Photos of the MA ID 02 private view

The opening night private view for this year’s MA Interaction Design graduation show took place on December 1st in the St James Church at Hatcham, New Cross. For those of you who were not there, there is still a way to experience the atmosphere of the event: going through this Facebook gallery of photos of the evening (taken by Ben Lansky).

And if you were there indeed, don’t hesitate to tag yourself in the images!

MA ID 02: Andrea Petrucci explores the use of personal data in contemporary times

This year’s MA Interaction Design show is now over, true, but we still have another interview for you! Andrea Petrucci talked to us about his project on personal information and the way it is being used in today’s society:

Andrea Petrucci

What was your background before the MA in Interaction Design course at Goldsmiths?

I did my BA in Media Art back in Italy. My focus had always been on analogue and multimedia installations. I started to experiment with Interaction Design for my graduation project, focusing on tangible interfaces. Basically, the concept was being able to do video editing using objects instead of a screen interface. That lighted up an interest in Interaction Design that brought me to Goldsmiths.Read More »

MA ID 02: the 2015 Interaction Design show

Last week, students graduating from the MA in Interaction Design exhibited their final projects in the St James Church at Hatcham, New Cross. We’ve already featured a few of these projects on the blog; if you haven’t yet, read our interviews with Karen Barrett, Tom Hoare and Shih-Yuan Huang.

Naho Matsuda’s project focuses on the hidden, dark thoughts and revenge fantasies that most of us indulge in sometimes. Naho collected stories of such fantasies of murder and revenge and then asked some professionals from other fields to make sense of them: a crime investigation specialist, a private detective, a poet, a designer…Read More »

MA-ID-02 preview: with Shih-Yuan Huang’s Transritual Tools for the Afterlife, death is only the beginning

Shih-Yuan Huang graduation project
Photo by Xie Pei Ying

Death is understandably a topic that most of us would rather not think about or discuss, but it is also an inescapable part of human experience. Different cultures use varied approaches to help us cope with grief and our fear of death; the graduation project of MA Interaction Design student Shih-Yuan Huang combines resources from several religions and beliefs in a new approach to afterlife practices.

Yuan was led towards this subject by her own experiences; two years ago, she lost a loved one to cancer: “I experienced all the funeral processes, and before this he was in pain and went through a very hard period. My family is Taoist Buddhist, so I wanted to bring Taoist Buddhist culture into western funeral systems. I’d been thinking about doing that for a long time, but it never happened because it was really tough for me to face it, but now the time has come to think about it”.Read More »