Student Digital Maker Jessica at WCA
Across CCW we are seeing more and more students engaging in physical computing mixing traditional and new tech as part of arts practice, students are quickly learning more about open source hardware/software. Here Wimbledon's College of Arts digital specialist Grzesiek Sedek & WCA 3rd Year Tech arts student Jessica Murphy are working on her final year exhibition work. Jessica also visited London HackSpace.
CCW has a strong making tradition and provides excellent making workshops, resources and specialist technicians and we are currently exploring the concept of MakerSpace and currently developing an informal cross disciplinary community exploring and supporting emergent digital making practice through safe-fail experimentation with new & old materials and technologies.
What is a MakerSpace?
MakerSpace provides an informal and cross disciplinary place and community for exploring and supporting emergent practice through safe-fail experimentation with new & old materials and technologies. A MakeSpace community requires a rich variety of expertise, peer support, knowledge sharing, specialist equipment, tools and support.
The UCL MakeSpace ‘The Institute of Making is a multidisciplinary research club for those interested in the made world’ its a great example of a large size Makerspace, but is dedicated resource for UCL student use, the space provides a little bit of everything to support making experimentation all close to hand with specialist support. Also see: Technology Will Save Us - Machines Room - South London Makerspace and London HackSpace.
Learn more about Jessica Murphy's interactive sculptural and lighting display, inspired by the film Fantasia.