We are delighted to announce that robotics startup designer Vitória Maurício, game designer and producer Roz Dean and composer and designer Thomas Williams will be joining us for the Pervasive Media Studio’s 2015 New and Emerging Talent residency programme.
Our huge congratulations to Studio resident Silas Adekunle who has been accepted onto the prestigious Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, powered by Techstars in San Diego. From now until mid-September, Silas and his digital-physical robot gaming company, Reach Robotics will take part in the accelerator programme in this, TechStars' first ever dedicated robotics cohort of just 10 companies from around the world.
On Friday 22 May, Compass Presents Co-Founder Tara Sachdeva, Movement Director Matt Mulligan and Alex Wright from Limbic Cinema joined us to talk about film, circus, live music, projection mapping and their creative process.
Studio resident Joe Ryan recently gave a lunchtime talk about issues of mobility in VR and the different ways that people are trying to get around them. As well as explaining the developments of the wider VR community, for the first time, he shared information about his new R&D project, VRGo.
This week, the Studio was a-fizz with excitement as we announced the shortlist for this year’s Playable City Award. We had a wonderful response to the call out, with ideas flooding in from no less than 60 countries across the globe. It has been hard, but we have whittled these down to a shortlist of seven project ideas. The winning project will be developed over the summer, and installed in Bristol this autumn. Will Bristol be conducting an orchestra of city lights or skipping with kangaroos?