Dirty Electronics: radical chips for a feral camp
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Dirty Electronics: radical chips for a feral camp

Since 2003, John Richards (aka Dirty Electronics) has been exploring the idea of “dirty electronics” through the creation of self-made instruments and interactive environments for composition. At PIFcamp 2019, he shares his views on camps, hacking and participatory projects. PIFcamp is a 7-day hacker-base set in the Slovenian alps where art, technology and knowledge meet. The participants…

Hacking and Hiking in Triglav, Slovenia
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Hacking and Hiking in Triglav, Slovenia

Life is intense at hacking PIFcamp in pristine Triglav National Park, Slovenia. Makery is embedded until its final Open Day on August 10, in Soča village on the river of the same name. Days 3 and 4. The Soča (or Isonzo in Italian) is a 138-kilometres long river that flows through western Slovenia (96 kilometres)…

A day of DITOxication at PIFcamp, Slovenia
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A day of DITOxication at PIFcamp, Slovenia

Another day at PIFcamp in beautiful Soča valley in Julian Alps. Today PIFcamp opens its doors for visitors in their traditional “Open Saturday” of demonstrations, installations and performances. The annual exploratory trips around the camp guided by PIFcamp wild man and nutrition expert, Dario Cortese, with whom they are getting to know various edible wild…

In the Philippines, low-tech solar lamps are lighting up isolated villages
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In the Philippines, low-tech solar lamps are lighting up isolated villages

Sustainable and easy to repair, Liter of Light lamps are a model of open source technology for human development. Low-tech Lab came to study this example on its world tour of frugal innovation. Philippines, from Jean-Jacques Valette, our Feral Labs chronicler-in-residency aboard the Nomade des Mers (words and photos) “We city-dwellers take light for granted,”…

Electric Wonderland summer camp, interview with Deborah Hustić
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Electric Wonderland summer camp, interview with Deborah Hustić

Before the first ever Electric Wonderland summer camp for hackers and makers to happen first week of September in Fužine, Croatia, Makery interviewed Deborah Hustić from Radiona, the main organiser of the gathering. Indeed in the first seven days of sun-kissed September the idyllic surroundings of Fužine, close to Adriatic’s main port town of Rijeka…

In Denmark, Catch Summer Camp will examine human and tech relationships
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In Denmark, Catch Summer Camp will examine human and tech relationships

Makery was in correspondence with representatives of Catch, Aalborg University and Copenhagen IT University, the main organizers of the Summer camp 2019, happening between 12-16 August in Elsinore, Denmark. For the third time this year, and as part of the Feral Labs Network series, Catch and the Shakespeare-flavoured town of Elsinore will host a summer…

Bioart and Living Bacteria & Curating Media Arts – program of talks by ArtJaws.com – Frieze New York
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Bioart and Living Bacteria & Curating Media Arts – program of talks by ArtJaws.com – Frieze New York

Thursday, May 2nd, 4pm to 5pm: BIO ART- LIVING BACTERIA with Tal Danino (Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia Engineering, at Columbia University – New York) Tal Danino’s research explores the emerging field of synthetic biology, focusing on building a quantitative understanding of dynamic gene circuits and designing biological behaviors that have technological applications. Danino received…

Erich Berger: “Field Notes explores spaces of possibilities in Lapland”
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Erich Berger: “Field Notes explores spaces of possibilities in Lapland”

The Bioart Society has already been exploring the subarctic territory for the past ten years from the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station. Erich Berger presents the Field Notes program and a new call for September 2019. Erich Berger is the Director of the Bioart Society, based in Helsinki, Finland. He spoke with Hannah Star Rogers following Field…

Why Feral Labs?
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Why Feral Labs?

All across Europe, the Americas and Asia, we are witnessing thriving numbers of Creative Hubs, Maker-, Bio-, Art-, Coworking- Labs and -Spaces. Now the old-school hack(er)spaces, dedicated originally mainly to coding rather than tinkering with machines, are more often than not shifting their focus to better accommodate the needs of the new “maker” culture. With…