HLab14 Dissemination-Phase: June - Dec

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Workshops, presentations and screenings in various places

Mixologist - Mix Drinks Workshop by Dholy Husada in Lifepatch, Indonesia

Mixologist publication poster
Workshop Description

Mixologist is a workshop to mix your own drinks from herbal, traditional, and alcohol drinks. During the significant excise duty of alcohol increase in 2010, many misuse of mix drink cases emerge involving death victims in Indonesia. Ever since, mixed drinks has gain a bad reputation in Indonesia. The facts that the lack of knowledge in mixing drinks by the victims was the main reason for this cases. In traditional drinks, many type of beverages such as jamu exist in daily life of Indonesia, however there are very few information given in the formal education about making a jamu. This workshop would like to share the experience and knowledge of Dholy Husada in mixing drinks, traditional, herbal and alcohol drinks.

Workshop Details

The workshop will be held:

  • Date: Saturday, 10 May 2014
  • Place: Rumah Lifepatch
  • Time: 19.00

Workshop is free and open for public.

External Links

HSC#1 | 14. Mai 14 | The case study and review of HackteriaLab 2014 – Yogyakarta @ Corner College, Zürich

HLab expo poster goes around the world

We are starting a series of talks/presentations aiming to discuss openly the multitudes of bio art | sci | tec and related practices. HSC (Hackteria Swiss Curriculum) is a cooperation of Hackteria and Corner College, Kochstrasse 1, 8004 Zürich.

HSC#1: The case study and review of HackteriaLab 2014 – Yogyakarta

Date: 14.05.2014 – 20h

Speaker: Marc Dusseiller (CH)

Researcher and artist Marc Dusseiller, formerly know as Pak Marcjono, will give a presentation of the most recent HackteriaLab taking place in Yogyakarta (Indonesia) from 13. – 25. April 2014, a collaboration of hackteria and their long term partner, lifepatch – citizen initiative in art, science and technology, together with diverse local partners. The two week collaborative and interdisciplinary practice of HLab14 was defined by three ongoing Ecological Research Nodes within the practice of the local Indonesian facilitators. The topics are tightly related to the daily life of Yogyakarta. They are: 1. Biorecovery of Volcanic Soil, 2. Environmental Monitoring of the Rivers, 3. Biodiversity conservation in Wonosadi Forest, together with the focus on Open Source Hardware and DIY & Low-Cost Laboratory Infrastructure.

HLab14 brought together a large group of international and regional participants, of makers, artists, scientists, hackers, educators to investigate and foster the concept of DIWO (do-it-with-others), bio art and citizen science. HLab 14 had a strong focus on workshopology, sharing and collaboration, field-trips and musical experimentation, and was additionally presented in an exhibition format at LAF, Yogyakarta from 25 April – 2. May.



Publication Poster


People doing strange things with electricity


Thursday 29th May, 6-8pm


College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Cnr of Oxford St and Greens Rd Paddington, Main Lecture Theatre – EG02 (campus map here!)


Andreas Siagian (Indonesia): Lifepatch

Andreas Siagian is an artist, engineer and internet troll, a cross disciplinary artist with an engineering background focusing on creative communities, alternative education, DIY/DIWO culture and interdisciplinary collaboration in art, science and technology. Since 2004, he is working in community-base initiatives to produce installations, workshops, lectures and organizing events as well as festivals in Indonesia. His collaborative actions with the local creative community developments included him as a co-founder of several initiatives such as breakcore_LABS, a platform for experimental audiovisual performance; urbancult.net, an online street art documentation and mapping for Indonesia and lifepatch.org – citizen initiative for art, science and technology, an independent community-based organization working in creative and appropriate application in the fields of art, science and technology.

Lindsay Kelly

Working in the kitchen, Lindsay Kelley’s art practice and scholarship explore how the experience of eating changes when technologies are being eaten. She is working on her book, The Bioart Kitchen, which emerges from her work at the University of California Santa Cruz (Ph.D in the History of Consciousness and MFA in Digital Art and New Media). Lindsay is an Associate Lecturer at COFA UNSW as well as an International Research Fellow at the Center for Fine Art Research, Birmingham City University.


Members of Australia’s only Biohacking group will join us to discuss their projects and activities. They invite us to come along and help them make stuff glow and cure health problems as citizen scientists.



Andrew Tuckwell from BIOMOD will be speaking about the project briefly. BIOMOD is an annual, international bio-nanotechnology competition for undergraduates run by the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Students design and construct simple machines and structures on a nano-scale out of the basic molecules of life (DNA, RNA and Proteins) and present their work at a conference at Harvard University in November.

VISIT: http://biomod.net/

Reference and External Links



Post-Session at Tech4Dev International Conference, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 4-6 June 2014

Akbar and Gabriella present at final wrap-up of Tech4Dev conference

The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development hosted by the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) will hold the third International Conference on Technologies for Development and asks "What is Essential? How to alleviate poverty in this world? Innovative technologies? What is appropriate technology?"

Panel Discussion TH2-SE02-11 The Openness Paradigm: How Synergies Between Open Access, Open Data, Open Science, Open Source Hardware, Open Drug Discovery Approaches Support Development?
Panel Chairs:
Sachiko Hirosue, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Denisa Kera, National University of Singapore
Other Speakers:
Akbar / lifepatch selling the MICAM kits at Tech4Dev conference
Pak Irfan, UGM, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Water Hackathon 6-7 June 2014Open Source Technologies for Rivers, Oceans and Lakes - Explore the Possibilities of Open Hardware for Open Science Projects
Gabriella Levine Tisch School of the Arts New York University, and Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
Nur Akbar Arofatullah Lifepatch, UGM
Many HLab14 participants showed up!
Robin Scheibler
DIY singapore
the while swiss hackteria team
and many more

More Information here: http://www.hackteria.org/wiki/Tech4Dev

Information on lifepatch wiki: http://lifepatch.org/Water_Hackathon:_Open_Source_Technologies_for_Rivers,_Oceans_and_Lakes

Review and media of the event: http://hackteria.org/workshops/review-of-tech4dev-waterhackathon/

Presentation at CKSTER festival, Berne, Switzerland

  • more info please...

Art – Science – Nature, MzA, Schaffhausen

Many partners and friends form Yogya are presenting in the Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen

12. - 14. June, 2014

see details about Schaffhausen on the wiki and the overview here

The Art – Science Soirée will be an evening of presentations and a panel discussions with our invited international and Swiss guests. This will be a great opportunity to present and disseminate the collaborative project we are organizing in Indonesia in April 2014, the HackteriaLab 2014 – Yogyakarta. Additionally we invited the Finnish Bioart Society to present their transdisciplinary activities during their artistic research residency in Kilpisjärvi, Lappland, Field_Notes – From Landscape to the Laboratory. Our partners from lifepatch - citizen initiative in art, science and technology will show their participatory art-science activities on ecologies such as the Merapi Volcano and the Yogya Rivers. For the discussion we have invited the Swiss art historian Boris Magrini to moderate the evening.

HSC#2 | 16. June 14: Hybrid Ecology, Corner College, Zürich, Switzerland

Erich Berger, The Finnish Society of Bioart

Yashas Shetty, Art/Sci Bangalore


Workshops and Discussions during KopenLab, Copenhagen, Denmark

Adeline, DIY singapore and a bunch of hackteria geeks are doing maaany workshops and sessions during KopenLab

At the the early developing stage of HLab14, the co-organiser of KopenLab Martin Malthe Borch joined several skype meetings and eventually came to Yogyakarta to partake HackteriaLab 2014 between 13 - 28 April. The exchange amongst artistic context and citizen science lead to several spontaneous workshops and continuous researches which now we bring few of them to KopenLab dated 21 - 26 June.

More details about the background of KopenLab & ESOF – Euroscience Open Forum see http://kopenlab.dk

Workshops: Shake It Baby

"Shake it Baby" workshop where we make all kind of liquid shakers like:

Workshop: HomeMade Kimchi - Asian sourkraut

Hands on to the interplay of time and temperture, prepare the ground for some bacteria to do the work, we make Kimchi.

Workshop: YOU, in the center of the world~ "sourrounded by machines of loving grace"

In this workshop you will get a peek into the core idea of machine computing, and how does this idea shapes the rise of social media.

Workshop: DNA BarCoding by DIYbio Singapore

Sessions: dusjagr and brian play with microscopes, algae and ballons

Exhibition: Please Try This at Home

part of HLab14 - Yogyakarta will be shown as case study

  • Wild Open PCR (confirmed)
  • instructions on t-shirt (all sold)
  • MICAM shop
  • a mouse trap


Input to Discussion and Exhibition at Museum Bärengasse, Zürich, Switzerland

We had some input presentation to the discussion about Art in Action "activism and funding"

ART IN ACTION wants to draw attention to this development. Who uses which artistic strategies where, why, and for what purposes? The invited speakers, Lee Chun Fung, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Nistiman Erdede, and Linda Jensen will present their current projects. The presentations take place in connection with the show ART IN ACTION which draws attention to some particularly interesting networks as well as an additional focus on further invited projects.

Discussion round Thursday, 17th July 2014, 5 pm


Annemarie Bucher, Marc Dusseiller, Nistiman Erdede, Gabriel Flückiger, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Dominique Lämmli, Milenko Lazic, Lee Chun Fung, Linda Jensen, Patrick Müller, Paula Pin, Jörg Scheller, Christoph Schenker.


The discussion round focuses on displaying and exchanging views and experiences. We are looking for pointed statements that reflect our stance towards funding in the context of art/community/activism projects.

Exhibition Sunday, 13th July 2014 to Sunday, 27th July 2014

Art / Community / Activism Artistic strategies at the interface between Art / Community / Activism. Projects by Flüchtlingsatelier Zürich, Hong Kong House of Stories, Kër Thiossane Dakar, Lifepatch Yogyakarta, The Newcastle Creative Network S.A., Wooferten a.o.

Compiled by FOA–FLUX und Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich



Presentation by Brian Degger, British Arts Council, 22 July 2014, UK

A Cicada in the Hand

Indonesian rice goddesses, bio art and centipedes as long as your arm - it's all in a day's work for artist and scientist Dr Brian Degger.

Dr Brian Degger visited Yogyakarta, Indonesia for HackteriaLab14 (HLab14), an open source biological art lab hosted by Lifepatch (Indonesia) and facilitated by Hackteria. One of the challenges to HLab14's participants was to redefine and try out how an artistic practice can support social innovation, cultural shifts, change and at the same time able to be positioned in its own discipline. For the ecological research node (the name for the different sections of the lab) he visited the Wonosadi Forest. Here he talks about his experience.

"I am so thankful to them for introducing us to the forest, for ferrying all those tents up to the Ngenuman plateau and for keeping us fed and happy. Wonosadi, is a place I would love to spend more time in with the Green Tech Community."

  • Things I learnt: the challenge of glass working from recycled glass/the awe of Ivan (a glass artist) who makes it look easy, bookbinding using envelopes, silkscreening t-shirts.
  • Things I liked: citizen sensing with a GPS enabled coconut, meeting a live fish-food catcher.
  • Things I exhibited: a shaking apparatus made from a dead cddrive, a series of artificial pools with river code aquatic inhabitants in conjunction with the BIOSC project.
  • Future collaborations? Yes! Plan to get back to Yogyarkarta for the World Critical Making Summit late 2015


Seminar Lintas Batas, PKKH UGM, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 9 August 2014

Poster Publication of Seminar Lintas Batas

SEMINAR “LINTAS BATAS: Mempertemukan Dunia Akademik dengan Dunia Kesenian” is a seminar that will talk about the collaboration between art and science especially those that were conducted among practitioners and academician. The seminar is organised by Pusat Kebudayaan Koesnadi Hardjasoemantri/PKKH. In this seminar, Lifepatch will be presenting their collaboration projects with Microbiology of Agriculture Faculty Department of UGM. Irfan D. Prijambada will also give a presentation representing the UGM side.

Event Details

The Seminar will be held on

  • Date: Saturday, 9 August 2014
  • Time: 13.00-16.00 WIB
  • Venue: Hall PKKH/Pusat Kebudayaan Koesnadi Hardjasoemantri UGM, Bulaksumur

Entrance is free by registration.


  • Andreas Siagian - Lifepatch - citizen initiative in art, science and technology
  • Ir. Irfan Dwidya Prijambada, M.Eng., Ph.D, (Fakultas Pertanian UGM, Pengelola Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat UGM)
  • Nirwan Dewanto (poet).
  • Moderator: Yoshi Fajar Kresno Murti (arsitek, peneliti).
  • Keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Pratikno, M.Soc.Sc. (Rector Universitas Gadjah Mada)

Reference and External Links

Lightning Talk in WTHX

During his residency in Eindhoven with HIVOS and Baltan Laboratories, Andreas Siagian gave a presentation about Lifepatch and HackteriaLab activities in an event called WTHX.

Event Description

On Thursday 25 & Friday 26 September, professionals from the worlds of peace, justice, and security will come together with creatives, designers, and techies for two days of collaboration at the beach. WTHX provides an informal and unique setting for these thinkers and makers to meet, with each participant contributing their personal perspective, knowledge and skills towards a shared vision for our global future.

The aim is to provide an open, non-hierarchical platform that gives participants the opportunity to meet and collaborate with professionals from a diverse collection of disciplines, in an environment that facilitates experimentation, new ideas and innovation. You can share your experience, benefit from others’ expertise and plant the seeds for future collaborations.

In small multidisciplinary teams, attendees will formulate questions and prototype possible solutions for tomorrow’s issues. They will use the themes peace, justice, and security as their starting point. To boost inspiration, a talk show programme with expert guest speakers will take place in the central room. Participants can join this conversation at any time and share their newly developed insights.

Event Details

WTHX will take place on Thursday 25 & Friday 26 September, 2014 at Strandpaviljoen ZUID. Map location here.


Lifepatch di WTHX 02.jpgLifepatch di WTHX 01.jpg

Reference and External Links

Continued collaboration with Pechblenda during THF, Calafou, Spain - 8 - 25 August

Nice collection!


Titanium Dioxide? Nice to have!

Some early notes and experiments to use Photocatalytic TiO2 / Ag Nanofilters for water cleaning done in august 2014, during dusjagr's Pechblenda session @ Calafou and more notes on DIY Fluids Narratives by klau (partially in spanish)


Can we turn this artsy paint into useful high-surface area photocatalists? See more on Pechblenda#Bioxido de Titanio

And Field-Trip to the Anoia river

DIY Fluids Narratives#Mini-Expedition Aug 2014 dusjagr & pin

Presentation in Helsinki, Finland, Biofilia / Aalto University

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dusjagr had the opportunity to give a long (2h) presentation for the ViCCA students about hackteria, in general and it's background/history, about urban hunting, aswell as HackteriaLab 2014 - Yogyakarta. see the slides here.

Presentation and Workshop at DanseFestival Barents 2014, Hammerfest, Norway, 4-7. Nov 2014




HackteriaLab 2014 discussion / presentation, Hongkong, 1.Nov 2014

Art / Community / Activism Artistic strategies at the interface between Art / Community / Activism. Projects by Flüchtlingsatelier Zürich, Hong Kong House of Stories, Kër Thiossane Dakar, Lifepatch Yogyakarta, The Newcastle Creative Network S.A., Wooferten a.o.

Compiled by FOA–FLUX und Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich



Session at Pre-PIKSEL, Bergen, Norway, 10-15. Nov 2014


After 5 years, hackteria is back to Piksel festival! This time with a temporary 5 days collaborative DIWO biohacking-laboratory on BioSonification, Environmental Monitoring, FishHacking and much more. We are continuing and building upon some practices/nodes from HLab14, in Yogyakarta during April 2014.


PiksteriaLab 2014 - Bergen

This session also was the Europe premiere was #HLab14's documentary "SENI GOTONG ROYONG" ([[more info, click here]])

Trailer for the documentary




The globalization of art problematises existing notions of art. It is especially striking that nowadays art groups, networks, and movements worldwide are increasingly fostering involvement and direct relationships with their surroundings, and as such play an active part in the ongoing transformation processes.

ART IN ACTION thus draws attention to this development and presents some particularly interesting networks, which MAKE PEOPLE THINK!


Bee Collective (NL) – Flüchtlingsatelier(CH) – Foundation Ambar (BA) – Gulabi Gang (IN) – Hackteria & Lifepatch (ID) – Hong Kong Arts Centre (HK) – Hong Kong House of Stories (HK) – Kër Thiossane (SN) – FOA-FLUX (CH) – My Stealthy Freedom (IR) – Nanzikambe Arts (MW) – The Ugly Indian (IN) – Wooferten (HK) – 080:30 (IN) – The Newcastle Creative Network (ZA) – Village des Arts (SN)

Series of events

1 Nov, 6 pm
Opening & Screening of SENI GOTONG ROYONG, HackteriaLab 2014 – Yogyakarta, Hackteria (ID) & Lifepatch (ID)
Open Conversation with Lee Chun Fung, Wooferten (HK), Grace Samboh, Hyphen (ID), Janicke Kernland, Bee Collective (NL).
Venue: Connecting Space Hong Kong

5 Nov, 7:30–9:30 pm
Open Conversation on Art/Community/Activism & Funding with Annemarie Bucher (CH), Gitanjali Dang (IN), Janicke Kernland (NL), Connie Lam (HK), Wylie Chan (HK), Ian Leung (HK), M.P. Leung (HK), Grace Samboh (ID), Christoph Schenker (CH) — Chaired by Dominique Lämmli (CH)
Co-organized with Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Venue: agnès b Cinema

Seeds Exchange
Wan Chai – Kalkbreite – North Point —Kalkbreite— by Hong Kong House of Stories, LOVEHERBS, Connecting Spaces | Mr Lung’s Wood Workshop by Mr Lung and Yung Chun | Hong Kong House Live Cam by Hong Kong House of Stories and Connecting Space Hong Kong


Screening "SENI GOTONG ROYONG: HackteriaLab 2014 - Yogyakarta" at the Equator Symposium

This event was the Indonesian premiere for this documentary.

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Trailer: HLab14

Synopsis of the documentary

Seni Gotong Royong*: HackteriaLab 2014 - Yogyakarta (duration 50’38’’)
Produced and directed by X-CODE Films

Citizen science has long contributed to the health of local communities by making people aware of their environment in the form of oral histories and traditional wisdom. Recently, the effort to democratize science created opportunities for innovation and a model for public participation in science. These movements rippled into many things such as a kind of revival of traditional knowledge, influential policy forces, changes in how we produce and share knowledge into an iterative and collective process. Yogyakarta, Indonesia, has been one of the most active hubs in this movement.

HackteriaLab 2014 – Yogyakakarta is a two-weeks making-oriented gathering of researchers, artists, scientists, academicians, hackers and whatevers in Yogyakarta. It was hosted by LIFEPATCH - citizen initiative in art, science and technology and co-organized together with the HACKTERIA | Open Source Biological Art in collaboration with various regional partners.

As a web and community platform, Hackteria tries to encourage scientists, hackers and artists to collaborate and combine their expertise, write critical and theoretical reflections, share simple instructions to work with life science technologies and cooperate on the organization of workshops, festival and meetings. HackteriaLab 2014 - Yogyakakarta is a two-weeks making-oriented gathering of researchers, artists, scientists, academicians, hackers and whatevers in Yogyakarta. What will they be making and for who? Anything along their own practices within the setting of the three ecological nodes which basically are on going projects that are open for people’s participation. They are: Biorecovery of volcanic soil that is run by the Microbiology Department (Agricultural Faculty of Gadjah Mada University); biodiversity conservation in Wonosadi Forest that is run by the Green Tech Community; and environmental monitoring of the rivers in Yogyakarta that is run by Lifepatch.

Produced and directed by X-Code films, this documentary was made during the two weeks of HackteriaLab 2014 – Yogyakarta. It offers you a glimpse of (almost) everything that happens and documents the participants wish list for future collaborations and works.

  • ) Gotong-royong is an Indonesian philosophy on getting things done collectively. As Indonesianist anthropologist Clifford Geertz puts it, “An enormous inventory of highly specific and often quite intricate institutions for effecting the cooperation in work, politics, and personal relations alike, vaguely gathered under culturally charged and fairly well indefinable value-images--rukun ("mutual adjustment"), gotong royong ("joint bearing of burdens"), tolong-menolong ("reciprocal assistance")--governs social interaction with a force as sovereign as it is subdued.”


17 - 18 NOVEMBER 2014
At Post-graduate Faculty of Gajah Mada University, Yogayakarta, Indonesia

ES 2014 tries to reveal the ecosystem in the associations of the many (artist groups, societal hobby-based groups, business associations, etc) in the arrangement of their lives (city, village, country, and in between all of these). Examining these encounters, either physical or virtual, and how these encounters are then disseminated to many more people is our first step in the effort to uncover the ecosystem of these groups.

Forum C

Forum C presents a selection of observations from artistic activity that involves many people, as well as recordings of these activities. Some of these activities also tend to engender the involvement of more people.

External links

Screening "SENI GOTONG ROYONG" and discussion round about collaborative processes @ Ljudmila, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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9th December, 18h in Ljudmila

  • Introduction Round
  • Open Discussion on Collaborative Cultural Production Formats
  • Screening
  • Wine and Cheese
  • Tramvaj for Pleskavica

Other collaborations and visits across the globe

Kris from BioTehna is showing our guests around, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Paula and Urs discussing "How to fix the world" in the new RandeLab, Switzerland
  • Gjino and Adelina are visiting BioTehna
  • Adeline, where else did you go?
  • Gjino, did you do some other HLab related sessions?
  • Ucok, how was California? Did you get opportunities for HLab dissemination or just wood-8bit-geeking?
  • Paula, did you do something related to HLab in Colombia?
  • How about that Arts Collaboratory meeting? Lina, Ade, Ferial?
  • Sachiko meets timbil, ferial, akbar in japan. also shiho and georg...
  • Robertina, what happened in LJ after-HLab sessions?

Answer by Robertina: I was hosting Gjino and Adeline, when they came to Ljubljana to visit Biotehna and other labs, galleries etc.. ;).

  • Mary? how is the video? and anyway how is things in LA?
  • Urban visits Kathmandu
  • Denisa, Malthe and who was there? post session in Singapore
  • Grace. Did you have some HLab related sessions in Bangalore?
  • sooooo much
  • please add links to whatever, facebook, etc...

Stuff that isnt confirmed or cancelled

Post-tropical Sub-Arctic Hackteria Residency in Kilpisjärvi, Finland, August 2014 - postponed to ...

A reflection residency is co-organized with the Finnish Bioart Society, to continue some of the projects in the new ecological environment of northern Lappland, in Kilpisjärvi, a post-tropical sub-arctic experiment. Additionally we are aiming to provide travel opportunities to allow individual HackteriaLab participants to visit these other initiatives across the globe and further develop their projects in the new cultural and environmental milieus.


Temporary Lab and Workshops at Port Izmir Triennial (Cancelled, maybe something independant later this year)

In Mai there will be a post-session in İzmir. We have a very nice collaboration with the guest curator Sasa Nagerboj and Andreas Treske, to represent the HackteriaLab already remotely during April. And we will then do a temporary lab in Izmir, 18-25 of May, as a collaboration of lifepatch, Indonesia, and some Swiss members of the hackteria network. İzmir is a large metropolis in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara.

Farm/Goat/City Hackathon, Kathmandu, Nepal - not confirmed

Participation in WSK festival, Philippines - not confirmed