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HackteriaLab 2013 – Bangalore, held from 30. Jan – 12. Feb, 2013, is the third edition of an intensive two-week interdisciplinary collaboration between international and local artists, hackers, activists, scientists, and designers. This year we hope to expand on the various ideas and methodologies developed during the two previous versions of HackteriaLab 2011 – L’Arc, Romainmotier and HackteriaLab 2010 – Dock18, Zurich.


HackteriaLab 2013 will host scientists who work on cell evolution, biomechanics, insect flight, toxins, stem cells, muscles, bacteria, crickets, plant biology and butterflies; makers, hackers, activists and educators who work on DIY instruments, 3D-printing, low-cost sensors and playful electronics; and artists who practice sculpture, video art, performance, experimental film, installation, design, sound art and bioart. Within the framework of “Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art” the HackteriaLab’s immersive format plays a key role in experimentation and the development of new models for knowledge sharing and collaboration building, in the emergent artistic practices related to biology and in science in general, as well as hacktivists and educators exploring citizen science, DIY bio, DIWO (Do-it-with-others) and public participation in the life sciences.

More detailed information can be found on the wiki


DIWO Research activities:
Hackteria DIWO labs at the National Centre for Biological Studies (NCBS)

Public presentations:


Tentative Schedule: 30. Jan – 12. Feb, 2013
We welcome all visitors to join us and engage in a process of artistic and scientific experimentation through the various workshops, talks, lab activities and performances that we have planned. The final schedule of events will be made available here by January 27th, 2013.

28.1 – 29.1: DIWO lab preparations and setup in NCBS

30.1 – 7.2: Research Phase at Hackteria DIWO labs in NCBS

8.2 – 12.2: Reflection Phase, various locations
Time of the public dissemination and communication – open discussion at Hackteria DIWO labs in NCBS.


HackteriaLab 2013 is a project of in collaboration with NCBS and Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology.


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