A new virus is ravaging the planet, infecting animals and humans at a worrying rate; we welcome you to BioCore, a medical research facility tasked with managing this crisis and finding an immunisation to protect our planet.
Working as part of a team and against rival labs, you will be guided by our Artificial Intelligence System to decide the most effective and ethical way forward, but time is short and lives are on the line...
Vector is an interactive experience, which uses elements of performance, game and integrated technology to open up dialogue and shed light on the ethics that society faces when using animals as part of medical research.
Vector is a public engagement project that has been created by interactive and immersive performance makers The Lab Collective, in partnership with the Animal Research Nexus, an interdisciplinary research group that seeks deliver new thinking, research, and engagement that explores the social, cultural and ethical relations around animal research.
Vector is funded by the Wellcome Trust, and generously supported by Mixed Reality Platform, Conducttr. Conducttr crisis simulation software powers engaging exercises for the world's leading organisations from Vodafone to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Training with Conducttr reduces costs, saves time, save lives and saves reputations. https://www.conducttr.com
Directed by Joseph Thorpe and Natalie Scott
Writing: Natalie Scott
Performed by Amy Fleming