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ハクテリア 合宿 - Oki Wonder Lab

Oki is 沖, means ocean.

ハクテリア 合宿 - Ha-ku-te-ri-a Gasshuku "hackteria camp"

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Oki Wonder Lab

design by Toru Oyama

also known as Okiwana Lab or OKINANDE! なんで or 沖罠 Okiwana Lab (Offshore Trap) or ハクテリア 合宿 - Ha-ku-te-ri-a Gasshuku "hackteria camp"

As part of our HLabX_Programme this will be the more durational research based camp, hosted in Okinawa, co-ordinated by Toru and dusjagr, to be held in Spring 2020. Main Activities in Okinawa from 25. March until 15. April. Some activites post-lab are also in preparations, trip to Taiwan and more field-research in Okinawa.


ハクテリア 合宿 - Oki Wonder Lab is a concentrated gathering of people working transdisciplinary who are interested in creative biological fields and any other areas which intrigue the critical interaction across art and science. In the past, Hackteria has been organising both carefully planned and/or spontaneous activities. The HackteriaLabs have been providing vessels which create international networks and potential collaboration to emerge and flourish. HackteriaLab's main focus always has been on the process of interaction between creative people, between professionals and amateurs, providing a stimulant for collaborative processes; for developing new ideas which connect and embrace the cultural diversities of the participants; and to address societal challenges through experiments with DIWO Culture, with material, technique, and nature through hands-on tinkering, curiosity driven research and never ending inquisitiveness.


25. March - 25. April 2020

Main Public Activites from 3. - 15. April

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Okinawa, Japan

  • MIyagi Island, Uruma City
  • Itoman City
  • Okinawa City


  • Taipei


We have fully funded and confirmed accommodation for all active participants! Stay tuned for more direct info.

Collaborate virtually on our Forum

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Oki Wonder Lab in Okinawa, Japan

Overall Activities in Okinawa from 25. March until 15. April

  • Miyagi from 25. March - 10.April

25. March - Start of Miyagi Field-research

3. April - Public Opening of ハクテリア 合宿 - Ha-ku-te-ri-a Gasshuku "hackteria camp"

10. April - Re-orient, move to new location

  • Talganie 11.April, accessible until 28. April

11. April - Talganie Public Activities

Dissemination Global

Dissemination and Reflection

  • Taiwan Expedition (tbc)

18. April - 25. April - Travel by boat and dissemination in Taipei

  • Dissemination in Switzerland

10-14. July - Walcheturm, Zürich

  • Continuing Research in Slovenia

Autumn, tbc

Research Nodes

Let's put more stuff into this wiki!


Many... See our gdoc. More active and remote participants will be added soon.

Participating Artists, Hackers, Researchers, Weirdoes and Geeks

"Abao" Shih Wei Chieh (Taiwan)

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Shih Wei Chieh is a media artist based in Taipei. His wearable art, laser performance have been presented by many global events such as CTM Berlin, SXSW, YouFab, Modern Body Festival, University Technology Sydney etc. His work “Laser Dye” project in 2015 combines laser projection and cyanotype photography innovate the digital printing technology for 3D garments, shoes-wear. He’s also the founder of “Tribe Against Machine”, a social engaged project that invites media artist, e-textile artist to work with Taiwan Atayal tribe community, explore the new role of artists in remote society, how technology should evolve by reflecting to the crisis of the world after capital. Tribe Against Machine has now expanded the activities to the Tibet region of China, Province of Qinghai, to work with remote villagers on a greenhouse project as a long term project of social engagement in cultural practice. Since Summer 2019 he has become the "first" Hackteria Fellow.

Citra (Indonesia)

Roman Maeder aka Larry Bang Bang (Switzerland)


Participated with Exhibitions, Mural-Paintings, Fake-Tattoo-Performances, Art/Festivals and Concerts in Mexico, US, Australia, NZ, Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan, Singapore plus uncounted Shows all over Europe. Awards and Residencies in Mexico-City, Denver, Vienna, Zürich and Schaffhausen. Also joined the Residency in LifePatch Jogja/IND 2014 together with Dusjagr. Publication of Fanzines, Silkscreens, Posters and Flyers, Stickers, Buttons, Anthologies, Installations, Cardboard-Sculptures, Musical Albums...

Lo Shih Tung (Taiwan)

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Lo Shih Tung’s practice orbits around two different gravities—of his personal artistic pursuit as well as of his interest in collective practice. As a leading member of Open Contemporary Art Center, Lo has been taking a very specific role in navigating potential interactions among cross-cultural perspectives and artistic practices, investigating the force of art that is mobilzed and shaped by form, space, model and relation of collaborative process. His individual practice pays attention to fragmented narration and reflection of a contextual setting or environment, operation and composition of the world. Lo has participated in the 2011 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris/ France, and also Une terrible poetique, La Biennale de Lyon, France.

Ilda (S.Korea)

Posak Jodien (Taiwan)

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Posak Jodian, an Amis who lives in Taipei. Posak is the given name and Jodian is the father's name. Posak has a background in Ethnolinguistics and Communication studies. She mainly uses documentary as a method, and observes the traditional field formulation of tribe and the urban life of the indigenous people who left their hometown through long-term field research based on her ethnic identity. Meanwhile, she participates in the scenes of various mass movements, and the various actions of young people in between the gaps of cities. Continue to work on the documentary “Social Practice from Straight to Halfway Cafe”. Trying to use the ethnic and cultural actions as a fulcrum to open the boundaries between identity and recognition. Her work was published at several places, “Self-portrait” (2008) at Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park, “Story of Bai” (2010) at Taiwan Indigenous Television, Flames on the water (2016) at N-Factory AIR. She is also a member of Halfway Cafe and Haibizi Tent 16-18.

Hosts, Team, Co-Organizers

Toru Ryu Oyama (Japan)

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Toru (Ryu) Oyama (JPN) is born in Japan, lives and works in Japan, Germany and South Korea. As an artist and a chemical pharmacist, the art works of Ryu Oyama reflect his engagement in biology, chemistry, fields he ventured into while pursuing his degree in pharmacy at University Japan. He has since been developing artworks that draw from his knowledge of biological chemistry and combined visual art. Since 2007 Oyama has studied at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildende Kuenste Karlsruhe and worked in Germany. In 2014 and 2015, he showed projects in a two-part exhibition Adaptation and Blind Spot, at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) Campus Nord.

Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr (Switzerland)

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Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr is a nomadic researcher and workshopologist and works in an integral way, combining science, art and education. He is part of the Center for Alternative Coconut Research and the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society (SGMK), co-founder of the global Hackteria network and co-organizer of the different editions of HackteriaLab 2010 - 2014 in Zürich, Romainmotier, Bangalore and Yogyakarta. Before travelling the world for making DIY / DIWO laboratories for creative biological experimentation with living media, Marc entered the world of DIY electronics, designing printed circuit boards for synthesizers and organizing workshops and festivals in Switzerland and Slovenia. He lives and works in Zürich, Yogyakarta and Taipei. He also loves coconuts.


Andreas Siagian aka Ucok (Indonesia)

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Andreas Siagian is an artist-engineer working on a wide range of practice in DIY electronics and interdisciplinary art. He studied civil engineering but since 2004, he was actively involved in the electronic music and experimental music scene as organizer and facilitator. In 2008, he started to make installations, developing workshops, and participating in art and science events as well sometimes performing in experimental music events.

In 2009, he co-initiated breakcore_LABs, a series of events for experimental sound, music, and audiovisual performance in Indonesia. He co-founded Lifepatch—a citizen initiative in art, science and technology in 2012, where he is still active with the other members in developing workshops, artworks, and participating in and organising public programs. In 2014, he was the co-director of Hackterialab 2014—Yogyakarta, a two week hacklab program of interdisciplinary collaboration organised by Hackteria and Lifepatch.

His solo practice brought his interest in DIY electronics and instrument making to The Instrument Builders Project in 2013 (in Yogyakarta) and 2015 (in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne). He collaborated with Wukir Suryadi to create senjatajahanam, two instruments that were performed in the opening of Jogja Biennale 2015. In 2016, he was the visual artist for Senyawa's solo concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, and in 2018, he was the co-director of Biocamp Tokyo, artistic director of Indonesia Netaudio Festival, co-host of the Hacklab Nusasonic in Yogyakarta and CTM festival in Berlin, also facilitator of Arisan Tenggara. He is now part of the creative board of Cultural Festival Yogyakarta since 2018.

Remote Participants


Travel support for international particiapants and production costs are co-funded through the "Förderbeitrag" of KulturRaum Schaffhausen with the HLabX Programme.

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