Lunchtime Talk
Fri 10 Nov 2017 13:00

iLogs are not Mutual Instruments (what is an iLog anyway)?

Experienced maker and sound artist seeks audience for practice questioning activity, short attention span useful, gsoh essential.


Steve Symons looking at a light synthesiser

Steve Symons

Steve is a performer, instrument maker and creative technical whizz. He makes noisy interfaces to exhibit and play with. He also acts as a creative tech consultant.

Pervasive Studio resident, Steve Symons, a sound artist, maker and performer, member of the award-winning Owl Project but perhaps best known for a series of innovative sonic augmented reality projects titled 'aura', joins us for this week’s talk.  As a fellow of the PRSFformusic New Music Plus scheme he has explored audience reactive performances - via mobile phone voting and controllable video projection.  Recently the Owl Project have been working with flint knappers; investigating their movements using camera and sensor augmented analog modular synthesisers, then making music as the knapper creates a paleolithic hand-axe. Join Steve as he draws common threads from his 20 years of creative technology practice and outlines his aims as a Studio resident, touching on topics such as sound, DIY electronics and multi-user interaction.  

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 book your place on a tour.

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