Stories, Swimming Pools and Spectroscopy
Last week's Books & Print Ideas Lab in Exeter
After a very wet and windy start to the week things are heating up in Bristol and the Studio. It’s been Hannah's first week as the new Studio Assistant and she's really looking forward to getting involved in some of the amazing things that are going on. Today in the Studio we’ve been joined by Cory who’s been on work experience at Watershed. He’s been busy meeting all the residents and helped out with this blog.
The REACT team hosted the second of their Books & Print ideas lab on Tuesday at Watershed. The labs are a chance to explore the Books & Print theme for the latest Sandbox call. The room was filled with a mixture of academics and creative economy partners and the lab was a chance to build relationships, and share ideas and knowledge. There’s only one ideas lab session left now in Cardiff next week so if it sounds like something you’d like to be a part of you can find more information here.
Vanessa Bellaar Spruijt is off to Portugal next Tuesday to prepare for a range of workshops and events around Open City thinking. First up is the Smart City Workshop which will help to develop scenes and ideas for a new short film by Geoff Taylor and Sam Kinsley commissioned to parody technology company’s corporate videos, and instead depict how technology might be used by real people in future Guimaraes. Our own Clare Reddington is facilitating this on Saturday the 14th of July. Secondly James Bridle is arriving and doing an aerial balloon mapping workshop which promises to be a spectacle indeed. Follow us on Facebook and help spread the word.
Calvium currently have two apps out, the first Soho Stories for The National Trust is a unique audio tour around the streets of Soho narrated by veteran Soho entertainer Barry Cryer. The second is a handy app for the Whitstable Biennale that was made by Calvium and Victoria Forrest. You can now also watch a great video documenting 'of sleeping birds' a project by Duncan who used Calvium's Appfurnace to build the locative audio software.
Victoria Tillotson has been helping to organise Herman Kolgen's Inject. The installation takes place at Hengrove's
Olympic size pool and you’re invited to experience the work in the pool or if you fancy staying on dry land there are spectator seats available. Book tickets to the artists talk here or reserve your ticket for the performance on eventbrite.
danceroom Spectroscopy are excitingly gearing up for the premier of Hidden Fields at Arnolfini later this month before being featured in a 360-degree projection dome as part of the Cultural Olympiad at the beginning of August. Today David Glowacki gave a brilliant Lunchtime Talk about their project Hidden Fields and visualizing human energy flow.
Dan Dixon has been plugging away preparing for his visit to Lancaster Business School next week where he’ll be talking about gamification, and for UX Bristol which will be taking place in two weeks.
Verity has been on the hunt for graduates with exciting pervasive ideas for the graduate and new talent residencies, so if you know anyone who’s a recent graduate or just starting out in their career and could benefit from working in an open collaborative space have a read of this page and get in touch.
Tomorrow Verity, Victoria and Jo are running a game in Cardiff as part of the playARK festival. Find out more here. And on Saturday night the Bristol Cycle Festival launches at the Attic Bar on Stokes Croft. Matt Davenport will be djing for the first time in Bristol, and you can see Grace’s new band EXPENSIVE, so you’ve got no excuse to stay in. That’s it for the studio blog this week but look out for the Hidden Fields Lunchtime Talk write up early next week.