Beta Society at Tate Exchange

Beta Society at Tate Exchange March 2019

Read more about the Beta Society development and the successful launch event at Tate Exchange, between 5-10 March 2019, where Beta Society event partners & guests welcomed and actively engaged 2437 members of public at Tate Modern, London.

Recalibrate your digital life through citizen-centred innovation and debate
Tate Exchange, Tate Modern 5th – 10th March 2019  
Tuesday to Sunday 12.00–17.00

Join the Digital Maker Collective, invited guest contributors and our community partners to campaign for a Beta Society. This week-long event aims to establish a new community of creatives, students, industry and public, exploring social mobility and citizen-centered innovation through a digital lens.

Throughout the week, you will have the opportunity to engage in collaborative workshops and open debate. Help us explore the pervasive impacts of technology on our everyday lives as we learn together through socially-engaged digital practice.

We hope to establish the foundations to build a new sustainable future for the Beta Society, where we can continue meaningful and long-term engagement beyond this event.

For the full programme or to connect with the Beta Society please visit the event website: also see Tate Exchange website.

Instagram: @betasocietyuk
Twitter: @Beta_Society
Event tag: #betasociety

BETA Society Event Partners:

  • Digital Maker Collective: University of the Arts London staff, students and alumni who explore emerging technologies in the arts.
  • Open Design and Manufacturing OD&M: A knowledge alliance co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
  • LionHeart In The Community: Empowering local communities through sport, apprenticeships and international youth exchange.
  • Black Thrive: A partnership for black wellbeing, supporting people of African and Caribbean descent who suffer disproportionately with mental health and wellbeing.
  • Child Rights International Network: Introducing dynamic perspectives on human rights with a focus on children’s rights and environmental impact.
  • Happy Finish: Innovative creative production studio specialising in retouch, CGI, XR, AI, Motion VFX and animation.

Throughout the week, you will have the opportunity to engage with the Beta Society event partners in collaborative workshops and making activities & open debate in two main spaces: 

  • Action Space: Co-production & making space, with workshops & activities led in collaboration with by BETA event partners over the week
  • Debate Space: Presentation & debate space where invited guests debate & share perspectives and experience of social practice, social mobility, inclusion & diversity

BETA Future

At the end of this week-long event, we hope to establish the foundations to build a new sustainable future for the Beta Society, where we can continue meaningful and long term engagement beyond the event. Please see some of the images below show our journey. For more Information and details of the week-long programme or how to keep connected with the Beta Society after the event please visit: and the #betasociety hashtag.

Event organisers:

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

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 Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts (CCW), UAL.

Event supported by:

OD&M Open Design & Manufacturing: A knowledge alliance of students, professors, researchers, makers, entrepreneurs and creative practitioners distributed across Europe and China. This OD&M programme has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Teaching and Learning Fund: The University of the Arts (UAL) fund supports education projects designed to make a difference to the quality of students’ learning and/or employability, and to increase attainment.


Event lead Chris Follows

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