Data-poetry artwork by Naho Matsuda exhibited at SXSW

Artist Naho Matsuda, who is a researcher in the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths Design, exhibited her data-poetry artwork EVERY THING EVERY TIME at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, as part of the Future Art and Culture programme presented by British Underground and supported by Arts Council England. The work was hosted in Brush Square, Austin, from 8th to 14th of March.

Initially curated and produced in Manchester by FutureEverything, EVERY THING EVERY TIME “broadcasts poetry on a large mechanical display, urging deeper reflection on the role of data in our lives, personal privacy and our place in future cities”. The artwork processes data captured and published by ‘smart city’ technologies, consumer devices, private and public institutions, and various media, and uses this data to create poetry.

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MA Design Expanded Practice: Graduate Address by Morgan Thorne

GraduationLast week we had our first graduating cohort of the MA Design Expanded Practice. The ceremony was specially designed for our programme and was full of happiness and celebration.

As part of the Ceremony, we asked Morgan Thorne,  from the Interaction and Technology Studio to give the Graduate Address. Her speech was warm, moving and embodied many of the values we hope to support in the programme. We asked Morgan if we could publish her speech, and she kindly agreed:

Professor Waller and staff of Goldsmiths, honourable guests, parents, guardians, friends and fellow Graduates – I am honoured to stand before you on behalf of all the students graduating today.

I’m originally from Barbados, a small island in the Caribbean. Before moving to London I was in New York City working in Advertising, and although I loved New York, I wasn’t passionate about my practice. When I decided to go back to university I spent a long time thinking about my future and the type of work I wanted to create. So, when I saw the description for our course, the focus on interdisciplinary collaboration from such a wide variety of studios, one that was said to “ challenge the role and norms of traditional design” and “push boundaries of what design can be and do”, it instantly felt like the right choice.Read More »