September is fast approaching and so is London Design Festival and the Digital Design Weekend!
Now in its sixth year, the Digital Design Weekend will bring together again over a hundred artists, designers, engineers, technologists and of course the public to celebrate and share contemporary digital art and design, take part in interactive installations and labs, engage in conversations, and learn about processes.
Over the weekend we will be taking over the Museum to showcase a huge programme of cutting edge, international digital projects, but also performances, talks, open workshops, labs and family-friendly activities, all exploring engineering, making and collaboration.
The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A), London, is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Some of this year’s highlights include:
– Pattern Recognition, a visually arresting performance involving a system of moving lights that can track and intelligently respond to the dancers it observes by Alexander Whitley Dance Company in collaboration with Memo Akten.
– SelfReflector, an internet connected mirror able to calculate your age and play music from when you were a teenager.
– Bento Lab, a DNA analysis laboratory that can be taken anywhere.
– Silk Leaf by Exhibition Road Engineering Resident Julian Melchiorri, the first man-made biological leaf prototype which harnesses natural photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into breathable oxygen.
– The GyroGlove, a life changer device that stabilizes hand tremors using beautifully simple gyroscope technology.
– How to Build a Water Filter: A DIY Tutorial From the Future, a home-made water filter by Vytautas Jankauskas that becomes a symbol of resistance in a future, where limited access to a vital resource becomes part of our identity.
– Machine Wilderness, a collective of artists exploring new imaginations on how to design our technology as being native to our ecosystems.
– a selection of projects from Wheatstone Innovation Lab at King’s College London, including internet-connected enamelled automata, hyperuniform- patterned glass and digitally-embroidered muscle sensors.
– Current Table by Caventou, an intelligent living object that uses the property of colour to convert light into energy, like plant photosynthesis.
– and many more!
All events are free and drop-in, and available on a first come, first served basis.
For the full programme please visit:
A publication, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, with contributions by all participants, will be distributed free duing the event.
Viktoria Modesta, http://www.viktoriamodesta.com
Virtual Futures, http://www.virtualfutures.co.uk
Michaela Davies, http://www.michaeladavies.net
Alexander Whitley Dance Company & Memo Akten, www.alexanderwhitley.com
This Happened, www.thishappened.org
Michael Burton & Michiko Nitta, www.burtonnitta.co.uk
Machine Wilderness, http://machinewilderness.net
Jochen Zeirzer, http://www.jochen_zeirzer.public2.linz.at/index.html
Jayne Wallace, Jon Rogers, Pete Thomas, Mike Shorter and Richard Cook, http://productresearch.dundee.ac.uk/
Julian Melchiorri, www.julianmelchiorri.com
Yen Tzu Chang, http://www.changyentzu.com
The High Altitude Bioprospecting Team, http://unnecessaryresearch.tumblr.com/IFC
Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico City
Stefan Tiefengraber, http://www.stefantiefengraber.com
Linda Kronman & Andreas Zingerle (KairUs art collective), http://kairus.org
Yuko Mohri, http://mohrizm.net
University of Nottingham & Royal College of Art
Tanglebots, Lovebytes, FoAM Kernow, Weaving Codes, http://kairotic.org/a-tanglebots-workshop-report/
Mozilla Open IoT Studio, https://github.com/openiotstudio
Met Office Informatics Lab, http://www.informaticslab.co.uk
Women Hack for Non Profits, http://www.womenhackfornonprofits.com
The Open University & MAKLab Limited, http://maklab.co.uk
Future Cities Catapult, http://futurecities.catapult.org.uk
How To Build Up, http://howtobuildup.org
Andreas Siagian / Lifepatch, http://lifepatch.org
Matt Pope and Alex Nash
Vytautas Jankauskas, http://montague.lt
Wheatstone Innovation Lab, http://www.inf.kcl.ac.uk/staff/mhoward/#.V6fBzmMaf0c
The GyroGlove, http://gyrogear.co
Bento Bioworks Ltd, http://www.bento.bio
Rob Toulson & Jerry Fleming, http://www.robtoulson.com
The Great Steampunk Game Jam
Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham, http://www.ironbridge.org.uk
Veronica Ranner, www.polyphonicfutures.com
Build Your Own Pavilion, Serpentine Galleries and Kidesign, buildyourownpavilion.serpentinegalleries.org
Verena Mayrhofer, http://verenamayrhofer.at
Dawid Liftinger, http://dawidliftinger.com
Victoria and Albert Museum – Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, United Kingdom – View Map
Digital Programmes, Victoria and Albert Museum
Organiser of V&A Digital Design Weekend 2016
The Digital Programmes Team at the V&A, formed in 2008, engages visitors of all ages in a range of free activities and events that promote digital art and design practices and collaborative processes, inspire creativity, and stimulate discussion and exchange among creative industries professionals, students and visitors.