News/October 2015
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Karen is on a roll.


We’re very excited to announce that after recently being shortlisted for a competition as part of the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal, Karen is a joint winner of the award for Innovation. The “Nouvelles écritures” category showcases productions on the cutting edge of interactivity and immersiveness within documentary and fiction.


Karen jointly won the award with The Doghouse, a first-person reality film, an experience for five users at a time designed for Oculus Rift by Mads Damsbo and Johann Knattrup.


Following a BIMA Award for its use of data, as well as a Lovie Award for its experimentation and innovation, this award makes it a hat-trick for Karen.
We’re so proud of this achievement and thank you all for your support.




Karen is a new work by Blast Theory, developed in partnership with National Theatre Wales.

Co-comissioned by The Space and 539 Kickstarter backers. Karen has been developed with support from the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham and in collaboration with Dr Kelly Page.