The UK is third in the world for producing successful tech companies and unicorns, which are privately-owned tech companies valued at over $1bn. UAL are at the centre of this tech revolution, yet the gap between tech business/giants and everyday society is continually widening. How do we reconcile this gap and bring the tech world into arts, but equally important, how do we bring arts creatives into the world of tech?
Join the University of the Arts, UAL Digital Maker Collective and guests from the creative and tech industries. Help us transform Tate Exchange into an open and accessible ‘Test Bed' for creative tech. A place for all to explore, question and learn about the world of tech business and future technologies. Come chat and get hands on in the Immersive CoLab space and Co-Creation Studio, help define the future of new immersive arts from location-based experiences to holographic entertainment and question the world of tech from facial recognition to the smart city.
Meet-up and Innovation Hub
Join us for informal chat, networking, presentations and discover new creative tech ideas & prototypes. Learn more about the Uni to Unicorns event and collaborators, where the art world meets the tech world.
Come chat and get hands on with the Digital Maker Collective, UAL staff, students and our guest tech industry collaborators, creative innovators and community organisations. See creative tech prototypes and projects in progress, also start to prototype, develop and test your ideas out with others.
– Explore spatial computing, virtual, augmented & extended reality
– Help us explore the future of new immersive arts from location based experiences to holographic entertainment
– Better understand the wide world of tech, from the power of creative data, facial recognition or the smart city to deepfakes
– Develop your own creative ideas and prototypes
Creative Tech Speakers Corner
We all have great ideas, but we don’t normally get the opportunity to share them to others. This is your chance to level the playing field and air your creative tech ideas and provocations, however serious or wacky, we want to hear your ideas. Visitors are invited to give a quick informal talk, pitch, presentation or start an open debate. Creative Tech Speaker Corner is on a first come, first served basis, and is open to anyone, any age and any level of knowledge or experience.
For the full week-long programme or how to keep connected with the Uni to Unicorns event participants after the event please visit the event website: https://uni2unicorns.info/ and follow the event #uni2unicorns hashtag.
About Digital Maker Collective
The Digital Maker Collective (DMC) is a volunteer led, informal Research & Development (R&D) group, made up of University of the Arts London UAL staff, students, alumni who share common goals in exploring digital & emerging technologies in the context of arts practice, education, society and the creative industries.