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ALUHUT WORKSHOP  (tin foil hat workshop)

at Chaos Communication Camp 2015

Make your own aluminum hat (much better than tin foil!!) to protect yourself  from any waves and all surveillance!! It is very very safe! :)) Just drop by!

DAY 2, Friday 14.8.2015, 14:00 – 18:00 h

C-base village, next to BER.

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August 13th, 2015 at 4:18 pm

How to make a POV headband for your phone

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You always wanted to shoot hands free Point Of View video but there is no Google Glass or a GoPro around? Here is how you can make a simple POV headband to shoot video from your forehead with your phone!  “Yes, I am actually filming you!”

1. Materials & tools: Sticky velcro, headband, scissors, needle and thread.

2. Stick the sturdy side of the velcro to your phone.

3. Any headband, winter or sports stlyle should be fine.

4. Stick the soft side of the velcro to the headband. For safety do a few stiches on the four corners.

5. Stick the phone to the headband.

6. Done! Make a lot of them! Shoot POV video together with your friends!

Aram Bartholl: Point Of View at Babycastles (FB), NYC
Feb 20. – April 10, 2015, Preview Feb 19, 6:00 pm (RSVP)
Workshop on opening night: Build your own POV head band for your phone!

Point Of Vision video shooting experiments with Atlantic Center of the Arts residents: Bonnie Ebner, Sally Hill, Maja Kalogera, Katie Loughmiller, Jane Remick, Tom Smith, Chase Starr, Merav Tzur at BayBar New Smyrna Beach, Oct 2014
THX everyone!!! :))

See also KATSU Mumble Cam™ for super quick & dirty POV video shooting!

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February 11th, 2015 at 5:44 pm

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Prinzessin auf der Erbse

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Nice one, Markus! Your 2,5″ external harddrive is super safe packed for transport!
Quick and dirty is an important quality of DIY. Yes!

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June 25th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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‘How to DIY’

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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 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!

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May 27th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

“Socially Active”

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Thx to whole curator and production team!

An exhibition of interactive artworks exploring contemporary sociality

Opening Night: 23rd April 2009 6-8pm, Exhibition Continues: 24th April – 30th May

Artists: Aram Bartholl, Cao Fei, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Paul Notzold and Thomson and Craighead

Curated by: Rachael Baum, Vivian Choi, Helena Copsey, Sue-Na Gay, Grace Zihua Lu and Sara Taylor

The University of Essex Gallery

pics by Rachael Baum

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April 25th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

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DIY Shin Guards

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As you might know Germany is quite crazy about soccer right now. On Sunday there will be the European championship final game Germany-Spain.

Of course the neighbour kids are playing soccer in the backyard all day long. One of them created these beautiful pair of bark shin guards. Nice!

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June 27th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

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„I.R.A.S.C. Infrared light against surveillance cameras”

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A simple DIY infrared headlight disturbs surveillance cams. I like this very simple but efficient idea. Any proposals for daylight non-IR cams?

The artists U.R.A. / FILOART will present this project tomorrow during Pechakucha night Berlin volume 8. See you there!

Pechakucha vol.8
20:20 h
at Tapegallery

“Infrared light against surveillance cameras” is an infra-red device working as a protection shield from infra-red surveillance cameras. Everybody can rebuild this device without special technical skills.

I-R.A.S.C. is a device giving every citizen a reliable protection from governmental security measures. I-R.A.S.C. is security against security and therefore a response to the dissymmetry of the forces between state and individual. Instead of showing and interaction among human-beings, or between man and machine.

I-R.A.S.C. demonstrates an interaction among machines. This is part of absurd situation – while the time and effort invested into protection measures aims at the alleged safety of the citizens, the individual looses importance in this safety concept.


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February 18th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

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Ariel started the blog on which he is sharing his beautiful do-it -yourself every-day-life projects. The light bulb is great and I also love the pencils.

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February 16th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

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