Blog Archive for Month: May 2009
DIY How to – Tutorials Selfmade Culture History of tutorials Craft Teaching Not off the shelf Appropriation by DIY Open Source Sharing Culture Open licence models Creative Commons GPL Knowlege transfer Evolution Variations Authentic / Real life Simplicity Video tutorials Youtube Fast Electronics Rapid Prototyping Arduino Show Print Internet Fame Views DIY – Kits Peer 2 Peer Free Exchange TPB Unexpected Entertainment Laser cutting Self-staging DIY Store Software Fun Tools Forbidden / dangerous Digital fabrication Radical TV Formats Self purpose Social Screencasts Hackinglow cost Recipes Trick Combining Building Learning Guidebooks 90sec
I am currently guest teaching for a week at the new media pathway of the Merzakademie Stuttgart. We have a lot of fun researching and discussing the huge field of DIY and How to’s. My favorite video of the day: IKEA BILLY. how to assemble the doors.
‘How to DIY’
Sharing Culture, ‘Do-It-Yourself’, and ‘How to’ tutorials. About the sense and nonsense of DIY. Youtube video how to’s and instructables.com as a new entertainment format.
What are the basic rules of the DIY genre and how did it develop in history? Which one are the best, funniest, most stupid and most useful ‘how to’s’? Where does the development lead to? What role plays Open Source and digital fabrication in this context?
How to’s for the sake of how to’s. Amateur, professionel and kids. Fame, views and hits. Fast and simple. 4 steps or 90 seconds. Teaching, sharing, show off and the technology driven society.
How to smoke smarties.
How to save the world.
How to order a coffee in Berlin/Vienna/NYC/Beirut.
How to build a bomb.
How to Sneak Into the Venice Guggenheim.
How to do a kickflip.
How to run a revolution in 5 easy steps.
Stay tuned for the results!
Hey everyone! I lost an important item at Amsterdam airport. I am looking now for someone who is travelling from Amsterdam to Berlin anyway and who could collect it at lost&found Schipohl on this weekend. Any ideas? Thx for help!
At the Testlab: ‘Fashionable Technology’ event next week I’ll present a new project: the Tweet Bubble Series, result of my excellent residency period at V2 Lab. In a couple versions we have been exploring different ways to display and ‘wear’ Twitter feeds in public. Come and check it out.
Test_Lab: Fashionable Technology
May 20, 2009
20:00 to 23:00
V2, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Come and Twitter your tweets with the Tweet Bubble Series, witness The Perfect Human performance, send a hug with the Hugshirt, and debate those experiences with experts in techno-ethics and wearable technology.
Featuring: Sabine Seymour (AT/US), Mark Coeckelbergh (NL), Aram Bartholl (DE), Cutecircuit: Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz (UK), and KOBAKANT: Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson (JP/AT).
*The term Fashionable Technology is coined by Sabine Seymour.
Clothing is an aspect of the human physical appearance with considerable social significance. Styles, logos and prints mediate our self-expression and publicly communicate our personal tastes and preferences. Popular ways of doing so reflect what is in fashion, which is under constant change due to new developments in fabrics, construction methods, ancillary objects, and their (re-)combination by fashion designers. ….. read on