We were swinging over the rooftops of London for three days, enjoying views from Greenwich hill. Our riders were set against a most dramatic series of backdrops: The Shard, St Paul's, The Gherkin, Canary Wharf, and The Dome.   Our swing...
A selection of broadcast TV and radio coverage of VR Playground at its premier during the launch of Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017. https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PL4slOqun1hZpIDhQ9pHJ9ss5aLssf_SPI&layout=gallery
During 17 days of continuous swinging around Norwich in May 2017, over five thousand riders (ranging from 11 to 101 years old - able and disabled) were excited to perform to a combined audience of over ten thousand spectators.   These...
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VR Playground is an experiential ride installation and public aerial performance by artist Brendan Walker and his Thrill Laboratory. In VR Playground, Walker propels riders through a series of colourful geometric virtual worlds, each driven by the action of...
"Journalist Karen Bartlett meets Brendan Walker, the former aerospace worker who is working on a project to design the world's first interactive ride." Brendan is the subject of a genetic test that reveals he has a rare thrill seeking...
3 Roller Coasters, 3 Presenters... Thrill Laboratory experiments on BBC's Blue Peter, 2009 Thrill Engineer Brendan Walker and his team of Technicians put Blue Peter presenters through a series of scientific experiments to see if they have 'the right stuff'...
Thrill Laboratory started with a project called chromo11: engineering the thrill. "chromo11* is a project which aims to uncover the complex psychological factors which underpin your thrilling experiences. chromo11 is a resource for artists, designers and writers who want to...

The Taxonomy of Thrill

what's it about? The Taxonomy of Thrill investigates the experience of thrill – how it works, why it works, and what such insights might mean for designers. This research represents the first stage of a project called chromo11: engineering the...

Thrilling Designs

what's it about? Thrilling Designs showcases design work from the research project chromo11: engineering the thrill. Thrilling Designs draws inspiration from the traditions of the fairground, methods of the French Situationists, and research findings presented in The Taxonomy of Thrill....