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Meeting Point:
The Architecture Centre

Tue 15 May 2018
18:00 - 20:00


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Imagine understanding and feeling the hopes, fears and motivations of others from the inside. Empath is an experimental project currently in development in Bristol that will enable you to do just that.

Splash & Ripple are making an audio augmented drama simulating the interior experience of someone else’s life as they walk around the city. The drama will be played out in your head, controlled by decisions you make in the real world.

Join Rosie Poebright from Splash & Ripple to test out a new audio work currently in development for Bristol Legible City. This event will last up to an hour and will include time to give feedback on your experience of the work.

Empath is a collaboration between UWE Bristol, Bristol Legible City and Splash & Ripple – a company of artists based at the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed.

This event is part of WalkFest (1 – 31 May 2018).


“This new form of experience uses technology to ground the audience in the real world rather than removing them from it. It’s an audio augmented reality experience where the drama is in the player’s head, controlled by decisions they make in the real world, like where to walk or who to call.” Splash and Ripple

The event is supported by Bristol City Council and Bristol Legible City, as part of the Your Are Here season of events. The event runs in collaboration with Splash and Ripple, UWE Bristol and Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The walk also forms part of the Architecture Centre’s Opening Doors to Heritage programme supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England.