What if the wc was connected to the fridge?
What if your lipstick was connected to the network?
What if your shoes took control over your hairdryer?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is used to refer to the advanced connectivity of everyday objects, devices, systems and services. This connectivity integrated into things, with intelligent systems able to take care of complex perceptual and cognitive functions, is possible through the integration of digital technology within objects and their connection to the network.
ADI-FAD, as part of the DEMO project, organizes a five session workshop to explore how the connections between the domestic environment and new technologies will affect the way we interact with objects.
The working sessions will be coordinated by two specialized tutors, who will suggest different scenarios and will lead the conceptualization and prototyping (both object-based and technological) of the different proposals.
These working and prototyping sessions will take place in the facilities of HANGAR (http://hangar.org) and will be supplemented with small project presentations related to the IoT.
The aim of the workshop is to generate functional prototypes which will be exhibited at Disseny Hub Barcelona (ADI’s headquarters) as part of the events taking place during “DEMO Day” on February 28th.
The workshop will be supervised by two different but complementary professional profiles: Jordi Canudas (designer) and Raul Nieves (developer). This tandem will allow the participants to prototype projects with a solid conceptual structure that are also technically viable.
Jordi Canudas (http://jordicanudas.com)
Raul Nieves (http://www.pratipo.org)
The maximum number of participants is 15.
No previous programming, Arduino or electronics experience is required.
A process of research and conceptualization will be required during the course of the sessions so that the chosen proposals can evolve.
Interested participants must submit a short letter of motivation (approximately 50-100 words) including a CV, at registration.
During the workshop the basic material for developing the prototyping proposals, will be made available to the participants. Any other material needed beyond the basic kit* on offer, will be at the expense of the participants.
*Basic kit consists of: Arduino, controllers, motors, cables, sensors, electrical material, radio frequency communication module, LED...
The organizers of the workshop will provide participants with the necessary technological equipment to create the prototypes. However, this material remains the property of the organizers and must be returned when the exhibition of the projects is finished. However, the opportunity to buy this material will be offered to the participants if they wish to do so.
January 31st, from 4pm to 8pm.
February 7th, from 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 7pm
February 14th, from 11am to 2pm and 3pm to 7pm
February 21st, from 11am to 2pm
February 28th, from 11am to 2pm
Until January 24th
Presentation of the results:
Once the workshop is finished, participants will have the opportunity to exhibit their work publicly at Design Hub Barcelona.
Taking advantage of “DEMO Day”, which will take place on Saturday 28th of February at the Disseny Hub Barcelona building, an exhibition will take place where the workshop results will be showcased.