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The Question is a collaboration between Extant (the UK’s only professional performing arts company of visually impaired artists), BAC (a space for cutting-edge theatre), the Computing Department of The Open University and independent haptic/robotic specialists.

Read more about the collaborators here

Read more about the people working on the team here

Extant has been funded for this project by The Technology Strategy Board Fast Track scheme and is an Arts Council England regularly funded organisation.

Project Team

Maria Oshodi– Artistic Director Extant
This project: Writer and Director
Adam Spiers – Humanoid robotics and Control engineering
This project: Haptic Device Technical Engineer
Professor Yvonne Rogers – Computing Department The Open University
This Project: User Experience consultant and evaluation design
Dr Janet van der Linden – Lecturer Computing Department The Open University
This Project: User Experience consultant and evaluation design
Peter Bosher– Sound Design and Engineer
Lynn Cox – Visual Artist
This project: Set design team
Jo Paul – Scenographer
This project: Set design team
Paul O’Dowd – Mobile Robotics and Swarm Behaviour Researcher
This Project: Haptic Device Technical Assistant
David McGoran – Puppeteer and Design Technician at UWE
This project: Haptic Device Design Assistant
Terry Braun – Director Braunarts
This Project: Filming and project advisor
Alex Eisenberg – artist and member of Present Attempt collective
This Project: Marketing, Website and Production Manager
Gemma Riggs – video artist
This Project: Technical Invigilator
Mary Paterson – General Manager Extant
This Project: Project Manager

Below is a 3 minute clip of interviews with some of The Question’s team members

Hear how the director of this novel research installation; the engineer of the Haptic device that will guide the audience through it; the sound and set designers; and also the project partners, all view working on this unique project so far


These interviews will contribute to a longer film produced by Braunarts on The Question, which will also include footage of rehearsals, the construction of the installation environment, how the device works and how it is used, the audience exploring the installation in the dark, and participants’ feedback after the presentation.
When completed, extracts of this DVD will be available through this website and copies will be available on request from Extant.

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