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Karen Newman

Founder and CEO of BOM

Karen is the Founder and CEO of BOM (Birmingham Open Media), an immersive arts organisation.

BOM’s portfolio includes a technology-enabled Queen’s Baton for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, an assisted travel app for young people with travel anxiety, and a virtual reality experience exploring autistic perceptions of beauty that has toured internationally.

They are currently developing a sustainability-themed mobile game, an augmented reality app to bring to life Birmingham’s rich cultural heritage and a live augmented reality interaction for a BBC children’s TV show.

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