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#7 May D4DL SIG, Pervasive Media Studio visit, Wednesday 22nd May
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6 May 2013
D4DL SIG visit to & talks with the DCRC/PMS Watershed - with Jon Dovey, Mandy Rose, Emma Agusita, Verity McIntosh and more. 1 to 3pm. Direction to PMS: http://www.pmstudio.co.uk/about-pervasive-media-studio
Verity McIntosh, the Studio Producer at the Pervasive Media Studio (PMS), has offered to give a brief overview of PMS at the meeting too. http://www.pmstudio.co.uk/collaborator/verity-alexander
1) About D4DL SIG - John Cook open the meeting with a brief overview of D4DL SIG - purpose, aims etc.
2) Who's Who - round of short introductions
3) About DCRC - Jon Dovey, Professor of Screen Media/(former) Director of the Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC)/Director of the REACT Hub & Mandy Rose, newly appointed DCRC Director/Associate Professor of Digital Cultures
4) About the Pervasive Media Studio - Verity McIntosh
5) John Cook, Professor in Education/Director of the Bristol Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning and Education (BRILLE) - Research Profile
6) Research Interests/Updates - opportunity for participants to share their research interests/activities
7) Ideas and Actions - identify areas for potential collaboration, possibilities for further idea/resource sharing etc
To add to our conversation about Learning Cities, I thought the group might be interested to hear about a current project - The Playable City Award:
Hello Lamp Post is a brand new project launching in Bristol this Summer. London based experience design and research studio PAN won Watershed's inaugural Playable City Award and are developing a unique and unexpected way for us all to communicate with our surroundings.
Using a simple SMS interface, the people of Bristol will be invited to 'wake up' items of street furniture in the city, sparking up conversations with lamp posts and letter boxes, bollards and billboards.
By tuning into these secret conversations, you will start to look at your city in a whole new way, playfully unlocking interactions with the ubiquitous objects we take for granted.
Part game, part social experiment, part subversion of the cool utilitarian nature of a ‘smart city’ and the internet of things, Hello Lamp Post will animate the inanimate and encourage citizens to swap ideas and leave messages for one another via these silent denizens of the curb.
This project co-funded by a network of organisations who exemplify Bristol’s strength in Creative Technologies, including UWE and the University of Bristol.
10:18 on 24 May 2013