Barnaby Churchill Steel
Cofounder & Daydreamer, Marshmallow Laser Feast
Biography
Barnaby Churchill Steel is a visual artist whose work straddles experimental genres and unfamiliar mediums, using new technologies to create new experiences and forms of expression. He cofounded the creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) with Robin McNicholas and Memo Akten. MLF's glittering hoard of sensory nuggets includes music videos for U2; light-painting machines for McLaren; and In the Eyes of the Animal, which won the Audi Innovation Award. Most recently, he and the team at MLF won the Tribeca Storyscapes Award for Innovation in Storytelling for Treehugger: Wawona. This new work explores virtual reality as a window to the world beyond our senses and an alternative means of reconnecting with nature.
Barnaby Churchill Steel
Cofounder & Daydreamer, Marshmallow Laser Feast
SPEAKER FILM
Barnaby Churchill Steel — Making the Invisible Visible
Barnaby Churchill Steel — Making the Invisible Visible

Barnaby Churchill Steel, cofounder of Marshmallow Laser Feast, believes the power of virtual reality lies in its ability to make the invisible visible and the impossible possible. Virtual reality is an important tool that can be used to expand perception and increase awareness of the rich natural world around us––VR can be a window into the mind of a mosquito or the roots of a tree. With Mashmallow Laser Feast, Steel hopes to bridge the gap between science and art and create a new landscape where wonder is ignited.