Welcome to the Pervasive Media Studio

Welcome to the Pervasive Media Studio
Want to be inspired, take a break, and learn more about brilliant projects and people working with creative technology? Maybe you want to know what creative technology even is exactly? Visit the Pervasive Media Studio and find out more!

Layered Reality 5G weekend: an introduction

Layered Reality 5G weekend: an introduction
A short film introducing the Layered Reality 5G weekend: the first urban testbed for public users.

Unlimited Connects

Photo of transducers workshop with five artists participating around a table.
Ended in May 2018
MAYK, Unlimited and Watershed worked in partnership in May 2018 to deliver Unlimited Connects, a day-long celebration with Deaf and disabled artists.

Layered Realities, 5G showcase

Photo of Layered Realities 5G showcase in Millennium Square Bristoltol
Ended in March 2018
An exploration of the potential of 5G through a series of experimental events - asking artists, researchers and creatives to produce bold new works in public space.

The Last Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut

The Last Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut
An immersive theatre piece, developed as part of our 2016 Artist in Residence programme, in which protagonist Afronaut Femi travels through space in search of life on other planets.

Playable City

Urbanimals
Current activity
Playable City puts people and play at the heart of the future city, re-using city infrastructure and re-appropriating smart city technologies to create connections – person to person, person to city.

Our Residency Programme

Image of These Pages Fall Like Ash by Circumstance
Current activity
Watershed's annual funded Residency Programme supports practitioners to develop creative technology projects.

Developing Virtual Reality

Bristol VR lab illustration
Current activity
As Watershed partners on a new Bristol VR Lab, we share knowledge and learning across Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality.

REACT

REACT logo - overlapping coloured circles
Ended in September 2016
A development scheme which enabled companies to research possibilities in digital media, create new ideas and deliver innovation to market.

danceroom Spectroscopy

Dancers in Danceroom Spectroscopy
Ended in November 2013
Part video game, part science visualisation, part art installation, and part social experiment

Magicians in Residence

Stuart Nolan's ideobird
Ended in November 2013
In Autumn 2013 Watershed welcomed its first ever residents to mix technology with magic.

Watershed and Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone

Photo of Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone
Ended in October 2013
A collection of projects which explore the creative potential of Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.

Submergence

Photo of Submergence by Squid Soup
Ended in September 2013
Award-winning digital artists Squidsoup created an immersive large-scale light installation.

The Moon

Photo of The Moon by Carmine Mauro Daprile
Ended in September 2013
Italian photographer Carmine Mauro Daprile's two photographs feature fantastical characters set against startling visions of the future.

Hello Lamp Post

Hello Lamp Post
Bristol's street furniture is waking up - and it wants to talk to you.

Maya

Photo of Maya by Luke Jerram
Ended in July 2013
Internationally renowned artist Luke Jerram's sculpture experiments with innovative digital technology and optical illusion.

BikeTAG Play Test: Colour Keepers

Promotional image of BikeTAG
Ended in June 2013
Part exploration, part battle, part collaboration, part art experience...

Craft + Technology Residencies

objects connected by a family tree of lines
Ended in March 2013
A residency programme enabling makers to combine their crafts with cutting edge technologies.