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Creative Technology at Watershed

Posted on Tue 8 Feb 2022

In this article Martin O'Leary, Watershed's Creative Technologist, talks about how Watershed's relationship to creative technology has changed, and how we plan to move forward in a way that reflects our values

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R&D you can see 

Posted on Thu 27 Jan 2022

In this article Danielle Rose, Network Producer at Watershed outlines our aims to create more accessible, fun ways for people to witness and participate in some of the Studio community’s research and development projects.

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Meet the Research Team

Posted on Mon 25 Apr 2022

Watershed Research Team are taking over our Lunchtime Talks for the whole of May! Across four consecutive Fridays, they'll (re)introduce themselves and extend the lunchtime talk platform to some of their research partners.

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Meet The Future is Collective cohort

Posted on Thu 14 Apr 2022

Meet the eleven freelancers who have been appointed as part of The Future is Collective; a programme of work propelling community and climate activism by offering support and development to freelance creatives

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Midi Residency - Freddie Wulf

Posted on Tue 29 Mar 2022

We are delighted to announce the latest in our long running series of Midi Residencies. Funded places for artists who have an established practice and want to bring new technologies into their work

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Movement, Music, Martial Arts & Acts of Care

Posted on Tue 8 Mar 2022

A new, short term residency, at the Pervasive Media Studio. Exploring movement, music, martial arts and acts of care

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Introducing our Winter Residency Artists 2022

Posted on Mon 17 Jan 2022

Following our Winter Residencies programme open call, we’re excited to introduce the two artists who will develop incredible ideas that blend culture and creative technologies - from a flying saucer to a belly dancing…

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Studio Community Inclusion Survey Report

Posted on Wed 22 Dec 2021

Our 2020/2021 report on the data gathered from the Annual Studio Resident survey, with detailed information on the make-up of the Studio, our methodologies in interpreting the data and our approach to the language we use

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Climate action: centring emotion to spark experimentation

Posted on Tue 21 Dec 2021

Feeling overwhelmed, apathetic or uninformed about climate change? Supporting ourselves and others to move through them creates environments where ideas, action and creativity thrive.

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Inclusive Practice in the Pervasive Media Studio

Posted on Tue 21 Dec 2021

An update on the work we have been doing to make our Studio more inclusive, the work we are planning to do, and our annual Pervasive Media Studio Community Survey report

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The Case Against Crypto

Posted on Fri 3 Dec 2021

In this article Martin O'Leary, Watershed's Creative Technologist, sets out the case against using cryptocurrency and NFTs.

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The Residents - Podcast Series

Posted on Fri 6 Aug 2021

The Residents – a series of four podcasts exploring tech, arts, economy and health through the lens of community and creativity, produced by Studio residents Will Taylor and Jo Kimber