Events

Lunchtime Talk
Fri 28 Oct 2016 14:00-15:00 at Pervasive Media Studio


Interacting with nightmares

Studio residents Owen Davies and Joe Blakeston are experienced video game developers who have left behind the world of zombies and disgruntled birds to embark on a collaboration with local fine artist Tom Mead.

Credit: Mr Mead

Speaker

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Owen Davies

Indie game developer and programmer with an interest in the shared space between games and art.
Joe Blakeston

Joe Blakeston

Joe is a games artist and animator who has been working for various local studios for the last 3 years. He enjoys trying to pour his own personality into his projects and characters, even when others really wish he wouldn't.

Studio residents Owen Davies and Joe Blakeston are experienced video game developers who have left behind the world of zombies and disgruntled birds to embark on a collaboration with local fine artist Tom Mead. By placing the artist at the centre of the creative process they hope to explore new practice for artists and games developers.

They recently demoed an early prototype of their game, ‘Foramina’, at EGX, one of Britain's biggest game’s conferences. It was selected to appear in the Leftfield Collection, which is renowned for discovering innovative and genre-defining games.

Now back in the studio, Owen and Joe are taking time out to reflect on their process, assess the results and to share what they have learned so far (SPOILER: it's not what they expected!). Come and join them to find out more, try out the game and to help them decide where to go next.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday.

Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do.

After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm.

Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to studio@watershed.co.uk to book your place on a tour.


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