Pervasive Media Studio

Panorama of interior of the Pervasive Media Studio by Paul Blakemore

Help celebrate 10 years of the Pervasive Media Studio

Please join us on Sat 17 Feb to help celebrate ten years of the Pervasive Media Studio.

Please join us on Sat 17 Feb to help celebrate ten years of the Pervasive Media Studio.

“A treasure trove of artists and technologists making things that are playful, strange, humane and most of all, people-focused.”  Nikesh Shukla, in his Essay for Radio 3

We can’t believe that it’s been ten years since we opened the doors to the Pervasive Media Studio, our research and development space. From talking lamp posts to printed prosthetics, the Pervasive Media Studio supports and nurtures a community inventing amazing ideas and applications for creative technology.

To celebrate this milestone birthday, on Sat 17 Feb we invite you to join us for an afternoon packed full of guided tours, playful workshops, games and events run by Studio residents. Everything will be free and there will be activities to entice all ages.

Here's an idea of what to expect on the day:

From 12:00 until 16:00, informal tours of the Studio will be running every 15 minutes during which you will meet residents and artists, we'll have drop-in workshops which offer the opportunity to try out some of the projects and ideas currently being developed here. Bedazzle a headdress with lights and sparkly things, play Korean laser tag with the team behind IGLAB, Balance a Beast or battle a Mekamon robot.

Or perhaps you would like to join our Magician-in-residence Stuart Nolan in his attempt to create 1000 Mindreaders or bring the family to help us celebrate the non-binary gender heroes and heroines of TV past and present in Studio Resident Tom Marshman’s Queer Kids TV.

If you have ever wondered what goes on through the doors of the Café and Bar then indulge your curiosity and have a look around this very special part of Watershed. 

What is the Pervasive Media Studio?

The Pervasive Media Studio is our open plan workspace, it is home to an incredible community of over 100 creatives, technologists and researchers. Together, over the past decade they have been exploring creative ideas that include; Games, Music, Robotics, Social Tech and Robotics, Play and Performance, Virtual Reality, Food, Magic and much more.

The Pervasive Media Studio is a collaboration between Watershed, University of Bristol and University of West of England

We hope you can join us to help celebrate the Studio’s 10th Birthday and look forward to the next 10 years.