Lunchtime Talk
Fri 15 Nov 2019 13:00

Innovation, Funding & Failure

For this Friday lunchtime talk we are delighted to be joined by Studio Resident, James Wheale. James will be discussing everything from the idea to making it happen & what happens, when things go wrong.

Image: By James Wheale

Image: By James Wheale


James Wheale

James is an artist, poet, maker and cook whose work fuses storytelling and food. James runs Understory, a chocolate company that fuses the two great oral traditions - storytelling and eating.

James is an immersive artist and innovation specialist whose eclectic career has seen him cooking up storytelling chocolates for astronauts, building VR training systems for prisons and writing cross-city zombie chase street games. In this talk he will be sharing tools, tips and techniques for creating new immersive work, evaluating and apply for funding, and finding silver linings in failure.  

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: to book your place on a tour.

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Past Events

If you are interested in previous events at the Studio, take a look at our events archive.