Art teacher and paper artist Kiswinar ran a cardboard workshop over the Digital Design Weekend, inviting kids to make their own cardboard robots.
"The workshop is mainly me sharing my skills for turning the cardboard into something that looks unique. You can use it as maybe an artwork, or perhaps a decorative piece. But the thing is I want to share the spirit of reusing what you don’t use anymore, so we don’t put more things in the landfill
It’s kind of weird to see a cardboard workshop as part of a Digital Design Weekend, but I am incorporating LEDS…so the kids also learn how to make their own circuits and the LEDs become the eyes of the robot."
8-bit mixtape synths
At the Lifepatch stall, people were invited to come and learn about interactive electronics, DIY electronics, and find out about the collaborative 8-bit mixtape project.
Andreas from Lifepatch was at the Digital Design Weekend at the V&A in September - we asked him to compare with the remix in Jakarta.
"Firstly, the venue itself is very different. The audiences in London are the type of people who go to museums, whilst in Jakarta it is really random people. The people who come to Kota Tua, the old town in Jakarta, are mainly families having a day out, so the audience is really random.
Secondly, the gap in technology has an influence. I’ve been working with art and technology for quite a while but there’s quite a gap between the two here. People in Indonesia think technology is so advanced, so to get them just to come to our stand and ask questions is hard - whilst in London every five minutes there’s people asking questions!"