5 weeks of Open Labs

  • Open Hack-the-Body Lab 

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    Are you working on a creative project that involves biometric data or any other relationship between technology and the Human body? Than we invite you to tune in on our upcoming thematic Open Lab session.

    The Open Lab session will be held on Thursday, May 14, during DITfest (Do It Together Festival): a new initiative on STRIJP-S. Mark the agenda and prepare yourself for a full day of hacking, making, think(er)ing, co-creating, fun, music, drinks… More details will soon be available on ditfest.nl and via the Baltan website. In preparation, you can join one or more of the events that are presented on the menu below.

    Kickoff – during a Baltan Open Lab meetup
    Thursday, April 9 – 19h30-22h – Baltan basement (Natlab)

    This is a continuation of our monthly Open Lab meetups from last year. We moved to Thursday and to a quarterly frequency. Everyone is welcome, so also projects that are not related to the theme of hack the body. You can take your one minute of fame and pitch your idea on stage. Or just mingle with the crowd and meet likeminded people with a variety of backgrounds.

    Development of your ideas (with others)
    Friday, April 10 to Wednesday, May 13

    Develop your idea hands-on with your existing team or with the people you have met at our meetup. For 5 weeks, our Baltan basement will be available for people and teams that need a space to work on their hack-the-body related project.

    Main event – during DITfest
    Thursday, May 14 – STRIJP-S. Radio Royaal

    All-day hands-on Open Lab session to work on your project, get help from all kinds of experts, receive feedback from the audience and most of all: have a great time with other creatives and makers.

    About hack the body
    As wireless sensors become more and more available for measurements of biometric signals (EEG, ECG, GSR…), we see an increased interest from the artistic and creative world to explore new concepts and to investigate and challenge several aspects of this new technological trend. We are convinced that these ‘cultural’ approaches offer a totally new angle to the traditional ‘market-oriented’ technological R&D approach and that both approaches can benefit from each other.

    Our goal is to bring together a number of (artistic) projects that share the same underlying idea: using sensor technology to investigate new concepts related to biometric measurements. We warmly welcome everyone who is (or wants to become) involved in a hack-the-body related project into our community.

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