LabHacking - From DIY lab tools to field-works, UCSB

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Starting to put down some notes....


Mentors

Marko Peljhan - Systemics Lab

http://www.arts.ucsb.edu/peljhan/

Marc Dusseiller - dusjagr labs / hackteria

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http://www.dusseiller.ch/cv/short_bio_dusseiller15.pdf

Dr. Marc R. Dusseiller is a transdisciplinary scholar, lecturer for micro- and nanotechnology, cultural facilitator and artist. He performs DIY (do-it-yourself) workshops in lo-fi electronics and synths, hardware hacking for citizen science and DIY microscopy. He was co-organizing Dock18, Room for Mediacultures, diy* festival (Zürich, Switzerland), KIBLIX 2011 (Maribor, Slovenia), workshops for artists, schools and children as the former president (2008-12) of the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, SGMK. In collaboration with Kapelica Gallery, he has started the BioTehna Lab in Ljubljana (2012 - 2013), an open platform for interdisciplinary and artistic research on life sciences. Currently, he is developing means to perform bio- and nanotechnology research and dissemination, Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art, in a DIY / DIWO fashion in kitchens, ateliers and in developing countries. He was the co-organizer of the different editions of HackteriaLab 2010 - 2014 Zürich, Romainmotier, Bangalore and Yogyakarta.

Other invited guests

  • Andrew Quitmeyer
  • Leslie Garcia

Schedule

Week 1 - Interface Landscapes

Week 2 - World of Light

Week 3 & 4 - Sensing and Activating

1, 3 Feb - Week 5 - Intro BioElectronix

8, 10 Feb - Week 6 - Interfacing Nature I

17 Feb - Week 7 - Interfacing Nature II

22, 24 Feb - Week 8 - Interfacing Landscape Showcase

29, 2 Mar - Week 9 - Project Works

7, 9 Mar - Week 10 - Project Presentations

Special Events

8 Feb - ESSB Lecture - dusjagr on Smart Coconuts

Related projects on the wiki

Lab-in-the-Wild

Related readings

Field_Notes – From Landscape to Laboratory – Maisemasta Laboratorioon, Finnish Society of Bioart, 2013

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http://bioartsociety.fi/Field_Notes_Teaser.pdf

Every second year the Finnish Society of Bioart invites a significant group of artists and scientists to the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Lapland/Finland to work for one week on topics related to art, biology and the environment. “Field_Notes – From Landscape to Laboratory” is the first in a series of publications originating from this field laboratory. It emphasizes the process of interaction between fieldwork, locality and the laboratory. Oron Catts, Antero Kare, Laura Beloff, Tarja Knuuttila amongst others explore the field and laboratory as sites for art&science practices.

BETWEEN LANDSCAPE AND LABORATORY

How to define the evolving field of art&science, including bioart, and where can the historical trajectory of this area within the arts be found? In very general terms one could divide currently existing artistic interests in the field into two very broad subject categories: artists that are concerned with the environment, and artists whose work focuses on the human as subject matter. The previous group deals with environment, landscape, natural phenomena, plants, and animals typically in their natural habitat. The latter group is interested in the human as such and within his technologically augmented environment. This includes work with human enhancement and organs, with devices and manipulation of human and animal cells. The work is carried out either under laboratory conditions or with technologically mediated social structures including human and non-human actors. Shared aspects across the field are e.g. politics, ethical debates and projections of the possible futures. This publication is specifically focusing on work that is concerned with the environment and ecology. However, the human is strongly present in all the arguments, statements and accounts. It is very apparent that we live in the era of the anthropocene, where viewpoints and actions are unavoidably developed with and projected from a human perspective.

The publication is edited by Laura Beloff, Erich Berger and Terike Haapoja. It is bilingual in Finnish and English and contains 17 articles and additional material of Finnish and international contributors. You can buy the book now from our website: http://bioartsociety.fi/books

Free .pdf for download

Some links and thoughts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoopharmacognosy