Goldsmiths Degree Shows 2018: Digital Arts Computing
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Goldsmiths Degree Shows 2018: Digital Arts Computing


I started out thinking about this idea of computers invading the workplace and I’m trying to make that real, I’m trying to manifest that in a real way by building machines that are physical, that are invading the social space. I started out with a Kinect Sketch, and I wrote a programme that allowed it to track a person in a room and from there I built a system using Arduinos that can wirelessly receive the position and then turn the head to look at the person. The machines are accusing the person of being an interloper in their social situation, which excludes the human from the equation. So I’ve designed these machines to stop speaking to each other as soon as someone walks in and to look accusatively at the person who is invading their conversation. I’m hoping that the audience feels unnerved by the experience, I hope that they see all of these robots with their beady red eyes pointing at them and are taken aback. The Digital Arts Computing show, ‘Exit Strategy’, features all kinds of art across the spectrum. It can be anything from a painting that has some relevance to digital art to physical computing projects like mine. There’s a broad array of technical facilities that we have here that people have used to make really diverse projects.

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