Events

Lunchtime Talk
Fri 6 Sep 2019 14:00


Personalised Immersive Theatre - what, how, why (& why not...)

We are delighted to open new lunchtime talk season with South West Creative Technology Immersion Fellow, Åste Amundsen. Aste will be discussing the exciting work she completed whilst on the Fellowship.

Speaker

Åste Amundsen

Aste designs and creates immersive experiences. She utilises gaming-elements and audience responsive narratives to mobilise audience participation. Her projects include Sonic Sideshow and Apocalypse Gameshow. She co-founded Glastonbury’s Underground Piano Bar and founded Computer Aided Theatre Ltd developing a set of commercially available immersive narrative tools for live event producers.

Åste Amundsen will be talking about her work on developing narrative tools for live immersive experiences, and research into profiling-for-personalisation, and audience responsive storytelling for real-time physical spaces and discussing her intiiall research question - What represents meaningful parameters for personalisation of live immersive audience experiences? Currently the most prevalent frameworks of profiling are shaped to attain sales. What would a profiling system for transformational live audience experiences look like?

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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