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ハクテリア 合宿 – Oki Wonder Lab – Spring 2020

After months of preparations, tours through Taiwan and Yogyakarta for planning sessions, physical meet-ups, virtual collaborations and raising some funds, we are happy to announce the upcoming Hackteria lab to be held on the island of Okinawa, Japan, this spring. Main activities scheduled from 25. March – 15. April, with possibilities for longer stay, presentation in Tokyo and/or research or further dissemination trip to Taipei.
See the wiki for more information, constantly being updated.

Overview

ハクテリア 合宿 – Oki Wonder Lab is a concentrated gathering of people working transdisciplinary who are interested in creative biological fields and any other areas which intrigue the critical interaction across art and science. In the past, Hackteria has been organising both carefully planned and/or spontaneous activities. The HackteriaLabs have been providing vessels which create international networks and potential collaboration to emerge and flourish. HackteriaLab’s main focus always has been on theprocess of interaction between creative people, between professionals and amateurs, providing a stimulant for collaborative processes; for developing new ideas which connect and embrace the cultural diversities of the participants; and to address societal challenges through experiments with DIWO Culture, with material, technique, and nature through hands-on tinkering, curiosity driven research and never ending inquisitiveness .

Continous online discussions

Join the discussions virtually on the Hackteria Forum.

Hosts and Co-ordinators

Our partner @Ryuoyama aka “Toru” has prepared a very interesting and diverse programme over more than 3 weeks, different locations, variable ecosystems, venues and more for us to explore and work together. This events are made possible through loads of engagements of the Global Hackteria Network, sponsors for local venues and co-funded through the “Förderbeitrag” of KulturRaum Schaffhausen.

Overall Schedule

25.3 – 15.4.2020 – Main Activities in Okinawa, different locations

18-25.4.2020 – Dissemination in Tokio and Taipei

June-July 2020 – Dissemination and Showcase in Zürich, Switzerland

Late 2020 – Continuing Research Residency in Slovenia (tbc)

MedTech DIY is ongoing @FabLab Luzern, HSLU

We are happy to have the third round of our Winterschool on MedTech DIY, hosted in the FabLab Luzern, HSLU. A group of 26 students from different backgrounds are spending 6 days of prototyping, experimenting, sharing and learning together to explore creative approaches to medical technologies using DIY methodologies and the fablab infrastructures of 3D-printers, laser-cutters and other tools and materials.

See more about the MedTech DIY Winterschool on the wiki.

The sedond day of the Winterschool is celebrated with a concert by Simon Berz, creating sounds from stones more than a million years old

We have a range of tools available to explore the human body, such as the home-brew electrophysiology kits by Backyard Brains, to read EMG, ECG and more using the Arduino platform. This year we explored further methods of accoustically “listening” to body functions with self-made stethoscopes and audio amplifiers.

Simple stethoscopes made from rubberbands, balloons, and plastic tubing

For the third iteration of this course, we have reflected deeply on our methodologies and tried to reframe the learning goals in more detail.

Do we really reach our learning goals with the students?

And as usual we had Greg Gage from Backyard Brains video-conferencing in to respond to student ideas and questions.

Thanks for taking time at your early morning breakdast and giving us the tools to survive the upcoming zombie apocalypse!
DIY Microscope Workshop – BAFU Kadertagung

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Hackteria goes “Gangnam Style” – Seoul 2019

Thanks to an invitation by our colleague Prof. Kwanwoo Shin, who helped us out with some labware for the “BYOP” and has regular projects in Yogyakarta, dusjagr could spend a couple of days in Seoul, presenting at the ODA conference formerly known as the 10th International Conference on Appropriate Technology. While the topics was “Regional […]

HACKTERIA visits Projektatelier of the “Partizipative Wissenschaftsakademie”

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WHAT IS/NOT WORKING  – KUNCI x Hackteria x Lifepatch

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Vive-la-Wormolution!!

Hackteria coordinated a Temporary Autonomous Laboratory during the early phase of “1000 Ecologies” inviting international researchers, artists and entrepreneurs as participants. The lab as a temporary construction should allow researchers from the fields of biology and engineering to collaborate with artists and so create links between the “two cultures”, the human sciences and the arts. […]

10 Year Anniversary of Hackteria

Nice memories of the “first” hackteria workshop happening in NK Berlin in 2009. Freshly eqipped with our wiki page hosted by Yashas Shetty in (Art)ScienceBLR, space art ideas and experiences of hunting tardigrades by Andy Gracie, first prototype of the DIY microscope improved by Urs Gaudenz, the workshop was guided by Kaspar König and Marc […]