Hey People, We got a Space!

October 5, 2011

Of course, you do remember my blog post about ‘Artduino presents you Arduino’ workshop from this May, do you?! Sure you do. 🙂 Well, the thing I’m announcing here is that we got a space from the organizers of the workshop – The Culture of Change & Student Centre shortly after the workshop successfully ended.

During the summer we were quite focused on applying programs to various grants for the next year, as well as planing activities we will have till the end of this year. The core of people from the Arduino workshop stayed together around the idea of making, learning and sharing something.


Photo above: I’MM_ logo by Hrvoje Hirsl (c)
Photo bellow: Scene from the poolloop’s SGMK OpenLab – Swiss Mechatronic Art Society (cc),  on the photo workshop participant Claude Treptow, published with his permission

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Interview with Marc Dusseiller from Hackteria.org, part 2: Open sourcing with living systems

June 2, 2011

This is the second part of the interview with Marc Dusseiller. Read the first part here: On DIYbio and nanotechnology


Marc Dusseiller, photos taken from private album via F-book

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Interview with Marc Dusseiller from Hackteria.org, part 1: On DIYbio and nanotechnology

June 1, 2011

In April I went to Ljubljana for a one-day workshop ‘Du du kuglica sajica mavrica‘ led by  Boštjan Leskovšek, Bengt Sjölén, and Marc Dusseiler from Hackteria.org. It was a continuation of 10 days NanoŠmano series of workshops and events (initiated by  Stefan Doepner/f18institut and Marc Dusseiller/hackteria) dedicated to DIYbio and nanotechnology, or as more precisely Stefan Doepner pointed out: ‘The project started new explorations into the world of matter on the nanoscale by investigating its physical and aesthetic potentials. As an collaborative and open research based workshop by artists, hackers and scientists, we want to elicit methods to enable the creative use of nano materials in critical and playful artistic process.’


You know, I’m very often on workshops: DIY, software or hardware based stuff, interactivity, wearables; but after Hackteria’s workshop I really had a feeling that I pushed my understanding on DIY cultures strongly, strongly forward. Priceless…


Photo&Logos: Hackteria.org (cc)

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Interview with Erich Zainziger a.k.a. talk2myShirt, part 2: Let’s electrify yarn and fabrics!

March 29, 2011

This is the second part of the interview with Erich Zainziger a.k.a. talk2myShirt. Read the first part hereHooked up to wearable electronics


Photo: Erich Zainziger, from private album via F-book

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