Matthew works in BBC R&D’s Future Experience Technologies group, leading their Object-Based Media Tools & Trials work. Matthew and his team build tools for creating responsive, interactive and adaptive stories, as well as researching the value these experiences have for the audience. These tools have recently been used to create BBC Click’s interactive 1000th episode, which gave an online audience complete control over what they watched.
Before joining the BBC, Matthew worked for Sony Computer Entertainment, and numerous other videogame companies. He has more than 15 years of development experience across several roles - as a developer, lead engineer, technical director, and games director. From videogames to broadcasting, he specialises in the creative application of technology to storytelling, helping development and production teams realise their interactive designs with new tools and techniques.
Matthew has written publications for AES, IBC and TVX, presented at IBC, exhibited ongoing work at IBC and Sheffield Doc/Fest, co-created digital art installations at Tate Modern and Manchester MOSI, and launched the world’s first variable length radio programme.
At IBC 2019, Matthew will be talking about how R&D have made the journey from creating one-off bespoke prototypes, through to repeatable, scalable production and publishing of object-based media experiences by programme makers outside of R&D.