IAM x TATE present

(random) co:jams

Creative improvisation sessions exploring
the futures of the museum in the internet age.

About (random) co:jams

(random) co:jams are sessions of creative improvisation between emerging artists, creative technologists and Tate Collective London members to prototype ideas about the futures of the museum following three principles:

(random): the beauty of an unpredictable output

co: the value of a collaborative and open process

jams: the joy of creative improvisation (inspired by jazz)


Kim Boutin (DVTK)

Joel Lewis (Hellicar and Lewis)

Claudia Maté

Dani Pearson (Domestic Data Streamers)

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez

Ernest Wereko (Tate Collective London)

Anita Fontaine

Tara White (Tate Collective London)

Adam John Williams

Joey Yu (Tate Collective London)

For this first session, IAM and Tate invited a group of internet age talents with eclectic backgrounds working at the intersection of digital arts, music, data-driven experiences, interaction design and installations, each of whom are experimenting with emerging technologies and innovative creative methods:

The Challenge

What is the role of the museum in the internet age?

How is the concept of youth being redefined and challenged in the context of internet age arts?

What can we learn from the history of British art over the last 500 years?

Participants were divided into three randomly-organised teams and had the same time any office worker has to do their job each day (7 hours plus 1 for lunch!)

Within this limited timeframe they had total creative freedom to create a prototype that responds to the following questions:

The Presentation

The process and prototypes were presented on Saturday 20 February 2016 in the Taylor Digital Studio at Tate Britain. 

Tate Britain, Taylor Digital Studio
Millbank, London
SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom

The results of this first jam also were shared on 7–10 April, 2016 in Barcelona during the IAM Weekend 16

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About (random) co:jams

‘The best way to predict the future is to invent it’
– Alan Kay

(random) co:jams is a project that encourages imagination and invention through collaboration, fostering unexpected creative exchanges between emerging talents coming from diverse fields.

Tate + IAM’s collaboration investigates the possibilities of collaborating to explore the futures of internet and how that relates to museums and young people.


About Tate Collective London

Tate Collective London run free events and festivals for young people aged 15–25 to experiment, create and innovate through art and ideas across both Tate Modern and Tate Britain.

Tate Collective London are part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation


About IAM

Internet Age Media is a platform that connects the futures of media, learning (a.k.a. education) and internet culture through videos, events and collaborations between diverse creative collectives, schools, publications, brands and institutions.

IAM’s annual gathering - the IAM Weekend - cultivates the open ecosystem emerging from the evolution of internet as culture.