CreativeXR Showcase

Abandon Normal Devices were delighted to be one of 20 teams taking part in CreativeXR, the industry-leading immersive content accelerator programme with Digital Catapult and Arts Council England.

This October, we attended the Creative XR Showcase and Market, bringing together the national and international immersive community, creating opportunities for collaborations with UK talent.  Featuring project pitches, demos, masterclasses and networking events, the event gave attendees the opportunity to be the first to experience and immerse themselves in pioneering content.

For the CreativeXR Showcase and Market, AND had a demonstration of I̶n̛t͘e͟rf̕e̢ren̵ce, an immersive VR experience developed with Julie Freeman through COSMOS, our art-science programme for the Lovell Telescope, bringing together Jodrell Bank Observatory’s groundbreaking heritage site and world-leading research.

Track our journey #COSMOS19


Image from COSMOS 2019, Interference by Julie Freeman. Photo by Chris Foster

CreativeXR has been developed by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England, in association with Immerse UK. Verizon’s RYOT Studio has joined CreativeXR in 2019 as exclusive AR/MR partner. For more information, visit ​

COSMOS is a flagship international artists commission and residency for Lovell Telescope. Produced by Abandon Normal Devices, commissioned by Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire East Council as part of SHIFT and Abandon Normal Devices. Supported by CreativeXR, ArupUniversity of Manchesterbluedot, and with public funds from Arts Council England.