Images from 8 March Digital Friction Tate Exchange

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

Subvert and confront digital friction caused by technology overload, through creativity, experiments, performances, interventions, and conversation

We had another fantastic team of staff & students from across UAL colleges, alumni, industry guest and artists who arrived at 10am and created pulled together to create an amazing event for the 420 visiting public enjoyed between 12.00–17.00. See the full Programme on 8th March 2017.

See all images from events which took place on the 8th Feb - 22nd Feb - 8th March - 22nd March

Technology is rapidly transforming the way we live, learn, work and interact, how do we turn digital overload into a positive & creative force? Image from the event at Tate Modern, Tate Exchange 8 March 2017. 

Collective Base Camp

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.

Visitor feedback included:

- We’re at the state of an entirely new era of technology.
- Really interesting to see the accessibility of this technology.
- I want to see where it goes next. Thanks.
- Really great experience. Very weird staying still and moving and very enjoyable and kind of trippy.
- It is really good to see a connection between art and technology.
- I look forward to seeing how your worlds develop. I’d like to engage, experience it with others so it’s not so isolated!

The camp evolved and responded to themes, public interactions

Our invited guest maker activities, interventions, debates and performances.

Visitors joined the Digital Maker Collective and guests in exploring related connections across digital projects, concepts and technologies through informal student-led critiques, debate and reflection.

We created new work and ideas to take forward together. Below: Sonic Sensing with Surface Speakers & Bone...

Image By Nicola Rae

Image above & below by Nicola Rae

VR Explorers - Machine-Mind -  Monitor - Sen5.0 - Bio Feedback, Raspberry Pi, Arduino & EEG

Above Digital Air

Below Transmutation

Discussions and Talks at Tate Exchange

Robot Hacking with the Crumble by Femi age 11

Below: Femi being filmed by Red Hat who were doing interviews for a short film throughout the day.

Old Bananas, New Bananas, Foam Bananas

Below work by Alistair McClymont from LCC

Base Camp Guests 12:00 - 17:00

Imagining Technology

Interesting perspectives through the Peep Hole


Tech Cluster

VR Symposia: Virtual Bodies 

Room One VR Live Virtual Reality Demos 

Wonder Wall

Re-narrating the Collection

Above: The Camberwell Re-narrating the Collection project office

Above: On the floor, and below the controversial sacks 

Paul Coldwell talk about Freud’s desk 3D print...

Online listening platforms with Rounded Radio

Rounded Radio

Projects Space

3D scan & 3D print experiments


ME #peoplesbureau #tateexchange #digitalmakerscollective

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Below 3D printing and Virtual Meets Reality

Exploring the 3D pen drawing potential with Chelsea Fine Art Students

3d Drawing Pen

The whole event (5 hours) was live streamed, see below nearly 3 hours of live stream squashed into a couple of minutes

See edited live streams here The live (life) support machine was wheeled around the space

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.

Read more about the event on the Tate website Digital Friction @tateexchange @CCWDigital #artsDMC #tateJAM

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