Caravels are autonomous waterrobots that feed on the micro-organisms living in local waters. By harvesting electricity from anaerobic bacteria and organic components (via Microbial Fuel Cell technology) they not only provide themselves with the necessary energy to keep in motion, but they also purify poluted water. During this workshop you will team up with artist Ivan Henrique to investigate the potential of these swarming waterrobots.
Together with artist Ivan Henriques we will explore the potential of these selfsupporting robots. Participants are invited to interact with and reflect upon the topic of technology and living systems. After an introduction to robotic technology, participants will go outdoors to explore the possibilities of harvesting energy and revitalising the environment. The 3-4 hour workshop further explores the topics of self-sufficiency, autonomy, interspecies communication and environmental swarm robotics.
Following his previous research into self sufficient cleansing robots (Symbiotic Machine) Ivan developed a new type of electronic 'organism' that feeds and fuels itself. By doing so he explores hybrids between nature and (technological) culture, creating new forms of communication between humans and other living organisms.
Information Workhop: Caravel with Ivan Henriques Thursday 15 December 14:00 - 18:00 Tickets: €25,- via this link
This program is part of Regeneration - Biotalk, a collaboration between Transnatural and Mediamatic, following the exhibition Regeneration which is currently on display at Transnatural Amsterdam.