First Friday is a monthly social event open to anyone. These events are somewhere between the last meeting of the week and the first event of your weekend. You might meet an artist or an engineer, a school teacher or a city leader. It is a place to connect with someone you might not otherwise meet, and hear about stuff you didn’t already know. All are welcome - from inside and outside the city, online or in the Watershed building.

December's Event

The next First Friday will take place both in Pervasive Media Studio and online on Fri 2 December 17:00-18:00.

People joining online can participate in short speed networking conversations, facilitated by our chat roulette style software. You will be paired up at random for a series of five minute conversations, one-to-one with other guests. There is an option to take a break between each chat and you are welcome to pop in and out whenever you like. It's fine to join the event late and leave the event early.

People joining us in person will have the opportunity to have a look around Pervasive Media Studio and to find out more about some of the work that happens here. There will also be some equipment set up to chat with people joining the event remotely.

For those joining us in person, there will be work to see by Studio Residents Alec Stevens, Reuben Armstrong and Stormier.

Artist, sculptor and researcher, Alec, will be sharing their latest work ‘Queer Bar Light Room’ created during their recent C.V.P Residency in Oct 2022 within the Marais district of Paris, France. The work, a dual projection illustrative work explores contemporary queer fantasies, and was created through gathering submissions from within their own international queer family / network. Age guidance 18+.

Director and Animator Reuben will be sharing a variety of short documentaries and music videos they have worked on.

Immersive horror studio, Stormjar, will be demonstrating their Meet Your Monster experience, which is part of the upcoming Home is Where the Horror Is Allnighter.

The hosted element of the event will finish at 18:00. After that, in person attendees are welcome to continue conversations in the Café & Bar.


Booking info

To join us online sign up here. You will be asked for your email address so we can send you your personal link. Please try and use either Chrome or Firefox on your computer (rather than a mobile device).

If you are attending in person, there is no need to pre-book. Head to our main bar area, buy a drink if you want to, and then follow directions down to Pervasive Media Studio.


About Pervasive Media Studio

The Pervasive Media Studio hosts an international community of over 100 artists, companies, technologists, and academics exploring experience design and creative technology. We are a space for risk taking and early ideas; for the kind of projects and questions that inhabit the meeting points of art, technology, and society.

Our projects span play, robotics, location-based media, food, connected objects, interactive documentary, new forms of performance and more.

We have an open plan studio with a culture if generosity, curiosity, and interruptibility. We believe that by clustering people together from a broad range of backgrounds, with differing skills, experience, and opinions, all of our ideas become better.

Join the First Friday mailing list here.

This event is supported by MyWorld.

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