<![CDATA[#UNI2UNICORNS - U2U Blog]]>Thu, 21 May 2020 12:42:40 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Arts, education & community collaborators]]>Thu, 20 Feb 2020 22:54:13 GMThttp://uni2unicorns.info/u2u-blog/arts-education-community-collaboratorsReally pleased to announce the inspirational arts, education & community collaborators we have been working with for our upcoming #Uni2Unicorns event, 3-8 March 2020 - Tate Exchange where 'Art School Meets Tech World' 

Arts, Education & Community Collaborators include:
ARTS XR - ACE IT - BLACK THRIVE - XRDI - VOICE MAGAZINE - MATTERLURGY - CHILD RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL NETWORK - YOUNG CODERS MEETUP - UAL CREATIVE COMPUTING INSTITUTE - UAL POST-GRAD COMMUNITY - WIMBLEDON COLLEGE OF ARTS - PERFORMANCE - MILLBANK PRISON VR - RAVE PLAYLA.BZ - DIGITAL MAKER COLLECTIVE - MAT COLLISHAW - DESIGN WITH CO - BIG BROTHER WATCH - GREEN LAB
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<![CDATA[Tech World Collaborators]]>Thu, 20 Feb 2020 22:45:17 GMThttp://uni2unicorns.info/u2u-blog/tech-world-collaboratorsSo, pleased to announce the fantastic tech collaborators we are co-creating an amazing 'Art School Meets Tech World' programme for #Uni2Unicorns Tate Exchange event 3-8 March 2020.

Happy Finish - Open Date Institute - Dimension Studio - Immerse UK - REWIND - XRLO_co - Tech Nation - XRDI
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<![CDATA[DMC MEET UPs]]>Sun, 26 Jan 2020 18:12:52 GMThttp://uni2unicorns.info/u2u-blog/dmc-meet-upsJoin Digital maker Collective for informal meet up exploring art school/creative perspectives of Tech from DeepFake to Spatial Computing and preparation for #Uni2Unicorns event.
DMC MEET UPs Every Weds 5pm to 7:30pm
The Playground, Centre for Social Enterprise,
1 Wilson Road, London, SE5 8LU​
Meet ups are open to any UAL staff, students & alumni, although we are also interested in welcoming industry professionals who can offer support to the group.
No specialist knowledge required, just a willingness to research, self-directed learning, try stuff out, work with others and share with others at regular meet-ups.
Bring something to talk about, show or demo (optional). Also bring along some refreshments, snacks if you can.
Contact: Chris Follows, CCW Emerging Technologies Lead, University of the Arts London, Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon (CCW) Mobile: 07703887845
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<![CDATA[Machine Learning with Happy Finish]]>Sun, 12 Jan 2020 11:57:14 GMThttp://uni2unicorns.info/u2u-blog/machine-learning-with-happy-finish

​Documentation from the Machine Learning for the Creative Industry course part of the Creative Computing AI intensive courses for UAL students.

The course supported by Creative Computing Institute CCI UAL was brilliantly led by Marco Marchesi from Happy Finish in collaboration with #artsDMC Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon Colleges of Art

We are looking forward to collaborating with Happy Finish again for #uni2unicorns.
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<![CDATA[Surveillance & Deep Fakes]]>Thu, 09 Jan 2020 11:14:43 GMThttp://uni2unicorns.info/u2u-blog/1st-2020-meetupFantastic turn out for our first DMC meet up of 2020. There's clearly a huge appetite across the art school for exploring facial recognition, surveillance and deepfakes. 
Below are a few interesting resources and provocations we came across and discussed together.
We spent the first part of the meet up getting to know each of our own personal motivations and agendas for exploring art school/creative perspectives of facial recognition, surveillance and deepfakes together. This meet up is being supported by UAL CCW DMC Digital Maker Collective, in partnership with CRIN Child Rights International Network, one of our event collaborators.

It was great to see lots of new faces along side current members of the Digital Maker Collective. The goal for these meet ups are to create new collaborative work, activities, installations and engage with external collaborators in preparation for the Tate Exchange #Uni2Unicorns event at Tate Modern 3-8 March.
We split into two separate interest groups Surveillance and DeepFake and started to focus and plan specific areas of research and development.

The DMC meet ups aim to establish and grow an informal R&D network of UAL staff, students & alumni to collectively explore emerging tech. We have 3X informal meet ups on Weds 15th Jan 5pm-7.30pm at the Camberwell playground.  Open to UAL staff, students and alumni (industry collaborators also welcome), led by Digital Maker Collective. Sign up details below:

DeepFake meet up
Surveillance meet up
Spatial Computing & Augmented Reality meet up
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<![CDATA[AR & Spatial Computing Meet Up]]>Wed, 18 Dec 2019 09:15:19 GMThttp://uni2unicorns.info/u2u-blog/part-3-augmented-reality-meet-upSpatial Computing & Augmented Reality DMC R&D Group - Part 3

About this EventAbout this Drop In Session

What: Informal drop-in sessions, share updates on AR R&D and team building, connecting and planning for starting collaborative R&D projects together. Bring something to talk about, show or demo (optional).

When: Weds 15th Jan - 5pm - 7:30pm

Where: The Playground, Centre for Social Enterprise, 1 Wilson Road, London, SE5 8LU

Who: Primarily this drop-in is for UAL staff, students & alumni although we are also interested in welcoming industry professionals who can offer support to the group.
Skills/requirements: No specialist knowledge required, just a willingness to research, self directed learning, try stuff out, work with others and share with others at regular meet-ups.

Aim: To build an informal network of UAL staff, students & alumni to collectively explore Spatial Computing & Augmented Reality.

Goal: Work on UAL related projects, collaborate with industry partners and to showcase work in progress R&D at Tate Modern March 3-8 #Uni2Unicorns event
Book Meet Up

Image: Meet up 2. Dec 2019
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<![CDATA[WHAT ARE FACIAL RECOGNITION AND DEEPFAKES? Part 1]]>Mon, 16 Dec 2019 10:10:01 GMThttp://uni2unicorns.info/u2u-blog/what-are-facial-recognition-and-deepfakes-part-1
About this DMC Informal Meet-Up - Part 1
 
What: Informal drop-in sessions on understanding what facial recognition & deepfakes are, its dangers & its potential for creative empowerment. 
 
This is a Facial Recognition & Deepfakes R&D and team building meet up , connecting and planning for starting collaborative R&D projects together. Bring questions or something to talk about, show or demo (optional).
 
When: Wednesday 8th January - 5pm - 7:30pm
 
Where: The Playground, Centre for Social Enterprise, 1 Wilson Road, London, SE5 8LU
 
Who: Primarily this drop-in is for UAL staff, students & alumni although we are also interested in welcoming industry professionals who can offer support to the group.
 
Skills/requirements: No specialist knowledge required, just a willingness to research, self-directed learning, try stuff out, work with others and share with others at regular meet-ups.
 
Aim: To build an informal network of UAL staff, students & alumni to collectively explore Facial Recognition & Deepfakes 
 
Goal: Work on UAL related projects, collaborate with partners (Child Rights International Network) and to showcase work in progress R&D at Tate Modern March 3-8 #Uni2Unicorns event.
BOOK MEET UP

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<![CDATA[Tech companies & art schools]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:55:58 GMThttp://uni2unicorns.info/u2u-blog/december-06th-2019What role do arts graduates and creative industries play in the world of tech business?

Should tech companies be more like art schools or art schools more like tech companies? 
How accessible is the world of the tech, business and startups? 
Do tensions exist across art, creativity, money, profit, not for profit organisations and business? 
How independent, autonomous and critical can creative startups be in questioning ethical business cultures and its social responsibility?
What control and power structures are at play between the independent artist, designers, collectives and big institutions and business.
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<![CDATA[AR Meet-up]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:37:03 GMThttp://uni2unicorns.info/u2u-blog/ar-meet-up

Was fantastic to meet such a creative, passionate and generous group of UAL arts students, staff & alumni from across CCW, LCC & CSM at our AR & spatial computing meet-up - we were also really pleased to be joined by Sergio Solorzano Founder Rendergon Limited, Mixed reality studio. This new AR #artsDMC group committed to working and collaborating together to explore all things creative mixed reality, so watch this space.

We are interested in collaborating with others and the tech industries as well as creating work for our upcoming #uni2unicorns event at Tate Modern, Tate Exchange - https://uni2unicorns.info/

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