DMC Knowledge Exchange & informal R&D

Tate Exchange 2017-2020:

Since becoming a founding Tate Exchange associate in 2017. The DMC have delivered three large scale public events which actively engaged over eight thousand visitors, and collaborated with hundreds of UAL students, staff and alumni as well as sector/industry partners and community organisations.

  • In 2017 we aimed to uncover and highlight the hidden digital making activities happening within art school with the event: Digital Making Arts School 
  • In 2018 the DMC explored digital making art school practice in more detail and asked how this work could change the art school and shape the future of work: Arts Work of The Future 
  • In 2019 we collaborated with many partners in order to look beyond the art school and technology and put societal issues first, through exploring socially engaged practice: Beta Society.
  • For 2020 DMC and guests will demystify and unpack the creative power of the tech industries, exploring the world of creative tech startups. Uni to Unicorns

Machine Learning for Creative Industry

Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Creative Industry course, the course is led by Happy Finish and CCW Digital Maker Collective, supported by UAL Creative Computing Institute. 22 - 26 July 2019

Course outline: Machine Learning for Creative Industry read more here.

Beta Society 2019

Between the 5-10 March 2019 the Digital Maker Collective, invited guest contributors and our community partners to campaign for a Beta Society. 

This week-long event aimed to establish a new community of creatives, students, industry and public, exploring social mobility and citizen-centered innovation through a digital lens. Read more about the Beta Society launch event at Read more here about the amazing launch event at Tate Exchange, where event partners & guests welcomed and actively engaged 2437 members of public, also see 'What is Beta Society?' 

Beta Podcasts

See all the podcasts and video documentation recorded at the Beta Society event: 

Open Design & Manufacturing OD&M in collaboration with Digital Maker Collective at Tate Exchange 2019

A case study report about the EU Open Design and Manufacturing (OD&M) project at Tate Exchange, in association with the University of the Arts London (UAL) Digital Maker Collective (DMC) and Beta Society. Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Download the below report here: PDF icon OD&M x Tate 19_REPORT.pdf (1002.05 KB)

How can we better support diversity & inclusion in creative arts & arts education?

Audio recording presentation by Jazmin Morris & Chris Follows at the Digital Catapult, Digital Business Meet Up: Diversity and Inclusion - July 2019 supported by The Knowledge Transfer Network & Digital Catapult. Jazmin & Chris talk about how we can better support diversity and inclusion in creative arts and arts education.

Arts Work of the Future 2018

In March 2018, the Digital Maker Collective transformed the Tate Exchange, 5th floor of Tate Modern into a large public tech innovation hub, a six day residency entitled ‘Arts Work of the Future’.  

What does Knowledge Exchange mean to you?

The event saw a series of public facing projects which included drop-in style working spaces where the public got involved in rapid prototyping, discussions around artificial intelligence, virtual reality and environmental issues. Their work was presented alongside global collaborators from Russia, Ireland and Denmark attracting over 4000 visitors and national press coverage.

What was your most memorable encounter with the public at Tate Exchange?

See full programme link

Sky News Feature

Sky News feature from the Digital Maker Collective Arts Work of the Future

Full Sky News Feature below: 

The Full Sky Swipe episode was featured 8 times over the weekend 10-11 March 2018 on @SkyNewsSwipe @SkyNews

Case Study from Tate Exchange 2017

See how Femi removes barriers through his all-inclusive coding workshops at Tate Modern in London. A companion to Red Hat® Open Source Stories: Art of Exchange, this video highlights Femi’s experience with the Digital Maker Collective, part of Tate Exchange, a program that promotes human connection and open collaboration.

Learn more about Open Source Stories and see the full film:

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