Publications

La science n'est pas réservée aux scientifiques (professionnels)

[FR] Visitons ensemble un espace partagé où des citoyens développent par eux-mêmes les techniques nécessaires à leur vie quotidienne.

[EN] Let's visit a shared space were citizens develop technologies supporting their daily life by themselves.

Type: Web Article
Year: 2017
Author: Michka Melo
Attachment: La science n’est pas réservée aux scientifiques

An ecological role for assortative mating under infection?

Wildlife diseases are emerging at a higher rate than ever before meaning that understanding their potential impacts is essential, especially for those species and populations that may already be of conservation concern.

Type: Journal Article
Year: 2017
Author: Amber Griffiths

FoAM has left the building...

A memoir of 'The Great Ephemeralisation of FoAM bxl', a conscious closure of 14 years of FoAM's studio on Koolmijnenkaai in Brussels.

Type: Web Article
Year: 2017
Author: Maja Kuzmanovic

A grassroots remote sensing toolkit using live coding, smartphones, kites and lightweight drones

This manuscript describes the development of an android-based smartphone application for capturing aerial photographs and spatial metadata automatically, for use in grassroots mapping applications.

Type: Journal Article
Year: 2016
Authors: Dave Griffiths, Amber Griffiths

A new android smartphone app for geospatial mapping from drones and kites

This conference paper describes the development, testing and deployment of a free-to-use, open-source, android-based smartphone application for capturing geo-tagged aerial photographs for grass-roots remote sensing (RS) and mapping applications.

Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2016
Authors: Dave Griffiths, Amber Griffiths

stillness

Stillness is a visual wandering, a series of stills from a world in incessant motion. Nik Gaffney's photographs, taken over the course of one lunar year, are observations on materiality and time at turns ethereal, evocative and timeless. In Stillness, organic abstraction emerges from algorithmic concreteness. Page after page, a non-linear filmic sequence appears through juxtaposition and transitions, a flow punctuated with meticulous effortlessness. Somewhere between a documentary, a study or an artwork, the book itself is a fleetingly material object, a simple call to partake in the radical act of noticing.

Type: Book
Year: 2016
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic

GroWorld: Experiments in vegetal culture

At the intersections of culture, gardening and technology we can start to see how plants can become organisational principles for human society in the turbulent times of the 21st century. How do we encourage broader, longer-term cultural changes? What varieties of culture would be capable of forging symbiotic relationships between postindustrial human societies and the rest of the earth? How do we compost bitterness to grow beauty?

Type: Journal Article
Year: 2016
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic, FoAM

Durf Falen: Keep it Simple

Keep it Simple: Langeafstandsknuffelmachine wordt persoonlijke nachtmerrie, an article by Kira Van Den Ende based on an interview with Maja Kuzmanovic about one of FoAM's biggest failures: lyt_A

Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2016
Authors: Maja Kuzmanovic, kira vandenende
Type: Book
Year: 2016
Author: Anna Maria Orrù
Attachment: Organoleptic Interfaces: Exploring Embodied Methods in Foodscapes

Growing self representational life forms & some dusty software archaeology

Sometimes you stumble over a dusty collection of source code you haven't thought about for years and can't even really remember writing. This article is about a bit of software archaeology, Moore’s law and procedurally generating alien lifeforms.

Type: Web Article
Year: 2016
Author: Dave Griffiths