung and Mercedes, collaborating with digital creatives such as Universal Everything, FIELD and B-Reel. These projects have ranged from an interactive web-connected musical installation at the London Science Museum for Google, Web Lab, to a pneumatic live-streamed pinata-smashing robot.

He is co-founder of Huldufugl a Reykjavik-based theatre and events company experimenting with new mediums in theatre, both technological (as with their VR shows Kassinn and Hliðstætt Fólk), and immersive

He is also co-founder of Horizons Studio, a London-based creative studio producing interactive musical experiences in VR. Their debut title, Horizons VR was commissioned by Google as a launch title for their Daydream platform, with releases on Oculus and HTC platforms planned for 2019.

He was also Sound Supervisor and on-set sound recordist on two short independent films, The Fallow Field and Who We Are, and sound editor on the Subsource Dubumentary.

Awards
Links
Recent Employment history
  • 2020-2021 Senior Developer, Volta XR
  • 2014-2020 Freelance Developer / Artist
  • 2011-2014 Senior Developer, B-Reel London