First Friday is a monthly social event open to anyone. These events are somewhere between the last meeting of the week and the first event of your weekend. You might meet an artist or an engineer, a school teacher or a city leader. It is a place to connect with someone you might not otherwise meet, and hear about stuff you didn’t already know. All are welcome - from inside and outside the city, online or in the Watershed building.
Joining us this month is Saskia, an artist focusing on sound and space who has presented live performances and installation works in Japan and abroad. She will be sharing archive footage and philosophy of the spatial performance work,ロウ (ləʊ),presented at the Montreal-based music art festival MUTEK.JP at the end of 2021.
This First Friday will take place both in Pervasive Media Studio and online on Fri 2 Sept 17:00-18:00.
People joining online can participate in short conversations, facilitated by our chat roulette style software. You will be paired up at random for a series of five minute conversations, one-to-one with other guests. There is an option to take a break between each chat and you are welcome to pop in and out whenever you like. It's fine to join the event late and leave the event early.
Those joining us in person will have the opportunity to have a look around Pervasive Media Studio and to find out more about some of the work that happens here. There will also be equipment set up to chat with people joining the event remotely.
The hosted element of the event will finish at 18:00. After that, in person attendees are welcome to continue conversations in the Café & Bar.
About Pervasive Media Studio
The Pervasive Media Studio hosts an international community of over 100 artists, companies, technologists, and academics exploring experience design and creative technology. We are a space for risk taking and early ideas; for the kind of projects and questions that inhabit the meeting points of art, technology, and society.
Our projects span play, robotics, location-based media, food, connected objects, interactive documentary, new forms of performance and more.
We have an open plan studio with a culture if generosity, curiosity, and interruptibility. We believe that by clustering people together from a broad range of backgrounds, with differing skills, experience, and opinions, all of our ideas become better.