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Lunchtime Talk

Fri 17 May 2019 14:00


Object Memories

For this talk we are joined by Matthew Rosier the co-creator the Playable City commissioned, Shadowing. Matthew will be discussing his work with augmented reality and it's potential for the future.

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Matthew Rosier

Matthew Rosier

Matthew Rosier is a designer and co-founder of Chomko & Rosier with a background in architecture and urbanism.

How can objects, surfaces and spaces be augmented to reveal their memories, to conjure alternate-realities? What is the potential of such augmentations to create new forms of spatial experience, whether social, education, sensorial, and how do they reveal and enhance our instinctive interest in the lives and presence of others? Since creating the Playable City commissioned Shadowing with Jonathan Chomko in 2014, it’s these questions Matthew has explored through his work.

Where once the walls of Renaissance churches were augmented with painted portals into past, future and alternate realities, to offer the public a glimpse, an encounter with these worlds; today we have the ability to imbue objects and surfaces with movement, light, sound, sensation, using easily accessible digital technologies, offering artists and designers the ability to transform the sensorial experience inanimate material. To give objects and spaces life, even a memory. 

In this talk he'll draw on experiences from his own work, the work of others, and historic examples to explore how inanimate objects, surfaces and spaces are augmented to transform their experience, and what such transformations can reveal to us about a place, each other and a moment in time.

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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