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FABRICATION, INTERNET OF THINGS, & DESIGN FICTION

• 1 February - 28 February 2016
• four weeks, full-time in Turin, Italy
• Only 8-12 participants accepted
• Based in Officine Arduino, Fablab Torino and Casa Jasmina


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Artist / Student (Full Time)*

Professional*


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description

In our four-week program "Coming Soon", using a hands-on approach, we  will investigate the creative and expressive possibilities of Internet  of Things technologies, electronics and sensors, while gaining a  foundation in digital fabrication and design fiction methodologies. 

     

Inhabiting a fictional narrative, students will dream up  inventive ideas for new smart objects and with the aid of our  instructors and other professionals, learn the proper tools and  processes needed to create and communicate their own vision of the  future. 

     

Starting with basic prototyping through to advanced fabrication  techniques, making use of the latest digital fabrication tools within  the Officine Arduino community facilities, we will work through the  entire process of design from initial narrative and conception through  rough prototyping. At program's end, we will present a fully documented  performance and exhibition of our final objects in Casa Jasmina, the  connected home of the future conceived by science fiction writer Bruce  Sterling and Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino project.

     

The infiltration of smart devices into our lives is coming soon.  Currently, corporations and even governments are investing billions to  fund research and manufacture up-and-coming networked objects designed  to "make our lives easier". But what are the implications of this?

      

Throughout the program, we will collectively construct the  mythologies and belief systems we inhabit, as a means to speculate  around the possible impacts contemporary exploration may have on future  society. 


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