Åste Amundsen

Computer Aided Theatre


Speaker Biography

Aste works in a range of creative, design and production roles across interactive theatre, immersive events, festivals and IRL-games. Her particular area of focus is achieving greater transportation in IRL immersive audience experiences, through improved story delivery and interaction. Transformative world-building and immersion for audience mobilisation are running themes in her work.

She pioneered immersive festival environments in the UK through Glastonbury’s Underground Pianobar, and founded Computer Aided Theatre, to build a platform for data-augmenting live, actor-to-audience interaction.

Aste was a recent Fellow of Immersion with the South West Creative Technology Network, and an is an incoming doctoral researcher with StoryFutures, developing a dramaturgy of personalisation for immersive life events.

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