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STEIM is organising a Micro Jamboree from Dec 11 - 14, bringing together specialists in the field of sensor systems and their applications. Posts to this blog are managed by STEIM. If you want to add an entry, you can do so by emailing the text to jamboree [at] steim [dot] nl.

The Day After - Friday, December 15, 2006
 

The Micro Jamboree 2006 has ended, and today we're preparing for the open days this weekend. While moving speakers, tables, joysticks and empty beer bottles, we receive more visual material from last week.

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Andrei Smirnov - presentation on Wednesday:
 




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The interactive ball - presentation by Tom Tlalim & Voldemars Johansons on Wednesday:
 



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Self-build controllers by Taku Mizuta Lippit and Uli Böttcher:
 



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Mazen Kerbaj in action during the concert on thursday:
 


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Atau Tanaka in action during the concert on thursday:
 


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Anne LaBerge's contribution
 

One of the most delightful threads that caught my attention in the Jamboree presentations and concerts was the notion that collaborations offer artists opportunities to develop their material, ideas and works in ways that working alone fall short. In other words, in our present time when we have the means to build, program, perform and administrate our own works it is important to learn to share these tasks in the creative process. In the presentations by Lex (Xport & Wipost, The Hague Conservatory) and Dan Overholt (CUI, UCSB) it was sometimes mentioned and sometimes even stressed that projects that involve collaborative efforts found their way into deeper artistic territory. It was also brought to our attention that the concepts of bigger, faster, better technology were not always the most useful anymore. Issues such as creative nuance, human behaviour, compromises for specific uses, replecations of the analogue world, were seriously considered in their discussions of hardware, software and artistic developments.

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Micro Jamboree - Posts per day
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006


Condensed Micro Jamboree program:

Meetings
Monday Dec 11: LiSa - current and future developments
Tuesday Dec 12: Hardware Meeting - Platforms for connectivity, creativity and community
Wednesday Dec 13: Applications Meeting - Presentations about the practice of using sensor systems

Concerts
Wednesday Dec 13: Tom Verbruggen, Uli Böttcher & Paul Hubweber, Christine Sehnaoui & Michel Waisvisz
Thursday Dec 14: Taku Mizuta Lippit, Shackle, Atau Tanaka, Joel Ryan & Mazen Kerbaj

Installations
Monday Dec 11 - Thursday Dec 14: Locus Sonus & Tom Verbruggen

Full program

STEIM Open Days:
Saturday & Sunday Dec 16 & 17 from 11:00h-18:00h


Participants:
Simon de Bakker, Frank Baldé, Massimo Banzi, CK Barlow, Uli Böttcher, Lex van den Broek, Emmanuel Flety, Robert van Heumen, Paul Hubweber, Voldemars Johansons, Mazen Kerbaj, Anne LaBerge, Takuro Mizuta Lippit, META (Making Electronic Thingies Amsterdam), Andreas Otto, Dan Overholt, Joel Ryan, Per Samuelsson, Christine Sehnaoui, Peter Sinclair & Locus Sonus (Brett Bhalogh, Nico Bralet, Lydwine Van der Hulst), Andrei Smirnov, Stock, Atau Tanaka, Tom Tlalim, Tom Verbruggen, Michel Waisvisz, Rene Wassenburg...


 

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