Lunchtime Talks at the Pervasive Media Studio

Biomimetic Electronics

Biomimetic Electronics

Lunchtime Talks are a series of informal presentations at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio. They normally take place at 13:00 on a Friday, are free and are open to everybody who is interested in what they do. Come along, bring a sandwich, and get to know more about the Studio community, current and up-coming projects, or residents' work.

During this talk, Studio Resident Charlie Williams discusses how he spent his summer in Holland working with researchers to create and explore the evolution of microscopic life.

During August and September studio resident Charlie Williams worked with researchers in Holland to create a colony of electronic circuits which communicate and evolve, imitating microscopic life. In this Lunchtime Talk Charlie will talk about the scientific and artistic motivation behind the project, share details from his time abroad, and give us a look at Here I am here I am (Synthetic community #1), the first result of this collaboration.

Charlie Williams is an artist working with electronics, sound, software and video. He was awarded the Ritari Hyvämielksi, a Finnish ‘cultural knighthood’, for his reactive software installations shown at the Arteles Centre (FI). His cultural-commentary tech-intervention Cuddlr saw over a quarter-million downloads, global press coverage, and was named in WIRED magazine's top 100 apps. His algorithmic video work has screened at the Shanghai Expo and Museum of Rome and his contributions to music-recognition app Shazam were used by hundreds of millions of people and featured as Apple's App of the Day.

The Pervasive Media Studio is located within the Watershed building. Let us know if you'd like a tour and we'll be happy to show you around. Send an email to studio@watershed.co.uk.