Research Seminar: Pete Bennett

Gorillas, Lego and Museums: Designing for Playful Ambiguity

Peter Bennett, Freelance Creative Technologist

Thursday 14th March 4pm Inspace, 1 Crichton Street


Pete Bennett will give an overview of his recent projects, linking them together through the theme of playful ambiguity. Should Lego blocks contain their own instructions? How do you get a gorilla deeply engrossed in a game? What do you do if your museum guide starts lying to you?


Pete is a freelance creative technologist, resident of the Pervasive Media Studio and teaching fellow in the University of Bristol’s computer science department. His research is centered around tangible interfaces, playful interaction and musical systems. Recent projects include developing cognitive enrichment for the gorillas at Bristol Zoo, creating Internet of Things connected news devices, developing ‘Toot & Play’ interactive drinks bottles, exploring the concept of the musical selfie, and the ‘Post-Truth Guide’, which takes you on a less than truthful tour of Bristol Museum.


Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL