Rachel Rayns is Artist-in-Residence and Creative Producer at the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

She’s on a mission to make interesting things happen.

Rachel’s background is in lens based media, creative learning and general lifehackery. Upon graduating Rachel founded Soup Lab: a gallery, co-op project space and motion picture film lab interested in how old and new technologies can work together. Since then she has run workshops at Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal College of Art and has shown work at London Short Film Festival, Glastonbury Music Festival and many others.

At Raspberry Pi she is focusing on how we can support small art organisations with navigating investment and implementation of low-cost technologies. 

Personally she’s working on Zoë Star, a herd of neurotic, humorous machines from an alternative reality. Funded by Art Council England, the project aims to explore how we, as users and makers, engage with technology: absurd outcomes are eagerly anticipated.

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. Send an email to admin@pmstudio.co.uk