Are you a designer, artist or developer? You are not afraid to open, break or rethink software and hardware concepts? You like to reflect and research the ethical consequences that arise in our contemporary information society? Sign up for the Hackers & Designers Summer Academy
View the full program here: http://hackersanddesigners.nl/HD-Program-2017.pdf
In a 2-day workshop we will dive into hardware – with guidance of the LoRaWAN expert Frank Beks The Things Network- build and connect a node from scratch. In the end it should look something like this:
This two-day workshop will explore the subject of autonomy in a networked world. Like castaways stranded in a post-Google society, we will attempt to design, build and program our own devices and appliances - using relic open source software, silicon from the waste of the smartphone industry, and post-consumer composite materials to give them shape.
Nowadays, the free software movement and the diversity of open source tools encourage designers, artists and developers to question the nature of the tool they are using and its place in their creative process. They are invited to learn, modify and create their own tools. Creating tools forms an integral part in the work of a graphic designer. The tool shapes the work. Can we imagine new kind of publishing tools that change the way we present our works, create printed matter and more?
Bongani Ricky Masuku will host a 2 day workshop building on his experience as developer and inventor in the Zimbabwean context. His specialty: disrupting the agriculture industry, smart farming technologies, automated chicken feeding bots, harvesting is to mitigate methane emissions to reduce climate impact of hydro reservoirs, monitoring bee hive activity…
At the Rare Endophyte Collectors Club (RECC) The Center for Genomic Gastronomy invites biological hobbyists meet and identify, discover, discuss and trade information about new, rare and hard to access microorganisms. The race is on: who will get to unlock, collect and share the secrets of the microbiome era?
At the Rare Endophyte Collectors Club (RECC) biological hobbyists meet to identify, discover, discuss and trade information about new, rare and hard to access microorganisms. The race is on: who will get to unlock, collect and share the secrets of the microbiome era?
An investigation of the field of tension between the need to hide or blend in, and the need to signal an identity. Are the two necessarily in conflict? How does this tension translate from the military sphere to our broader culture?
Researching, breaking apart, and exploring urgent contemporary issues is at the core of the work of Hackers & Designers. For the 2017 exhibition and public lecture night (H&D Prep Talks) the focus and thematic thread will be about processes of going ‘off-the grid’,—a crucial societal topic and ongoing discussion at stake in both design/art and developer practices. In a world that is becoming increasingly digital, we believe that designers and artists should be empowered with the tools of the digital realm, including coding and hardware usage and construction. Conversely technologists should be more comfortable and effective in engaging in creative processes through familiarity with the vocabulary of designers and artists. For us, the idea of ‘getting prepped’ is not about the utilitarian concept of hoarding materials and goods for a pending apocalypse, but rather about the importance of not being completely reliant on systems that are outside of our control and that we cannot gain access into.