Events

Lunchtime Talk
Fri 27 Apr 2018 14:00


Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now, was a reflection on digital connectivity in partnership with MAYK performed simultaneously in three different countries during November 2017.

Photo by MAYK

Speaker

Tim Kindberg

Tim Kindberg's research interests lie in applying ubiquitous and mobile computing technologies to new kinds of digital media platforms.

Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams is an artist working in multi-disciplinary participatory performance. Her work often focuses on current political issues, for example the semantics of screens, migration and relationships with technology.

Casts of young people in Bristol, Kampala and Kigali communicated via social media before the event and live-streamed during it, expressing what digital connectivity means to them and discussing their similarities and differences. It was created by Caroline Williams in Bristol, working with her counterparts Brian Geza at the Mashirika performing arts group in Kigali, and Muhawenimana Sarafina in Kampala. Can You Hear Me Now was a MAYK production with funding from the British Council.

In this talk, Caroline Williams and Tim Kindberg, who created the live-streaming component, will consider the piece from several perspectives: artistic, cross-cultural, logistical and technical.

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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