Project: Cultural Remixjam
Design experiments with Tate
In this pilot research project launched in collaboration with the mozilla foundation and tate learning, and in particular the artist luca damiani, the aim was to develop a shared platform of knowledge about how creative practices could promote digital literacy, by working with peer production practices to link cultural collections with new technologies. We experimented with diverse mediums, from open source tools to critical making, to see how publics could engage with cultural collections in the tradition of open access, remix and reuse cultures. Project outputs included a design research workshop series that explored open source tools with the tate collective youth group, and a customised teaching kit for educators that featured hands-on activities for both youth and adult learners, which inspired remix challenges and other related projects at other museums around the world, from MoMA to the portland art museum.