As part of our AI, Disruptive Technologies and the Law elective module, our students recently had the chance to visit the LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art exhibition at 180 The Strand in Temple, London.
180 Studios is a key part of London’s creative community, a network of production and exhibition spaces that supports emerging talent and provides a platform for creative growth.
Its LUX Collection brings together 12 of the world’s most celebrated artists (including Es Devlin, Hito Steyerl, Carsten Nicolai and Cao Yuxi) to expand the boundaries of immersive art and blur the lines between the physical and virtual worlds.
The audiovisual exhibition featured AI-generated art, neural networks and other forms of art and cutting-edge technology, all of which are particularly relevant to the innovative LLB curriculum at Goldsmiths Law and its focus on law and technology, art and intellectual property.
The thirteen experiential installations comprising LUX explored the connections between the arts and sciences, the physical and the digital and between humanity and technology — and made our students and academics think of the role that Law can (should?) play in facilitating connections (or safeguarding the boundaries between our humanity and advancements of modern technologies).
The exhibition visit, organised by Dr Plamen Dinev (module leader) and supported by Prof Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos (Head of Department), was followed by coffee and cake at 180 Studios’ café where students had the chance to discuss the event and catch up with each other ahead of a well-deserved Christmas break.