Open sourcing programmed art: workshop at ISEA16 HK

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Open sourcing programmed art: a workshop on the collaborative re-enactment of Gruppo T’s kinetic artworks
Monday May 16th 2pm-5:30pm
Room V1201, 12/F, Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The workshop at ISEA16 aims to open and foster the discussion of the application of open source design and open hardware approaches to support reproducibility, extension and further participatory developments of re-programmed artworks by the public at large. The workshop proposes an interactive format where participants will be involved in the process of creating an open source derivative of a kinetic programmed artwork through collaborative design sessions. The sessions are based on sketching and low-fi prototyping through electronic kits based on Arduino. A special focus will be on the documentation and the sharing through on-line community platforms dedicated to DIY projects. The hands-on activities will be facilitated in order to discuss on the topic of DIY and open source and their impact on interactive art preservation and investigation. The workshop program and the outputs will be documented on the official website of the project:

Details on how the participants should prepare and what to bring
Participants have to bring their own laptops. Few technical information might be requested via email to registered participants.

Participant background/profession/prior knowledge/age
The workshop is open to scholars, artists, designers and students interested in the field of interactive art and collaborative practices. In particular, we seek for participants who are investigating or developing projects that reflects on DIY and open source practices in art and design as well as on alternative strategies for preserving and communicating media based art through on-line collaboration and community platforms. Furthermore, knowledge of programming and generative art and design tools is welcome even if the prototyping activities will not involve programming. 

About ISEA16 Cultural R-Evolution 
Hong Kong 16-22 May 2016