Coming soon: the 2015 MA Interaction Design graduation show

Work by Simon Rycroft at the 2014 MAID graduation show

Since the MA in Interaction Design course is slightly lengthier than the other MAs, graduates will have the spotlight all to themselves as their 2015 graduation show, for the MAID programme only, will take place on 1-4 December in the St James’s Church building at Hatcham, New Cross. Stay tuned for more information on this year’s exciting exhibition!

(And while you’re getting ready for the 2015 show, perhaps it would be a good moment to re-read our coverage of last year’s event.)

MA.DE GOLD- 2015 Postgraduate Design show at the Goldsmiths Design Festival

This year, the Postgraduate Design show is called MA.DE GOLD and will take place as part of our Goldsmiths Design Festival, a week of free events bringing together some of the most significant names in the design industry and showcasing the incredible work of Goldsmiths Design staff and students:

The MA students’ wall of fame, at the beginning of the previous academic year

We warmly invite you to MA.DE GOLD – The 2015 MA Design show, part part of the Goldsmiths Design Festival. MA students from Design Futures & Metadesign, Critical Practice, Design & Environment, Fashion, Interaction Design, Design Education and Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship will be showcasing work that responds to themes like gender, technology and activism.

The exhibition will run from Thursday the 3rd to Wednesday the 9th of September on the Goldsmiths campus, with an opening party on the first day. MA Fashion work will be exhibited in the Whitehead Building, while work from other courses will be found in the Stuart Hall Building and the Lockwood Annexe Studios.

To find out more about MA.DE GOLD, follow them on Twitter and Instagram, and don’t forget to check out their website, too.

‘xvshow’ interviews: Leon Eckert, ‘Human Algorithm’

Leon Eckert explaining the ideas and workings of his graduation project ‘Human Algorithm’ at xvshow, this year’s Undergraduate Degree exhibition for Goldsmiths Design:

This is what Leon had to say on his experience as a Goldsmiths Design student:

“What I found amazing was how easy it was to find people that would collaborate [on the final year project]. My background is not computer science, nor is it dance, but I had ideas combining these two [disciplines], and it was incredibly easy to find people at Goldsmiths that would help me with understanding, using and programming genetic algorithms. At the same time, I worked with six different dancers,which I found at Goldsmiths or through Goldsmiths, to understand how dancers work, improvise and develop movements, and apply this to their performance. It was amazing, and I think it represented the philosophy of the [Design] course at Goldsmiths. My outcome should never be limited by the skills I have. I do not want to think of ideas only within graphic or product design, I want to be able to have ideas on dance and computer science and put them into practice with exactly these disciplines. That’s what Goldsmiths taught me, made possible for me and made me believe in.”

Leon will continue his studies with a Masters programme in New York. You can find even more information on his graduation project on the Genetic Dance Algorithm website.