Lunchtime Talk: Slingshot - a return to the gizmo

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

When: 08 March 2013 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Pervasive Media Studio alumni Slingshot have a long-running and tumultuous love affair with technology. From the early iglabs played in the Studio with Mscapes (ask your gran), to the super-sensor-driven Tweeture, the Slingshot team have fine pedigree in playing with gadgets and gizmos. In the last few years, they have achieved immense success with their street games. 2.8 Hours Later has become a huge breakaway hit and yet uses very little integrated technology. A game world in which you run for your life, pursued by marauding zombies doesn?t necessary lend itself to tapping away at your phone or being alert to the triggering of sensors. With 2.8 now established and touring the UK, Slingshot and technology appear to be rekindling their romance. Simon Evans will be joining us to talk about some new and recent projects that reach deep into the pervasive media toolkit, from bio-sensing to robot spider cars, as they develop the next generation of their games.

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 | 05-03-2013

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