- 1 DIWO Culture : Hacking art/Sci/Tech & Activism
- 2 Communication / Outreach
- 3 Organisational
DIWO Culture : Hacking art/Sci/Tech & Activism
DIWO - Do It With Others
To engage with the most pressing issues (environment, social injustice, globalisation) of society, artist have embraced new transdisciplinary practices, which combine the use of open source tools (OST) and hacking strategies in a collaborative manner with "others". DIWO (Do It With Others) Culture will introduce such strategies through case studies, hands-on experimentation and team projects to the students. This first edition will focus on OST for environmental monitoring and artistic interpretation.
Artists & designers, socially engaged practioners, creatives in general, researchers, hackers, activists and anyone interested in DIWO Culture - HaSTA.
No previos knowledge in electronics, hardware or software tools is necessary, but a basic interest in learning something new is crucial.
Max. Participants is 12.
In case of high interest the participants will be selected by a criteria to increase diversity of the group (gender, cultural background, skills and previous educational training)
- basic understanding of a selection of open source tools for environmental monitoring
- first steps into sensing and electronics
- learn how to use open source tools for aerial mapping
- improve cross-cultural / transdisciplinary communication and collaboration
- get insigth and compare different artistic practices in a global context
The course will be held in english.
Part 1: Introduction and Case Studies
- Introduction into hacking strategies
- Group discussion of examples of artistic & activist practices
- team formations
- Input lecture 1 (tbd)
Part 2: Practice and Experimentation in Teams
- Basic overview of environmental mapping methods
- DIY aerial photography
- Group work and experimentation
- Input lecture 2 (tbd)
- Introduction into Open source tools for documentation and sharing
- Group work and prototyping
Part 3: Presentations and Reflections
- Short presentations by the project teams
- Critical discussion and feedback
- Reflections and future directions of HaSTA
Dr. Marc R. Dusseiller aka dusjagr
Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr is a nomadic researcher and workshopologist. He is part of the Center for Alternative Coconut Research and co-founder of SGMK and the Hackteria network. He loves making DIWO laboratories for creative biological experimentation and works in an integral way, combining science, art and education. He has worked as guest faculty and mentor at various schools, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore (IN), UCSB (USA) and in Switzerland, FHNW, HEAD, ETHZ. He lives and works in Zürich, Yogyakarta and Taipei. He also loves coconuts.
- physical: to be defined
- virtual: to be defined
Dates and Schedule
- 3 blocks of 6 lessions (5h total)
Block 1: Introduction
Fri, February 2, 14.00 – 17.30
Block 2&3: Guided practice and experimentation within Project Teams
Tue, February 6, 09.30 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 17.30
Wed, February 7, 09.30 – 13.00
- 1 block of 2 lessons for final discussion
Block 4: Presentation, reflection and discussion
Sat, February 10, 14.00 – 17.30
Independant study/exercise and project work
- indpendant, approximately 30 hours of independant work is expected, in preparation and through-out the module.
Further Information / Preparations
All the course material and student's documentation is being published under a Creative Commons licence on the Hackteria Wiki.
Civic Technology and Community Science: A new model for public participation in environmental decisions
New Art/Science Affinities
New Art/Science Affinities free for download.
See other related courses by dusjagr collected here
Communication / Outreach
in direct communication with ZHdK
- modular/movable worktables and chairs
- running water
- power sockets
- will be organized by the mentor himself...