Students Participate in Digital Collaboration

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Students from the School of Architecture, Design & Interiors, Falmouth School of Art and the School of Communication Design have taken part in an educational experiment to get them ready for the real world.

The concept – Collabology – developed and delivered by Professor Fred Deakin and his team from University Arts London, sees students work together in groups to tackle briefs based around creating positive change, using digital collaborative tools. The theme of this Collabology event was Digital Fabrication.

Falmouth students participated in online link-up sessions with students from Manchester School of Art and University of Arts London to develop their skills in creative collaboration.

Fred Deakin said: "Putting theory into practice, students formed interdisciplinary groups and worked intensively together to conceive and embark upon ambitious positive change projects, developing them with online critique and input from a number of industry experts."

Justin Marshall, Associate Professor of Digital Craft, who, with the support from staff across the schools, coordinated the project in Falmouth said: "Our students worked tirelessly to develop four projects - Jingu, Physicode, Toteam and Urbanow. Makernow, Falmouth's open digital fabrication Lab, supported the student groups in realising their digital and physical concepts. This was a great example of an interdisciplinary and cross-institutional project that the students have recognised as being a really positive addition to their educational experience."

The final outcome of this project was a series of short film pitches, created entirely by the student groups. These were presented at a final event co-hosted in Manchester, London and Falmouth. The School of Film and Television also supported this project by providing expertise to document this event and will be producing a final film encapsulating the four concepts and the teams that created them.