Events

Lunchtime Talk
Fri 12 Jul 2019 13:00


Crossing voids, building bridges - grief, conflict & resilience in immersion

This lunchtime talk brings together three Immersion Fellows from the South West Creative Technology Network, Norah Lorway, Marcus Smith and Harmeet Chagger-Khan.

A screenshot from Norah Lorway's work

Speakers

Harmeet Chagger-Khan

If you had just one story to tell in this grand theatre of life, what would it be & how would you shape it? Harmeet is fascinated by how stories, games and experiences can unlock the Renaissance qualities within all of us.

Norah Lorway

Norah Lorway is a lecturer/researcher, programmer, and data artist. She works mainly in human-computer interaction and sound, creating wearable tech for a variety of purposes. Norah also live codes at algoraves around the world and constructs 3D printed sensor based wearables for use with sound performance. She also creates VR game experiences to help users deal with grief and trauma.

Marcus Smith

Marcus Smith is a creative producer, actor and broadcaster from Bristol with over 10 years’ experience of projects, events and communications in Bristol, London and New York.

The fellows will each give an overview of the research they have been focusing on over the last eight months.

Norah Lorway will discuss the use of immersive and Ai technologies and their potential use in supporting grief and bereavement. She will share the new hardware/software tool that she has developed with these technologies and how it has already been benificial in supporting those going through a bereavement. She will end her talk by discussing future work and future potential for immersive tech in mental health support.

Speaker Harmeet Chagger-Khan will discuss how in such a complicated world if Immersion can pave the way to building resilient humans? Combining neuroscience, psychology and story-games, Harmeet explores how immersive experiences create opportunities for increased social resonance and how this field is the next evolution in the quantified self, wellbeing and people powered health movements.

Marcus Smith will be discussing and expanding on the possibilities of Immersive Mediation.

Click here to find out more about the South West Creative Technology Network.

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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