|Wilfried Hou Je Bek on Tue, 27 Sep 2005 13:52:44 +0200 (CEST)|
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|[Nettime-nl] Crystalpunk Workshop: 01 October 2005: Machines for a Room|
Workshop: Machines for a Room Saturday October 1 15.00-18.00 crystalpunk location: Oudenoord 275, Utrecht Now that crystalpunks have found a room what are they going to do with it? The "Crystalpunk Workshop for Soft Architecture" is all about inventing, and perhaps even building, abstract machines that can help us explain, transform and experience our daily habitats in all dimensions of space and time. Interfaces in sound and vision, crystalline object recognition and motion tracking, speculative scopes and frames, bots and robots, little minds and responsive agents, taxonomies and graphs, browsers and streams, games and aids for reflection, maps and simulations, static objects and evolving entities, philosophies and tools for collaboration, plug-ins for existing frameworks and brand new languages to describe and extend the room in. We are our rooms roomology tells us. In what way can technology help us to reinvent our living spaces and consequently ourselves. Crystalpunk, as our manifesto famously states, makes no distinctions between mind and machines, changing one changes the other. Most of the research in soft architecture or one of the hundred other names it is called by, is on control, on being on top of the information curve, bossing around the operation system. This is obviously not what crystalpunks are after. Without bothering if we can actually built what we can think of, this workshop will explore ideas for their poetic value. After a small introduction on some previous work to seed your imagination, this afternoon will be a massive sprawling brainstorm that will leave you exhausted with possibilities and enthralled with opportunities. From this point on the Crystalpunk Workshop for Soft Architecture will slowly turn red-hot from increasing activity. Participation is free, please let us know if you will come or if you want to know more. --------------------- Crystalpunk Workshop for Soft Architecture "What the Elephant Man is to the Athletic Body, the Crystalpunk Room will be to the Smart House" http://socialfiction.org/crystalpunk ---------------------- ______________________________________________________ Yahoo! for Good Donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. http://store.yahoo.com/redcross-donate3/ ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (firstname.lastname@example.org).