"Technology today is the campfire around which we tell our stories". Performance Artist Laurie Anderson’s observation is most pertinent here. This is not a show about technology - but rather a show about the stories that we can tell with it: the possibilities of living and working that arise when design thinking is applied creatively to the potentials of interactive media.
And there is a story we can tell around the campfire of IMD itself - this exciting conjunction of design and computing that sets unique challenges for students that they all rise to with creative flair and cultural relevance. Place a group of highly talented students in a research-led teaching environment staffed by some of the UK’s best educators in interactive media, design studies and computing, and you get results that are noticed around the world.
Referring to the work of these same students when they were in their second year, Jack Schofield, The Guardian’s Technology Editor wrote “I don't know what they're doing up there, but clearly it's working. Why Dundee? Well, why not?”
Why indeed Dundee? Well, see the show and come up with your own story.