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see more details on the wiki: http://hackteria.org/wiki/index.php/Mobile_Labs_Hackathon,_Ljubljana
Number of participants is limited to 12 in total!
MobileLabs Hackathon: 10 – 18. June
During the last years members of the hackteria network have investigated various approaches on building and using various MobileLabs, MobileKitchenLabs in a hacked Angkringan, in Yogyakarta and Boxology. We explored it’s uses at various festivals and conferences such as MutaMorphosis:Nomadic_Science_Lab#Nomadic_Furniture or Lab-in-a-Van for Ars Electronica’s Create Your World Festival. It is time now to focus more in depth about these concepts and we are inviting artists and hackers to come and join us for a 1 week MobileLabs Hackathon in our new facilities of the BioTehna Lab II, Ljubljana.
Projects in discussion:
* mobile gene-lab-in-a-suitcase
* BioHacker’s Lab-in-a-Box
* Mobile incubators
* Environmental monitoring kit, OD-meter, microscope, fishing nets
* UV & BioLuminescence HikingPack
* MiniAquariums and travelling algae cultures
* Save-the-Whales Lab-in-a-SwimmingSuit
Venue: BioTehna Lab II, Kersnikova 6, Ljubljana
Schedule: Everyday from 14h – 21h
Urs Gaudenz (CH) – GaudiLabs http://www.gaudi.ch/GaudiLabs/
Yashas Shetty (IN) – Art/Sci Bangalore http://hackteria.org/?p=1296
Sachiko Hirosue (JP/CH) – BioDesign.CC http://biodesign.cc/
and all participants are mentoring each other
Lab-in-a-Box Workshop: 15. June
During this 4h afternoon mini-workshop theMobileLabs Hackathonians will introduce their projects to a group of students, artists, makers. We will make a small Lab-in-a-Box to take home and start your own citizen science and/or artistic research on environment, biology and life itself.
Field Trip to Maribor and Vitanje: 16-18. June
To test our mobility we will go for a field trip of research and workshops to Maribor and Vitanje. In Maribor we’ll work with the local participants at GT22 on using living systems as inputs for visual experimentations, BioCinema, BioVJ, build microscopes, laser projectors and other experimental visualizations.
see more on BioKino and BioVJ, GT22, Maribor
Now we are going off-grid! To outer space, into the forests and along the streams of Savinjska. Visit to KSEVT, Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies during the afternoon. Followed by hikes and camping in the forests around Vitanje.
Finissage / Vernisage: 18. June, Kapelica Gallery, 18h
Grand BioTehna2 Re-Launch Party / Artists Lectures / MobileLabs Vernisage
Our prototypes will be shown and explained for the next couple of days in Kapelica Gallery.
Everybody is welcome to join us for an evening of Lectures by the participants of the MobileLabs Hackathon, where they will introduce the audience into their projects they have done in Bangalore, Switzerland and everywhere.
This evening will also be the Grand Relaunch Party of our new facilities in the BioTehna Lab II.
BioTehna is an open platform for interdisciplinary and artistic research on life sciences and a series of public workshops, each mentored by expert/s in a specific scientific field. The initiative started as a collaboration of hackteria | Open Source Biological Art and Kapelica Gallery.
The BioTehna Lab is a place where we ignite curiosity, experiment and explore interesting connections between nature and technology. Here, artists and scientists creatively combine living systems with innovative engineering solutions and in this way encourage reflection and awareness of the world in which we live in and think about the future.
Exhibitions, workshops and lectures organized by the BioTehna team are just an excuse to involve all those who are interested in active experience, in do-it-yourself (DIY) laboratory processes, hacking various living systems, the integration of living cells and robots, to learn from the different world of plants and animals, detecting super interesting technological tricks and getting to know the secrets which could change the world completely.
BioTehna je platforma za interdisciplinarno raziskovanje o znanosti o življenju in paleta delavnic za mlade in študente z mentorji, strokovnjaki iz posameznih znanstvenih področij. Iniciativa se je pričela kot sodelovanje hackteria | Open Source Biological Art and Galerija Kapelica.
Je prostor, kjer netimo radovednost, eksperimentiramo in raziskujemo zanimive povezave med naravo in tehnologijo. Tu umetniki in znanstveniki kreativno in inovativno združujejo žive materiale z inženirskimi rešitvami in na ta način spodbujajo razmišljanje in zavest o svetu, v katerem bomo živeli v bližnji prihodnosti.
Razstave, delavnice in predavanja, ki jih organiziramo v okviru BioTehne, so le izgovor za vključevanje vseh tistih, ki jih zanima aktivna izkušnja v naredi-sam laboratorijskih procesih, hekanja različnih živih sistemov, povezovanja živih celic in robotov, učiti se iz ekstremnega sveta rastlin in živali, odkrivanja super zanimivih tehnoloških trikov in spoznavanja tisočerih skrivnosti, ki bodo mogoče že jutri svet, kot ga poznamo, obrnile na glavo.
Meanwhile we have a decent infrastructure for doing simple biological experiments from kombucha fermentations & algae cultures to microbiological practices and genetic testing; incubator, pressure cookers, oven, various containers, gel-electrophoresis boxes, pumps & tubes, safety goggles, microscopes etc. Additionally the lab has all necessary tools for biohacking, building your own electronics devices and laboratory instruments; power supplies, buts & bolts, table lamps, a set of soldering irons & tools for doing workshops with up to 15 participants.
Find a constantly updated list of equipment on the wiki.
BioTehna Lab II, Kersnikova 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
BioTehna is a part of KiiCS project / Knowledge Incubation in Innovation and Creation for Science, supported by European Commission / 7th Framework Programme and the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.
find more info on the hackteria wiki in Englishi and on the lifepatch wiki in Indonesian
… stay tuned for updates
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Von Raffael Schuppisser
A two page article was just published in “Schweiz am Sonntag”, 5. May 2013. In-depth report about the activities of hackteria in GaudiLabs, Switzerland, and some other international activities around biohacking.
download full article as Schweiz_am_Sonntag_2013-05-05_Biohacking.pdf