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Posts Tagged ‘research’
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.
|26/06/2012 17:00 to 19:00|
Baltan Laboratories presents a brand new series of monthly events for post-secondary students in Eindhoven called the Informal Academy. These evenings are focused on sharing innovative ideas at the intersection of art, design and technology.
The Informal Academy offers students a platform to share the research and projects they are working on with fellow students from related programs in Eindhoven. They have the opportunity to expand their network in an informal setting while gaining extra knowledge and feedback from like-minded participants from other schools: TU/e Industrial Design, Fontys Hogeschool ICT & Media Design, and Design Academy Eindhoven.
The first meeting took place on February 28th, 2012 at the TU/e Department of Industrial Design. The content of the evenings will be co-designed by the participants, depending on specialisation and fields of interest. It provides a bottom-up sustainable network, with motivated people who are looking to help and inspire each other. The next meeting takes place in June. If you are a student who is interested in joining the Informal Academy, join the Facebook Group or please send a mail to info[AT]baltanlaboratories.org.
Baltan and Fontys Hogeschool ICT
Baltan has just started its 4th year of collaboration with Fontys Hogeschool ICT on their Art & Technology minor as a ‘Partner in Education’. The Art & Technology minor focuses on ICT, design and interactive art. Students develop installations, services and or products that challenge the borders of human interaction with technology. Two assignments from Baltan provide a starting point for work of 60 students in this semester and are creatively interpreted. This year we are pleased to have László Kiss, a Budapest-based artist and senior researcher at Kitchen Budapest, as our guest mentor working with us and the students. We’ll be posting updates on our website about the student projects as they develop between now and end of June.
Documentation of previous projects developed with Baltan by the students of the Fontys Art & Technology minor in 2009, 2010 and 2011 can be found on our website.
Libre Graphics Research Unit meeting in Brussels
|22/02/2012 to 25/02/2012|
Baltan Laboratories is looking forward to participating in the upcoming LGRU Co-position meeting from February 22-25 in Brussels. Angela Plohman will be chairing a roundtable discussion on the last day of the meeting. LGRU is a traveling lab where new ideas for creative tools are developed. It is collaboration between Medialab Prado (Madrid), Worm (Rotterdam), Piksel (Bergen) and Constant (Brussels).
More information online : http://lgru.net
In the meantime, check out this lecture by LGRU’s Femke Snelting, which she gave in Eindhoven as part of the first in the Tools Series of Baltan Sessions that took place in the Studio of the Van Abbemuseum in October 2011.
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