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== info for the LabBook ==
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=== Workshop ===
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BioCyberKidzz (no Translation for title)
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Authors: Monika Pocrnjić, Marc Dusseiller, & Špela Petrič
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====Short Description (please translate and use english and slovenian====
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Hacking the human body has become commonplace and many people have body modifications such as tattoos, piercings or even advanced medical prosthetics. Simple and playful '''body hacks''' that allow enhancing our human performance can be made with just few and cheap materials, such as cardboard, magnets and LEDs. In this playful laboratory setting we will investigate with the children: hearing with a '''Bio-Acoustics Ear''' and hacking their touch perception by the '''Magnetic Finger''' or a '''Disco-on-a-Fingertip''' and finally explore a '''Photosynthetic Skin'''.
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===Glossary ===
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* Body Augmentation - a deliberate modification of the body to change or improve its properties/performance.
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* Biomimicry - imitating a shape or phenomenon found in nature.
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* Body Hacks - playful modifications of the human body using easily accessible materials.
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* Enhanced Sensory Perception - the ability to sense things better than we usually do or beyond the five senses (touch, sight, sound, smell, taste)
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* Photosynthesis - the biological process of turning light into energy rich organic compounds, found in algae, plants and some microorganisms.
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* LED - Light Emitting Diode, an electrical component that turns an electric current into light.
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* Permanent Magnet - a material that produces a magnetic field, a force that pulls on other ferromagnetic materials, such as iron.
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* Sodium Alginate - a ionic polysaccharide from brown algae that turns into a gel when you mix it with bivalent calcium ions.
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=== Main Used Materials ===
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(group with subtitles)
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'''General Tools'''
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* paper & pencils
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* scissors
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* various tapes
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* aluminum foil
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* kitchen paper towel
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'''Bio-Accoustic Ear'''
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* cardboard
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* stapler (incl. staples ammo)
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* elastic band
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'''Magnetic Finger'''
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* super small super magnets
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* Band aid - tape (micropore)
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'''Disco-on-a-Fingertip'''
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* 3V CR2025 flat battery
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* various LED, coloured
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* RGB blinky LEDs
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* electric wire
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'''Photosynthetic Skin'''
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* Sodium Alginate (NaAlg)
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* Calcium Chloride (CaCl2)
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* micro-Algae (artemia-mix)
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* brush
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* containers
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* water (hot)
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=== BodyHack 1: Bio-Accoustic Ear Amplifier - Modify the shape of your ears, turn around your head, hear where a sound comes from  ===
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=== BodyHack 2: Magnetic Finger - Extra sensory perception, feel the attractive forces of iron and other magnetic materials ===
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=== BodyHack 3: Disco-on-a-Fingertip - Add a blinking LED to the battery and attach it to your finger, explore the darkness with your new torch ===
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=== BodyHack 4: Photosynthetic Skin - Imagine being a human-plant that can live just from sunlight and air ===
  
 
== info for the organizers ==
 
== info for the organizers ==
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=== Workshop Description for catalogue / web-site (1500 characters)===
 
=== Workshop Description for catalogue / web-site (1500 characters)===
''DRAFT''
 
  
Body modifications, enhancing human performance, Marvel comics super heroes, from stellarc to special olympics
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A '''body hack''' is a usable technique to improve a person's life or physical capabilities. Hacking the human body has become quite commonplace.  Many people have body modifications such as tattoos, piercings or even advanced medical prosthetics. Simple and playful body modifications that allow enhancing our human performance can be made with just few and cheap materials, such as cardboard, magnets and LEDs. The '''Bio-Acoustics Ear''' amplifier can augment a directional perception of sound. With a '''Disco-on-a-Fingertip''' we can modify our fingers into torches, disco lights or fluorescence detectors and we can augment our touch perception and add a new sense of magnetism by building body extension’s such as the '''Magnetic Finger'''. Or finally, by mixing algae with agar or other jelly we can make a '''Photosynthetic Skin'''. These body modifications will be observed and recorded in '''The Lab Book'''. The children will be introduced to a playful laboratory setting where the lab becomes less of an intimidating space but more an environment to spark their curiosity.'
  
The children will be introduced to a laboratory environment where the lab becomes less of an intimidating space and more of a space to spark their curiosity.
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The '''BioCyberKidzz''' workshop has been developed as a result of '''HackteriaLab 2011''' by collective brainstorms of many individuals and communities, that are devoting their rich experiences in creating alternative crossovers between art and science. It has been invited to festivals such as Ars Electronica 2011 and others. The workshop is presented as part of the '''BioTehna''' project initiated in 2012 by Kapelica Gallery and Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art. BioTehna is a platform fostering curiosity and encouraging experimentation and research in the field of life sciences through creative and innovative combinations between nature and technology and the inspiring guidance of artists and researchers.
  
The 'BioCyberKidzz' workshop has been developed as a result of collective brainstorms of many individuals and communities that are devoting their rich experiences in creating the alternative crossovers between arts and science. BioTehna is a platform to initiate curiosity and encourage experimentation and research in the field of life sciences. Through creative and innovative combinations between nature and technology and the inspiring guidance of artists and researchers.
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tags: Body Modifications, Enhancing Human Performance, Super Heroes, from Stellarc to Special Olympics
  
 
=== Workshop Description for leaflet (500 characters)===
 
=== Workshop Description for leaflet (500 characters)===
  
''coming...''
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Hacking the human body has become commonplace and many people have body modifications such as tattoos, piercings or even advanced medical prosthetics. Simple and playful '''body hacks''' that allow enhancing our human performance can be made with just few and cheap materials, such as cardboard, magnets and LEDs. In this playful laboratory setting we will investigate with the children: hearing with a '''Bio-Acoustics Ear''' and hacking their touch perception by the '''Magnetic Finger''' or a '''Disco-on-a-Fingertip''' and finally explore a '''Photosynthetic Skin'''.
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=== Participants age ===
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5-14, appropriate for youngsters over 14 as well
  
 
=== Schedule (number of days)===
 
=== Schedule (number of days)===
  
9:00 - 12:00, 27. Novmber 2012, 3 hours
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Tuesday, 27. November 2012
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9:00 - 12:00 (3 hours), session for school class + 17:00 - 20:00 (3 hours), open for wider audience (number of participants in the afternoon session limited to 12, reservations in advance required)
  
 
=== Bio for catalogue / web-site (1000 characters without spaces for a catalogue)===
 
=== Bio for catalogue / web-site (1000 characters without spaces for a catalogue)===
  
'''Monika Pocrnjić (SI)''' is a artist and a teacher.She studied art education and is interested in biology, physics, electronics and working with children. In her projects she explores the interaction and impact of organic and inorganic substances. She makes interactive installations and workshops. Shes a collaborator and tutor currently active in Maribor.
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'''Monika Pocrnjić (SI)''' is an artist and a teacher. She studied art education and is interested in biology, physics, electronics and working with children. In her projects she explores the interaction and impact of organic and inorganic substances. She makes interactive installations and workshops. Shes a collaborator and tutor currently active in Maribor.
  
 
'''Dr. Špela Petrič (SI)''' is a researcher and artist. With a background in biology and biochemistry, she works at the intersection of art, science and technology and is interested the many biological phenomena that influence society and our perception of the human species. She is currently studying Transmedia in Brussels.
 
'''Dr. Špela Petrič (SI)''' is a researcher and artist. With a background in biology and biochemistry, she works at the intersection of art, science and technology and is interested the many biological phenomena that influence society and our perception of the human species. She is currently studying Transmedia in Brussels.
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http://www.dusseiller.ch/labs/
 
http://www.dusseiller.ch/labs/
  
'''BioTehna:''' The workshop is presented as part of the BioTehna project initiated in 2012 by Kapelica Gallery and Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art. BioTehna is a platform to initiate curiosity and encourage experimentation and research in the field of life sciences through creative and innovative combinations between nature and technology and the inspiring guidance of artists and researchers. The BioTehna project is supported by a grant through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.
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'''BioTehna:''' The workshop is presented as part of the BioTehna project initiated in 2012 by Kapelica Gallery and Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art. The BioTehna project is supported by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.  
  
 
http://www.kapelica.org/
 
http://www.kapelica.org/
  
http://hackteria.org/
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http://www.hackteria.org/
  
 
=== Images for catalogue / web-site (3-5 illustrations with credits in jpeg or tiff, 300 dpi)===
 
=== Images for catalogue / web-site (3-5 illustrations with credits in jpeg or tiff, 300 dpi)===
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=== High-res pictures ===
 
=== High-res pictures ===
  
Photos: hackteria | cc-by-sa, download high-res here [[https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6072669/BioCyberKidzz_Images_high_res.zip]]
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Photos: hackteria | cc-by-sa, download high-res from [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6072669/BioCyberKidzz_Images_high_res.zip dropbox].
  
 
== Modules==
 
== Modules==
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====Photosynthetic Skin====
 
====Photosynthetic Skin====
  
Mix algae with agar or other gelly and pour over the kids :-)
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Mix algae with agar or other jelly and pour over the kids :-)
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* Na Alginate
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* CaCl2
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* micro-Algae (artemia-mix)
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* brush
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* containers
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* water (hot)
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* Kitchen paper towel
  
 
====The Lab Book (mbe leave this out...)====
 
====The Lab Book (mbe leave this out...)====

Latest revision as of 23:12, 26 May 2013

Workshops leaders:

Monika Pocrnjić (SI)

Assistants:

Dr. Špela Petrič (SI), Dr. Marc Dusseiller (CH)

File:Form to fill out

info for the LabBook

Workshop

BioCyberKidzz (no Translation for title)

Authors: Monika Pocrnjić, Marc Dusseiller, & Špela Petrič

Short Description (please translate and use english and slovenian

Hacking the human body has become commonplace and many people have body modifications such as tattoos, piercings or even advanced medical prosthetics. Simple and playful body hacks that allow enhancing our human performance can be made with just few and cheap materials, such as cardboard, magnets and LEDs. In this playful laboratory setting we will investigate with the children: hearing with a Bio-Acoustics Ear and hacking their touch perception by the Magnetic Finger or a Disco-on-a-Fingertip and finally explore a Photosynthetic Skin.


Glossary

  • Body Augmentation - a deliberate modification of the body to change or improve its properties/performance.
  • Biomimicry - imitating a shape or phenomenon found in nature.
  • Body Hacks - playful modifications of the human body using easily accessible materials.
  • Enhanced Sensory Perception - the ability to sense things better than we usually do or beyond the five senses (touch, sight, sound, smell, taste)
  • Photosynthesis - the biological process of turning light into energy rich organic compounds, found in algae, plants and some microorganisms.
  • LED - Light Emitting Diode, an electrical component that turns an electric current into light.
  • Permanent Magnet - a material that produces a magnetic field, a force that pulls on other ferromagnetic materials, such as iron.
  • Sodium Alginate - a ionic polysaccharide from brown algae that turns into a gel when you mix it with bivalent calcium ions.

Main Used Materials

(group with subtitles)

General Tools

  • paper & pencils
  • scissors
  • various tapes
  • aluminum foil
  • kitchen paper towel

Bio-Accoustic Ear

  • cardboard
  • stapler (incl. staples ammo)
  • elastic band

Magnetic Finger

  • super small super magnets
  • Band aid - tape (micropore)

Disco-on-a-Fingertip

  • 3V CR2025 flat battery
  • various LED, coloured
  • RGB blinky LEDs
  • electric wire

Photosynthetic Skin

  • Sodium Alginate (NaAlg)
  • Calcium Chloride (CaCl2)
  • micro-Algae (artemia-mix)
  • brush
  • containers
  • water (hot)


BodyHack 1: Bio-Accoustic Ear Amplifier - Modify the shape of your ears, turn around your head, hear where a sound comes from

BodyHack 2: Magnetic Finger - Extra sensory perception, feel the attractive forces of iron and other magnetic materials

BodyHack 3: Disco-on-a-Fingertip - Add a blinking LED to the battery and attach it to your finger, explore the darkness with your new torch

BodyHack 4: Photosynthetic Skin - Imagine being a human-plant that can live just from sunlight and air

info for the organizers

Author(s)

Monika Pocrnjić (SI), Dr. Marc Dusseiller (CH), & Dr. Špela Petrič (SI)

Title of the workshop

BioCyberKidzz

Workshop Description for catalogue / web-site (1500 characters)

A body hack is a usable technique to improve a person's life or physical capabilities. Hacking the human body has become quite commonplace. Many people have body modifications such as tattoos, piercings or even advanced medical prosthetics. Simple and playful body modifications that allow enhancing our human performance can be made with just few and cheap materials, such as cardboard, magnets and LEDs. The Bio-Acoustics Ear amplifier can augment a directional perception of sound. With a Disco-on-a-Fingertip we can modify our fingers into torches, disco lights or fluorescence detectors and we can augment our touch perception and add a new sense of magnetism by building body extension’s such as the Magnetic Finger. Or finally, by mixing algae with agar or other jelly we can make a Photosynthetic Skin. These body modifications will be observed and recorded in The Lab Book. The children will be introduced to a playful laboratory setting where the lab becomes less of an intimidating space but more an environment to spark their curiosity.'

The BioCyberKidzz workshop has been developed as a result of HackteriaLab 2011 by collective brainstorms of many individuals and communities, that are devoting their rich experiences in creating alternative crossovers between art and science. It has been invited to festivals such as Ars Electronica 2011 and others. The workshop is presented as part of the BioTehna project initiated in 2012 by Kapelica Gallery and Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art. BioTehna is a platform fostering curiosity and encouraging experimentation and research in the field of life sciences through creative and innovative combinations between nature and technology and the inspiring guidance of artists and researchers.

tags: Body Modifications, Enhancing Human Performance, Super Heroes, from Stellarc to Special Olympics

Workshop Description for leaflet (500 characters)

Hacking the human body has become commonplace and many people have body modifications such as tattoos, piercings or even advanced medical prosthetics. Simple and playful body hacks that allow enhancing our human performance can be made with just few and cheap materials, such as cardboard, magnets and LEDs. In this playful laboratory setting we will investigate with the children: hearing with a Bio-Acoustics Ear and hacking their touch perception by the Magnetic Finger or a Disco-on-a-Fingertip and finally explore a Photosynthetic Skin.

Participants age

5-14, appropriate for youngsters over 14 as well

Schedule (number of days)

Tuesday, 27. November 2012

9:00 - 12:00 (3 hours), session for school class + 17:00 - 20:00 (3 hours), open for wider audience (number of participants in the afternoon session limited to 12, reservations in advance required)

Bio for catalogue / web-site (1000 characters without spaces for a catalogue)

Monika Pocrnjić (SI) is an artist and a teacher. She studied art education and is interested in biology, physics, electronics and working with children. In her projects she explores the interaction and impact of organic and inorganic substances. She makes interactive installations and workshops. Shes a collaborator and tutor currently active in Maribor.

Dr. Špela Petrič (SI) is a researcher and artist. With a background in biology and biochemistry, she works at the intersection of art, science and technology and is interested the many biological phenomena that influence society and our perception of the human species. She is currently studying Transmedia in Brussels.

Dr. Marc Dusseiller (CH) is a transdisciplinary scholar, lecturer for micro- and nanotechnology, cultural facilitator and artist. He works in an integral way to combine science, art and education. He is Co-Founder of SGMK (Zürich) and Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art, a global community bridging bioart, DIYbio, hackerspaces and science.

http://www.dusseiller.ch/labs/

BioTehna: The workshop is presented as part of the BioTehna project initiated in 2012 by Kapelica Gallery and Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art. The BioTehna project is supported by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.

http://www.kapelica.org/

http://www.hackteria.org/

Images for catalogue / web-site (3-5 illustrations with credits in jpeg or tiff, 300 dpi)

Uvlight.jpg

Disco-on-a-Fingertip

BioEar.jpg

Bio-Accoustic Ear

BioCyberKidzzworkshop table.JPG

Workshop table

Photo of artist for catalogue / web-site (in jpeg or tiff, 300 dpi, with credits)

BioCyberKidzz.jpg

Monika

Eye-on-arm dusjagr.jpg

dusjagr aka Marc Dusseiller

Spela linz.jpg

spela

High-res pictures

Photos: hackteria | cc-by-sa, download high-res from dropbox.

Modules

Body Hacking for Kids

Bio-Accoustic Ear amplifier

This is a biologically inspired simple hearing amplifier built with cardboard that augments a directional perception of sound.

Disco-on-a-Fingertip

Seeing with your finger? Let's try to modify our fingers into torches, disco lights or fluorescence detectors!

Magnetic Finger

They will build body extenstions that will augment their touch perception and add a new sense of magnetism.

Photosynthetic Skin

Mix algae with agar or other jelly and pour over the kids :-)

  • Na Alginate
  • CaCl2
  • micro-Algae (artemia-mix)
  • brush
  • containers
  • water (hot)
  • Kitchen paper towel

The Lab Book (mbe leave this out...)

Recording observations is an important aspect of laboratory life. This module will teach them to collect and record data.

Preparations

Review from Ars 2011

you can download it here