Digital artwork created by i-DAT for opening of new Tate Modern building

i-DAT, working with Tate Collective London, have created a new interactive sculpture called This is Where We Are, for the opening of the new Tate Modern building in London, which will take place from 17 – 19 June 2016.

i-DAT is an Open Research Lab at Plymouth University for playful experimentation with creative technology.

This Is Where We Are is fuelled by the data we collectively generate. Audiences are invited into an immersive space where they can see, hear and interact with the data of our everyday lives, contributing to an evolving art work which questions the influence of algorithms on our behaviour.

tiwwaidatThe artwork explores:

  • Behavioural data: individual and collective movement and touch. Sensors will capture our collective movements through the studio space.
  • Social media data: Hashtags #Tatemodern will help collect the ideas and sentiment of present and distant audiences.
  • Environmental data: Temperature, Co2, Humidity and Energy Consumption, captured by the Buildings Energy Management System, representing the life of the building and the collective behaviour of its inhabitants.

The sculpture is in Tate Exchange, level 5, Switch House. Interaction is on a first come, first served basis. Entry is FREE.


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