Tate Britain Course

IAM x Tate: (random) co:jams Creative improvisation sessions

Random co jams

Experience-driven sessions of creative improvisation exploring the futures of the museum in the internet age

(random) co:jams are sessions of creative improvisation between emerging artists, creative technologists and Tate Collective London members to prototype ideas about the futures of the museum following three principles:

  • (random): the beauty of an unpredictable output
  • co: the value of a collaborative and open process
  • jams: the joy of creative improvisation (inspired by jazz)

For this first session, IAM and Tate have invited a group of internet age talents with eclectic backgrounds working at the intersection of digital arts, music, data-driven experiences, interaction design and installations, each of whom are experimenting with emerging technologies and innovative creative methods.


 The Challenge

Participants will be divided into three randomly-organised teams and will have the same time any office worker has to do their job each day (7 hours plus 1 for lunch!) Within this limited timeframe they will be given total creative freedom to create a prototype that responds to the following questions:

  • What is the role of the museum in the internet age?
  • How is the concept of youth being redefined and challenged in the context of internet age arts?
  • What can we learn from the history of British art over the last 500 years?

The Presentation

The process and prototypes will be presented on Saturday 20 February 2016 in the Taylor Digital Studio at Tate Britain. There will be a limited number of tickets available on a first come, first served basis. All tickets are free.

The results of this first jam will also be shared on 7–10 April, 2016 in Barcelona during the IAM Weekend 16, an event that connects the futures of media, learning and internet culture. 

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About (random) co:jams

'The best way to predict the future is to invent it' – Alan Kay

(random) co:jams is a project that encourages imagination and invention through collaboration, fostering unexpected creative exchanges between emerging talents coming from diverse fields.Tate and IAM’s collaboration investigates the possibilities of collaborating to explore the futures of internet and how that relates to museums and young people.

About IAM

Internet Age Media is a platform that connects the futures of media, learning (a.k.a. education) and internet culture through videos, events and collaborations between diverse creative collectives, schools, publications, brands and institutions. IAM’s annual gathering - the IAM Weekend - cultivates the open ecosystem emerging from the evolution of internet as culture.

About Tate Collective London

Tate Collective London run free events and festivals for young people aged 15–25 to experiment, create and innovate through art and ideas across both Tate Modern and Tate Britain. 

Tate Britain

Taylor Digital Studio

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

20 February 2016 at 19.00–21.00