o-OCEAN-facebook-945x500-01 Maker Faire Home, residency #1| ready to shoot with SmogBazooka

Jacob Boast is an enthusiastic designer and engineer from UK. He is currently studying on the Innovation Design Engineering program at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.

Jacob will be the first designer hosted by Casa Jasmina for the Maker Faire Home residencies program. In collaboration with Maker Faire Rome, Casa Jasmina team is developing Maker Faire Home, a curating project that involve seven designers on a residencies program and will bring Casa Jasmina’s experience to European Maker Faire in Rome from October 14th to 16th.

Jacob will arrive next week the 25th to Turin for a one week residency with his SmogBazooka. SmogBazooka is a particulate pollution detector and collector.

“I am excited to be coming to Casa Jasmina in July to develop the SmogBazooka concept: a particulate pollution detector and collector for the home or in the community.”

SmogBazooka form-factor would be developed alongside the internal components housing to achieve a well-engineered and attractive, stylish and compelling device.

In line with the concept for being both an independent device in the home, or as part of a wider community network, Jacob will  network the device, and control it through Arduino cloud app as well as by manual control on the device.

“I hope to use Casa Jasmina’s expertise in interaction design when doing this. Personally, I see Casa Jasmina as a fantastic opportunity to meet and connect with other designers and makers who aspire to create amazing functional, novel, sustainable and beautiful devices for the connected home of the future.”

Jacob is having the opportunity to work on one of his previous ideas. The challenge is to add new interaction aspects and to use Arduino Create and Cloud to control remotely the air purifier. SmogBazooka concept was already developed few months ago, now is time to give them a shape, an internet connection and an attractive interaction. Jacob will work on a lung like chamber, giving a life to the device.

Casa Jasmina team is happy to host and help Jacob and is looking forward to see him soon.

Follow next week the story of this first residency

 

 

 

 

regine001 Design talk: connected devices, design fictions and future possibilities

As part of the School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe’s four-week ‘Coming Soon’ program being held in collaboration with Officine Arduino, Casa Jasmina, and FabLab Torino, an informal panel and open discussion will take place at Casa Jasmina.

We will discuss about: speculative futures, connected devices and realizing designed fictions. 

Special guests include Regine Debatty, curator, critic, and blogger of the illustrious website We Make Money Not Art, and Berlin-based designer and researcher, Iohanna Nicenboim, whose focus is on creating meaningful interactions with emerging technologies.

Leading the discussion will be the instructors of the ‘Coming Soon’ program, Andrew Friend and Sitraka Rakotoniaina, a London-based collaborative duo specialised in designing objects, artefacts and devices as a form of storytelling to question and excite. Together they exam relationships between the known and unknown, the real and imagined in the individual quest to harness the sublime.

About our guests

Sitraka Rakotoniaina born in Madagascar and raised in Paris, currently lives and works in London. He is an Artist and Designer whose body of works ranges from fictional science experiments to speculative objects and devices. His work explores our relation to science and technology, encompassing cultural and social implications, as well as the beliefs and values intrinsic to their development. With a focus on the possibility of transforming individual sensory experiences, Sitraka often uses the human body as vehicle to trigger people’s imagination. He ‘crafts’ narratives through the conception and fabrication of objects and uses their ‘aesthetic’ qualities and theatricality as the foundations enabling a physical form of storytelling. Sitraka studied Industrial Design and Graphic Design/Multimedia in Paris, and graduated from the Design Interactions course at the Royal College of Art. He has worked as an independent Interaction Designer since 2006 and is currently represented by Nexus Interactive Arts as a Director on their roster. His work has been shown internationally including venues such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Venice Architecture Biennale, Saint-Etienne design Biennial, the Art Center College of Design. And recognised through awards and publications including D&AD, we-make-money-not-art, Axis Magazine, See Yourself Sensing by Madeline Schwartzman, Design and Violence by the MoMA, etc.
Exif_JPEG_PICTUREAndrew Friend is an artist and designer who’s work explores experience, and the relationship between people, landscape, and their desires. He is interested in the extraordinary, fantastic and desirable (or indeed undesirable) experiences and outcomes that may result from these interactions. His work spans a range of media, through narrative and drawings to large scale physical objects designed to promote, facilitate, and question these experiences, examining relationships between the known and unknown, the real and imagined in the individual quest to harness the sublime. His work has been exhibited and published internationally at institutions including The National Museum of China, Beijing, Welcome Collection, London, & Art Centre, Los Angeles, USA, in 2015 he was awarded the Arte Laguna Prize, (Land art division), Venice Italy. Andrew is currently studio leader and associate lecturer in the department of Spatial Practices, Central St Martins, University of the Arts London.
regine-debattyRégine Debatty is a writer, curator and critic, and founder of we-make-money-not-art.com. Régine is known for her writings on the intersection between art, science, technology, and social issues. She writes and lectures internationally about the way artists, hackers and designers use technology as a medium for critical discussion. From 2012 to 2014 Régine ran the weekly art and science programme #A.I.L. (Artists in Laboratories) on Resonance104.4 fm in London. She is also the co-author of the ‘sprint book’, New Art/Science Affinities, published by Carnegie Mellon University and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in London.
Iohanna (1)Iohanna Nicenboim is a Berlin based designer and researcher, focused on creating poetical interactions with technology. Inspired by complex socio-technical systems and scientific imaginary, she creates speculative futures and alternative presents in different scales and formats: from generative food installations to narrative connected devices. Her practice overlaps design, science and data, showing a critical and provocative approach towards technology and the way it relates to society. Her recent work is concerned with the social and ethical aspects of the Internet of Things, investigating what our role as humans in the connected home would be, suggesting we may become the objects of the systems we have created. In this way, Iohanna encourages a critical reflection on the models of the Internet and the use of data in our daily lives. She is currently a teacher at Node Center, part of the organisation team of Retune Conference, and a reviewer for TEI16: Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction conference. Aside from various workshops and residencies, her work has been featured in international festivals, such as FutureEverything, and books like DataFlow.
schoolofma Call for Applications| Coming Soon : Fabrication, Internet of Things, and Design Fiction

Program dates: 1 February – 28 February 2016

Special Holiday application deadline: 26 December 2015

Regular application deadline: 1 January 2016

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Can we create connected devices which reflect the subtleties and complexities of our human nature? Can we fabricate objects that lead to the creation of new cultural norms? What is the role of ethics in the creation of a new connected world?

In this four-week program* Coming Soon, led by Andrew Friend and Sitraka Rakotoniaina stemming from the RCA in London, the School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe, using a hands-on approach, will investigate the creative and expressive possibilities of Internet of Things technologies, electronics and sensors, and gain 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.

*This is a special program in partnership with Officine Arduino, Fablab Torino, and Casa Jasmina and will take place at their facilities in Turin, Italy.

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IMG_7792 SHARE FESTIVAL AND RE-PROGRAMMED ART WORKSHOP

It might require an other couple of months to finish the renovation  and be able to open the doors to visitors  willing to spend a night in our glamorous open source home of the future. Meanwhile, the Apartment is taking shape, the wall are being painted and we are so eager to have guest that we couldn’t stop from organizing a new public event.

As part of the program of Share festival, Casa Jasmina hosted a presentation and a workshop on the topics of open source programmed Art with Serena Cangiano of Re-programmed art: an open manifesto

Casa Jasmina is becoming a very cozy space! While waiting for the next public event and the official opening check out some pictures from of the event.

esacono1 ESACONO WORKSHOP – let’s make an open source connected sculpture

On the 21st March 2015, Casa Jasmina will host it’s second public event and workshop focusing on art, open source programmed art, and “reprogrammed art”. 

During the afternoon there will be a presentation and a workshop on “Re-programmed Art: an open manifesto“. The project involved a group of digital artists in reprogramming some works by Gruppo T, an Italian collective of artists that in the 60s pioneered the use of technology and algorithmic approach in their artistic practices. During a one-week hacking session in Lugano, artists have been asked to expand the Gruppo T works through open source hardware and software technologies, and to release an open documentation under Creative Commons licenses to support reproducibility, extension and further participatory developments of their works.

Serena Cangiano, one of the coordinators of the project will be our guest for the evening. After the a presentation about the project and the outcome of it, we are going to run a 1h workshop with the aim of building an open source kinetic artwork inspired by “esacono”

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