Event: Digital New & The Familiar at Tate Exchange 8 Feb 2017

Digital New and The Familiar
With the Digital Maker Collective University of the Arts London

Tate Modern, Tate Exchange Workshop | Free Entry
8 February 2017 at 12.00–18.00

Technology is rapidly transforming the way we live, learn, work and interact, but how do we reconcile digital unknowns with the everyday?

Help make sense of the digital mayhem. Join theUniversity of the Arts, Digital Maker Collective and guests in exploring related connections across digital projects, concepts and technologies through creativity, digital experiments, performances, interventions, and conversation. Through informal student-led critiques, debate and reflection on-site and online, create new work and ideas to take forward together. Read more here

Digital Making Art School, Space:

Collective Base Camp - Tech Cluster - Wonder Wall
Projects Space - Digital Detox


Collective Base Camp: 12.00 - 18.00

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. The camp will evolve and respond to themes, public interactions and our invited guest maker activities. Create new work and ideas to take forward together.

Virtual Reality

Virtual, mixed/augmented reality and virtual/real interventions

Physical Computing

Sensors, microcomputers and biofeedback devices to create interactive objects and digital interactions. Artificial creatures and utopian or dystopian worlds.

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Open Workshops

This is a participant driven workshop space which will allow any member of the Collective to propose & deliver workshops on the day. The Collective will add workshops to the blackboard throughout the afternoon.

Tech Pit Stop 

A space for general work in progress and experimentation for members of the Collective to prepare for workshops, test stuff out or fix things, please pop-in for a chat.


Tech Cluster: 12.00 - 14.30

Discussion & debate - Virtual Reality Symposia: Virtual Histories

Digital Detox: 12.00 - 18.00

A space to relax, meet and chat.

The Wonder Wall: 12.00 - 18.00

Wall for public interaction and mapping debate and conversations throughout the day. Led by informal student-led critiques, debate and reflection on-site and online, share ideas to take forward together.

Project Space: 12.00 - 17.30

Course led projects

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.

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