...really good teaching is about not seeing the world the way that everyone else does...

"Good teachers perceive the world in alternative terms, and they push their students to test out these new, potentially enriching perspectives. Sometimes they do so in ways that are, to say the least, peculiar."
Mark Edmundson, "Geek Lessons" NYT, 2008

Monday, 13 April 2009

Climate Hack

Climate Hack! | a collaborative hacking workshop

Joint venture with Pixelache, and Tinker.it and KIBU

What the heck?
Climate Hack is a workshop for emerging researchers, designers and artists dedicated to reframing the international political climate using means well-outside the traditional political rhetoric. Using both old and new technologies, live internet data streams and a diverse collection of hacking skills, workshop participants will produce a series of projects for public exhibition during the finals days of the Transmediale festival in Berlin, Germany.

Driven by the often-absurd nature of politics and the collective creativity often generated from equally absurd artistic mediums, the workshop will rally around the task of hacking Cotton Candy machines. Custom and hacked electronics, connected to live political news and weather feeds, will inform and animate the project. The result will be a set of dynamic and playful art objects designed to invert our perception of "everyday politics".

Pixelache, a network for electronic culture, Tinker LTD, innovative consultancy for interactive experiences and Kitchen Budapest, a lab for young innovators based in Hungary, will facilitate the international workshop by providing a structure for innovation, advising and moderation throughout the collaborative event. The event will consist of brainstorming and design sessions, hardware and software hacking sessions, and the completion of several new works. This workshop, its participants and its products will also serve as the starting point for a second workshop dedicated to similar themes at the PixelACHE festival in Helsinki April 5-9, 2009.


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