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Posts Tagged ‘workshop’
E-tapas: Tasting + Workshop
|07/03/2013 11:00 to 09/03/2013 18:00 09/03/2013 19:00 to 21:00|
Sat March 9, 19:00 – 21:00,
STRP Festival, Klokgebouw (light lounge/bar, 1st floor)
Admission free with valid STRP Festival ticket, register via carmin[at]baltanlaboratories[dot]org
Create and eat your own e-Tapas, made from edible solar cells, with a 0.6 volt buzz that makes your tongue tingle. Explore innovative applications of Aronia (berries) and flax, plants that have been around for centuries, in a surprising table landscape.
During STRP Festival Baltan presents E-Tapas: an open laboratory and tasting session at the intersection of food and textiles, photosynthesis and biomimicry. The Belgian artist Bartaku (Bart Vandeput) and French designer Carole Collet (Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design) show the most strange, juicy, tasty ideas found in their study on the relationship between energy and food. They combine biology and nanotechnology and explore a future where designers become alchemists. Prior to the tasting students, artists and scientists explore these techniques during a three day workshop. Eindhoven cook Andre Amaro (Ketelhuis) will prepare a special recipe based on flax. The result is a true tasting, which activates all senses. Come and enjoy the findings…
Three day workshop Edible Alchemy led by Bartaku & Carole Collet
Ketelhuis, March 7,8,9, 11:00 – 18:00
Admission fee: 15 Euros including lunch & drinks
Submit before March 1, via carmin[AT]baltanlaboratories[DOT]org
In the first day participants will be developing resilient strategies for design, including concept ‘product’ development. In the second day students will apply resilience thinking to a plant system, exploring how far one can push the adaptation for different raw materials. In this case the making of controllable measurable energy using fruit berries (Aronia Melanocarpa). The workshop ends with a staging moment, where fellow friends, relatives, teachers and students are invited for testing and tasting in a specifically designed/staged setting, at STRP Festival.
Download the e-Tapas PDF (Dutch and English!)
Tasting e-Tapas is part of the EU project Techno Ecologies and is organized in collaboration with Holst Centre and Ketelhuis.
Baltan Session: The Tools Series #7
|12/12/2012 to 13/12/2012|
TOOLS SERIES: CD-ROM Hackathon
A workshop led by Ben Fino-Radin (US)
Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 December 2012
time: 11:00 – 17:00
location: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
workshop fee: 15 euro for two days, includes lunch/coffee/tea
This hands-on workshop will present attendees with strategies for capturing and preserving the contents of CD-ROMs, and offer the skills and knowledge necessary for emulating obsolete hardware and operating systems in order to run, document, and interact with these materials.
The CD-ROM is a medium that occupies a particularly unique moment in the history of technology and artistic production. In the mid-90’s – the world wide web as a platform was not yet capable of providing the rich, immersive, multimedia experience that artists desired. Simultaneously, this period witnessed the proliferation of personal computers that came equipped with CD-r drives, causing CD-ROM art to flourish as a form of creation and distribution. Artists created very diverse works, ranging from virtual spaces to game-like experiments, interactive music environments to literature and hypertext presentations. Within an individual practice CD-ROMs often have a very special place: sometimes they are a unique interactive ‘exception’ in the career of the artist (Laurie Anderson, Michael Snow), other times they are part of a long series of works in different media (JODI, Antoni Muntadas).
These works face significant threats in terms of longevity and permanent access. The CD medium itself, especially artist-produced CD-Rs, is unstable, often not standing the test of time. Furthermore, the medium as a physical carrier is in the early stages of obsolescence – in the near future, more and more personal computers do not come equipped with optical media drives. Finally, the software contained on the media is often completely obsolete and will not function on contemporary operating systems.
Baltan Session: The Tools Series #6
|30/05/2012 11:00 to 19:00|
THE REMIXED BOOK
A workshop led by Alessandro Ludovico
time: 11:00 – 17:00 (workshop for max 10-12 participants)
17:00 – 19:00 public presentation of workshop results and drinks
location: Onomatopee, Bleekstraat 23, Eindhoven
A collaboration between Baltan Laboratories and Onomatopee
This workshop will focus on the ‘remixed book’ and the ‘digital scrapbook’. Participants will work together to find and scan sample chapters or parts from printed books (samples should mainly be chapters, or other printed materials of one page or more in length). They will then remix these samples into new publications. Other participants will work on ‘digital scrapbooks’. They will integrate printed scraps with digital ones (taken from the web or other digital sources and then printed) in the space of a classic scrapbook. The end results of the workshop will be one-off printed publications that reflect the hybrid nature of the printed medium and its relationship to the digital realm. (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…)
A day of post-digital tool building
Some tools from our post-digital toolbox made during the workshop ‘After the Bit Rush: Post-digital design tools’ at MU on December 8th. Thanks to Lucas Maassen, Dries Verbruggen, MU and all the fantastic workshop participants! More images here.
History tool. (more…)