ROBOTS AND AVATARS – OUR COLLEAGUES AND PLAYMATES OF THE FUTURE
Mentor: Mey Lean Kronemann
Date: 6th of October 2012, from 4 pm till 6 pm
Venue: MMC KIBLA, Ulica kneza Koclja 9, Maribor, Slovenia
The Klackerlake (clack roach) is an invasive species: A crossbreed of vibrobot and LED-Throwie, a rattling and glowing bug. In this workshop, children (and grown-ups) learn how to build their own solderless glowing vibrobot. No previous knowledge is needed. Participants first explore how LEDs and motors work, and can then build their own designs.
This workshop is suitable for children age 8 or older (younger children might be able to participate with some assistance). Children under age 12 should bring their parents. The workshop will be held in English with Slovene translation.
Videopresentation of workshop:
Duration: 2 hours
Maximum number of participants: 30
Mey Lean Kronemann is an artist, hacker and researcher from Berlin, who explores the topic of emergence, swarm behaviour, and how interaction and rules generate complex structures. Mey defines emergent interactive installations as an advanced form of generative design/art.
Mey has presented and exhibited her works at several media art festivals including lab.30, Piksel, and LiWoLi, and international conferences including DIS, ICRA, and technarte. Her works were awarded by Digital Sparks (Honorary Mention for schuechterne lichter, 2008), Japan Media Arts Festival (Jury Selection Work for lumiBots, 2011) and Art of Engineering (Prize award for lumiBots, 2012).
Mey Lean Kronemann (born 1982) has studied Interaction Design in Malmö, Sweden, and Product Design and Interface Design in Potsdam, Germany, where she graduated in 2009. In 2010, she was a research fellow at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences.
More information about the workshop:
phone: 059 076 371
gsm: 031 682 579
Registration of participants:
phone: 059 076 371
gsm: 031 457 975