UROŠ-on-Tour: Radiona, Zagreb

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UROŠ - Ubiquitous Rural Open Science Hardware

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UROŠ intra-actions - ROŠA - Rural Open ScienceHardware + Art

Working within TRANSpecies symbiotic intra-actions, Paula Pin, Miranda Moss and Marc Duseillier present and facilitate a one-night OpenLab and collaborative research platform at Radiona as part of the UROS aka ROSA (Rural Open ScienceHardware + Art) project tour. The open session will explore bio-electrochemical feedback loops by navigating, reusing and reimagining the potentialities of “waste” urine to feed, clean and power these systems. The emergence of new cosmological species will be addressed while presenting intra-chemical molecular atomic interactions.

Working within the framework of open agricultural technologies, we invite participants to playfully engage with microscopy, bio-fuel cells, and the sonification of electro-microbial activity. Exploring and researching together, we will functionally speculate about future possibilities of myco-growing, phytoremediation, wastewater treatment, fertilizer creation and the relationship of our bodies and their technological prosthetics to the ecosystems they are embedded in.

The OpenLab is part of and a collaboration of actors from the konS platform for contemporary Investigative Art, The Global Hackteria Network, GOSH (Global Open Science Hardware) and the research project Regenerative Energy Communities funded by the Swedish Energy Agency.

Gär Lämpli - Garulampuli - ギャランプリ

Gär Lämpli (Swiss German for "fermentation lamp" or in it's Japanese phonetic representation ギャランプリ - ga-ru-lam-pu-li) is a make / do workshop on building a simple electronic device to observe the temperature of your fermenting foods. The workshop also tells a story of global collaborations that happened in the hackteria network from designing electronic circuit boards in Hamamatsu, Japan, developing synthesizers and software in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, fermenting Koji rice in Taipei, Taiwan, making cheese & CRISPR experiments in Zürich, Switzerland and building incubators in Okinawa, Japan.

During the workshop the participants will be introduced into the very basic skill to solder their own electronics circuit to measure temperature and control coloured LED lights. Different containers for fermenting, processing or storing food will then be constructed and decorated individually. Finally we will discuss and share food preparation recipes from the group of participants.

No previous knowledge on those topics is required. Materials will be provided by the mentors.

Bring your own containers for food processing!

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Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr (Switzerland)

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Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr is a nomadic researcher and workshopologist and works in an integral way, combining science, art and education. He is part of the Center for Alternative Coconut Research and the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society (SGMK), co-founder of the global Hackteria network and co-organizer of the different editions of HackteriaLab 2010 - 2014 in Zürich, Romainmotier, Bangalore and Yogyakarta. Before travelling the world for making DIY / DIWO laboratories for creative biological experimentation with living media, Marc entered the world of DIY electronics, designing printed circuit boards for synthesizers and organizing workshops and festivals in Switzerland and Slovenia. He lives and works in Zürich, Yogyakarta and Taipei. He also loves coconuts.

Paula Pin (Spain)

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Paula Pin (Lugo/Spain, 1982), is a researcher and artist activist which has a strong inclination towards research and experimentation processes with collective and free technologies.

She has undertaken residencies at institutions such as CERN, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Art school KASK in Gent, Prototyp_ome at Hangar Barcelona, Gaité Lyrique in París, Querly Ecologies at Click Festival and GOSH - Gathering for Open Science Hardware in Shenzhen, China. Although her work emerges from within a scientific tradition of research and experimentation, running throughout drawing to abstract video, circuit bending and lab experiments but always located in the intersection where biology, science and queer art collide. Her active participation at Pechblenda Lab and Transnoise laboratories besides her social ideals and the work as a noise performer, has taken her to many spaces and contexts, specially to the point of starting to collaborate in Hackteria, a global biohacking network. Pin had opportunities to give workshops as a facilitator all around the world, always putting the focus on spreading knowledge and sharing experiences on transfeminist horizontal perspectives.

Miranda Moss (South Africa / Sweden)

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Miranda Moss is a transdiciplinary cultural worker from Cape Town, focussing on socio-ecological sustainability through exploring the problematics and hopeful possibilities of technology. She has exhibited, performed research, made a mess, and given lectures and workshops across the globe in various art, science and public spaces.

Current projects include Gallus gallus roboticus, a work reimagining factory farming and robotics, for the KonS Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art, alongside collaborator Daniel Brownell. She has just completed a Masters degree in Sustainable Design at LNU in Sweden, with her thesis project “Power Harvest; explorations in regenerative energy technologies within the (post) colonial climate emergency” and following from this, she has just embarked on a 3 year long research project titled “Regenerative Energy Communities; artistic and collective energy experiments for resilient agriculture” funded by the Swedish Energy Agency’s Program for Energy, People and Society.