**WORKSHOP | Soul of the Beast: The Magic of Chance/Chaos with Telemagic**
Saturday, October 9th
10:00 – 13:00 hours
Tickets at 15 euro’s available here: https://roodkapje.stager.nl/Cybernetic%20Dreams/tickets
**Please note:** to participate you will need to bring your laptop.
A workshop looking into the magic movements of code. Use the power of chance/chaos as part of your expression!
Understand the mechanisms of systems that control our surroundings. Demystify them – to further remystify them again with your own goal!
In this workshop we work with different datasets and/or steps to multiply the possibilities of our outcomes. How to make your robot/code/synthetic creature become a poetic stream. In this hands-on workshop the base is simple code structures that ensure you an endless amount of outcomes (you will never get the same result twice).
During the session we explore how to give meaning and context to these constantly moving and reiterating works. Feel the empowerment of letting one be guided by the oracle of the machine. Learn the basics to your own arcade-machine-oracle. Get to use meaningful data inputs from buttons, sensors & whatever you want!
The members of art-meets-tech collective Telemagic are bound by a drive to use contemporary technology for a deeper, richer human experience. Self-described “spiritual surfers” Cyanne van den Houten, Ymer Marinus and Roos Groothuizen oppose the idea that the invisibility of technology is something to be feared; instead embracing, cherishing and moulding it into something tangible.
Acting as an open media-lab, Telemagic creates manifestations, art interventions and tools that focus on a closer human connection towards tech developments. We make sense of technological mysteries revolving around the digital extensions and intentions of mankind, often in collaboration with other artists and makers.
09:30: Doors open
10:00: Workshop starts
13:00: Workshop ends
Cybernetic Dreams is a workshop marathon focussing on interactive and generative tools, organized by HCL resident Louisa Teichmann. Over the course of a week, we will breathe life into metal and wires, flooding electricity into cybernetic pathways. Starting with a workshop on sensors and servo-motors, Dennis de Bel lays out the creature’s nervous system. Now it is already time for its first words, as a workshop on speech-to-text tools by Federico Poni and Francesco Luzzana gives the beast its voice. With the help of roboticist Edwin Dertien, the disconnected pieces of its bare existence are becoming grounded into a robust body. After its journey of creation, all that is left for the entity to come to life is a soul. Telemagic awakens the creature’s spirit by giving it the gift of choice.
Sign up for the workshops individually, or watch the entire birth of the creature by joining the whole program. Sweet cybernetic dreams!