A workshop by Ivan Henriques, within the Machine Wilderness programme.
Symbiotic Systems is a design exercise to explore how to adapt a machine to natural systems, with focus in the specific landscape from Amstelpark.
We'll brainstorm with the participants about the needs and functions of a bio-robotic structure inspired by the park’s landscape. Investigate how the relationship between this hybrid system and the resources and opportunities the park offers and re-think about a different equation: how to adapt machines to natural systems, looking at the environment as a partner from which we can learn to attempt to communicate with the living and non-living environment.
Concepts of post-humanism and autopoiesis will be the basis of the workshop.
Sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org – before April 01
Max 10 participants (please include a short motivation)