Free entry Tate Modern Workshop

Uni to Unicorns With Digital Maker Collective

Image (c) Chris Follows

Unpack the creative power of the tech industries and explore where the art world meets the tech world

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.

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?

What responsibility do the arts have in restoring trust and empowering society to stake its claim in this new land of opportunity and in defining the language of emerging technologies?

Meet-up

Join us for presentations and informal chat, networking in a mixer space.

Ideas lab

We all have great ideas, but we don’t normally get the opportunity to pitch them to others. This is your chance to level the playing field and air your ideas at the Tech Innovation Hub, however serious or wacky, we want to hear your ideas. Visitors are invited to give a quick informal pitch, on a first come first served basis, and are open to anyone, any age and any level of knowledge or experience.

Collective Incubator

Come chat and get hands on with the Digital Maker Collective, UAL staff and students and our guest start-ups/creative innovators. See work and tech prototypes in progress and also start to prototype, develop and test your own ideas out, with others!

Incubator Themes:
– Creative Data: How do creatives & public better understand the power of data?
– Smart Mobility and City: Tech and citizen-centred innovation from self driving cars to internet of things
– Spatial Computing: Virtual, Augmented & extended reality, new immersive experiences

Innovation Hub

A place to share and demo ideas, work in progress and creative tech prototypes and/or launch your new creative start up plans to the world.

Beta Society Digital Maker Collective event, 2019, image (c) Dan Weill Photography

Beta Society Digital Maker Collective event, 2019, image (c) Dan Weill Photography

Beta Society Digital Maker Collective event, 2019, image (c) Dan Weill Photography

Beta Society Digital Maker Collective event, 2019, image (c) Dan Weill Photography

Beta Society Digital Maker Collective event, 2019, image (c) Dan Weill Photography

Beta Society Digital Maker Collective event, 2019, image (c) Dan Weill Photography

Beta Society Digital Maker Collective event, 2019, image (c) Dan Weill Photography

Beta Society Digital Maker Collective event, 2019, image (c) Dan Weill Photography

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.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Dates

3–8 March 2020

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