Matthew Brooks is a Lead R&D Engineer in the BBC’s Research & Development department. Matthew leads the Object-based media (OBM) workstream, building tools that can be used to create OBM experiences, and researching whether OBM can bring efficiencies to traditional programme making. By enabling programme makers to describe all the little bits of media that make up a programme, and build in flexibility and intelligence, OBM aims to bring personalised, responsive, flexible and interactive experiences to the audience.
Matthew has written publications for AES, IBC and TVX, presented at IBC, exhibited ongoing work at IBC and Sheffield Doc/Fest, co-created installations at Tate Modern and Manchester MOSI, and launched the world’s first variable length radio programme. He is particularly interested in the creative application of technology to storytelling, and with 15 years of experience in videogaming, he brings new perspectives to the traditionally linear world of broadcasting.