‘I am your mirror’ is an interactive multimedia installation using creative technology & movement to create social connection. This experience activates our mirror neurons — the part of the brain that enables us to intuitively understand the emotional states of ourselves and others, helping us feel seen, heard and connected.

Narrative Designer & XR Storyteller Ruth Mariner, alongside Artist and Creative Technologist Pod Bluman, brought together a team of creatives & thinkers with expertise in dance, neuroscience, interaction and experience design, to respond to the question 'How can we activate our mirror neurons through movement and play? 

Future development includes combining real-time body-tracking technology & avatars to create a work of ‘neuroart’ — an artistic experience that changes the body, brain, and behaviour in ways that enhance emotional health and wellbeing. 

Join us online on YouTube Live, or in the building on Friday 5th July 2024 at 1pm for the talk and to take part in the Q and A discussion afterwards. 

The Pervasive Media Studio is a partnership between the Watershed, University of the West of England and University of Bristol. The lunchtime talks are partly supported by MyWorld, a project led by the University of Bristol to support creative industries in the region. Watershed is supported by Arts Council England.

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

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. 

For more information on accessing the studio take a look here.

*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.