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 Trigger
Lunchtime Talk

Plants without borders

Fri 22 Jan 13:00-14:00

Join us for this Lunchtime talk & the sixth in our series exploring the Future Themes of the Studio. We are joined by Studio Resident Angie Bual from Trigger to discuss her project Grow & what If plants could speak…

c/o Calvium
Lunchtime Talk

Digital Placemaking Platforms and the Circular Economy

Fri 29 Jan 13:00-14:00

This Lunchtime talk we are joined by Jo Reid, MD of pioneering digital agency Calvium. She will be discussing digital placemaking platforms & considering whether the circular economy could offer an alternative funding model.

c/o Rob Eagle
Lunchtime Talk

Making Through Failing

Fri 5 Feb 13:00-14:00

We are delighted to be joined by Digital Artist & UWE PhD Researcher Rob Eagle for this Lunchtime talk. Rob will be discussing failure & its many facets & how it often an unavoidable part of the creative process.

Past Events

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