VIKA Books takeover on The Bookseller homepage today

Created by immersive book publishers and Pervasive Media Studio residents VIKA Books as part of the South West Creative Technology Network, Baby BSL: Where is the Bird? encourages parents of both deaf and hearing children to learn British Sign Language … Continue reading

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The Royal Opera House presents Current, Rising – the world’s first opera in hyper reality

From 19 December 2020 the Royal Opera House will present the world’s first opera in hyper reality: Current, Rising – a unique collaboration between the Royal Opera House’s innovation programme, Audience Labs, award-winning Figment Productions and Royal Holloway, University of … Continue reading

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Meet Container: the new online magazine about creative technology

Container is a new online magazine that puts the spotlight on the people and processes behind creative tech, and provides a platform for voices outside the mainstream. The magazine will be a home for different stories about creative technology: an … Continue reading

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Soundworlds: new podcast series bringing theatre to your ears

Soundworlds is a new four-part series of theatre podcasts directed by dramaturg Patrick Eakin Young and produced by Eleanor Turney using binaural sound to transport the listener to new worlds. The series takes the best bits of radio, theatre, sound art … Continue reading

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Watershed awarded grant from the Culture Recovery Fund

Watershed has today been awarded £731,993 from Arts Council England, as part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. The award will allow Watershed to … Continue reading

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Watershed announce shortlist for Depict ’20

WATCH, VOTE AND HAVE YOUR SAY NOW Depict is Watershed’s brilliant ultra-short film competition. Free to enter and open to anyone from anywhere in the world, there is just one rule – all films must be 90 seconds or less! … Continue reading

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Watershed’s reopening programme of ‘Films that Love the Cinema’ starts today

The Watershed building in Bristol opened this week. Ahh how we’ve missed them! Their cinemas will reopen today with a brilliant and characteristically eclectic programme they’ve called ‘Films That Love the Cinema’ …and love to be seen in the cinema. … Continue reading

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SWCTN Blog: Kickstarting the Data Economy

Excellent blog below from South West Creative Technology Network Data Fellow Tracey Bowen, creative, musician, producer and Pervasive Media Studio resident, who is researching blockchain solutions for data privacy and autonomous control. Data Dignity For All Data dignity and data … Continue reading

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Manchester International Festival’s Virtual Factory Welcomes Its First Million Visitors

Just a few weeks after opening, one million people have already visited Virtual Factory, the new digital manifestation of The Factory, the landmark cultural space currently under construction, which will be Manchester International Festival’s year-round home. Gamers and non-gamers alike … Continue reading

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ABANDON NORMAL STRATEGIES: Limited edition artwork from Abandon Normal Devices

A timely and unconventional limited edition artwork delivered to your home, from (typically) digital-art producer Abandon Normal Devices (AND), creative prompt cards Abandon Normal Strategies aspire to galvanise alternative approaches to thinking during this extraordinary time of change and profusion … Continue reading

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SWCTN Data Blog: We can’t process information when we are drowning….

Another fascinating SWCTN blog, this time from Data fellow Grace Quantock revealing common experiences and responses to data gleaned from her work as a trauma therapist. Emotional dysregulation Traumatic stress tends to evoke two emotional extremes: feeling either too much … Continue reading

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