Text by CLOT Magazine & Rachel Falconer
BSc Digital Arts Computing is an innovative and interdisciplinary degree at the intersection of emergent technologies, fine art practice, and media culture, where students produce creative computational projects for public exhibition. The alumni explore the materialities of digital art, emergent technologies, and critical studies and develop a skill set that can be applied to the creative industries and transform the field of digital art.
Goldsmiths University London and CLOT Magazine join forces to launch a collaboration with Goldsmiths Digital Arts Computing BSc student body and alumni to explore collaborative pathways of insight and experimentation within the context of critical approaches to digital art and computational creativity.
Through a series of speculative narratives, group crits and curatorial experiments, CLOT Magazine will be in direct and open dialogue with the Digital Arts Computing cohort as they work towards their final end-of-year exhibition in May 2024. The collaboration will have a number of zones and phases. The first is a reflective and recursive overview of work developed by Digital Arts Computing students over the last few years. This will be followed by group crits with CLOT Magazine and an Open Process spotlight on the inaugural Work In Process exhibition at Goldsmiths in January 2024. The collaboration will culminate with the end-of-year degree show.
With this collaboration, CLOT Magazine and Goldsmiths University London open up new unexplored routes of development and dialogue across art/technology and networked practices to critically question the ethical responsibility of using computational technologies and discuss and understand the further implications of their use on culture and society.