V&A Digital Design Weekend – 26 & 27 September 2015, 10.30-17.00

The Digital Design Weekend is coming back to the V&A this weekend, I hope you can join us!

Digital Design Weekend 2015
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 September, 10.30-17.00
Victoria and Albert Museum
Free, drop-in

Now in it’s fifth year, the V&A Digital Design Weekend brings together artists, designers, engineers, scientists and the public to explore intersections of art, design and technology. Participants will take over the Museum with pop up installations, open workshops, labs and family-friendly activities around the building, exploring themes of civic design, sustainability and collaborative making.

For the full programme visit:

The weekend kicks off on Friday night with a screening of techno-explorer and futurologist Nelly Ben Hayoun’s new film “Disaster Playground” – http://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/disaster-playground-feature-film-and-presentation-new-project-nelly-ben-hayoun

Over the weekend we will be showcasing a huge programme of cutting edge, international projects, including:

– Every Object by Prix Ars Electronica winner Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, a mixed media installation that explores an infinite, digital, 3D V&A collection that may soon exist.
– Circular Knitic, an open source replicable circular knitic machine produced with digital fabrication and maker’s tools.
– If You Go Away, an interactive, cinematic game from Invisible Flock which will lead you on a story you can direct around the V&A and the surrounding area.
– Marginalia Machine, a drawing robot, and Collidoscope, a musical microscope that allows you to zoom into sounds you’ve just recorded, and play and perform your sonic discoveries like an instrument.
– Seven Seconds Ago, a live feed portal to wildlife at a watering hole in Africa and DigitalFutures UKMX, a collaborative prototyping showcase on the themes of civic awareness, collaboration and innovation from Mexico City and Dundee.

There is lots for young people and families to enjoy, including Young Rewired State Coding Challenge, a hack for young digital makers in partnership with the Met Office, and Family fun trails by Gamar, a mobile augmented reality app that allows families to follow clues, solve creative challenges and uncover hidden stories in our Paintings and theatre and Performance Galleries.

On Saturday 26, a one day symposium – Friction and Fiction: IP, Copyright and Digital Futures – in collaboration with Goldsmiths University of London and CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and new Business Models in the Creative Economy, will bring together leading writers, technologists, publicists and agents and ask whether the existing framework of publishing copyright can be adequately adapted to meet – and balance – the rights, needs and creative ambition of authors and publishers. Book a free ticket on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/friction-and-fiction-ip-copyright-and-digital-futures-tickets-18521068013

On Sunday 27, a special This Happened meetup, guest curated by Provenance, brings together Jessi Baker, Vinay Gupta, Tomas Diez and Mara Balestrini to discuss how technologies can transform society – http://www.meetup.com/This-Happened-London/events/222502201/

All events are free and drop-in, and available on a first come, first served basis.