Fieldguide to Random Forests

Research and essays from the programme with contributions by Maja Kuzmanovic, Nik Gaffney, Ian Ingram, Driessens/Verstappen, Wilfried Hou Je Bek, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Michelle Gerearts, Tivon Rice, Jan de Graaf, Jeroen van Westen, Antti Tenetz, Jacqueline Heerema, and others..

Type: Book
Year: 2018
Author: Theun Karelse
Attachment: Fieldguide to Random Forests

Dust & Shadow Reader vol. 1

A commonplace book about living in the desert. The Dust & Shadow Readers are self-published collections of writings and bibliographic wandering designed to accompany our speculative experiments with the Laboratory for Critical Technics in and around the deserts of Arizona.

Type: Book
Year: 2018
Authors: Stacey Moran, Adam Nocek, Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic, Ron Broglio
Attachment: Dust and Shadow Reader vol. 1


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
Type: Book
Year: 2016
Author: Anna Maria Orrù
Attachment: Organoleptic Interfaces: Exploring Embodied Methods in Foodscapes


stillness is a collection of ambient photobooks, a year long series of experiments with ethereality, materiality and time. Each issue is published by FoAM on or near the new moons of the lunar year 2015/2016.

Type: Book
Year: 2015
Author: Nik Gaffney


There are always reasons why some one writes and dis tributes abook. The "why" of this book can be an swered in at least as many voices as those that have contributed to writing it. The main motivation was to document the Data Ecologies Symposium 2014 organised by Time's Up in Linz, Austria. The subtitle of the symposium was "Tools and Lan guage to think out loud about futures", so Time's invited a range of practitioners to share their thoughts, efforts and expertise on the topic of how futures thinking and every day life intersect. The Book Sprint methodology, described as a "self-documenting conference", seemed like an appropriate way to gather the participants' excitement around thinking out loud about futures. Futurish is a product of this booksprint. It is a rough-and-ready collection of throughts and propositions related to futures, everyday life, experience and storytelling.

Type: Book
Year: 2014
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic, Alkan Chipperfield, Tim Boykett, Time's Up , Tina Auer, marta peirano, Julian Hanna, peter von stackelberg, trevor haldenby
Attachment: Futurish

PARN: Physical and Alternate Reality Narratives

The central focus of the project PARN (Physical and Alternate Reality Narratives) has ben dealing with the possibilities and problems of creating, presenting and representing narratives in physical space. This volume is intended to summarise the experiences of the project partners in the wide range of activites that took place during the PARN project.

Type: Book
Year: 2013
Authors: Nik Gaffney, Maja Kuzmanovic, FoAM , Tina Finnas, Cocky Eek, Alkan Chipperfield, Adrian Hon, Heath Bunting, Honor Harger, Martin Howse, Tim Boykett, Time's Up , Tina Auer, Matt Wieteska, blast theory , Lighthouse , Six to Start , Paola Orlic


FOODPRINTS is about defining the possibilities and mapping the territory for urban renewal. Our premise is that food plays a central role in the functioning of society. Viewing the city as an organism rather than a collection of fragmented parts, this project aims to explore innovative practices and methods relevant to the Stockholm cityscape and its urban planning policy. Biomimicry, future scenario building and systems thinking can help map the behaviour of citizens as a species and compare it to the workings of other organisms capable of resiliently sustaining themselves in their environments.

Type: Book
Year: 2012
Authors: Anna Maria Orrù, Johan Zetterquist, David Relan

Open Sauces

This book is designed as a collection of the “toasts” and their accompanying recipes from the Open Sauces dinner. It is a scrapbook – a “commonplace book” in the parlance of earlier centuries – and a book of commons. Commons, a term denoting shared public resources, can be traced back to the sharing of provisions, of rationing limited amounts of foodstuffs to feed a whole community. Similarly, Open Sauces offers bite sized morsels of diverse aspects of contemporary food culture – whether curious information, case studies, or specific techniques – to feed a diverse group of readers. The book also contains the recipes for the complete, seasonal Open Sauces menu.

Type: Book
Year: 2009
Author: FoAM
Attachment: Open Sauces


The review originated from a series of technically and artistically diverse workshops, organised by four independent technological arts initiatives in Brussels: FoAM, nadine, okno, and iMAL. The workshops responded to the need for a place where continuous learning and dialogue between peers is encouraged, with the objective of sharing of experience, skills and knowledge among diverse groups interested in emerging ideas, media and technologies.

Type: Book
Year: 2006
Authors: FoAM , okno , nadine , Matthew Fuller, iMAL
Attachment: .x-med-a.