Media Sandbox participants Ben Templeton (Thought Den) and Simon Evans yesterday met Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling as he opened the Pervasive Media Studio.
The Studio is collaboration HP Labs and Watershed and will be managed by iShed, to bring together the computing, communications and creative industries to explore the growing pervasive media environment. The Studio itself offers project development space, a wide variety of events and seminars for businesses and a creative learning programme for education and community groups. Space in the studio was offered to all of the Media Sandbox participants as part of their commission, and it has now become home to four of the six projects.
Also involved are BBC, International Futures Forum, the University of West England and the University of Bristol. The project is backed by the South West Regional Development Agency.