A technological fusion of interactive light and sound, this dynamic data driven artwork asks audiences to consider the data they generate and the algorithms that increasingly influence their behaviour. This Is Where We Are offers a glimpse into a future where we work rest and play with and through algorithms.

This Is Where We Are (TIWWA) is an immersive and interactive algorithmic sculpture fuelled by the data we collectively generate.
Audiences could engage, interact and play with the swarm algorithms that generated this dynamic digital artwork created by i-DAT working with Tate Collective London for the opening of the new Tate Modern Switch House on the 17 – 19 June 2016.

Data is created all around us – from our interactions with social media to our movements through a city. TIWWA invited audiences into a sculptural space where they could see, hear and interact with the data of our everyday lives, contributing to an evolving art work which questioned the influence of algorithms on our behaviour.


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“TIWWA was a great opportunity to make a piece of work that actively engages with audiences. But there is also a kind of ecology of creativity around a piece of work like this that involves not only artists but computer programmers, architects, roboticists and sonic artists, it’s really interesting mix of skills and indicates a way of making art in the future.”
Dr Rebecca Sinker, Convenor of Digital Learning at the Tate (2016)

For more information please go to the TIWWA and  the Quorum website.
The interdisciplinary artists, scientists and technologists collaborating on the project:
Birgitte Aga, Michael Blow, Guido Bugmann, Luke Christenson, Mathew Emmett, Chris Hunt, Simon Lock, Cameron Micallef, Lee Nutbean, Mike Phillips, Michael Straeubig,
Tate Collective London:
Ernest, Tara, Tanya,
Jen Aarvold, Tate Collectives Producer, Tate Digital
Rebecca Sinker, Digital Learning Convenor, Tate Learning
Nathan Gale, William Hibberd, Trystan Thompson,
TIWWA is made possible through generous support from: