5.30 - 8.30PM - MONDAY 21ST AUGUST @ QUAD DERBY
Technology promises to affect every aspect of the Art World. From how art is created, curated, consumed, reviewed and archived. The V&A Museum are at the forefront of this digital disruption.
Duncan Gough, Technical Lead at the V&A Museum, discusses his own collaborations of art and technology as well as the V&A’s relationship with digital art and design from early computer art to current Museum residencies and innovative uses of the latest 3D printing technology.
We will also be joined by Leila Johnston. Artist, writer and currently work at Sheffield’s Site Gallery as their first Digital Curator. Leila is interested in putting people, tech and science out of context to highlight and hopefully overcome, damaging assumptions and biases about what should be done, and who should be the ones to do it.
There will be plenty of networking time and refreshments before the session and a Q & A after.
Duncan Gough, Technical Lead at the V&A Museum, creates art and experiences using social tech, including a robotic songbird called Ara which investigates creativity and life-long companionship for a generation growing up with robots, assistants and personal software.
Previously Duncan co-founded GameLayers, an online social game start-up based in San Francisco. He also co-founded Somewhere, a Berlin based platform helping people share and discover fascinating things about their work.
His recent work has focused on making emotional, sympathetic companion technology, and his next aim is to building digital art furniture.
From her role as Ringmaster of Hack Circus (an extraordinary home for fantasy technology and everyday magic) to writing for people such as WIRED UK, New Scientist, Creative Review and blogging for the Huffington Post; Leila has as unique and engaging approach to our digital world. She is used to talking on topics as diverse as digital culture to creativity in the James Cameron Terminator films; at events such as TEDx, New Scientist Live, The Royal Institution, The Royal Academy of Arts to name but a few.