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Splinterfields Workshops

Splinterfields is an initiative of several Brussels-based organisations (Constant, FoAM, nadine and OKNO) active in the fields of technological and media arts to foster collaborative, agile and flexible learning. The programme of workshops, study groups and field-tests is open to artists, designers, technologists and other generalists curious to explore tools and mindware for experiments in contemporary culture and daily life.

FoAM's Splinterfields workshops explore emerging technological arts through the lens of preindustrial crafts and contemporary sciences. Each workshop weaves together a traditional craft with a related scientific practice and a recent technological process. By entangling abstract scientific concepts with hands-on experiments, we aim to better grasp the basics of our tools and techniques, breathe new life into forgotten crafts, and viscerally experience the underlying interconnectedness of arts, sciences and technologies.

Stabilising origami
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origami
mathematickal-arts
Hyperbolic head
Bugne weave
Annotated performance
Counterweights
Moebius strips: dissected
Moebius star
Knots & dissections
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Stabilising origami
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