Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture’s Media Lab is hosting a workshop and training with public presentations and discussions on open source methodologies, practices and ideologies. The event will take place on 1-3 December, 2016 at the Aalto Media Factory (AMF) in Arabia. The objective of the workshop is to discuss key issues and hopefully come up with some guidelines that can help to make open source initiatives more feasible, successful, and sustainable.
Wether in the arts or the sciences, ultimate success in creative projects is often the result of indefatigable effort. Therefore, during the workshop we will discuss and showcase examples of both failed as well as successful open source projects. In particular we want to focus on the use of open source tools as part of activities involving exhibition and storytelling design. Participants are encouraged to come to the workshop prepared to share, discuss and work on their own projects. Two themes, each featuring an actual project, are offered as signposts, in order to guide the discussion. These themes are:
- Data acquisition automation – portable 3D scanning device for heritage communities case study.
- From virtual to material – realizing high quality 3D tangible interaction objects for museum exhibition using FabLab.
1 December, 2016
9:00 – 9:30 Opening of the workshop (Lily Díaz, Andrew Paterson)
9:30 – 10:30
Decision Theory, Hive Mind, & Control Theory, Their Embodiments in Tools and some consequences for Artists, Archivist, and Designers
10:15 – 10:30 Discussion & coffee
10:15 – 10:30 Presentation of DigGLAM project (Lily Díaz)
11:00 – 12:00 Group and work organisation into teams
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Keynote presentation
14:00 – 14:15 Discussion & coffee
14:15 – 14:30 Presentation of Veselius VR Facsimile (Angela Hernández)
14:30 – 18:00 Workshop
19:00 Dinner snacks
2 December, 2016
9:00 – 11:30 Group 1 meets at AMF FabLab, Group 2 in meeting room.
11:00 – 11:30 Light lunch
12:00 – 14:00 Public examination of dissertation, M. Arch. Samir Bhowmik,
Deep Time of the Museum. The Materiality of Media Infrastructures
14:00 – 15:00 Discussion & coffee
15:00 – 18:00 Workshop
19:00 Dinner (everyone pays for themselves).
3 December, 2016
10:00 – 12:00 Workshop
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Presentations and documentation of work done.
15:00 – 15:30 Discussion and concluding remarks.
15:30 – 16:00 Closing of workshop.
17:00 – 20:00 Trashlab and pikkujoulu (little Christmas) party at Temporary.fi (BYOB).
If you wish to take part, send us a 200 word project description, link, and up to 200 word expression why you want to share your failed or successful project in this context. Deadline for proposals submission is 25th November 2016.
Contact: Saara Mäntylä, saara.mantyla -at- aalto .fi.
Systems of Representation research on heritage and digital culture is the context for these initiatives. (See Research section.) The work is supported by EU Creative Europe program, Renewable Future Network project and Hybrid Labs project funded by Nordplus.