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=== Workshop / Class: NanoHacking, 17 - 24. Januar 2016 ===
=== Workshop / Class: NanoHacking, 17 - 24. Januar 2016 ===
Session 1: Sunday, 17. Jan, Full Day
==== Session 1, 17. Jan: Introduction ====
Session 2: Friday, 22. Jan, starting from early afternoon
Sunday, 17. Jan, Full Day - Introduction and first hands-on explorations of the nanoscale
Session 3: Saturday, 23. Jan, Full Day
==== Session 2, 22-24. Jan: NanoHack Lab ====
Session 4: Sunday, 24. Jan, Full Day
Friday, 22. Jan, starting from early afternoon
Saturday, 23. Jan, Full Day
Sunday, 24. Jan, Full Day
== Mentors ==
== Mentors ==

Revision as of 20:38, 7 December 2015


Workshops on bio art and DIY biology could be held throughout the whole program of <GLOBALE: Exoevultion> selected through the hackteria network in coordination with the ZKM education department. With it's strong focus on the development of new workshop methodologies at the art/science interface, the hackteria network could provide an interesting series of workshops, mentors will be selected through an open call among the hackteria network.

Suggested topics: DIY Microscopy, Bio-Cyber Kidzz, Art of Fermentation, BioElectronix, NanoHacking and many more.

Links: [value[date]=2016-04-10&date_filter_2[value][date]=2015-04-10&field_list_targetgroup_value[]=teachers&selected_month=reset ZKM Workshop: für Lehrkräfte]

Dates: 15 - 25. Jan

Workshop / Kids-Lab: BioCyberKidzzz - BodyHacking, 16. Januar 2016

Session 1: 2h in the morning

Session 2: 2h in the afternoon

Workshop / Class: NanoHacking, 17 - 24. Januar 2016

Session 1, 17. Jan: Introduction

Sunday, 17. Jan, Full Day - Introduction and first hands-on explorations of the nanoscale

Session 2, 22-24. Jan: NanoHack Lab

Friday, 22. Jan, starting from early afternoon

Saturday, 23. Jan, Full Day

Sunday, 24. Jan, Full Day


Marc Dusseiller

Dusjagr portrait.jpg


Dr. Marc R. Dusseiller is a transdisciplinary scholar, lecturer for micro- and nanotechnology, cultural facilitator and artist. He performs DIY (do-it-yourself) workshops in lo-fi electronics and synths, hardware hacking for citizen science and DIY microscopy. He was co-organizing Dock18, Room for Mediacultures, diy* festival (Zürich, Switzerland), KIBLIX 2011 (Maribor, Slovenia), workshops for artists, schools and children as the former president (2008-12) of the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, SGMK. In collaboration with Kapelica Gallery, he has started the BioTehna Lab in Ljubljana (2012 - 2013), an open platform for interdisciplinary and artistic research on life sciences. Currently, he is developing means to perform bio- and nanotechnology research and dissemination, Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art, in a DIY / DIWO fashion in kitchens, ateliers and jungles/forests across the globe. He was the co-organizer of the different editions of HackteriaLab 2010 - 2014 Zürich, Romainmôtier, Bangalore and Yogyakarta.

2nd Mentors for NanoHacking tba

Špela Petrič (SI)

Interests: politics of science and distribution of knowledge, terRabiology, evolution/protocells, mimicry, biopolitics, circadian rhythms, stem cell research/regenerative medicine, aptamers/synthetic metabolism & biochemistry/reengineering

Short Bio: Dr. Špela Petrič (1980), PhD in biochemistry and has studied at Transmedia, LUCA, Brussels. As an artist she focuses on the cross-section of biological sciences, performance and art and collaborates with the Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana. Her recent work includes Humalga: Towads the Human Spore (art-research project with Robertina Šebjanič, 2012), Circadian Drift (installation with Maja Smrekar, 2012), CTCAG – recognition (lecture-performance, 2011), Cladocera (installation, 2010).

2nd Mentors for NanoHacking tba


BioCyberKidzzz - BodyHacking

Responsible Mentor: Špela Petrič

Co-Mentor: open call


Menschen »hacken«, also verändern ihren Körper durch Tattoos, Piercings und mit medizinischen Prothesen schon lange. Durch einfache und spielerische Erweiterungen mit alltäglichen Materialien, wie Pappkartons, Magneten und LEDs können wir die menschlichen Körperleistungen steigern. Wir möchten in unserem spielerischen Kinder-Labor erforschen, ob man mit bio-akustischen Ohren besser hört oder was passiert, wenn man einen magnetischen Finger hat. Am Schluss als Bonus dürfen wir eine menschliche fotosynthetische Haut untersuchen.


Hacking the human body has become commonplace and many people have body modifications such as tattoos, piercings or even advanced medical prosthetics. Simple and playful body hacks that allow enhancing our human performance can be made with just few and cheap materials, such as cardboard, magnets and LEDs. In this playful laboratory setting we will investigate with the children: hearing with a Bio-Acoustics Ear and hacking their touch perception by the Magnetic Finger or a Disco-on-a-Fingertip and finally explore a Photosynthetic Skin.

Earlier editions:

BioCyberKidzz, Maribor


NanoHacking: Convergence of Life and Tech at the Nanoscale – A Hands-on Introduction for Students

Responsible Mentor: Marc Dusseiller

Co-Mentor: open call (2 different co-mentors for the weekends is possible)


NanoHacking: Die Verschmelzung von Leben und Technologie auf der Nanometerskala - Eine praktische Einführung für Studenten

In diesem Kurs werden die Studenten in die verschmelzenden Kunst-, Wissenschafts- und Ingenieursdiszplinen eingeführt welche auf der Nanometerskala aufeinandertreffen. Aber was ist eigentlich Nanotechnologie? Sie verspricht riesige Fortschritte im globalen Gesundheitswesen, nachhaltige Energie und neue Materialien. Aber gleichzeitig prallen utopische Visionen, Heilsversprechen, Science-Fiction Szenarien und tiefe Ängste im gesellschaftlichen Dialog aufeinander. Während dieses Kurses werden wir diese Nebel der oberflächlichen Diskussionen auflösen und durch "Hands-on" Aktivitäten die Welt des Kleinen und Kleinsten begreifbar machen. Wir werden eigene DIY (do-it-yourself) Instrumente bauen um mit optischen und elektrischen Mitteln mehr zu lernen über Nanopartikel und Nanosensoren. Wir werden dadurch diese kleinsten Phänomene wahrnehmbar machen. Können wir Nanopartikel "sehen", können wir sie "hören" oder gar "riechen"?

Eine Kerneigenschaft der Nanowissenschaften ist die Verschmelzung der traditionellen Disziplinen, wie Physik, Biologie, Ingenieurswesen, um nur einige zu nennen. Um mit den heutzutage bestehenden Instrumenten und Methoden die Materie die uns umgibt auf kleinster Längenskala von Atomen und Molekülen zu verstehen, benötigen wir einen transdisziplinären und kollaborativen Ansatz um wirklich zu neuen Erkenntissen zu kommen, um zu neuen Anwendungen um die globalen Herausforderungen anzugehen und deren gesellschaftliche Implikationen konstruktiv zu diskutieren.

working on it...


During this course, the students will be introduced into the merging disciplines of of art, science and engineering that meet at the nanoscale. But what is nanotechnology? It promises huge beneficial impact on global health, sustainable energy and novel materials. At the same time utopian visions, science-fiction scenarios and fundamental fears are clashing at discussions in society. Throughout the course, we will lift the fogs of these superficial discussions and through hands-on activities get closer to grasp the world of the small. We will build our own simple DIY (do-it-yourself) optical and electronic instruments to learn more about nanoparticles and nanosensors, how to "see" them, how to "hear" them.

One key aspect of the nanosciences is the fact that the traditional disciplinary borders of physics, biology, engineering, to name a few, are merging. With the current tools and methods of understanding matter on the smallest scales of atoms and molecules, only a true collaborative and transdiscplinary approach can lead to new insight, application and constructive discourse of its societal implications.

Earlier editions:


During this course, the students will be introduced into the merging disciplines of of art, science and engineering that meet at the nanoscale.

Related materials

Coming of Age in the Singularity


Workshop / Transdisciplinary Approaches for Eduction at the Art/Sci Interface

Educational Training „J'aime art/sci workshopology“

J'aime Workshopology


Crazy list of all workshops from HLab14

Kinda post-poned / cancelled. :-(

Workshop / DIY microscopy

Kinda cancelled. :-( though it's the best dusjagr has to offer...

More info can be found on J'aime DIY Microscopy

Other documents

Download proposal to ZKM here: File:Hackteria_proposedWorkshops_ZKM_updateOkt.pdf

check J'aime

Some other document about education research at the art/sci, part of dusjagr's proposal to aalto File:dusjagr_on_Workshology.pdf

Other Courses / Workshops

See Workshopology