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Lunchtime Talk

Fri 29 Sep 2017 14:00


Robot Native: Post-digital Futures

Paul O'Dowd joins us to share his research and practice incorporating robotics, art and design.

Paul O'Dowd with his drawing robot

Paul O'Dowd with his drawing robot

Speaker

Paul O'Dowd

Paul is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR). He teaches and leads on the Make, Play and Live modules of the MA Design course. He also co-founded the award winning design company (and Studio residents) RustySquid Ltd.

Paul is a Research Fellow at UWE Bristol's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR). We have invited Paul to share some of his recent research and practice combining robotics, art and design.

Paul is interested in the philosophical underpinnings of technology, in particular, the established idea of the 'digital native', and present thoughts on a new generation of people who we could consider robot natives, growing up in a world of robots.  The discussion will pivot on the collision between the digital and analogue worlds, the objective and subjective, the material and other - and how these apparent oppositions feed into post digital futures. 

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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