Lunchtime Talk
Fri 7 Jul 2017 14:00-15:00 at Pervasive Media Studio

Tactile Interfaces For Older People

Studio resident Annie Lywood will introduce Bonnie Binary, an e-textile consultancy, working with industry to create bespoke costumes, objects and interactive fabrics for older people.

Textile Cushion control

Textile Cushion control, changing the light patterns in embroidered light


Annie Lywood

Annie Lywood

Studio resident Annie Lywood will introduce Bonnie Binary, is pioneering research into E-Textiles, exploring the potential of soft, interactive and decorative textile interfaces that enable older people to access and manage their immediate environment and memories. She will talk about her current Brigstow-funded project, and welcomes feedback about the potential of tactile interfaces to enable user-friendly control of useful technology in the home.

Annie specialises in using her design and making skills to create bespoke costumes, objects and interactive surfaces to create meaningful, tactile encounters. She also runs workshops and introductory courses to help other get started combining textiles and technology.

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 to book your place on a tour.

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