Do It Yourself

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2017 STRP Biennale: Senses and Sensors

STRP Biënnale 2017: Senses and Sensors explores the high touch of the high tech of the contemporary. There is a focus on the expansive amalgamation of the biological and the technological, the physical and the virtual, the analog and the digital, touch and tech, man and machine, and all from a cultural perspective.
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Build Your World: Minecraft and Open Source Architecture

To design one’s world, whether in the physical or digital domain, is to to increase one’s sense of agency. For Minecraft, this is an opportunity for architects to address the crises in urban housing. A similar open-source, DIY, and collaborative ethos plays out in architecture projects fabrication systems for non-architects to design and build their own homes, by Teddy Cruz, Alejandro Aravena, and the WikiHouse Project.
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The 3D Additivist Cookbook. Edited by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke

The 3D Additivist Cookbook, devised and edited by Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke, is a free compendium of imaginative, provocative works from over 100 world-leading artists, activists and theorists. The 3D Additivist Cookbook contains 3D .obj and .stl files, critical and fictional texts, templates, recipes, (im)practical designs and methodologies for living in this most contradictory of times.
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Awesome Shield: empowering the next generation of creators with code

Awesome Shield is a start up born in Berlin in 2014, to teach kids to code based on the Arduino platform; also they build hardware prototypes and designing a functional online-learning platform. Awesome Shield has already been put into action in Europe and last and this year they took part in the Maker Faire Rome
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MIT List Visual Arts Center: Ethan Hayes-Chute

The art of Ethan Hayes-Chute explores ideas of self-sufficiency and self-preservation, making reference to outsider architecture, alternative modes of living, ecology, and waste. His new installation for the List Center is a combination of obsolete technology tools with everyday objects, all recreated according to a DIY and distant approach
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New Gameplay

Who thinks that video games are only a consumer product for the masses, should change his idea. The exhibition New Gameplay at the Nam June Paik Art Center, on show until February, faces a new way of understanding the game art. Present experimental, independent and interactive games that stimulate not only the imagination, but also the thought.
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Piksel 16: ZERO-Level. Deadline extended until July 15

Piksel16, ZERO-level, wants to focus on the biological and social aspects of the sea as a sustainable environment. Zero in the meaning of: zero-emissions, zerofootprints, zero-waste, zero-energy, zero-pollution, zero-plastic, zero-trash.
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The Games Europe Plays. Body-Tech

The exhibition The Games Europe Plays-BODY-TECH presents the works of interactive artists and game makers from the UK and continental Europe, trying to imagine how we will inhabit and take care of our virtual and physical bodies in the future. Taking also a playful look at how digital technologies contami-nate our daily life.
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Ingenious and Fearless Companions by High Altitude Bioprospecting (HAB)

Until June at the Birmingham Open Media will present the HAB's collective exhibition. Ingenious and Fearless Companions will transport the viewer into the micro world of bacteria and microorganisms that resist and travel in space. The project supported by NASA and The Rocket Mavericks start a further connection between the arts and science.
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Self-Made Media. Matteo Marangoni and instrument inventors initiative

My first contact with Matteo Marangoni, and with the collective he is part of, iii, occurred on the occasion of the Reading Room, a series of group readings supported by iii. In this series of events contemporary researchers, cultural theorists, philosophers, and artists are invited to share texts with the audience
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The enhanced listening experience. Resonate by Naakte Ontwerpers

On a quiet morning in The Hague, I had the pleasure of meeting Tommy de Bruijn and Sam Van ‘t Oever, also known as De Naakte Ontwerpers. Tommy and Sam are two young designers who developed a device able of creating an experience which allows to listen not only through the ears, but also through the flesh.
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Data Bodies

: For two days, leading New Media artists from all over the world, from South Africa to Brighton to Belgium are gathering in Watermans' Riverside Art Centre to deliver an explosive programme of digital performances, dance, workshops, installations, and interactive events. The New Media Arts programme at Watermans is one of the most experimental and far-reaching in the field. On 14th and 15th November 2015 the West London venue is hosting its third annual Digital Performance Weekender, and this year’s theme is Data Bodies - privacy in a big data world.
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DIY Synth Fair: the Indie edge

This year Incubate Festival, known for its innovative and groundbreaking program, organized a DIY Synth Fair as part of their programme. Presented in the form of an exhibition instead of a traditional trade fair, from a Pop up shop location in the center of Tilburg
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