Momentary Zine at Neulab
- Het Nieuwe Instituut
- w/ Het Nieuwe Instituut, Hackers & Designers
How could we re-imagine the world when entering into an exchange with the unknown?
Hackers & Designers was invited to take part in the exhibition Neulab as part of Neuhaus at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
"Hey Siri" or "OK Google", many people are in daily conversation with smart technology to ask what the weather will be or to set an alarm. Could technology that recognizes speech also create something together with you?
How does it work? Say something and it will be printed! The Momentary Zine looks for images that match the words you say. The result: a publication! Who is the author of this end result? You, who speaks the words, the designers of this installation or the publishing machine, which uses algorithms to find images and guides the design? Or do you work very well together?
Neulab is an educational space or ‘making space’ where Neuhäusler of all ages can make, work with and investigate more-than-human knowledge.
In the Neulab, young artists and designers can themselves carry out research and develop projects around more-than-human knowledge. In addition, they can welcome other Neuhäusler, and involve them in their creative process. Topics for research could include: how can we work together with algae? Can we learn to speak chemical languages? How can virtual reality lead to greater empathy? The aim is to learn to see and design the world anew using cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary tools and instruments.