Sewing Mushroom Throwies - Yarn Graffiti Workshop Part 2

Mushroom Throwies

Yarn throwies are small textile objects with magnets which can be thrown to ferro metallic surfaces in and out of reach. This workshop will give you the chance to learn how to sew your own mushroom-shaped yarn throwie. Take it home or well plant it public space as a soft graffiti intervention!

This workshop is a follow-up event to a previous workshop on Yarn Bombing thanks to which the Yarn Throwie was invented!

All required maretials and tools will be provided. Suitable for sewing-beginners as well as advanced textile hackers!

Workshop: September 8th, 7pm - 11pm, Open Design City

Workshop fee: 6 - 9 Euro

Questions? Mail Semi!

Find this event on facebook.

Introduction to Processing Workshop(s)

 

Processing

Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions. 

Initially developed to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing also has evolved into a tool for generating finished professional work. Today, there are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning, prototyping, and production. In the recent words of Ben Fry, one of the co-creators of the project:

 

"Processing seeks to ruin the careers of talented designers by tempting them away from their usual tools and into the world of programming and computation. Similarly, the project is designed to turn engineers and computer scientists to less gainful employment as artists and designers."

 

http://processing.org/

 

 

Part 1 : Everything you always wanted to know about Processing but were afraid to ask | Tue Sep 13th

Prerequisite: No previous programming experience required, just an open mind and an idea of how you would like to use Processing in your work.

 

The beginning half of this workshop will start in a traditional talk format, and explain the basics of type-based programming, and things like variables, datatypes, methods, and functions.

The remaining half will be conducted in a open format, with questions, discussion, and hands-on coding in discovering methods and techniques.

 

Part 2 : Applied Learning and Problem Solving with Processing | Wed Sep 14th

Prerequisite: Part 1 of this workshop, a previous workshop from me, or previous experience with Processing

 

During the first half of this workshop, participants will use hands-on techniques in order to complete exercises designed to give them experience in problem solving using Processing.

For the second half of the workshop, Jesse will help participants design a custom program featuring one or more modes of interaction.

 

 

Bio

Jesse Scott is a new media artist, producer, coder, designer, visualist, curator, writer, and blogger. 

He has used Processing to create live visuals, light up large led matrices, drive laser cutters, control 3D puppets, and make custom Android applications.

http://www.memelab.ca/

http://www.graffitiresearchlab.de/

 

Details

Please pre-register with jessecolinscott@gmail.com

Workshop limited to 12 people

 

Participants encouraged to bring their own laptop, with the latest version of Processing downloaded and installed 

http://processing.org/download/

 

Workshops run from 7pm to 10pm at Open Design City (betahaus)

PrinzessinnenStr. 19-20, 10969, Berlin (U8 Moritzplatz)

http://opendesigncity.de/

 

€40 for non-members, and €25 for members

(€25 / €15 for one night only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hack the Flohmarkt

Over the last year we have accumulated much. We have grown our shared resources and facilities, and for this we thank you all.

What has also grown, is a large amount of Stuff which might well be useful one day, or which we intend to do something really cool with.

This stuff is really cool. That one day has arrived.

It is time.

On the 27th and 28th of August we will have a Hack the Flohmarkt event - here you can take great stuff home, or turn it into something even cooler with our tools. Anything left over will go to the bin (wasteful I know but 15o sqm isn't big enough for every cool thing we find, hopefully you can help mitigate this waste).

If any of this Really Cool Stuff belongs to you and you are horrified at the idea of someone else hacking or adopting it, then please arrange to take it somewhere safe, or for safe storage at ODC (speak to Jay) before the 26th.

The Fun Starts at 12.00 on Saturday

 

 

workshop for "bikeXtensions"

Hallo,

nach dem Tagesworkshop zum experimentellen Lastenradbau veranstalten wir,

( Tom Hansing von anstiftung&ertomis und Christophe und Jay von der Open Design City)
einen Workshop für "bikeXtensions" !

Das zentrale Thema des Workshops:
Wie kann man aus "normalen" Rädern Transportrad machen?

Was ihr machen könnt wenn Ihr an dem Workshop interessiert seid:
Überlegt Euch Situationen, wo Ihr gerne etwas mit dem Fahrrad transportieren wollt,
aber es nicht mit dem eigenen Fahrrad möglich ist, ( Etwa große Platten oder lange Holzleisten vom Baumarkt zu holen, Matraze, Möbel oder einfach sperrige Dinge) und skizziert Eure Ideen und bringt sie mit.

Für die Anmeldung bitte an eine Mail an mich:  cvail101@gmail.com

Am Freitag Abend, 19. August um 19.00h starten wir  und sammeln Ideen.
Am Samstag um 19.30h legen wir dann los!

Zur Verfügung stehen allerlei Handwerkzeuge,  CNC-Maschine, Lasercutter, Nähmaschine etc.
auch Materialien wie Kunststoffplatten,  Aluminium-Stäbe,Stahl, Flachware,  Schrauben, PVC-Bannermaterial.

Wo? Na klar,  in der Open Design City

 

Teilnahmegebüren liegen bei 15€, mehr geht auch .

Ihr bekommt Euer Teil  und könnt es nutzen und wir bekommen Fotos, Videomaterial und Beschreibungen.

Der Gedanke des Workshops ist auch, das Lösungen gefunden werden die andere Leute nachbauen können und weiter entwickeln können, nach dem Open Source Prinzip.

Bisherige Ideen für Erweiterungen:
- Transporthilfe für Haushaltsnähmaschine
- Halterung zum Transport für Workshopkisten (etwa im Format eines Bananenkartons)
- Erweiterung für mobile Siebdruck-station ( für spontane Aktionen, Festivals)
- Früchtekisten an Fahrrad montiert
- extra lange Satteltaschen aus Werbebannermaterial
- Fahrradanhänger aus alten Trolley/Koffer

Zeitplan:

Freitag Abend 19.00h:
Ideenfindung in Form von Skizzen, 2er und 3er Teams

Samstag, 20. August
9:30h Starten
Stationen durchgehen: Nähmaschine, Metallbearbeitung, Holzbearbeitung,
Ideen und voorgehensweise besprechen, Maße nehmen und loslegen/Begin Prototypenbau
12.30-13.30h essen gehen, Selbstversorgung oder Gemeinsames Buffet?
15.30h Zwischenbilanz Präsentation, Fotos, Skizzen, Dokumentation, Uploaden der Materialien auf Blog/Wiki
bis 18.00h

Sonntag, 21. August
9.30h Starten
12.30-13.30h essen gehen, Selbstversorung / oder Pizza bestellen?
17.00h Präsentation, mit anschließender Diskussion
18.00h Aufräumen

Uncompleted translation in English:

Hi,

after the experimental cargo-bike workshop, we ( Tom Hansing from anstiftung&ertomis and Christophe and Jay from Open Design City) will host a workshop for "bikeXtensions".

The topic of the workshop:
How can you transform a normal bike into a cargo-bike.

If interested in the workshop:
Think about situations, where you would like to use a bike for carrying things, but it´s not possible with your own bike ( i.e. large boards,.., from the diy-shop, matress, furniture, etc.) Please make sketches, scribble your ideas and bring it to the ODC.....

many greetings
Christophe

Experimenteller Frachtrad – Bau – Workshop / experimental cargo-bike workshop

Hallo Zusammen,

am 02.August |  9:30 Uhr – 19:00 Uhr wollen wir in einem Tagesworkshop 3 bis 5 Transporträder aus Alt-Rädern +  Einkaufwagen ( 210 Liter) bauen. Das tolle daran: Anstatt zu Schweißen wird mit Schellen und Verbindern gearbeitet. Abgesehen vom Bau der Räder wollen wir herausfinden, wie gut der Bauplan umzusetzen ist und was an diesem Konzept ggf. verbessert werden kann. Auf dem Projekt-Wiki werden die Ergebnisse dokumentiert. Beim anschließenden „Jour Fixe“ in der ODC werden die Tagesergebnisse dann vorgestellt …

Bauplan: http://www.bicyclelaneindustries.com/bli/cartbike/

Projekt-Wiki: http://werkstatt-lastenrad.wikidot.com

Jede/r ist eingeladen sich zu beteiligen. Bringt Fahrräder, Einkaufswagen und Co mit (sofern verfügbar), denn wir haben nur eine begrenzte Anzahl von Alt-Rädern und Einkaufswagen … Schellen und Verbinder, Werkzeug und Lagerplatz sind vorhanden. Für 3-5 Projekte übernimmt die Stiftungsgemeinschaft anstiftung & ertomis die Kosten, sofern das fertige Rad anschließend auch an andere verliehen wird. Wie?Was?Warum? >>> Konkrete Information: tom.hansing@anstiftung-ertomis.de ; Mobil:  0179-7752677

Anmeldung: Christophe Vaillant,  cvail101@gmail.com

Ankündigung auf Facebook

Bisher sind dabei: Prinzessinengarten, SDW-Neukölln, Ton-Steine-Gärten

Hello Everybody,

2nd of August, 9.30am – 7.00pm the Open Design City will host a one-day workshop to build 3 to 5 cargo-bikes out of old bicyles and shopping carts ( 210 liters). What´s so nice about it: instead of welding we will work with clamps and clips. Besides the the purpose of construction we want to test the feasibility of the How-to and explore improvements. The results will be documented on our project-wiki. In the evening we will have our regular monthly workshop-cargo-bike meeting and present the results of the day.

How-To: http://www.bicyclelaneindustries.com/bli/cartbike/

Project-Wiki: http://werkstatt-lastenrad.wikidot.com

Everbody is invited to come and get involved. Bring your old bikes, Shopping carts, because we have on a limited amount of old-bikes and carts… clamps, connectors, tools and storage are provided. For 3-5 projects the foundation Stiftungsgemeinschaft anstiftung & ertomis will cover the costs, if the constructed bike will be lend to others.

How? What? Why? >>>more information:  tom.hansing@anstiftung-ertomis.de ; Mobil:  0179-7752677

registration for workshop : Christophe Vaillant,  cvail101@gmail.com

announcement on Facebook

participating initiatives: Prinzessinengarten, SDW-Neukölln, Ton-Steine-Gärten

see you
Tom and Christophe

Guerilla Birdhouse Lab: Make a little birdhouse in your kiez part 1.

Photo Credit

Come, play, design and build your own birdhouse, then share it with the world. 15th August,

“Make a little birdhouse in your Kiez” will show people how to make bird houses from trash and then place them in public spaces – trees, lamp-posts, street signs and buildings. This process will educate people about waste, and engage them directly in improving directly their urban environment. The birdhouses themselves will create a provocation, bring birdsong to the streets and make the Kiez just that little bit nicer for everyone in it. The project would manifest in workshops – street actions and documented online with a how to replicate in your own Kiez.

The first of these workshops will take the form of a lab, we invite you to come and share your knowledge of Birds in the city - if you have any, but more importantly to come, play and prototype birdhouses from local recycled materials you've found in the neighbourhood.

We will then document our outcomes and place the birdhouses on Lamp-posts, trees, buildings and street signs in the neighborhood, creating a welcoming habitat for birds to share the city with us.

We then invite you to run your own workshop to share your knowledge with a local neighborhood project, school, or just spontaneously at an event. There will be a small budget to help you with this.

If you would like to join in please sign up here.

If you would like to host a workshop in your community space please email me.

Note: This workshop is free, payment will be in the form of documentation - so please bring tools to help photograph and share your knowledge with the world.

A massive thanks to Awesome Foundation, Berlin Branch, for making this all possible

I,Culture Meet up.

The I,Culture project is about to kick off, on 12th July @ 19:00 in Open Design City, we would like to meet with everybody who would like to take part in it. We will explain you a bit more about the project (I'Culture), get to know each other, and find out what are your expectations about this project.

If you like to know more about what the I,Culture is about you can check:

If you have any questions please contact,
Pedro Pineda: pedro.p@wecreativepeople.com
Francesca Lavigna: francesca.lavigna@citizens-of-europe.eu

Looking forwards to meet you!

KREUZBERG 36 CHAIR-ITY WORKSHOP

Kreuzberg 36 Chair

Mit Le Van Bo (Hartz IV Möbel).

Kurs für Anfänger mit zwei linken Händen.

Kursgebühr: 64 Euro (0 Euro für Hartz IV Wohnung-Supporter, Hartzis und startnext-Supporter)

Material: 36 Euro (Buche Leimholz, Pappel Sperrholz, FSC Zertifikat), ohne Lackfarbe

Der Kreuzberger Architekt Le Van Bo baut mit Dir den Kreuzberger Küchenstuhl, damit das Kreuzberger Kreativlabor Open Design City auf die Beine kommt: Das ist, was wir unter CHAIR-ity verstehen.

Der Erlös kommt der Open Design City, um den Erhalt und den Aufbau der Werkstatt zu fördern.

Bau Dir Deinen eigenen Kreuzberger Küchenstuhl (Entwurf Le Van Bo). Der Kreuzberg 36 Chairl wurde für das Kreuzberger Theaterhaus HAU entworfen und wurde bereits vom Goethe Institut in China (Taiwan Design Expo) ausgestellt. Das Möbel eint viele Klassiker der Moderne, u.a. Jean Prouvé, Egon Eiermann und den Frankfurter Küchenstuhl.

Ein Ticket gilt für das Material für EINEN Stuhl.

Was in diesem Kurs vermittelt wird:

• Umgang mit Japansäge

• Mini-Crashkurs Holz als Baustoff

• Biegetechnik mit Schraubzwingen

• Holzdübelung

Workshop-Zeiten:

Freitag, 29. Juli 2011 16-20 Uhr (Vortrag "7 Stühle, die die Welt veränderten", Biegetechnik, Formsägen)

Samstag, 30. Juli 2011 10-17 Uhr (Dübelungen, Schleifen)

Sonntag, 31. Juli 2011 10-17 Uhr (Verleimen mit Schraubzwingen)

18 Uhr Guerilla Lounging (freiwillig) in Kreuzberg


Mehr Infos zum Kreuzberg 36 Chair hier:

www.hartzivmoebel.de

Hinweis: Die Teilnehmer erklären sich bereit, dass der Workshop dokumentiert wird und im Internet/Fernsehen ausgestrahlt wird.

Book your ticket here

 

Presentation and Discussion: Michel Bauwens

Foto: Michael Bauwens

Ladies and Gentlemen, this Saturday we have a last minute special treat for you. Michel Bauwens has kindly agreed to do a spontaneous presentation at ODC followed by an open discussion.

Michel is the founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property, and a prominent thinker and blogger around technology, peer to peer production and alternative economic models. You can catch him in the Future of Money Video below.

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We hope you can make it for what should be an interesting presentation and lively discussion.

Michel will be asking for a donation after his presentation.

The event will take place on Saturday 2nd at 18.00, for those of you unfamiliar with ODC I will give a small tour at 17.30

 

 

 

Enable Berlin: Colloquium

 

We are proposing to meet every two weeks. To share ideas, projects that we are doing or papers that we are interested on.

Check Enable Berlin for more info

 

 

 


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