In this workshop the Interpolate research group will propose a form of non-linear, non-binary thinking which can be interrogated linguistically, using contemporary language based technology. We intend to 'stay with the trouble’ in the Harawayian sense of 'stirring up' and 'making cloudy' – generating an imperfect inferential network as an alternative way of thinking with nets, networks and 'IT critters, in and out of clouds.' (Haraway, 2016, pp.1 & 32)
‘Interpolate’ is an innovative research project based at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, London. Initiated and organized by course leader Tracey Waller and contextual studies coordinator/lecturer, Dr. Sheena Calvert, and Jack Clarke. It has developed in a non-hierarchical way, with design students Charlie Calvey, Will Eels, Ben Ibbotson, Jemima Schejbal, Safiya Ahmed, Anna Tsuda and Maria Than. The aim of the project is to create an environment and context in which staff, students and audiences can explore, discuss, research and analyze the thinking behind digital and analogue in a new way, with a focus on language and typography. To interpolate is to think differently about old questions; examining the cross sections and nuances between binary terms: a space we call 'the messy middle’. ‘Interpolate’ generates endless potential for ideas to emerge, develop, take new forms, and challenge disciplinary conventions. The breakdown of teacher and student hierarchy demonstrates our commitment to deep (and democratic) knowledge sharing.