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Lunchtime Talk

Fri 8 Jul 13:00-14:00 at Pervasive Media Studio Event Space

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Prehension Blooms

This talk is all about Neon Dance and Bristol Robotics Lab's collaboration 'Prehension Blooms' a live performance work that also considers remote audience members, by providing access to creative spaces using robot avatars.

An image of robot dimensions drawn out in pencil

Robot Dimensions in cm. Sketch by Ana Rajcevic

Speakers

Neon Dance

Neon Dance is an internationally renowned company that embraces a diverse and digital population; a place where artists, partners and people can engage in experiences that are experimental and original, yet accessible to all.

Bristol Robotics Lab

Bristol Robotics Laboratory is the most comprehensive academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. It is a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol, and home to a vibrant community of over 450 academics, researchers and industry practitioners.

This talk will be held in the building and online! Book your free ticket here.

The talk will focus on Neon Dance and Bristol Robotics Lab's collaboration 'Prehension Blooms', which is a live performance work that also considers remote audience members, by providing access to creative spaces using robot avatars. Hemma Philamore and Adrienne Hart will demonstrate thier robots in the making, which feature in the performance work, and discuss plans for using tele-operation in a live performance context; enabling live and remote audiences to come together. 

Robot arm design prototype created by Bristol Robotics Lab

Robot arm design prototype created by Bristol Robotics Lab

Join us online on YouTube Live, or in the building on Friday 8th July 2022 at 1pm for the talk and to take part in the Q and A discussion afterwards. 

Address:
Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX

Directions:
The Lunchtime talks take place in the Pervasive Media Studio Event Space. To access the Studio, please go to the Main Watershed Box Office entrance and go upstairs to the Café Bar. Walk across the cafe bar, turn right and walk towards the double doors. Go through into the corridor and walk all the way down until you reach the Studio. A member of staff will sign you in, and check your ticket, if you have booked.

The Studio is wheelchair accessible, and the events space has a hearing loop. The last talk of every month is BSL interpreted. 

*Please note this is a hybrid event and will be live streamed so please be aware you will be in the live broadcast and recording when watching in the Studio.


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