The Luminous Green workshops are intended for people who don't mind getting their hands dirty and their paradigms shifted.
The Luminous Green hands-on workshop has been conceived for artists and designers using electricity in their work. The tutorial focused on the following topics: power generation, renewable power sources, low-power computing and audiovisual displays. The workshop was lead by Slovenian artist Marko Peljhan, facilitated by FoAM's PI Maja Kuzmanovic and attended by Belgian and international artists and designers from the 1st until the 4th May 2007. The workshop ended with an Open lab, a participatory event where the interested audience could meet the participants, chew over their experiments, relax and learn, play and chat in the informal setting of the FoAM studio.
Workshop Leader: Marko Peljhan Marko is the coordinator of 'Project
Atol', 'Makrolab', as well as 'Insular Technologies', a high-frequency global
radio network initiative. From 2005 onwards he is coordinating the design for the Arctic and Antarctic Makrolab projects in the framework of the Interpolar
Transnational Art and Science Consortium I-TASC. In 2000 he received the special
Medienkunst prize at the ZKM, in 2001 the Golden Nica Prix Ars Electronica
together with Carsten Nicolai and in 2004 the second prize of the Unesco Digital
Media Art Award.
During the last weekend in April, FoAM organised an expert gathering in the form of an 'Open Space' retreat. It aimed to seek out integrated approaches to current environmental and ethical challenges, particularly focusing on the role of art, design and creative practices. The retreat encouraged the participants to learn from each other, forge new partnerships, enforce existing initiatives and design from multiple perspectives. Designed based on Open Space principles, the gathering focused on skills and knowledge sharing, collaboration and creativity. The participants included selected experts from the fields of design, culture, economy, technology, science and politics.
Facilitators: Maggie Buxton and Maja Kuzmanovic
If you are interested in becoming a participant in the Luminous Green hands-on workshops in the future, please contact us through info.at.fo.am
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