Working on computer mediated artwork with the Tate Gallery (completed)

Starting Date: Summer 2017
Prerequisites: Good programming skills required; understanding of real time media playback desirable
Will results be assigned to University:

The Tate Gallery owns a set of major artworks which are computer mediated; that is they employ computers to manage interaction with gallery visitors in a variety of often technically challenging ways. We are working with the conservators at the Tate to document these systems and to think about managing their future in the long term, possibly by porting the software to more up to date hardware systems.

This is an opportunity for a student to spend a summer working on these systems, analysing how they work, documenting them and developing new versions.

Candidates must have good programming skills, and an ability to explain technical topics to a non-technical audience.

The project is based in the Centre for Software Language Engineering and will be supervised by Adrian Johnstone. You will be mostly based at Royal Holloway, but will need to travel to the Tate’s store at Bricklayer’s Arms. Travel costs will be reimbursed.