The Living Room of the Future

This November we brought together a group of young creatives from across the Western Balkans to take part in designing the future of broadcasting by working with the BBC, Mixed reality laboratory Databox and the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT). As part of our PlayUK programme, The Living Room of the Future’ workshop  was held at the regional innovation forum ‘Sarajevo Unlimited’, a regional platform for innovators, start-ups, talents and change makers organised by business, creative and innovation centre Networks INT.

The topics of future media, storytelling and Object-Based Media (OBM) were also introduced to the broader audiences of the Forum, with Ian Forrester talk on the main stage and the BBC Blue Room.

Two selected participants from the workshop will get an opportunity to continue their work with the trainers during unique residency experience in the UK, where they will transform their idea into reality. Two winners are yet to be announced. 

Eighteen participants, involved in creative fields from filmmaking to programming and IT, got a unique opportunity to gain insights into Object Based Media (OBM) and ground-breaking media innovations.
Our UK trainers shared their valuable knowledge of new ways of thinking about broadcasting, the Internet of Things, privacy and data. 
BBC Blue Room was a great chance for the visitors of the Sarajevo Unlimited to see and experience the latest technology for observing and creating content.
Ian Forrester, BBC senior producer, took the main stage and gave valuable insights to the audience regarding  storytelling and future of broadcasting.
The residency programme in the UK (including Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham) will enable two workshop participants to work closely with three representatives of leading players in the field of emerging media – the BBC, FACT and Databox.

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