Vicarious Thrills


Lansdown Lecture: Brendan Walker on Vicarious Thrills

When: 4:45pm, Wednesday 2 December 2009

Where: Room 137, Middlesex University, Cat Hill, Barnet EN4 8HT

A Lansdown Lecture for the Art and Design Research Institute at Middlesex University.

On 2 December 2009, Brendan Walker will show how he uses a mixture of performance and broadcast technologies to thrill new audiences, spanning Theatre, Theme Parks, and TV. Brendan Walker describes himself as ‘the world’s only Thrill Engineer.’ Brendan originally trained as a military aeronautical engineer, before researching and teaching in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art. Brendan now runs Aerial – a design practice specialising in the creation of tailored emotional experience, with clients such as The Science Museum, Merlin Entertainment, and Disneyland. Brendan is a visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Mixed Reality Laboratory at the University of Nottingham. Entrance free. All welcome. No need to book.


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