WORKSHOPS

DATES & VENUE

PARTICIPATION & COST

 
 
WORKSHOPS

In the context of the Hybrid City 2015 conference, the University Research Institute of Applied Communication (URIAC), along with the New Technologies Laboratory of the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens, present a series of workshops in collaboration with renowned researchers, artists, platforms and collectives. These workshops aim to further expand on this year’s theme “Data to the People” and aspire to shed light on the complex technosocial recombination that shape urban life in Athens today.

 

DATES & VENUE

The workshops will take place during 15-17 of September 2015, and will be hosted in the premises of the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies of the University of Athens, in the city center.
You can find more about the workshops’ venue here.
The process, as well as the possible outcome of all workshops will be presented during the Hybrid City Conference

 

PARTICIPATION & COST

To apply for participation, please send an email to the appointed contact person of each workshop. The email should include a short bio of yours (of 150 – 200 words) and a short statement (of 50 to 100 words) – both in English – describing your interest in relation to the workshop you wish to attend.

There are limited seats per workshop.

You are requested to register to the workshop after confirmation of your attendance from the workshop organisers.

Knowledge of programming is not needed; strong interest and enthusiasm are the only prerequisites.

Extended deadline for expression of interest: 06 of September 2015

For attendants of the Hybrid City Conference, participation in the workshops is free.

For those not wishing to attend the Hybrid City Conference, a special fee* for participating in a workshop is required.

 

Wave Your Open Data Magic Wand.
Cybersalon Hackathon
Cybersalon team – Sophia Drakopoulou, Benjamin Greenaway, James Moulding, Eva Pascoe, Simon Sarginson
15-16 September 2015
09:30 – 17:00

Wave Your Open Data Magic Wand. If you could wave a magic wand – what would you do to improve services and systems for citizens of Greece?
 
This workshop invites enthusiasts, creatives, practitioners, artists and techies to work together and create solutions and systems that improve urban life, show Greek culture as well as its flora and fauna in the best possible light and set to create alternative tools and approaches to better everyday life, engage a community, raise social issues and highlight social inequalities.

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Contact People for expression of interest:
Sophia Drakopoulou • S.Drakopoulou [at] mdx.ac.uk
James Moulding • james.moulding [at] opensensors.io
 
Bios:
Dr. Sophia Drakopoulou is a Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture and Communication, Middlesex University.

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Benjamin Greenaway is a Software, Automation and Web Engineer

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James Moulding is a politics graduate of the University of Westminster.

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Eva Pascoe is chairman of Cybersalon,

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Simon Sarginson is a Creative Technologist in-Residence for Cybersalon, Digital Futures Think Tank

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CONTACT: Facilitating information sharing between strangers with DIY networking
Ileana Apostol, Panayotis Antoniadis (NetHood), Katalin Hausel (unMonastery)
Special guests: Andreas Unteidig, James Stevens, Mathias Jud & Christophe Wachter, Michael Smyth, Minuette Le
15-16 September 2015
09:30 – 17:00

An indoors/outdoors workshop which explores citizen engagement in the smart city toward more conviviality and human interactions, shifting the perspective from sensors to senses, from Internet-based locative media to offline DIY networks, from algorithmic matching to genuine serendipity, from powerful mediators to local actors.

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Contact Person for expression of interest:
Panayotis Antoniadis • panayotis [at] nethood.org
 
Bios:
Ileana Apostol is a researcher of spatial production in the Information Age, and co-founder of the nonprofit organization nethood.org.
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Panayotis Antoniadis is a senior researcher at ETH Zurich.
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Katalin Hausel, MA in Philosophy, MA in History, MFA in Visual Art.
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Andreas Unteidig is interested in the relationship of Design, Technology and the Political.
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James Stevens is the founder member of SPC.org and lives with his family in Deptford SE London.
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Mathias Jud & Christophe Wachter have been working together since 2000 on participatory community projects.
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Michael Smyth is currently a Reader in the Centre for Interaction Design at Edinburgh Napier University, UK.
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Minuette Le, hdesigner researcher and strategist.
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Metaxication Inc.
The Athens Subsumption Group
15-16 September 2015
11:00 – 20:00

Metaxication is a well-established corporation, looking for passionate multitasking people, holding critical thinking and organisation skills to participate in a 2-day workshop for the creation of a prototype.
 
For this workshop our “laboratory” will be in the neighborhood of Metaxourgeio which will be examined through the lens of a “shadow corporation” as a node of international flows of capital and materials which have made this working class district into a hub of global trade.

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Contact People for expression of interest:
Ismini Epitropou • isminepi [at] gmail.com
Maria Athina Tzioka • maroutz [at] gmail.com
Penny Travlou • p.travlou [at] ed.ac.uk
 

Bios:
The Athens Subsumption, an open source diverse group of scholars, artists and architects first assembled in Athens in November 2014

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noTours: recording-editing-audiowalking
Akoo-o collective – Nikos Bubaris, Sofia Grigoriadou , Dana Papachristou, Giorgos Samantas, Geert Vermeire
15-16 September 2015
10:00 – 16:00

Drawing on sound studies, sound arts and walking as social research method and artistic practice, the workshop presents the theory and practice of creating an audiowalk. During the workshop we will lead a field-based expedition of walking, mapping, listening and sound recording in the area around the venue, and we will process sonic data in the lab in order to develop short sound stories for audio-walk experiences. We will be using noTours, a free software platform developed by escoitar.org. NoTours promotes the artistic practice of soundwalking through the development of audio composition and playback for locative media applications.

Contact Person for expression of interest:
Dana Papachristou • ntaniela [at] gmail.com
 
Bios:
Akoo-o collective is an open interdisciplinary group with a background in visual arts, music and social sciences.

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Members:

Nikos Bubaris is Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication at the University of the Aegean in Greece.

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Sofia Grigoriadou is currently attending the Master of Fine Arts at the Athens School of Fine Arts.

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Dana Papachristou is a musicologist and artist, focusing in the combination of arts through the use of new technological media.

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Giorgos Samantas is an anthropologist engaged with sound as cultural substance.

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Geert Vermeire is a Belgian curator, poet, artist, art education expert and librarian.

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*The cost of attendance refers only to the purchase of necessary materials, the provision of tech support and catering facilities.