Events

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Sam Hill

Sam Hill

Sam is an experience designer and co-founder, with Ben Barker, of design practice PAN Studio - producing interactive experiences and creating experimental objects.
David, tinkering

David Haylock

David was Creative Technologist at Watershed from end of 2013 to spring 2019.

HAPPILEE is in fact a physical movement game built using high-accuracy indoor location tracking. Players must escort a fragile machine through an invisible maze, avoiding data hotspots whilst weaving through crowds. The more mobile devices that are nearby, the more challenging the game becomes.

Many years ago, HAPPILEE (High Aggregate Peer-to-Peer In-Location Empathy Emulator) was developed by a government think tank and optimistic machine learning laboratory for use in public spaces. The objective was to communicate the emotional state of an area by intercepting data from nearby phones and re-enacting any emotions conveyed, in real-time.

Unfortunately, nobody predicted the sheer volume of traffic that would exist today. Now HAPPILEE, broken and abandoned, exists on the brink of overload - desperately processing hundreds of emotional states at once. Will you rescue it?

Happilee is part of the Being There Project. 

http://being-there.org.uk

Being There is funded by the EPSRC under research grant as part of its IDEAS Factory Sandpits call on Digital Personhood.


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Upcoming Events

c/o David Lisser
Lunchtime Talk

Carnecopia; hope, greed and cultured meat

Fri 12 Jun 13:00-14:00

David Lisser is an artist whose recent works imagine the future of cultured meat and the role of technology in food. Here he will discuss the potential, the problems, and the utter weirdness of this fledgling industry.

Credit Timothy J Senior
Lunchtime Talk

Not every problem has a neat solution: Introducing supersum, the Wicked Problems agency

Fri 26 Jun 13:00-14:00

We live in a complex world, but only some problems are Wicked Problems. Hard to define and with no clear solution, they challenge the very institutions we turn to in a crisis. supersum takes a different approach.

c/o Martin O'Leary
Event

Lunchtime Talks Now Online

Fri 26 Jun 13:00-14:00

While Watershed and the Pervasive Media Studio are temporarily closed, we’ve opened the digital doors of the Studio & lunchtime talks are happening every Friday at 1pm on YouTube. You can also watch previous talks.

Past Events

If you are interested in previous events at the Studio, take a look at our events archive.