Research

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The Doctor’s Assistant

The Doctor’s Assistant is a public engagement scenario game exploring near futures of data-driven healthcare. It helps researchers inform their work with public perceptions around artificial intelligence.


The Doctor’s Assistant was commissioned by Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences and University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre.

The Window

The Window is an immersive audio experience blending story, music and spatial sound. Spanning three generations and 40 years, it asks what we inherit from the past and what control we have over the future.


The Window is the recipient of one of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s inaugural Inspire Awards and a collaboration with the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing.

Homegrown research

As well as collaborating with other organisations and academics, Fast Familiar undertake independent research, in line with our own interests.

If I Were You

If I Were You is an interactive digital story about friendship and trying to do the right thing in a fast-moving world. Co-created with teenagers, it explores the decision we make about protest, citizenship and climate emergency.


If I Were You was commissioned by NESTA’s Collective Intelligence Centre, and supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Ideas and Pioneers Fund.

The Evidence Chamber

The Evidence Chamber takes the form of an interactive court room drama, and is simultaneously a public engagement tool and a way of doing research.


The Evidence Chamber is commissioned by the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) at the University of Dundee.

Smoking Gun

Smoking Gun is a whistleblower thriller for remote audiences. Mixing game, digital art and social experiment, it asks how we can use digital clues to hold the people in power to account.


Smoking Gun was featured by the Financial Times as one of 'Top ten dramas to enjoy at home’ (May 2020), and selected for the Centre for Investigate Journalism’s Logan Symposium.

Shutdown

Shutdown! is a piece of dynamic research into what public response would be to a national power failure. The data collected during the game and debrief is used to inform government communications.


Shutdown was commissioned by the Cabinet Office and the CRUISSE (Challenging Radical Uncertainty in Science, Society and the Environment) network.

The Justice Syndicate

The Justice Syndicate is an interactive medium drawing on a jury format. It explores how taken-for-granted assumptions, intuitions and emotions influence decision-making.


The Justice Syndicate was selected for Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology: Future Now - 100 contemporary artists of 2020; and longlisted for the Lumen Prize.