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MyWorld - Strength in Places

Over the next 5 years Watershed is part of a programme called MyWorld which will showcase the latest advances in digital production and research. 


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Vanessa Bellaar Spruijt

Vanessa Bellaar Spruijt is currently a producer on the MyWorld programme, a five year programme which will showcase the latest advances in digital production and research.

Jo Lansdowne

Jo leads Watershed's Creative Technology team; supporting research activity, talent development and the resident community to deliver brilliant work.
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Martin O'Leary

As Creative Technologist, Martin helps to identify and explore new technologies and advises and assists residents on the technical aspects of their projects.

Over the next 5 years Watershed is part of a programme called MyWorld which will showcase the latest advances in digital production and research. 

With a unique set of creative partners and research collaborators MyWorld will present a set of trailblazing augmented, experimental and immersive experiences. Technologies taking centre stage in MyWorld include the latest developments in film and television visual and audio production; volumetric capture, mixed reality, motion capture, virtual production, digital doubles, remote robotics, avatar creation… and much more.

Watershed Open Calls, Test Space and Audience Engagement

Watershed’s strengths are our audience and community, our reputation as a space for creative technology development and our experience with co-design and facilitating complex conversations. We will lead on the IDEAS programme as part of the Open Innovation strand and on specific Public Engagement and Events involving a process of community building, research and development and audience engagement in the West of England and internationally.

Throughout the MyWorld programme we will run a series of Open Calls, including Sandboxes and Residencies and seek to showcase and amplify work and offer testing space.

MyWorld aim

Led by the University of Bristol, the aim of MyWorld is to position the South West of the UK as an international trailblazer in screen-based media, forge dynamic collaborations to progress technological innovation, deliver creative excellence, establish and operate state of the art facilities, offer skills training and drive inward investment, raising the region’s profile on the global stage.

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MyWorld is funded through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) ‘Strength in Places fund’. 

Main Delivery partners: University of Bristol, University of the West of England, University of Bath, Bath Spa University, Digital Catapult, Aardman Animations, BDH, Esprit Film and Television, Bristol Old Vic and Opposable Games.


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