A left at Albukerky

a workshop by Darija Medić

A left at Albukerky is a workshop that dives into the black box of GPS navigation systems by looking at, installing and manipulating Navit, an open source navigation software. During the workshop we will examine artistic practices using GPS technologies, opening the question of technological naturalization and will see how to create customized ways of taking longer routes in Navit. This software uses OpenStreetmaps (a free collaborative editable map of the world), it can be installed on platforms such as TomTom, Garmin, Navman and android.

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pictures from the previous workshop
belgrade, 10. 06. 2011.


Written by napravime on April 24th, 2011

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About the festival

TEACH YOU, TEACH ME: A RESEARCH ON THE PRESENCE AND POTENTIAL FOR ALTERNATIVE USES OF TECHNOLOGY IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Make me eclectic! festival will feature a series of workshops on building and using different DIY devices, with a critical reflection on the presence of technology in public space. The workshops are intended for tech-savvy women and girls but also enthusiasts of all genders with no previous knowledge. Artists and activists gathered around independent, self-organised initiatives will teach a wide range of subjects, from listening to electromagnetic waves to the use of satellite signal for GPS and solar energy. Through one and two days workshops where “everyone teaches everyone” We will play with the potential of alternative uses of technology in everyday life.

The main goal is to question what is given and imposed by the technology, through an approach on the intersection between technology, art and activism. The workshops are meant to enable and encourage the participants to work with everyday technology and adapt it to their needs. They are not expected to show high technical literacy but curiousity to get to know and possibly modify technology that is available to everyone.

The target group are primarily girls with an experience in some kind of activism and an interest in art and technology. It is expected from the participants to share the interest in ‘breaking the box’ and ‘looking inside’, and to have an affinity towards learning new skills. One of important outcomes of this programme will be to create and strengthen a network that would connect the ones who are active on this scene. Through this network, we expect to be able to can support each other even long after the events have ended.
The workshops will take place over the course of 3 days in 2 Rooms in the Museumsquartier. The main programme is meant for women and transgender only. The Evening programme would be open in its parts for participation of everyone interested.

Written by napravime on April 24th, 2011

Solar

a workshop by Selena Savić

The Solar workshop is a place to experiment with manufacturing of solar cells. Using different materials like broken glass, berries, titanium dioxide, we will build DIY solar cells that can give up to 0.4volts each. We will test the capacity of these cells when connected together and try to power simple devices. Having an independent source of energy allows for these devices to work without maintenance, which makes it an ideal way to install something in the public space.

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photos from the previous workshop
belgrade, 13. 06. 2011.


Written by napravime on April 25th, 2011

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