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Richard Ramchurn

(He, Him)
Assistant researcher, University of Nottingham

Dr Richard Ramchurn is an artist and researcher whose work explores adaptive narratives; he creates stories that can sense and adapt to the viewers’ physiological and emotional state. His film work explores race and technology in the Anthropocene in the forms of science fiction and magical realism.

Ramchurn has been creating films and experiences using Brain Computer Interface technology since 2013. #Scanners, a successfully kick-started project, became an interactive narrative film called The Disadvantages of Time Travel (2014) that viewers controlled via brain data and blinking. His next brain-controlled film, The MOMENT (2018) touring internationally, and online and was covered by international media.

These films were further explored as a multi award-winning research PhD project at the University of Nottingham’s Mixed Reality Lab working with world-class researchers in the field of Human Computer Interaction. His current interactive film Before We Disappear is set in the aftermath of a climate revolution in the near future. It explores the use of computer vision to support non-conscious interaction.


  • 2015–present
    Researcher, University of Nottingham