Jinyan Niu

MA Digital Media - Critical Computing

Men and women are originally the product of an ideology. No one can prescribe what men should do and what women should be like. We are essentially just a kind of advanced animals, human beings. So why does anyone in the world discriminate against transgender people? We are just human beings. No one stipulates that girls should not like girls, and boys should not like boys. Even cross-species can have love, not to mention that we are all humans. There is only one person who has the qualities we admire, and we want to live with them, so why should we consider gender? Why should we hide our true inner world?

I hope there can be a corner where everyone can speak freely, talk about their love lives, and share their experiences. . .

Website Link: http://xinli.nianshaoshifandecuo.com/#/

Yijia Luo

MA Digital Media - Image Making

Hear your colour, 2021

The design purpose of HEAR YOUR COLOUR is to build connections between people and their senses. Since most of us lost connection with the world in some way during the last 6 months due to Covid-19, rebuilding the connection is very important (not only between senses but also between people).

The project is based on the theory of synesthesia. In synesthesia, the relationship between two or more senses is conjoined: a colour may have a particular smell, musical intervals may each have a specific taste, or letters or days of the week may have a corresponding colour. While syn-esthesia can take many forms, there are thousands of instances where individuals “hear” colour, that is, they may see a specific piece of music or a chord or scale as being blue or green. 

HEAR YOUR COLOUR focuses on the conjunction between vision and hearing. When clicking on the screen, the user will see the colour of the clicked area and hear a note. After three users all clicking on the screen, everyone will get a note and a triad will be played at that time.




About Yijia

Yijia Luo is a multidisciplinary designer with a background in digital media and user experience design. Prior to starting her Masters, she worked as a UX designer at Beijing and Shanghai, where she gained valuable product development experience through bringing two yet accessible digital products into the market. She is also participating in the SJEC (Shanghai Jinmei Elderly Care), which is a NGO in Shanghai as a volunteer, focusing on helping the community has a better knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease and helping people with AD live with dignity.


Her unique interdisciplinary (People’s daily online and Rockbund Art Museum) and cross-functional (Program Director and Media Designer) background has amplified her sense of empathy, resulting in a better understanding of a wider pool of users, enabling her to approach product ideas with an open-mind and to collaborate with a diverse set of people. 


She enjoys exploring the relationship between senses (especially between vision and hearing) and believes that designers should shape the way people interact with each other and with the environment, bringing positive impact to society.


Yiling Hu

MA Digital Media - Image Making

This is a piece of sponsored Deleuze Cat Food commercial. Each team member who together create this commercial was paid with ten tons of Deleuze Cat Food, a brand that really exists. The shipping was door-to-door.


Try it yourself: https://juuppy.itch.io/deleuze_cat_food


About Yiling

Yiling Hu is working on this project. She enjoys the becoming of a game artist who can’t draw. 

Weronika Pawlak

MA Photography The Image & Electronic Arts

Safe Space

“Safe Space” is a combination of analogue portraits and images of landscapes created by the AI  algorithm gauGAN. The algorithm generates images based on drawings which I made listening to the young people describing spaces that make them feel safe and relaxed. 

The work was created as an attempt to understand human’s longing for a safe space that is often imagined as an ideal space, free from self-doubts and fears. After the past year, I had a lot of thoughts about escaping the situation in which we all found ourselves. Making “Safe Space” I was thinking about how we, as humans, deal with the necessity of feeling safe. My interlocutors often admit that sometimes a safe space means a very specific place for them, for instance, a secluded place, surrounded by trees and flowers. Sometimes they could find a safe space in daily life, within the city. The imagined places seem to be at the same attainable and unrealistic. The unrealistic human desire connects with an uncanny AI representation of the landscapes, which is a way to materialize and personalise these spaces. 

The landscapes generated by gauGan are combined with analogue portraits. The composition of a picture refers to classical XIX century paintings, which often showed a person with a landscape as a background. A melancholic, romantic atmosphere of longing for something combines with an unrealistic image created by the algorithm. Since the stereotypical thinking about AI is that it can create something in a better way than humans, I found the outcome, full of glitches and unrealistic shapes, quite comic. Because of its imperfection, it reminds me somehow of a human’s way of feeling.


I asked people to describe a landscape that could work as their „safe space”. Listening to their audio recordings, I drew a series of landscapes using an AI algorithm GauGAN.

The series of analogue photographs combine people and their AI landscapes. 

About Weronika

Weronika Pawlak is a visual artist and musician, born in Warsaw, Poland. Currently working on finishing MA in Photography: The Image
& Electronic Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London. She works with photography, video, installation and music. She often explores
some of the themes related to the relation between humans and nature, the post-capitalist world and escapism.


Peter Friend

MA Digital Media - Image Making

About Peter

Peter Friend is a Croydon-based digital artist with a wide range of experience, in visual communications specialising in film and motion graphics. His contemporary art and research investigate what he likes to call Media Lobotomy, examining the life of electronics salvaging useful or considered obsolete reusing in his practice.




Peren Su İnan

MA Digital Media - Image Making


To be aware of the deep connections around us, first we need to reconnect with ourselves. This project is the first step of the journey, it is a remember that our body, mind and soul are one. None of us are “pure” and that change is the only constant. Constantly evolving digital technologies mean the realities around us are changing exponentially. If we are not self-aware, we will not be able to see what is real. This is a call to everyone to find the reality in order to feel unstoppable and strong: herself. Not here, not anywhere else but in you.

About Peren

Peren Su Inan is currently studying for a MA in Digital Media Image Making at Goldsmiths. Her will to creating images, started with her passion of photography. She is from Turkey, and she has been interested in art since she was a child. She opened her first photography solo exhibition at 14. She also works in video, illustration, painting and sculpture. Some of the themes she often explores are related to nature, spiritualism and energy.

Hay Tung Yan

MA Photography The Image & Electronic Arts


Nature is always an inseparable part of the Earth. It has been called the Mother Nature for a
long time in history. Leaf is one of the precious gifts given by the Mother Nature. They never
miss a year to carry on the cycle of death and rebirth, as every single life living in the planet
Earth do. How can we capture the beauty of trillions of leaves in a very limited time?
My creative works focus on using faux liquid emulsion technique to capture different

 forms of the leaves. I have made these image by transferring a slim film which hold the printing 

of leaves into water colour paper.


The body of work was inspired by the concept of fading and decay as a destiny of our life.
We always try hard to keep something we must have lost but is meaningful in our control.
Once the leaves fall down from the trees or plants, they gradually become dry and dull.
Water and nutrition leave them, vivid green colour no longer exist.
This would be the most fascinating moment of the leaves.

About Hay Tung Yan

Hay Tung Yan is a Hong Kong artist based in London, England. After finishing her
photography degree in Hong Kong, she started her master degree in Goldsmiths, University
of London. As an artist, she works in photography, media production and music.

Xu Qin

MA Photography The Image & Electronic Arts

fiction love

About the project

Calvino’s three novels are combined into a collection “Our Ancestors“. This project is inspired by one of Italo Calvino’s novels, The Baron in the Trees. Although the project wants to discuss the present and possible near future, but every second in the past are history.


The inspiration for the project comes from this novel, which is a fairy tale, a teenager who could not bear the worldly relationships and social interactions, left society and chose to live in the trees. And his love is separated by space, he is on the tree, and she is under the tree. (Cosimo and Violante)


If before this, I only occasionally read some people share their love or sex stories online, I think in the past and a half year, social distancing and all kinds of isolation have brought new changes to the intimate relationship between people with the help of the Internet.


Sometimes, I have a feeling that may be an illusion. Many people in the world are dened as single in the traditional sense. But it seems dicult for me to describe it more clearly. In my view, they have Un-real or online lovers. In terms of their own experience, they are actually in love or marriage. My feeling that may be an illusion makes me believe this would be a more common thing, and the intimate relationship of some people will be somewhat dierent from now. Like we say now that your lover is Pete? Or the Obi-Wan online?

About Xu Qin

Xu Qin is a Chinese artist who focuses on the narrative exploration of various current themes, and also is interested in the development and display of visual works. His works mainly cover his personal interests in the past, present and future, and he usually uses different media such as film, photography, installation and painting. He has recently started a new project, contemporary and concrete work on a certain intimacy mentioned in a novel by Itano Calvino. The concept from the novel is a mixture of personal observations of the present and explorations of the near future. This project is currently developing mainly in the form of photography.

Lucy Mudel

MA Digital Media – Image Making

biomorphic syntheses

biomorphic syntheses is created as a collaboration between the human image maker and machine learning image synthesis programs by training generative adversarial networks, including both styleGAN and artGAN. Renderings from these models are then used as assets in animation, reviving inanimate form to bring the appearance of life.


The project’s intention is to provoke a dialogue on how image makers can use digital programs as tools to enhance their artistic practice; as well as intending to illuminate the necessity of the creator’s input to generate the models themselves and new imagery.  At the beginning of the animation, one can see the actual visual outputs of the first steps of the artGAN learning what “surrealism” looks like. This work focuses on the idea of questioning organic design, concepts of novel being, animism, and interconnectedness of carbon systems in the forest mycorrhizal network as well as the digital network. This work creates a dialogue on carbon and pixel transfer, in both an environmental sense, data storage, and archiving.


This work is presented in a square format as both the styleGAN and artGAN output new images from transferred pixels of the inputted datasets using vector based square ratios. Deep learning systems also require a large amount of storage, subsequently requiring a great deal of energy. Presently this work has collectively required approximately 15 GB of storage. While it is difficult to measure the environmental impact of small scale deep learning models, training a single deep learning model can emit thousands of pounds of CO2 emissions.

About Lucy Mudel

Lucy is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, animation, film, painting, metals and sound. Some of the themes her work often explores relate to mental states, surrealism, psychology, nature, folklore and mysticism. Lucy graduated with a bachelor’s of science in Psychology, with particular focus on mental health, perception, wildlife conservation, virtual reality, as well as human and nonhuman behavior.


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