Tate Modern Workshop

Deconstructing the Digital With Digital Maker Collective, University of the Arts London

Mozfest 2016. Photo: Paul Clarke. Creative Commons Credit CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Explore resistance, activism and risk taking through creativity, taking things apart, experiments, performances, interventions, and conversation

Drop-in and work alongside the Digital Maker Collective and guests in this pop up session.

Join a hive of interconnected digital maker experiments and explore related connections across digital projects, concepts and technologies through informal student-led critiques, debate and reflection. Create new work and ideas to take forward together. 

At the centre of the event will be a large participatory Digital Maker Base Camp, a space to develop agile and experimental projects led by members of the Collective. The camp will evolve and respond to themes, public interactions and our invited guest maker activities, interventions, debates and performances.

Featured guest performance, interactions and debates:

  • ELECTR“O”ACTIVE GRID:  get hands on making with coding Arduinos at most levels of ability; subverting pound shop toys and creating open source interactive projects that will populate the grid. This co-sharing of skills and ideas will take place alongside members of the Digital Maker Collective and CYLAND MediaArtLab from St Petersburg.
  • What Happens If We Push This? In the creative industries, technology is transforming the way we work and generate economic value. It has the potential to exploit or empower - so what kind of future do we want? Join subject experts, artists and designers to collectively make images and objects that create a vision of our futures.
  • Gesamt – a digital participatory opera Part 2: Take part in a digital participatory opera with Wimbledon College of Arts and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design via virtual and actual collaboration. Expect singing, talking, costumes, projections, social media, remote presence and digital characters.
  • Virtual Reality Symposium, Virtual Economies: The future of work and play. Virtual Reality can lift us out of our seats and away from our screens – it immerses us in an active, participatory space that is networked and global. How will Virtual Reality shape the future for creative practice and practitioners in Art and Design? How will we work and what will we do to make money? What forms of entertainment will we spend it on? Does VR take us beyond materialism or is it the ultimate in total consumption?
  • London Connected Learning Centre and The Digital Maker Collective, Schools Collaboration: London Connected Learning Centre, part of Education Development Trust, supports schools to use digital technologies to enhance learning. The centre’s Digital Leader Programme supports young people who have taken on a role championing the creative use of digital technologies among their peers, teachers and community.

This event is programmed by Digital Maker Collective, a Tate Exchange Associate.

About the Digital Maker Collective

The Digital Maker Collective are a group of artists, designers, staff and students from the University of the Arts London (UAL) who explore emerging digital technologies in arts, education, society and the creative industries.

They are supported by Digital Learning, Teaching & Enhancement at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts, UAL.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

22 February 2017 at 12.00–18.00

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