About Us

What is the Pervasive Media Studio?

A diverse community exploring creative technology

A home for early ideas and companies

A Studio offering space, events and opportunities

The Pervasive Media Studio hosts a brilliant community of over 100 artists, creative companies, technologists and academics exploring experience design and creative technology. It is a collaboration between Watershed, University of Bristol and University of West of England.

"It's a world of amazingness and wonder. If Willy Wonka existed, he'd be jealous of it :)"

Kieron Kirkland, former Magician-in-residence

Our projects can be cultural or commercial and span play, robotics, location-based media, food, connected objects, interactive documentary and new forms of performance. We test our projects as early as possible and iterate.

"The coming together of academic, the arts and tech people is really producing some pretty special projects. Every Friday they hold an Open Studio which is strongly recommended if you are in the area. They have a lunchtime speaker, plus the opportunity to meet the teams and learn about their projects."

James Parton, Director of Twilio, Europe

We are based within Watershed on Bristol's historic dockside. We have an open plan Studio with a culture of generosity, curiosity and interuptability. We believe that by clustering together  people from a broad range of backgrounds, with differing skills, experiences and opinions, all of our ideas get better.

“I've never come back from @wshed @PMStudioUK without wanting to move to Bristol!”

Annette Mees, Artist, director and maker of adventures via Twitter

For general enquiries contact us on 0117 370 8870 or studio@watershed.co.uk