Dienstag, 29. Mai 2012

Visit fab*education, but drive carefully !!

       Copyright: Sabina Keric


Peter Troxler

Peter Troxler will talk about his work at fab*education!

Peter Troxler is an independent researcher at the intersection of business administration, society and technology. His interest and expertise are 
 ... in the overall architecture and design of the social, technological and commercial aspects of enterprises,
 ... in the application of technologies (particularly Internet and digital, Web 2.0 technology) in organisation design,
 … in the development of lateral, heterarchical and community-based organisations.
Currently, Peter's main focus is investigating and developing business models of open source anything – design, hardware, inventions – and the corresponding formats and lateral ecologies of innovation and co-creation.  

Specifically, since 2008 Peter is involved in setting-up Fab Labs and developing Fab Lab communities.
Peter holds a Dr. sc. techn. in Industrial Management (PhD), working at the interface of industrial psychology and management science, and a MSc in Operations Management from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He has ben working as a consultant with a variety of customers from industry, non-profit organisations, charities and the public sector; he has worked as senior project manager and producer in media and arts organisations; and he has held technology transfer positions in a Swiss government programme and at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Montag, 28. Mai 2012

Dennis Paul

Dennis Paul zu Gast bei fab*education!

Im Symposium referiert er über die Möglichkeiten digitaler Fabrikation in der Gestaltung. Für den Austellungsbereich begleitet er studentische Arbeiten der Hochschule für Künste Bremen. 

Dennis PauL ist Gestalter, hat zwei Kinder, lebt in Bremen arbeitet dort an der Hochschule für Künste sowie in Berlin in seinem Gestaltungsbüro »The Product«. In seinem Schaffen ist er an den Beziehungen zwischen Mensch und Technologie interessiert. In den letzten Jahren hat er sich ausgiebig mit Installationen im öffentlich Raum, physischen Interfaces und generativen Systemen beschäftigt. Mit besonderem Interesse und grosser Hingabe untersucht er responsive Medien auf ihre spielerischen und narrativen Qualitäten. Er glaubt fest daran, dass Technologie ein warmes und emotionales Medium sein muss. Seine Arbeiten wurden international ausgestellt und erhielten diverse Preise.

Science LinX

Science LinX is visiting fab*education!

And meet them at The night of Art and Science in Groningen!


Mittwoch, 23. Mai 2012


Creaclic zu Gast bei fab*education!

Creaclic ist eine kunst- und medienpädagogische Einrichtung, die die Kompetenzen von Freiberuflern aus verschiedenen Bereichen bündelt.

Eine bewusste Verarbeitung aktueller gesellschaftlicher Themen gehört für uns genauso zum Konzept wie das Unterrichten des Handwerkszeugs und ein professionelles Ergebnis.

Unsere Teilnehmer lernen also nicht nur die Bedienung der Technik sondern können sich durch ihr Medienprodukt kreativ und selbstbestimmt ausdrücken. So nehmen sie aktiv an gesellschaftlichen Prozessen teil.

Bei fab*education stellen wir ein internationales Filmprojekt vor, in welchem sich Jugendliche aus Bremen und aus Tamra / Isreal durch selbst produzierte Filme und einen Videochat im Internet austauschen.


Sonntag, 20. Mai 2012

Leen van Wijngaarden

Leen van Wijngaarden will present his work at fab*education!

Molecular City

All matter in our environment consists of small particles, molecules. The molecular world is the world of chemistry. The molecular world is a world of beauty, generally well appreciated by chemists. In order to demonstrate and share this world a walk is designed in which the chemical world behind everyday-objects is shown. All sorts of knowledge are explained during the walk. By using modern techniques like augmented reality and smart phone technology it is made possible to discover this world in 3D animations.
On different materials and objects tags are attached, with a text and a marker. The marker is a code to be recognized by a Smartphone camera, which will then show an animation superimposed over the real time image. Molecular structures of simple molecules like water can be easily visualized, as well as polymers, proteins, DNA etc. It might be possible to have short video clips.

Molecules come alive with this app …
Science LinX developed the Smartphone app ‘Molecular City’, with which you can bring molecules to live. During festivals and special occasions Science LinX provokes you to explore the markers … scan the markers with the camera of your Smartphone and discover the molecular world in 3D. As from the ‘beer’-molecule at the bar, through a urine molecule at the toilet. And they talk to you.
The app has been lounged in four languishes (German, English, Chinese and Dutch)

Master class the beauty of mathematics 

Each year Science LinX (Groningen) organizes two days workshops for oncoming students for the university of Groningen. A broad variety of workshops are offered of which some are developed and organized in corporation with the FabLab. The FabLab is used as a high tech manufacturing workshop. Besides this, the knowledge of the FabLab community (creativity, art and technology), serves as a source of inspiration for the connection between the beta sciences and daily life.

In corporation of Jaap ter Reegen (Technacium), professor Jaap Top (university of Groningen), Leen van Wijngaarden (Fablab Groningen) developed a workshop for students on mathematics and 3D production.

After an introduction on the mathematics of stacked lines by Jaap Top, the students started programming in GeoGebra, an open source algebra program. Using a complex equation with three variables and linear curves, 2D shapes are created. The shapes are exported to the laser cutter and stacked. With this, the students produced a complex 3D shape starting with elementary mathematics of an equation and different parameters, through 2D shapes to the final model. 



Samstag, 19. Mai 2012

Bart Kempinga

Bart Kempinga will visit fab*education!

Bart is one of the initiators of  FabLab-Groningen. At fab*education he will talk about FabLab as a learning platform in transnational collaboration.

Bart is a furniture-designer. His carpenter´s workshop OP MAAT is collaborating directly with the FabLab which is just round the corner in the Ebbingekwartier of Groningen.

Mittwoch, 16. Mai 2012


fab*education will be located from 15th to 17th of june 2012 at: University Bremen / Technische Akademie Bremen (TAB) 



Universität Bremen, Technische Akademie Bremen, Am Fallturm 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany

Matthew Gardiner

fab*education proudly presents: Matthew Gardiner               - Oribotics - 


Matthew Gardiner is currently an artist and senior lead researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, in Linz Austria. As an artist Gardiner is known for his works concerned with origami and robotics: Oribotics. The work arises from the consideration of folded forms, their kinetic properties and electromechanical methods of actuation, sensing, interactions and luminous display. In 2003 Gardiner coined the terms Oribot and Oribotics, to define the emergent field of folding, robotics and technology, and has produced the following works with premieres: Oribotics 2004 at Next Wave Festival, Oribotics [laboratory] 2005 at Asialink Center, Oribotics [network] 2007 at the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Oribotics [de] 2008 at Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Oribotics [house of dreaming] 2009 for Arena Theatre Company, Oribotics [the future unfolds] 2010 for Ars Electronica Festival and Tokyo Design Touch.

Gardiner's other works include Origami House 2003: one square kilometer of paper folded into a full size house with the Melbourne Origami Group, 1001 Cranes: 7000 paper cranes installed in the shape of a three story high Gingko bonsai, and Radiobots a radio based percussive instrument for performance on architecture. From 2005-2006 he starred as a television presenter on ABC Sunday Arts teaching the art of origami. He is author of Everything Origami, publisher and editor of Folding Australia 2005, and Folding Australia 2007.
Gardiner has been the recipient of grants, awards from the Australia Council for the Arts, The City of Port Phillip Rupert Bunny Fellowship, Arts Victoria (Arts Innovation Board), Australian Network for Art and Technology, Victorian College of the arts. He has been a resident artist at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Australia Council Studio in Takadanobaba Tokyo, PICA, Federation Square, Origami House Tokyo, and the Digital Artist@Latrobe Regional Gallery.
A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Fine Art Photography, and mentored by artists Patricia Piccinini and Peter Hennessey at Drome in Melbourne. Gardiner began folding paper at the age of eight, and around the same time he was given an Apple IIe by his father to learn how to code. 



Satoshi Morita

fab*education proudly presents:

Satoshi Morita  - Sonic Helmet -               

Moritas artwork sonic helmet deals with the issue of intersensory sonic perception. It enables to experience sound composition through the sense of hearing as well as through the sense of touch.

The sound is played around the head, during the vibrotactile stimuli are mediated directly to the skull. The sound diffuses not only in horizontal, but also in vertical dimension. This provides unique auditory imaginary space to the audience. The vibrotactile stimulation supports another layer of sonic reality in the physical sense. By this means, the multi-modal aspect of the sound can be experienced intimately.

This work welcomes musicians and composers to create a new sound piece.
Artists who contributed previously to this project are:

PumPen feat. Mieko Suzuki (DE/JP),

Kyoka (JP), Helmut Mittermaier (DE), Oliver Peters (DE), Heidrun Schramm (DE) and Nicolas Wiese (DE)


Irene Posch

Irene Posch from Vienna is visiting fab*education!

Irene Posch is a researcher, lecturer and practitioner bridging technology, art and education. She revived an MSc in computer science and media having studied at the Technical University Vienna and the University of Applied Art. She previously worked with on designing exhibitions, among them the AEC FabLab - a FabLab as interactive exhibition space in a museum to introduce cultural and technical potentials of digital fabrication technologies to a wider audience. Currently she is developing the youth outreach program of the FabLab Vienna, focusing on potentials of FabLabs across disciplines. This includes creating workshops and afternoon activities, as well as researching how to combine its possibilities with the school curriculum.