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Beyond Data book
Together with Kitchen Budapest and designer Eric de Haas, we’re busy working on a publication around our Beyond Data project. It will be launched on May 18th at the Dutch Electronic Festival in Rotterdam.
In addition to extensive documentation of the project and concepts developed during the Beyond Data collaboration, new essays by Amanda McDonald Crowley, Attila Nemes, and others have been specially commissioned to reflect on the theme, the open lab as a methodology, and the collaboration between the labs itself.
A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future
Baltan’s latest publication, A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future is out now! This extensive publication presents the results of and reflections on Baltan’s two-year pilot phase undertaken from 2008 to 2010.
A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future is Baltan’s second publication, following The Future of the Lab, which was launched at ISEA2010 RUHR (International Symposium on Electronic Art) in Dortmund, Germany last year. This new publication is designed by Eric de Haas and Martijn Maas.
Send an email to info[AT]baltanlaboratories.org to order your copy. We will send an invoice for the total cost of your order after we have received your email. Please do not send payment without an invoice.
Price: 25,00 Euro (excl. shipping costs).
Full colour, paperback, 343 pages.
All photos: Boudewijn Bollmann
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
Dutch Design Days in Budapest
On November 6, we will present the results of the Beyond Data project (a collaboration between Kitchen Budapest and Baltan Laboratories) at the WAMP design fair at Millenáris Park in Budapest as part of the Dutch Design Days initiated by the cultural department of Budapest.
Visitors to the Dutch Design Days will get insight into the creations and the background of the collaboration process in a lecture (at 17:00), and see a selection of the actual results from the Beyond Data lab we organised at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven from 22-30 October.
Thanks to the support of the Dutch Embassy in the Netherlands.
Beyond Data: Baltan-KIBU Temporary Design Lab
|22/10/2011 to 30/10/2011|
During Dutch Design Week 2011 Baltan Laboratories and Kitchen Budapest (HU) present the second part of an international workshop collaboration in which Dutch and Hungarian artists and designers explore new ways of visualising and embodying digital data. Concepts developed in Budapest in September 2011 are transformed into physical interfaces and experiences, presented in the form of an open lab in the Klokgebouw at Strijp-S.
The public is at all times invited to engage with the work in this lab setting, which gives insight into new, interdisciplinary ways of working and designing with new technologies, and into how we relate to the digital world.
The results of these workshops (including traces of the process and experiences of the public in Eindhoven) will be presented in Budapest in November 2011.