Publications

Tanglebots

We ask for the theoretical points where weaving and computer programming connect and develop codes and code machines to pursue these questions.

Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2016
Authors: Dave Griffiths, Alex McLean

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

Triggers are for Guns; Reality is Continuous

Multimodal design can be applied in manifold interdisciplinary fields, from developing Web sites to planning dinner parties. This part of the book focuses on applying multimodal design within the context of “new” media education and practice, from the perspectives of both the design process and the users’ engagement with the works.

Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2011
Authors: Maja Kuzmanovic, Andrew Morrison

The Case of Edmond A. – a displaced system for alpha repair

Southeast from the river with the highest power of all rivers, the kind that conceives its force by keeping up a slow flow appearance, the kind that ciaries ancient myths and mighty memories, the kind that provides spiritual and electrical energy, it is there, in the jungled urban sprawl, in the plains beneath the mightiest mountains, the case of Edmond A.

Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2010
Author: Bart Vandeput (Bartaku)

Biomodd as a Paradox

Biomodd is a collaborative art project in which an ecosystem of different organisms coexists with a networked computer system. The Challenge is to bring biological life as physically close to electronics as possible, and create functional hybridity.

Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2010
Authors: Angelo Vermeulen, Diego Maranan

Resilients – We Can Change the Weather

This distributed, interdisciplinary project explores the resilient aspects of European culture, which can improve quality of life in the turbulent conditions of the 21st century. The project stimulates the development of a resilient culture by researching and producing cultural forms that fuse tradition and innovation (e.g. alternate reality games, biomimetic designs, urban gardening initiatives) and by creating opportunities for participation by a wide public in interactive events and experiments.

Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2010
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic, FoAM

Glitch: Designing Imperfection

A "glitch" usually fixes itself in the amount of time it takes for it to be noticed in the first place, whether as a scrambled cable television delay, a page-loading error on an internet browser or a jumble of pixels on an ATM interface. Glitch: Designing Imperfection consists of over 200 glitch images grabbed, composed and provoked by artists who present these complex fragments of color and lines as thought-provoking mistakes that merit being considered in an aesthetic sense, no matter if as art or as advertising.

Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2009
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic

Open-grown dialogues in trans-local experiences

This article is based on the conversations during the Hybrid Space held at Z33 in Hasselt, Belgium in May 2008. It aims to reflect upon and extend some of these conversations into a speculative commentary, looking at the relationships between hybrid space (in which physical and digital realities are strongly intertwined), globalised society and digital technology, from the perspective of contemporary technological arts and culture. The article was published in 2009 in the book "Space cowboys: how art creates, networks & visualises hybrid spaces", edited by Niels Hendriks and Rosanne Van Klaveren.

Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2009
Author: Maja Kuzmanovic

Transient Patchiness: The Slippery Territories of groWorld

Mongrels spawn from the amalgamation of “things that are grown” with “things that are built,” resulting in “things that are built that grow things that are grown.” Growth underlies both biological life and economic progress, being a focus of many emerging sciences, technologies and art forms.

Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2008
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic, Melentie Pandilovski

Open-Ended Processes, Open Space Technologies and Open Laboratories

Open space events enable the participants themselves to shape the agenda, allowing everyone involved to present and discuss issues that are most important to them. There is no passive consumption of knowledge, only proactive participation, learning and sharing. Open space events may not be suitable for all workshops, but its principles can be applied in a broad range of situations, regardless of topic or teaching method.

Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2007
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic
Attachment: Open-Ended Processes, Open Space Technologies and Open Laboratories