Pervasive Media Studio Lunchtime Talk: Integrating Pervasive Technologies with Cinematic and Immersive Theatre

Where: Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX

When: 13 January 2012 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Mason Robinson and Lukus Robbins are performance artists from Dartington College of Arts/University College Falmouth. As part of their course they have undertaken a Contextual Enquiry Project (CEP) in which they have been researching and developing a narrative exploration through performance and installation, allowing for interaction between device and performers, concentrating mainly on exploring the grey area between physical and virtual realities. The project uses Pervasive Media integrated with Cinematic Theatre and Immersive Theatre techniques with the intention of creating an interactive theatrical experience. Mason and Lukus have just finished a new talent residency at the Pervasive Media Studio in which they focused on combining existing technologies with performative practice. The next stage of the project focuses on distilling this process into creating a theatrical experience. John Valencia de Valence, a performance artist and fellow Dartington/University College Falmouth student who has so far assisted the project in an advisory capacity, will now become a full member of the team. In this talk they will discuss their research and development so far focusing on audience participation and device identity as well as talking about the next stages of the project, namely the devising process and implementation of the theatrical experience as well as the testing of the technology. These Lunchtime Talks are part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week. Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who???s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you???d like a tour of the new space and we'll be happy to show you around! Send an email to

Entry Cost: Free

Posted by: Verity Alexander | 23-12-2011

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