Dr John Holder

John is a reputed expert in Metaverse and Immersive technologies; including Web3, VR, AR, and stereoscopic 360 (collectively known as xR).

CTO for Virtual Film School LLC; a Metaverse University for New Media.

He is also the CEO of Realities Centre Ltd; the UK's leading xR Centre.

Recent Highlights:

  • 2020-2022: conceived and ran the xR Art Fest and Metaverse Conference for 3years and counting.

  • 2019: held Magic Leap's 1st European Developer Education Program.

  • 2017-2019: developed Europe's 1st 5G xR test facility; a full 5G node network and xR wireless lab, for top European xR companies.

  • 2016: co-founded Realities Centre Ltd., offering world-class facilities and developers. Clients include HTC, GSK, Huawei, Magic Leap, Shell, Raindance University of Creative Arts, and Commerzbank.

  • 2015-2019: John produced VR content that has officially screened at Sundance, Cannes, Berlinale, Venice Film Festivals and others.




2006 – 2011

Fine Arts

University of East London


1998 – 2000

Virtual Reality

The University of Salford


1995 – 1997

Interactive Media

University of the Arts London


Chief Technology Officer

Virtual Film School, Hollywood

2019 – Present

Co-founder & CEO

Realities Centre, London

2016 – Present

CEO and Founder Hyperspatial.io & SpheresVR

Hyperspatial.io & SpheresVR

2014 – 2017

Senior Lecturer, Module Leader & Research Fellow - Advanced 3D Technologies

Brunel University, London

2013 – 2015

Board of Management & Research Colleague

Matrix East Research Lab, UK; SmartLab, UK

2007 – 2012

Digital Installation Artist

Includes: Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece; Athens Cultural Centre; Galeria Rondo Sztuki; Shunt, London.

2006 – 2012

Senior Lecturer, Module Leader & Research Associate - Digital Art & 3D technologies

University of East London, UK

2005 – 2012

Lecturer Advanced 3D / VR /Mo-Cap

CIANT, Czech Republic

2005 – 2009

Senior Media Trainer & Developer

Community Technology Education Charity, London

2004 – 2005

Course Director & Lecturer Multimedia / 3D BSc Games

James Cook University/ITTI, Australia

2002 – 2004

Creative Director - 3D Youth Portal eCommerce platform

ON Productions Ltd. Australia

2000 – 2003

Lead VR Developer - VR Multiverse vCommerce platform

3D Global, Australia

2000 – 2003

Lead VR Designer

Okupi Ltd. London

1997 – 1998

Guest Lecturer - European Universities

Includes: Milan; Varese; UPC, Barcelona; Kingston; Sussex, Brighton.

1996 – 2009

Courses taught

Writing for New Media: Digital Series I

Writing for New Media: Digital Series I


Viral Video Production

Viral Video Production