Lunchtime Talk: Chronotape - a tangible timeline

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

When: 22 February 2013 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Peter Bennett from the Bristol Interaction & Graphics group will share his extraordinary project 'Chronotape', a digital tool that allows you to create a tangible timeline for charting family history. Combining rolls of paper, a wooden box and spinning reels, with methods of digital annotation and recording, Peter will demonstrate how this device offers a new way to interact with computer data using real physical objects.

Chronotape is a great example of Slow Technology, an emerging field of research that encourages us to take our time and to favour quality of experience over efficiency in our interactions with technology.

This Lunchtime Talk is 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 space and we'll be happy to show you around. Send an email to

Entry Cost: Free

Posted by: Verity McIntosh | 18-02-2013

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