Digital Design Weekend poster.
Date
Saturday 18 November 2017 to Sunday 19 November 2017
Location
Lawangwangi Art Centre, 10.00 - 17.00

Welcome to the place where creativity and technology meet.

See how artists use technology to play with bacteria, unlock the secrets of music in the movies, play around with the building blocks of artificial intelligence, and have fun in tech workshops designed for children.

Inspired by the annual Digital Design Weekend at the V&A Museum, London, this remix presents creativity from Indonesia – especially Bandung – and the UK: showcasing new and inspirational talent from two countries, and bringing together artists, designers, engineers, technologists and most importantly, you!  

Collaboration

Robbie Thomson (Glasgow) x Abshar Platisza (Bandung)

Open Lab:
Galeri Soemardja, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Time: 11-17 November 2017, 10:00—17:00 WIB

Showcase:
Lawangwangi Creative Space
Time: 18-19 November 2017, 10:00—19:00 WIB

Demonstration: 
18 November 15:00—15:30 WIB (Drop in)

Performance with Tomy Herseta: 
19 November 2017, 16:00—16:30 WIB (Drop in)

Despite being thousands of kilometres apart, these two different artists have much in common. Robbie and Abshar are both graduates of prestigious art universities, both are just as interested in science and tech as in art, and both have explored everything from robot heads to bacteria in their work. Now they are spending a week together to create a new collaboration, especially for Digital Design Weekend Bandung.

Biome Collective (Dundee) x Sembilan Matahari (Bandung)

Showcase:
Lawangwangi Creative Space
Time: 18-19 November 2017, 10:00—19:00 WIB

Biome Collective and Sembilan Matahari are both groups of designers who work in tech, video mapping and public interaction. They’ll be using Digital Design Weekend Bandung to interact with visitors and develop their new collaboration.

Invisible Flock (Leeds) x Digital Nativ (Jakarta)

“Nada Bumi”

Showcase:
Lawangwangi Creative Space
Time: 18-19 November 2017, 10:00—19:00 WIB

Public interaction: 
18-19 November 2017, 11:00, 13:00, 16:00, 18:00 WIB (Drop in)

“Nada Bumi” (Earth Tones) is a new collaboration between Invisible Flock and Digital Nativ: an interactive sensory environment, where you can touch and explore the installation to affect it. They collected various samples from across Java and Flores in an attempt to capture the data footprint of these ecosystems at the forefront of climate change. Uncovering natural hidden phenomenons, the electrical energy that plants generate or the seismic patterns left in a lava flow, the work attempts to capture and highlight the fragility of these eroding landscapes and challenge our relationship to them.

Locations include; Goa Jomblang, Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, Baluran National Park, Komodo, Rinca Island & Flores Sea, Labuan Bajo, Ruteng Spider Rice Fields, Liang Bua Cave, Mangeruda Hot Springs, Mt. Kelimutu.  

Sampled elements include; water, soil, pollution, field recordings, biodata from plants.

Performance 

Robbie Thomson

“Infinite Lives”

Showcase:
Lawangwangi Creative Space

Performance:
“Infinite Lives”
18-19 November 2017, 19:00-20:00 WIB (Free, limited space)

“Infinite Lives” is a kind of live lab experiment, studying bacteria only visible under extreme magnification, surrounded by weird and fantastical organisms and robotic devices. Robbie Thomson’s experiments are transformed into projections, which react to a live electronic soundtrack.

Interactive Exhibition

Bottlesmoker (Bandung)

Showcase:
Lawangwangi Creative Space
Time: 18-19 November 2017, 10:00—19:00 WIB

A Jam Session with Bottlesmoker: “Sound from Daily Objects”
19 November 2017, 17:00—17:30 WIB (Drop in)

“Daily Object Relationship” asks the audience to tap, hit, rub or bang everyday objects from a typical household, to create sounds that Bottlesmoker will transform into music. We are asked to realise that we are constantly alive in the midst of sound and music.

Etza Meisyara (Bandung)

Showcase:
Lawangwangi Creative Space
Time: 18-19 November 2017, 10:00—19:00 WIB

Public interaction: 
18 November 2017 (all day)

Demonstration: 
19 November 2017, 15:00—15:30 WIB (Drop in)

Make music with Etza through your gestures or words – you and the whole Digital Design Weekend audience will be able to enjoy the music composition you help to create.

Workshop 

HMGNC (Bandung)

Showcase:
Lawangwangi Creative Space
Time: 19 November 2017, 10:00—19:00 WIB

Workshop:
HMGNC—Backstage Access
19 November 2017, 12:00—14:00 WIB 
Registration: Viandira.Athia@britishcouncil.or.id

Beats, synths, effects and sonic manipulation. Learn and experience the technicalities behind HMGNC's fresh new album, the producer duo behind HMGNC will unfold their secret recipes on bringing the distinctive "Bandung" sound to the electronic music scene. Be a part of the masterclass and expand your horizons in the fine craft of electronic music production.

[Attention, highly technical and only recommended for participants with experience in synthesizers and electronic music production]

Interactive Exhibition and Workshop

Hompila/Manaswara (Bandung)

Showcase:
Lawangwangi Creative Space
Time: 18November 2017, 10:00—19:00 WIB

Workshop:
Digital Music Production for Kids
18 November 2017, 10:00—12:00 & 15:00—17:00 WIB
Registration: Ridwan Arief (+62 817 241 4567) or Caca (Viandira.Athia@britishcouncil.or.id)
(Free, limited space)

Hompila is a music event for children and adults - with a focus on fun. Manaswara will remix it with a workshop to create a visual attraction from digital music.

Interactive Exhibition

Kuassa (Bandung)

Showcase:
Lawangwangi Creative Space
Time: 18-19 November 2017, 10:00—19:00 WIB

Showcase Kuassa Amplifikation 360—From Bandung for the Global Guitarists:
18-19 November 2017, 14:00—14:30 WIB (Drop in)

How do bedroom musicians from Bandung make music that ends up being used in Hollywood films? Join Kuassa and try all the software tricks and special effect plug-ins to make brilliant digital audio.

Interactive Exhibition and Workshop

Labtek Indie (Bandung)

Showcase:
Lawangwangi Creative Space
Time: 18-19 November 2017, 10:00—19:00 WIB

Workshop (Free, limited space)

Programming Digital Art for Everyone
18 November 2017, 10:30—13:30 WIB
Details and registration http://bit.ly/labtekprocessing

Machine Learning for Stupidious
19 November 2017, 10:30—13:30 WIB
Details and registration http://bit.ly/labtekmachinelearning

Explore Machine Learning, the basic knowledge that leads to Artificial Intelligence. With Labtek Indie, you can learn more about machine learning through an interactive workshop, as well as another workshop to make digital art through coding.

Interactive Exhibition

Notanlab (Bandung)

Showcase:
Lawangwangi Creative Space
Waktu / Time: 18-19 November 2017, 10:00—19:00 WIB

Demonstration: “Digital x Emotion”
19 November 2017, 11:00—11:30 WIB (Drop in)

Notanlab share a digital project that is still in the research phase, looking for lots of feedback. They hope that knowledge and suggestions from Digital Design Weekend visitors can help them in the next part of the process.

Tomy Herseta (Bandung)

Showcase:
Lawangwangi Art Centre
Time: 18-19 November 2017, 10:00—19:00 WIB

Performance:
“Extinct Frequencies”
18 November, 2017, 16:00—16:30 WIB (Drop in)

Performance with Robbie + Abshar: 
19 November 2017, 16:00—16:30 WIB (Drop in)

In ”Extinct Frequencies”, Tomy Herseta conjures a future dystopia where the environment has deteriorated, natural resources are gradually disappearing and all that is left are artificial things.

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