Wanted: Magician in Residence

Wanted: an adventurous soul with an appetite for the unusual, an artistic temperament and an affinity for geek.

Suggested skills: Disappearing interfaces, conjuring circuits, pulling robotic rabbits out of haptic hats.

Watershed and the University of Bristol are disrupting normal residency service and inviting a magician, artist, illusionist or designer to join them for a spell of exploration into creative ideas  that blend technology, interaction design, magic and illusion.

The Magician in Residence will receive research, development and production support, including a £3000 fee, up to £1000 for materials, plus travel and accommodation expenses. The two-month residency will begin on 1 Oct 2013 and culminate in a showcase event in early December.

The residency will be co-hosted by Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio ( and The Bristol Interaction and Graphics Group ( in the Computer Science Department of the University of Bristol.

There is one residency available, open to UK-based practitioners (individuals or groups) who are looking for the time and space to  research innovative/experimental ideas. We are interested in exploring magic and technology in the widest possible sense, and we are definitely hoping to be amazed. 

To download an application pack, please visit:

Closing Date: 9am on Mon 10 Jun 2013