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Report from a Baltan Session at Holst Centre: Hermitage 3.0
On May 3, artist Danielle Roberts led the second in a series of art-science workshops organised collaboratively by Holst Centre and Baltan Laboratories, each focused around a central research topic. This workshop centred around a new concept she is working on called Hermitage 3.0. This is her report from the day.
It was a pleasant surprise for me to receive an invitation from Baltan Laboratories to do a workshop with a group of researchers from the Holst Centre. It was especially nice since I already knew some of the people there. I’ve received advice and help from Bernard Grundlehner from IMEC on the e-Pressed project. Now I would have the chance to work with a range of researchers, I felt very honoured.
The program would be as follows: in the morning I would show some of the tools from my ‘tools for awareness’ toolbox, in the afternoon we would explore questions around the Hermitage 3.0 concept that I’m working on. The topic for Holst Centre’s monthly High T presentation would be emotion monitoring.
There were 5 researchers from the Holst Centre present: Marc, senior scientist of the integration team; Yvonne, a process development engineer; Marco, a PhD researcher on wearable sensors; Herman, program manager; Juan Diego, development engineer. Also present was Alessandra, a journalist and independent curator. (more…)
ENERGY: Three Art-Science Workshops
*THIS WORKSHOP IS POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN 2012.*
Bartaku, TpED Worklab #8 – Oslo. http://bartaku.net/tped-worklabs
Are you a researcher, artist, student, designer or entrepreneur enthusiastic about exploring new cross-disciplinary perspectives in the field of alternative energy sources? Then this event is for you. By bringing together people with similar interests, but totally different backgrounds, mutual inspiration is the main ambition. Built on the experience of several internal workshops, Baltan Laboratories and Holst Centre now open up this format to the public, in collaboration with the Renewable Network and High Tech Campus Eindhoven. Sign up fast as seats are limited! We will select only the most enthusiastic candidates from all applications.
Participate in one of these workshops:
#1 On Bioenergy: Biotricity http://renewable.rixc.lv – a workshop on ‘bacteria-electricity’, which uses wastewater as an energy source. Led by Raitis Smits (RIXC, Riga, LT) and Arturs Gruduls (Faculty of Biology, Latvian University).
#2 On Renewable Energy: TpED-Worklab #9 http://bartaku.net/tped-worklabs – A co-creation worklab with research-based experimentations on the relation between light, food, body and electric energy. Led by Bartaku (BE).
#3 On Energy Harvesting: Neighbourhood Satellites Energy Harvests http://energyharvests.org/ examines the practical as well as theoretical possibilities of an alternative, decentralized supply of energy by asking: How can citizens use these surplus energy supplies? What would local micro-power-networks, where free energy can be collected, distributed and exchanged, look like? Led by Myriel Milicevic and Hanspeter Kadel (DE).
More detailed information about each workshop can be found below.
Date: Monday, 4 June 2012
9:30 – 16:00: Hands-on workshops (for max 10-12 participants per workshop).
16:30-18:00: Public presentation of the workshop results and closing network drink. Participation is free.
Location: High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Conference Centre
Space is limited to 10-12 participants per workshop, so sign up quickly. There is a participation fee of €25. Lunch, drinks and materials will be provided.
To sign up for the workshop, please submit your motivated request, including your first and second choice of workshop, to info[AT]baltanlaboratories.org by May 31.
This event is framed within the 1st Dutch Technology Week, offering a variety of high-tech activities from June 1-8 in Eindhoven. Check out www.dutchtechnologyweek.com for more events in the same period and get the maximum out of your trip. (more…)
Baltan Session at Holst Centre: Hermitage 3.0
In 2011 and 2012, Holst Centre and Baltan Laboratories are organising a series of four art-science workshops, each focused around a central research topic. The first two workshops have been organised as internal sessions with Holst Centre researchers and a selected artist. The aim of these workshops is to create mutual insight between artists and researchers that are working on a similar topic. The first workshop was led by artist Sonia Cillari in collaboration with hardware developer Stock, in November 2011. The second workshop will be led by Danielle Roberts on 3 May around a new concept she is working on called Hermitage 3.0.
STRP Festival: Presentation by Holst Centre and Baltan Laboratories
Holst Centre and Baltan Laboratories are working together as part of a research collaboration that connects artists with the latest technology research in the field of wireless sensors and flexible electronics. This collaboration is based on a desire to investigate the ways and potential of collaboration between industrial and art labs in order to support artistic and scientific research. In partnership with STRP Festival, we are also looking at ways to stimulate critical reflection on, and new ways of presentation of, the knowledge and work created through this process.
On November 26th, Koen Snoeckx (communication manager, Holst Centre) and Angela Plohman (director, Baltan Laboratories) will discuss the framework of this collaboration at the STRP Festival. We will also present some results from the first artistic project in the framework of this collaboration by artist Sonia Cillari, which is an investigation into heart rhythm coherency. Sonia and hardware developer Stock have been researching the idea that emotions we experience directly affect our heart rhythm pattern and this, in turn, tells us much about what we are feeling. As part of their research they have been working with ECG necklaces developed at Holst Centre. This is a collaboration with Optofonica Laboratory for Immersive ArtScience in Amsterdam.
Date: November 26, 2011
Location: STRP Expo Cubicle, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven