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เหลู้าบ - LLL CoLaboratory (Laab Lu Lao)

A do-it-with-others Art&Science CoLaboratory

A Night-Market of Ideas and Interactions

A Gathering of Enthusiastic People to Share and Experiment Together


17. - 21. Jan 2567 (2024)

LLL CoLaboratory (เหลู้าบ แลบ) is a "do-it-with-others" Art & Science open laboratory. Our goal is to gather the enthusiastic people and work on various multidisciplinary and speculative projects. We organize a 5-days "OPEN LAB" session for everyone to access. We are providing a space for share equipment, material, consulting, workshop and opensource for learning and working on projects. There will be workshops from the organizer. However, there also a flexible session for participant to decide. The session has no limit to creativity - let's see how the opensource community bring us to the next level of imagination.

LLL stands for Laab-Lu-Lao, which directly refers to Laab (Thai minced meat with spice - usually raw), Lu (Meat with raw blood), and Lao (Alcohol). These three are known for the party night of the local culture. Laab-Lu-Lao is also a literary meme since the past. เหลู้าบ is a wordplay by combining the three words together - Laab (ลาบ), Lu (หลู้), and Lao (เหล้า). The term เหลู้าบ is not possible to pronounce. There is evidence that shows that this type of wordplay existed in ancient Lanna language.

LLL CoLaboratory (เหลู้าบ แลบ) คืองานที่จะชวนทุกคนมาทดลองร่วมกันในธีม ศิลปะ และวิทยาศาสตร์ ทั้งการเล่นกับนาโนเทคโนโลยีในชีวิตประจำวัน การตัดต่อพันธุกรรมด้วยอุปกรณ์บ้าน และการหมักดองจากจุลชีพ เป้าหมายของเราคือการรวมกลุ่มผู้คนที่สนใจในการทำงานแบบสหสาขา และการทำโปรเจคที่สำรวจอนาคตของเรา กิจกรรมนี้จะมีขึ้น 5 วัน ที่เราจะได้มาใช้ห้องทดลองเปิดด้วยกัน เราจะมีอุปกรณ์ และองค์ความรู้จาก opensource เพื่อให้ทุกคนได้มาทำงานร่วมกัน เราจะมีทั้งกิจกรรมที่เราจัดขึ้นทั้ง เวิร์คชอปหรือการฉายภาพยนต์ และมีส่วนที่เปิดให้ผู้ร่วมได้ร่วมตัดสินใจร่วมกัน

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In this event, we have these themes as a starter. The participant also can suggest the new theme. Apart from these themes, we provide the basic of microelectronic and DIY biology. There will be PCB and microcontroller for making some equipment, basic biology tools, microscope (DIY & commercial one), and a lots of blinkling LED!


Experiments with Gold

Unveil the magic of Nanotechnology for everyone to experiment everywhere. We will make some nanoparticle and come up with new applications in the local such as making gold nanoparticle (AuNP) from the temple's gold leaf (ทองคำเปลว).

We collected some notes in this pad:

The (literally) Life Hacking

We will literally 'hack a life' through DIY genome editing. Starting with DNA extraction from household chemical supply. We will try genetic engineering process - see all the protocol and equipment from starting to the delivery of gene in the organism.

Dark rooms for homo-lumidetectus

What are we seeing here?

Guided by Stefan Voglsinger, we will build and experiment with self-made cameras for new sensory experiences. Using pin-hole "camera obscura" methods, photoactive materials and various wearable observation aparatus, we will explore the worlds around us during field-trips.

  • You can learn and exchange about black & white photography
  • DIY (do it yourself) camera construction with cheap materials
  • Experiment with photographic principles
  • Developing blach & white photographic paper in the darkroom

Microbe chef table

From Moyashimon anime

THE classic topic of biohacking, fermentation has been with human almost since the starting and it's in every culture. Sharing about fermentation is already a cultural

Taking notes in this pad:

Making Sato, Thai rice wine - สาโท

The fermentation process takes up to 35 days and is done with the help of “look pang” (ลูกแป้ง), a combination of yeast and fungus. Sato is an excellent accompaniment to Laab. (While making sato at home is technically illegal in Thailand (with fines upwards to 50,000 baht for selling it), few to no people are ever fined for making small amounts for home consumption.)

See artile on Sato สาโท on wikipedia

1. Soak the rice in water for 6-12 hours. After that, rinse the rice grains with clean water 2-3 times until the water is no longer cloudy or visible. When the rice is completely cleaned, steam the rice.

2. Pound the dough ball(s) in a mortar into a fine powder.

3. Put the steamed sticky rice in a bowl, sprinkle with ball powder, and mix together by hand. While mixing, pour in about 1/2 a liter of warm water (previously boiled).

4. After mixing the powdered rice balls with the sticky rice and water, pour it into your fermentation container. The lid or cloth cover should loosely fit to allow for venting of the gas that builds up.

5. After 6-7 days of fermentation, open the lid and add about .8 liters of warm water (previously boiled). Let the mixture ferment for another 2-5 weeks.

6. Pour the Sato mixture over a cloth to separate the Sato rice wine from the fermented sticky rice. You now have delicious Isaan Sato to drink!

Laser Science Department (LSD)

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Laser is cool. With love of Rave and light saber, we will learn to play with laser together. in terms of the lighting aesthetics and their quantum properties, we can synthesize nanoparticle, brew coffee, cooking tardigrade with the laser.

Tradition Punk

Let's connect these ghetto science & art in the context of local tradition. Creating a little taboo and bringing the local tradition into next conversation. Here is what we can do: PCB Amulet, laser candle dance, or Lab-on-a-Bungfai (DIY rocket - บั้งไฟ).

Open Hardware in LABS (Love, Art, Business and Science)

Some notes about Open Hardware in electronic musical instruments:


Join us for workshops, screenings, discussion panels, and a showcase, creating an enriching experience for all.

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Welcome to our dynamic schedule, a fusion of collaborative research and public-facing events.

The Starter / หัวเชื้อ - Innoculation

Wednesday Starting 16:00 until 21:00

We introduce each others during "The Starter", a kind of innoculation event where we mix and match our interests and start fermenting them from Wednesday onwards.

The Hunt

Thursday Starting 11:00 until 19:00

Thursday will bring forth "The Hunt," exploring different sites of interests, field research, microbe hunting and sourcing of materials.

The Kitchen

Friday Starting 14:00 until 21:00

Friday is dedicated to "The Kitchen," a space for culinary adventures and creativity, sharing of recipes and public panel discussions.

The Table

Saturday Starting 14:00 until 21:00

Saturday unfolds with "The Table," offering a setting for shared stories, public workshops, and movie screenings.

The Market / Pasar

Sunday Starting 11:00 until open end

We conclude the week at "The Market / Pasar" on Sunday, as an open studioe, where a diverse array of prototypes and performances awaiting exploration.


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Main Venue for CoLaboratory

Location: Pa rang cafe & Art stay - Open door 15:00

Map:37/1 Sinharat road Lane2 Chiang mai old town

Parking Limited parking on the street. You can park on Arak Road (Koomuang) or around Wat Phrasingh.

Live Sensors

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See more info on on those sensors and check on the map

Sensor is placed in the cafe next to the door



tomorrow.Lab Designer Group that uses art to make old Chiang Mai traditions fun

tomorrow.Lab is a collective of futurists, explorers of spheres that unites art and science. Our collective encourages an open conversation with local individuals, communities, and cities. – Everyone, to actively participate in the world of tomorrow.

Wave Pongruengkiat

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Weeratouch (Wave) Pongruengkiat, a Thai artist and engineer, seamlessly blends technical expertise with artistic flair, showcasing his interactive and generative works since 2019. Collaborating with local artists, Wave delves into the intersection of art and technology. Passionate about posthumanism, Wave explores its connection with animism—a venerable belief system influencing contemporary thought. Viewing animism as a lens to connect with non-human entities, including nature and artificial intelligences, he advocates for novel perspectives on our relationship with the world. It is this profound connection to animism that motivates Wave to work closely with culture, seeking to bridge traditional wisdom with cutting-edge advancements in his artistic endeavors. Beyond his artistic pursuits, Wave actively engages with communities and envisions a frugal futurism, emphasizing sustainable and accessible approaches to shape our evolving world.

"Boss" Jirapat Thaweechuen

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Bora Hong

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Bora Hong (Seoul Korea) is a multi-disciplinary designer and curator. She lives and works and travels widely throughout many countries. Since 2021 She moved to Chaing Mai, Thailand. She is running a bar called Thapae East-creative venue for art and music and Pa Rang cafe and art stay as artist's playground and residency.Her main focus is initiating and maintaining team-working projects in Design and Art, Creative Education and Curation. Bora’s design practice focuses on researching and implementing how design can be a tool to describe various social issues. During the MA course she experimented with many different research methods and developed this research into design projects that spanned multiple disciplines including Product Design, Craft, and Art, as well as Multi Media outcomes.

Gardener @parang_cnx

Cleaning lady @thapae_east

PR manager [@lula_chiangmai]

Just Do It !


Helmi Hardian (Surabaya, Indonesia) | BIR residensi


Helmi Hardian is a grassroots artist and ghetto scientist, with a specific interest in cooking and smoking at the same time. He lives in Surabaya, the city that is well known for its industry and technology, as well as being the center of electronic component trading (chiefly, Pasar Genteng). Hence, almost all of his works are closely related to science and technology as the medium of creativity. He is the co-founder of Waft Lab, a creative-based initiative that works at interdisciplinary practices. Currently, he focuses on tech development through DIY/DIWO culture and playing his role in researching, hacking, or deconstructing daily materials to provide some devices with new functional aspects, as well as developing workshop kits, lecturing contents, and presentation materials, which aim to learn, share, and exchange knowledge.

Francisca Tan

Fransisca Tan is an Austrian-based food experience designer and event manager with a background in cognitive sciences, communication & media, IT and gastronomy, who explores human experiences, meaning-making, and community arts through the multi-sensory world of food.


Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr (Switzerland)

dusjagr's failed attempt to make an embryo in a vial

Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr is a nomadic researcher and workshopologist. He is part of the Center for Alternative Coconut Research, co-founder of SGMK, Bitwäscherei Hackerspace Collective and the Hackteria network. 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 mostly in Zürich, Taipei and Yogyakarta. He was the co-organizer of the different editions of HackteriaLab 2010 - 2020 Zürich, Romainmotier, Bangalore, Yogyakarta and Klöntal, Okinawa and collaborated on the organisation of the BioFabbing Convergence, 2017, in Geneva and the Gathering for Open Science Hardware, GOSH! 2016, Geneva & 2018, in Shenzhen. He also loves coconuts.

Recent Developments in the Facile Bio-Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles (AuNPs) and Their Biomedical Applications

Earlier experiment with DIWO NanoBioHacking at NanoŠmano – Šmall Matter | 2011

Documentary about Nano Smano - Small Matters

Stephanie Krawinkler

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“Miss Bubblebliss”, Bubbleologist & Cultural and social anthropologist. Miss Bubblebliss is a performance and visual artist who explores and works with the beauty of soap and spheres and brings the bliss powers of soap bubbles into the world. The recent ten years she has been researching, performing, taking photos and filming (with) soap bubble creatures. In addition to the technical aspect, she loves telling stories with soap and bubbles and is into bubbleosophy. Member of the AOIBA (Association of International Bubble Artistes) Travels the world with bubbles. IG: miss.bubblebliss.

Veli Silver (not gold)

The Painter

Veli Silver aka Velibor Barisic, (b. 1983, Banja Luka) studied art in Ljubljana, Porto and Zürich.

Stefan Voglsinger

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Stefan Voglsinger *1986 is a musician and performer based in Vienna. He studied drums at the Vienna Music Institute, Music & Movement Pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and Sound for Films at the Escuela internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba. He focuses on interdisciplinary experiments working with sound and image, developing performances or audiovisual installations including selfbuilt or hacked electronic circuits. At Setzkasten he modifies analog film projectors, works in the darkroom and the sound studio. As a curator he organizes regularly concerts and transdisciplinary evenings, holds Circuit Cooking soldering workshops in schools and at festivals. He works at the Filmmuseum Vienna, is co-curator of Klangmanifeste and plays with The Vegetable Orchestra.

Saad Chinoy

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Saad is a professional geek with a passion for coffee, technology, and the OpenSource way of doing things. For a living he conceptualizes tech solutions for Tusitala, the digital publishing arm of Potato Productions. He’s developing a platform to enable Asian storytellers to leverage the accessibility and reach of all things digital to get their stories published. Saad also volunteers with several non-profits and strongly believes that social enterprises should be the key users of and contributors to OpenSource tech.

"Geng" ba-bau AIR

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ba-bau AIR is a collective of curators, producers and artists. Their practices focus on designing safe spaces, curation & producing exhibitions, designing programs, emerging interdisciplinary collaborations & community-based work. They are running ba-bau AIR - a flexible space (artist-in-residence, kitchen, studio) in Hanoi (2019-) and Hoa Quỳnh Cinema (an intimate, impromptu screening project & production since 2021).

Draft: Research, Workshops & Activities

Amulet PCB

AuNP Biolistic


Homo Illuminus

Humans, unlike many organisms in nature, do not possess the ability to produce observable light. Imagine a world where humans have evolved or been genetically modified to exhibit bioluminescence. What if we could flash light like fireflies, angler fish, or bioluminescent plankton? This speculative workshop invites participants to explore the concept of "Homo Illuminus" – humans with the ability to glow. This will be a Hacking/Performance Art workshop. We will program LED devices, observe how they function on our bodies, and then engage in a performance to explore the possibilities of our new and blinky feature.

Good GoFerment

Tardigrade Hunting for Beer

Microbe Nation: Design a flag with microbes

Movie Screening: Genesis 2.0

Related Earlier Activities

Workshops and Sharing Sessions in Chiang Mai, December 2023


Intimacy with Nature - BioArt workshop series, Thailand & Singapore, 2022-23

Media article:

HackteriaLab 2014 - Yogyakarta

Info about the HLab14-Book"Reflections on HackteriaLab 2014 - Yogyakarta"

Watch the full movie / documentary: "SENI GOTONG ROYONG: HackteriaLab 2014 - Yogyakarta"

Citizen science has long contributed to the health of local communities by making people aware of their environment in the form of oral histories and traditional wisdom. Recently, international open source and maker movements have been actively engaging with the life sciences to focus on the environment. This brought a revival of the tradional knowledge as well as an opportunity for innovation and a model for public participation in science. These activities are becoming influential policy forces changing how we produce and share knowledge as an iterative and collective process. Yogyakarta, Indonesia, has been one of the most active hubs in this movement.

HackteriaLab 2014 – Yogyakarta was held in April 2014 as a two-weeks making-oriented gathering of researchers, artists, scientists, academicians, hackers and whatevers in Yogyakarta. It expanded on ideas and methodologies about BioArt, DIY biology, DIWO (Do-It-With-Others), appropriate technology, art and science, and biohacking, developed during the previous versions of HLab10 - Dock18, HLab11 - Romainmotier both in Switzerland and HLab13 - Bangalore, India. HLab14 was hosted by LIFEPATCH - citizen initiative in art, science and technology and co-organized together with HACKTERIA | Open Source Biological Art in collaboration with various regional partners.

This book tried to assemble a collection of essays written by the participants, asked to reflect on their own experiences, individually or collectively, which only gives a glimpse into all the projects and exchanges that happend during HLab14. With a short overview of the programme and activities, selected photo impressions and the exhibition manual the book is rounded up and can be an entry point to explore further our online resources and serve as an inspiration for transdisciplinary collaborative practices.

Find all info about the HLab14-Book"Reflections on HackteriaLab 2014 - Yogyakarta"

Klöntal Biohack Retreat - Switzerland 2017

Find a lot of Zines around the topics of Open Soil Research on the Zines wiki page

Klöntal Biohack Retreat - Switzerland 2017 - 5 days of Biohacking and Art im Klöntal - The artist Maya Minder, in collaboration with, invited people from the international Biohackerscene to stay in the Klöntal. Natural scientists, hackers and artists meet for the development of ideas and open exchange.

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Also known as HackteriaLab 2017 - Klöntal, which then lead to a series of events in the Region of Switzerland and Southern Germany under the umbrella of HUMUS sapiens, starting in Sring 2018 and still kicking...


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