V&A Digital Design Weekend – London, 24-25 September 2016

V&A Digital Design Weekend
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September
10:30-17:00
All events free and drop-in

Now in its sixth year, the Digital Design Weekend brings together over a hundred artists, designers, technologists and the public, to 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 big programme of cutting edge, international digital projects, as well as performances, talks, open workshops and family-friendly activities, exploring engineering, civic design, making and collaboration.

Events 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.

– Altered Beauty, a Virtual Futures Salon chat with Bionic Multimedia Artist Viktoria Modesta on modern identity, tech fashion and science innovation.

– A series of interactive installations in partnership with Ars Electronica Linz and the Austrian Cultural Forum presenting work by KairUs art collective, Stefan Tiefengraber, Jochen Zeirzer, Yen Tzu Chang, Verena Mayrhofer and Dawid Liftinger.

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.

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.

– Open IoT Design Sprint with Mozilla Open IoT Studio & guests, making & sharing prototypes that serve local communities & celebrate the unique affordances of physical places.

and many more!

More info: www.vam.ac.uk/blog/news-learning-department/digital-design-weekend-2016

Digital Design Weekend programme: s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/vamshop/wysiwyg/Digital_Design_Weekend_Programme_.pdf

Participating artists and organisations:

Viktoria Modesta / Virtual Futures, Alexander Whitley Dance Company & Memo Akten, Machine Wilderness, Loop.ph, Julian Melchiorri, Mozilla Open IoT Studio, Build Your Own Pavilion / Serpentine Galleries and Kidesign, Centro de Cultura Digital Mexico City, Arianna Mazzeo / ELISAVA Barcelona Design School and Engineering, Andreas Siagian / Lifepatch, How To Build Up, BBC R&D, The Open University & MAKLab Limited, Women Hack for Non Profits, Met Office Informatics Lab, Wheatstone Innovation Lab / Kings College, Bento Bioworks Ltd, Tanglebots / FoAM Kernow, The Good Home, University of Nottingham & Royal College of Art, Veronica Ranner, Yen Tzu Chang, Verena Mayrhofer, Dawid Liftinger, Jochen Zeirzer, Stefan Tiefengraber, Linda Kronman & Andreas Zingerle (KairUs art collective) / Ars Electronica, Michael Burton & Michiko Nitta, Michaela Davies, Yuko Mohri, Miebi Sikoki, This Happened, Jayne Wallace, Jon Rogers, Pete Thomas, Mike Shorter and Richard Cook, Caventou, The High Altitude Bioprospecting Team, Uniform, BioNet. Agriculture, Matt Pope and Alex Nash, Vytautas Jankauskas, GyroGear, Crossmodalism, Rob Toulson & Jerry Fleming, Knit, The Great Steampunk Game Jam / The National Archives, Instatype, Ironbridge Institute / University of Birmingham, Dubloon, Scan The World / MyMiniFactory, Martin Skelly, Sean Kingsley, eeGeo, One Five West, Gemma May Latham.

The Digital Design Weekend is supported by the AHRC, Mozilla, Austrian Cultural Forum, Ars Electronica, British Council, Crafts Council, ELISAVA Barcelona Design School and Engineering, Met Office, Uniform, Centro de Cultura Digital, Wellcome Trust, White Rainbow, AIT Tokyo, Australian Council, Boston University and the Museum for Contemporary Cuts.

The Digital Design Weekend coincides with the London Design Festival at the V&A and is part of the V&A Engineering Season. A publication – ‘Engineering the future’ – supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and designed by Uniform, with contributions by all participants, will be distributed free during the event.