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In 2016 wordt Doing Nothing een van FoAM's prioriteiten. Doing Nothing is FoAM's praktijkgericht onderzoek waar we tijd en ruimte scheppen om te zien wat er gebeurt als we onszelf toelaten om te stoppen en te kijken. Gelinkt aan onze artistieke missie gaan we dit onderzoek in 2016 op ruimere schaal doorvoeren: we zien dat jaar niet alleen voor de betrokken medewerkers en kunstenaars als een tijd voor bezinning, maar ...

Cornwall prototype #2

The 13th and 14th of November 2015 the first FieldRobotics workshop was held in Falmouth, in Cornwall in collaboration with FoAM Kernow. This post describes the design for a robotic hybrid creature by the group led by Judith van der Elst.

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Cornwall prototype #1

The 13th and 14th of November 2015 the first FieldRobotics workshop was held in Falmouth, in Cornwall in collaboration with FoAM Kernow. This post describes the design for a robotic hybrid creature by the group led by Amber Griffiths.

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Meandering to the Frontyard

Like peculiar migratory birds–ones that go backwards–Alex, Luka and I found ourselves at FoAM again this winter for the celebration of surviving 2015 and six years of being a little family.

How to warp a tablet loom (/neolithic digital computing device)

Tablet looms have some interesting properties. Firstly, they are very very old - our neolithic ancestors invented them. Secondly they are quite straightforward to make and weave but form an extremely complex structure that incorporates both weaving and braiding (and one I haven't managed to simulate correctly yet) - they are also the only form of weaving that has never been mechanised.

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