Triggered by RFID DisCourse

Program and Speakers


Rob van Kranenburg at Triggered by RFID - Mediamatic RFID workshop 2005

Day 1 | July 13th 2006

Topics: RFID and society, technical possibilities of the technology, formulate project proposals.

10.00 - 10.15 Welcome and introduction by Klaas Kuitenbrouwer
10.15 - 11.00 Lecture Rob van Kranenburg

Rob van Kranenburg works as a professor at several art and new media academies. He co-programmed Doors of Perception 7 : Flow on the design challenge of pervasive computing. In this presentation van Kranenburg will place RFID in a wider context of increasing connectivity and discuss societal effects and issues surrounding the wide-scale adoption of RFID.

11.00 - 11.15 Q & A moderated by Klaas Kuitenbrouwer
11.15 - 11.30 Short coffee break
11.30 - 12.15 Lecture Daniel van Gils

Daniel van Gils worked for five years as creative programmer at IJsfontein in Amsterdam, and was involved in IJsfonteins' RFID related projects for musea. He is freelance teacher at the Academy for Communication and Multimedia Design, where state-of-the-art-technology is investigated for its creative potential. In his presentation, Van Gils will give us a quick run-through of the historical development of RFID technology and present the current technical possibilities RFID from high-end worldwide logistical systems down to local do-it-yourself tools.

12.15 - 13.00 Demonstration of the workshop RFID set by Daniel van Gils.
13.00 - 13.45 Lunch
13.45 - 14.30 Inventory research questions and group formation.
14.30 - 17.00 Formulate project descriptions.
17.00 - 17.15 Summary of today's work.

Day 2 | July 14th 2006

Topics: RFID in urban environments, RFID as service; From idea to Prototype.

10.00-10.45 Lecture and project presentation by Marcus Kirsch (UK)

Marcus Kirsch is a technology artist, new media designer and programmer. He will share his thoughts on the use of RFID in art, and present his project UrbanEyes. For this project, doves are fed grains with embedded RFID chips, that triggere recordings of surveillance cameras throughout the city, on the base of the chips' proximity.

10.45-11.00 Q & A
11.00-11.30 Presentation Rogier IJzermans (NL)

Rogier IJzermans is a final year student Communication and Multimedia Design, Breda. In his master thesis he claims that RFID should be seen as a service rather than as a technology.

11.30-11.45 Q & A
11.45-12.30 Lesson Daniel van Gils (NL) – From idea to prototype

||12.30- 13.00||||Q & A||

13.00-13.45 Lunch
13.45-17.00 Work on project ideas, assisted by Daniel van Gils.
17.00-17.15 Summary of today's work.

Day 3 | July 15th 2006

Topics: RFID for creative purposes, work on prototypes, small presentation of results.

10.00-10.45 Lecture Matthew Karau

Matthew Karau studied computer science, philosophy, and film and currently studies electrical engineering, He worked as a researcher at the MIT MediaLab and will present some of his RFID related projects.

10.45-11.00 Q & A
11.00- 11.30 Project presentation Soundtrackers (work-in-progress)

Sander Lammers, Nadia Karroue and Mark Post are students of Design of Virtual Theatre and Games at the School of Arts Utrecht (HKU). Together with the Cinekid Festival they developed a game called Soundtrackers. The playing space is constructed with RFID technology.

11.30-11.40 Q & A

||11.40-13.00||||Developing project prototypes, assisted by Matthew Karau.||

13.00-13.45 Lunch
13.45-16.00 Developing project prototypes, assisted by Matthew Karau.
16.00-17.00 Small presentation of results.