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

Katy Connor, HydroPoetics (2021) Work in progress (cucumber seedlings, 5litre hydroponic grow station, LED lighting, nutrient media)
Lunchtime Talk

HydroPoetics - Reimagining hydroponic systems

Fri 1 Oct 13:00-14:00

As part of her Spring residency at Watershed, Katy has been exploring hydroponics - the art and science of growing plants in a liquid, water media.

Image of a wide range of NFTs in a collage creating one large image
Lunchtime Talk

Putting The Fun In Non-Fungibles

Fri 8 Oct 13:00-14:00

NFTs - otherwise known as Non-Fungible Tokens have exploded into the public consciousness in 2021. In this lunchtime talk, creative technologists Derek Ahmedzai and Norts will share their findings exploring the NFT art scene.

Bristol street art which reads 'Hands, Face"
Lunchtime Talk

The Art and Performance of Pandemic Response

Fri 15 Oct 13:00-14:00

In this lunchtime talk, Dr Stuart Andrews and Dr Patrick Duggan will be reflecting on their ongoing project which looks into the ways in which the arts are vital to city responses to a pandemic.

Past Events

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