#Scanners Team

Devised by Richard Ramchurn


Richard Ramchurn currently lives in Nottingham with his family where he is developing his second brain controlled film “The MOMENT”. Founder of creative agency AlbinoMosquito, Richard has made and shown work on the BBC, TATE Modern, The Lowry, CONTACT, RNCM, The Royal Exchange, The Roundhouse, Grand Theatre Groningen, BRIC Brooklyn and in Sulimani Iraq, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. He is a practicing artist working across the mediums of theatre, film and digital technologies.
His current work centres around affective filmic brain computer interface technology. His film “The Disadvantages of Time Travel” has been shown in London, Nottingham, Liverpool, Dundee, West Lothian. The film has also been presented at academic conferences in Padua, Glasgow school of Art, Manchester University, San Jose CA, Bournemouth University. His research paper on Brain Controlled Movies won Best Art Paper at CHI16 in San Jose California.

Programmer – Maria Alvarez
Maria Alvarez Martinez was born in Valladolid, Spain, where she trained in telecom and electronic engineering. She arrived in Manchester in 2009, and after studying audio production in the University of Salford, she decided to embrace the artistic side of technology. As a digital artist and tireless learner, she’s been producing work in a variety of fields including video and audio post production, animation, physical computing, programming, and electronics. She uses her artistic practice and the whole learning process as a way to find her own identity, in the place where both human and technological souls collide and merge.
System Developer – Matthew Pike
Matthew’s research is aimed at investigating the utilisation of Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) in the evaluation of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). His current approach is using BCI technology in the evaluation of user experience, informing design with quantitative measures. More recent work has begun to analyse elements of human control (via BCI) through the medium of interactive film.
Producer – Jonathan McGrath

Jonathan McGrath is a Theatre Director, Facilitator and Lecturer who has presented theatre events all over the world. He is an associate lecturer at several universities across the UK and supports many emerging theatre makers in strategies for creating new performance work.

Producer – Rachel Ramchurn


As a freelance producer Rachel’s work has ranged from short film, music videos and animation to large scale community projects. She has worked with AlbinoMosquito for many years and helped to facilitate the scanners prototype at international events and produced the short film ‘The Disadvantages of Time Travel’.

DOP – Mat Johns 

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Mat studied Film and Television at Salford University in the UK, and for the past ten years has been writing, directing, shooting and editing short films both on a freelance and independent basis.
‘A Father’s Day’, Mat’s latest award winning film, is his most ambitious to date and was made with the support of Creative England’s iShorts, a short film initiative delivered as part of the BFI NET.WORK.