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Lunchtime Talk: Slingshot - a return to the gizmo
Please note: this event took place in March 2013
Lunchtime Talks are a series of informal presentations at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio. They normally take place at 13:00 on a Friday, are free and are open to everybody who is interested in what they do. Come along, bring a sandwich, and get to know more about the Studio community, current and up-coming projects, or residents' work.
Pervasive Media Studio alumni Slingshot have a long-running and tumultuous love affair with technology. From the early iglabs played in the Studio with Mscapes (ask your gran), to the super-sensor-driven Tweeture, the Slingshot team have fine pedigree in playing with gadgets and gizmos. In the last few years, they have achieved immense success with their street games. 2.8 Hours Later has become a huge breakaway hit and yet uses very little integrated technology. A game world in which you run for your life, pursued by marauding zombies doesn't necessary lend itself to tapping away at your phone or being alert to the triggering of sensors.
With 2.8 now established and touring the UK, Slingshot and technology appear to be rekindling their romance. Simon Evans will be joining us to talk about some new and recent projects that reach deep into the pervasive media toolkit, from bio-sensing to robot spider cars, as they develop the next generation of their games.
The Pervasive Media Studio is located within the Watershed building. Let us know if you'd like a tour and we'll be happy to show you around. Send an email to email@example.com
Lunchtime Talks at the Pervasive Media Studio
Lunchtime Talks are a series of informal presentations at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio. They normally take place at 13:00 on a Friday, are free and are open to everyone. Come along, bring a sandwich, and get to know more about the Studio community.
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