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Posted on Fri 4 May 2012

Weekly Blog, May the 4th be with you

Week commencing 30 AprAs we creep into May, the energy of the studio has stepped up a good few notches, it is a busy time of year for all, today in particular it seems, as every desk I the studio is occupied and a focused and…

Week commencing 30 Apr

As we creep into May, the energy of the studio has stepped up a good few notches, it is a busy time of year for all, today in particular it seems, as every desk I the studio is occupied and a focused and engaged vibe is in the air. What are we concentrating on?Mercurial Wrestler are on top form as they buzz in and out of the studio, in top secret preparation for their set to be AMAZING show Magna Mysteria tickets are expected to sell out so if you have not got yours yet HURRY UP, you don’t want to miss out and you have until Saturday 12th May at 6pm to get them. Don’t forget to register before you get your ticket.See no Evil is set to return 16th-18th August at Enterprise zone. Bristol City Council’s Place Making Project Director Mike Bennett, has been working his magic along with Sarah Billing, Watershed and University of Bristol to make this year's event even bigger! So far AntiVJ and Portishead's Adrian Utley are lined up to perform.Lumiere Digitale  have settled right in and it feels as if they have always been here. They are working towards their BIG EVENT in October which is aiming to create something new for Bristol - a dynamic art and music experience - one which will appeal to a much broader demographic than the current events available in the city.Tim Kindberg  is engaged in conversation with Bristol City Council about creating a NFC street in Bristol! Tim’s lovely ideas are blossoming into something that will be quite special. Also Tim’s lunchtime talk: Into Africa has been moved to 1st June, be sure to come along to hear what the jetsetter has been up to in person. It has been an exciting time for nu desine they have just picked up the UKTI exporting for growth prize and have returned from ScheidersBuero Synth day at Rough Trade East, in Brick Lane.  SchneidersBuero are a world renowned synth retailer and distributor, based in Berlin, with an outpost in Rough Trade East. Also and VERY excitingly, with the help of Seth Jackson of [PIAS] Zulu Winter, who are getting a lot of heat at the moment will be coming into the studio for a demo of Alphasphere.Vanessa Bellaar Spruijt has launched Watershed's Open City project website for Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012 She has also received an interesting shopping list including helium, bin bags, string and a kite. I wonder whether that is for James Bridle's second workshop 'Walking the Sky'? Vanessa is also up to her eyeballs in trying to map Bristol's artists groups that are residing in otherwise abandoned buildings, in case you wondered.The DJ Anatoliy Frolov in the Netherlands has made friends with Tangible FX and highly rates their iMoov and uses it for all his performances. Dan Dixon is preparing to go to New York to study the ethnograpghy of Punch Drunk’s audience. He will be working alongside  John Rogers and Paul Egglestone who will be using journalistic techniques to gain insight into design.David Martin recently met experts in usability and Media Sandbox alumni Overlay Media who are looking at the design of the context cloud interface.REACT received a rave review about Heritage sandbox in Wired and have announced the second theme of the project: Books and Print, which will address the way we learn and interact with books and printing material. Make sure to keep yourselves updated with the  wonderful blogs that are coming out of heriatage sandbox at the moment and you can even listen the podcast of John Troyer from The Future Cemetery Project talking about morbid tourism.