Verity McIntosh is Managing Producer at Watershed's multi-disciplinary R&D lab, the Pervasive Media Studio. She curates a vibrant mix of projects and events and works closely with a community of over 100 Studio residents, including artists, creative companies, technologists and academics. As a creative producer she works with the teams and individuals to develop, expand and realise their ideas. She also programmes a regular series of talks and events, including the Friday lunchtime talk series, and is always on the lookout for new ideas and emerging talent.
Previous key projects have included international arts commission, The Playable City Award which invites creative practitioners from all disciplines to respond to the concept of a city as a personable, playable and social space that can be reconfigured and re-imagined by its citizens. Verity was the lead producer for the 2013 and 2014 Playable City Award winners Hello Lamp Post and Shadowing, both of which were nominated amongst the Design Museum's Designs of the Year and have gone on to tour internationally.
Verity is currently leading on Watershed's growing programme of virtual, augmented and mixed reality experiences, including the establishment of the new Bristol VR Lab, which is due to open in Autumn 2017.
Outside of her role at Watershed, Verity is co-producer of This Happened Bristol, part of a global network of talks focussing on the stories behind interaction design. She is an enthusiastic advocate for work that is experimental, embraces risk and that is interdisciplinary by design.