hijack is a film production company that specializes in art/science films and multi-media installation. Our fine art background means we emphasis exploration and experimentation to create films and multi-media environments that use technological and conceptual innovation.

We collaborate regularly with artists, designers, sound composers, academics, architects and other companies. We have received awards & commissions from the Arts Council, Lottery Arts Council, AHRC, Henry Moore Foundation, Paolozzi Foundation, Arts Council International Development, Nesta, Kingston University, Science Museum, Design Museum, Geffrye Museum, Design Council, Dorich House Museum, Paul McCartney, Richard Rogers, Cat Rossi, Book Works. hijack’s films have been exhibited at ICA, Pompidou Centre, Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, MOMA New York, Venice Architectural Biennale and distributed by the BFI.

Dacapo produce film, animation, branding and marketing campaigns for broadcasters, brands, corporate business’s and charities around the world. They specialise in producing and staffing teams to deliver complex projects across the creative spectrum. They also produce business plans, commercial and creative strategies, integrated marketing plans, social media and digital insights. They are experts in audience engagement through narrative story telling.

Touchpress makes inspiring apps for curious minds – apps that change the way people see and understand the world. They rethink what can be done with the technology we carry every day and approach all their projects with skill, respect and creativity to craft apps that deliver extraordinary experiences. Touchpress defines what is possible with mobile technology and their apps are recognised as amongst the most exciting and innovative in the world. For this project Touchpress are exploring how point cloud technology can be used to help people explore the stories behind Paolozzi’s studio.

Chris Horrocks is Associate Professor in the School of Art & Design History at Kingston University, and Course Director of the MA in Art & Design History. His research specialism is on cultural theory and postmodern art. He has published widely on the work of Jean Baudrillard, Marshall McLuhan and Michel Foucault. He is also a member of hijack film production, involved in creating art/science documentaries and museum/gallery installations. Click here to read recent article

Mike Smith is currently an Associate Professor within the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment at Kingston University, where he contributes to BSc and MSc teaching on the application of GIS and remote sensing within geosciences. His research interests are based on the application of digital elevation models in geomorphology, specifically focused upon surveying, modelling and visualization of elevation data from UAVs and laser scan data. In addition to geomorphology, he has worked with archaeologists and (now!) art historians. He is the founder and editor of the Journal of Maps.  Click here to read recent article

Adam Goddard is currently a third year undergraduate student at Kingston University, studying Geographical Information Systems. Specialist experience in surveying and remote sensing gained during the second year of his degree programme has provided the foundation for his contribution to the project.

James O’Connor began his PhD in Kingston University in 2014 with a specific focus on generating 3D models from images using photogrammetry. He hopes to apply these ideas in the context of Environmental surveying, and will specifically focus on how remote controlled aircraft can aid in this process. His  interest in image processing and computer science form the basis of these ideas, and their application in the context of Studio of Objects shows their versatility.

Anthony Burrill’s persuasive, up-beat art and design has been commissioned by cultural, social and commercial clients around the world. He has also gained a following in the design world for his innovative collaborations with friends and fellow artists, designers, print-makers and film-makers.

Paul Plowman works as a designer/director producing moving image design for a broad range of clients including advertising, online and exhibitions. His work aims for simple solutions in what is often an over complicated medium. He studied graphic design at Leeds Polytechnic before completing an MA in Graphic Design and Art Direction at the Royal College of Art, London.

Harmonic Kinetic is an established design studio working with interactive and creative technology. We work with designers, institutions and companies to create exciting environments for museums, exhibitions and public space. With substantial experience in design, media production and engineering we conceive, develop and deliver innovative interactive and animated experiences. The studio works internationally with recent projects in Beijing, Hong Kong, New York, Melbourne and Switzerland. Clients include the Science Museum, Tate , Barbican, Pizza Express, Condé Nast, Hermès, Richard Rogers, BBC,  SHOWstudio, Australian Centre for Moving Image, New York Museum of Moving Image and Price Waterhouse Coopers.