Living Structures and Swarm Bodies What happens when living organisms grow on designed structures made of organic, super fertile material, shaped by you?
A workshop where you create a design, print using a hacked 3D printer and organic material, which is a fertile breeding ground for a slime mould - see how the mold grows and redefines the shape of your structure.
During this two-day workshop you will develop and potentially print your own generative pattern, which will be eventually colonized by an incredibly intelligent organism: the slime mold Physarum polycephalum. Collectively we will develop an organically printed system and experiment with the circumstances under which slime mold colonies expand, exploring potential strategies for printing with living material. This workshop is trans-disciplinary – calling all designers, architects, developers, bio-hackers & artists!
On day two we organise a public event where we will show the designs and experiments resulting from the workshop to the audience, experiment and discuss with them.
The aim of this experimental workshop is to design artificial systems combining digital strategies and living material. We will introduce you to a brand new methodology for printing organic-based-materials. Practice and experiment combined with lectures and discussions will allow you to extend your knowledge. At the same time we will define the state of the art, identify the directions for this new development, and debate about the impact of these practices.
The cost for the workshop and the event amount to 90 euro (excl. VAT) for students or 180 euro (excl. VAT) for professionals. After you register, our event manager will contact you about the payment procedure.
Workshop 24 and 25 January 2014
From 10.00 - 22:00 hrs
Waag, Makers Guild - first floor
1012 CR Amsterdam