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Archive for the ‘Baltan goes NatLab’ Category
BALTAN goes NATLAB – Experiments in architecture
|12/11/2009 16:30 to 18:30|
On Thursday, 12 November BALTAN Laboratories hosts the sixth in its series of BALTAN GOES NATLAB presentations at the former Philips NatLab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. This session is dedicated to new experiments in architecture, specifically focused on the use of light and technology. Speakers include Jerome Decock from Brussels-based LAb[au], who will present some of their recent projects, including the interactive kinetic light sculpture framework f5×5×5; and Marc Maurer (Maurer United Architects [MUA]), who will discuss the Indemann, a 36-metre-high watchtower near Aachen, Germany, with a programmable facade consisting of 40.000 LED lights, designed by MUA.
This session takes place during the 4th edition of Glow – International Forum of Light in Art and Architecture in Eindhoven (November 6-15, 2009). (more…)
BALTAN GOES NATLAB in collaboration with Onomatopee presents Dick Raaijmakers’ ‘De Methode’
|24/09/2009 16:00 to 18:30|
Book presentation, exhibition and lecture
On Thursday, September 24th, Onomatopee guest curates a special edition of BALTAN goes NATLAB dedicated to the English translation of Dick Raaijmakers’ ‘De methode’ by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei. Presented in the former Philips NatLab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven, this session will act as an historical inspiration for present day multidisciplinary approaches to technological culture.
Dick Raaijmakers (Maastricht, 1930), technical engineer and one if the founding fathers of electronic music, published ‘De methode’ (translated as Method) in 1985. ‘De methode’ dealt with the application of the machine as medium and the role of movers and perceivers within a communication process. ‘Method’ is an important vision that investigates communication at the start of a new technological era and is relevant for anyone looking for an innovative and creative approach to our (technological) culture. (more…)
A session on spatialisation – report from BALTAN goes NATLAB 3
Friday, May 29, 2009 saw the third in our BALTAN goes NATLAB series of presentations, this time devoted different strategies of spatialisation in audiovisual art and how this alters our understanding of technology-driven forms of art. This evening was moderated by Lucas van der Velden from the collective Telcosystems.
Norwegian artist HC Gilje explored how audiovisual technology can be used to transform, create, expand, amplify and interpret physical spaces. He presented the research he has been doing over the last three years during his research fellowship at the National Academy of the Arts in Bergen (KHIB).
A View on Looking – report from BALTAN goes NATLAB 2
On April 24, 2009, BALTAN hosted the second in its BALTAN goes NATLAB series at the former Philips NatLab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. Curated and moderated by artist Geert Mul, the focus of this session was on the philosophy of perception and how artificial intelligence and robotics can lead to a deeper understanding of human behaviour itself. We invited 3 speakers to present very different perspectives on the topic.
The first speaker was Thom Warmerdam from Philips Applied Technologies who gave a presentation of the artificial eye that he is developing. His presentation also shed a light on how the brain constructs an image.
He also brought along the robotic eye (currently inhabiting a stuffed bear) to demonstrate his current research.
More excerpts from Thom’s presentation: (more…)
The Spaces in Between
by Jane Hardjono
Report on The Spaces in Between, the fourth session in BALTAN Laboratories’ BALTAN GOES NATLAB presentation series at the former Philips NatLab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. 4.30 – 6.30pm, Friday 26 June 2009.
Installation of one of the student projects at the NatLab
Collaborations between artistic and technological disciplines can generate new insights into different ways of thinking as well as working methods. BALTAN Laboratories is concerned both with investigating who the residents of these hybrid spaces of expertise are as well as their experiences. This three-part program was put together to both show and tell an arts/technology tale starting with urban interventions, delving into effective collaboration techniques and then ending with bright, lateral thinking. (more…)