Blast Theory

Matt Adams co-founded Blast Theory in 1991, an artists’ group making interactive work. Blast Theory is renowned for its multidisciplinary approach using new technologies in theatre, games and visual art.

The group has collaborated with scientists at the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham since 1997. Blast Theory has shown work at the Venice Biennale, Sundance Film Festival and at Tate Britain. Commissioners include Channel 4, the BBC and the Royal Opera House. The group has been nominated for four BAFTAs and won the Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica.
Matt has curated at Tate Modern and at the ICA in London and has taught widely. He has lectured at Stanford University, the Royal College of Art and the Sorbonne. He is a winner of the Maverick Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards. He was a Thinker In Residence for the South Australian Government. He was the Visiting Professor in Interactive Media at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama from 2007 to 2014. He is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter.

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