Through an open call we will select a maximun of 8 projects to be developed in interdisciplinary groups during a collaborative production workshop that will take place November 13-23, 2014. The workshop will be complemented with a series of conferences from international and local experts, linking different knowledge, disciplines and perspectives around the concept of collectiveness. The goal is to open new paths to analyze, understand and enhace ways of collective action and behaviour that benefit life in common.
Deadline for proposals:
October 13 OCTOBER 16, 2014.
With the participation of Daniel Lombraña
Technical advisor: Chema Blanco
Interactivos?'14 is an initiative born from the common interest of the Neuroethology Lab at Instituto Cajal (CSIC) and Medialab-Prado to explore new ways to understand, measure, analyze and tapper the benefits of human collectives in life, science and art.
The programme comprises a number of actions in varying formats intended to bring together different areas of knowledge, disciplines and outlooks on the notion of the collective, in the form of discussion and practical sessions. It aims to involve professional and amateur scientists, artists, designers, engineers, town planners, educators, sociologists, activists, entrepreneurs, people connected with public administration and any citizen interested in being part of this process of experimentation and reflection. Based on experimental studies and data analysis, the programme will be addressing issues such as the following:
The workshop will run a maximum of 8 proposals in parallel, selected by open competition and putting forward different forms of creative experimentation with technology for measuring, analysing and organising collective behaviour and action.
Of the submitted projects, a maximum of 8 will be selected for development in the workshop, which will be held from November 13 -23.
The proposals submitted must be open to participation by people interested in collaborating and who can contribute to the workshop while it is in progress.
Initiatives may be submitted individually or collectively. Each participant or team may enter as many submissions as they wish.
Once the projects have been selected, a registration period will open for those who want to take part as collaborators in each. The registration period for collaborators will open on October 17 via the Medialab-Prado website.
During the workshop, ideas will be tested out and prototypes will be developed by participants working in groups coordinated by the project promoter and including everyone interested in collaborating. The groups will be supported and advised by invited technical assistants and teachers, and will also have the space, equipment and materials they need to run their projects.
We assume that any work done in the workshop will use free and open software, that the projects will be based on open standards and that the results will be available under licensing that allows re-appropriation, reuse and distribution of the same.
The workshops will be run in English and Spanish.
The workshop is aimed especially at projects and collaborators from Madrid. In the case of projects and collaborators from outside Madrid, each participant will have to pay their own accommodation and travel expenses.
At the end of the workshops an exhibition of the resulting prototypes will be held for a minimum of one month.
Anyone interested in taking part in the workshop should complete and return the form shown below.
13 16 October 2014
For further information: talleres(at)medialab-prado.es