Knowledge is Natural

  • Deadline:
    Aug. 15, 2012, 7:45 p.m.
  • Location:
    the mountains over Salerno, Salerno, IT

Knowledge is Natural

For Knowledge is Natural, we will be in the beautiful woods of the south of Italy to explore the possibility to re-appropriate sensibilities and knowledge about natural environments, using DIY, sustainable energy sources, Augmented Reality, Natural Interaction, Ubiquitous Technologies and the re-discovery of human relationships and emergent, peer-to-peer creativity.

Knowledge is Natural, August 19-25 2012, in Societing's 3rd Summer School titled "Transmutation, the Next Mediterranean Way".

The Summer School is created by the Mediterranean Societing Academy, Centro Studi Etnografia Digitale, Università degli Studi di Milano, Università degli Studi di Salerno, AOS – Art is Open Source.

The workshop will last 3 days.

We will work within nature. Our lab will be an innovative camp in which we will give life to novel forms of collaborative study and relation, throughout the day. The woods will be our classroom.

We will build a DIY sustainable energy source.

We will learn how to use it to power up laptops, smartphones and custom electronics.

We will create various forms of in-wood peer-to-peer networks in both technological and non-technological ways, allowing us to exchange information, publish it in natural environments and propagate it onto the Internet.

We will disseminate digital information in nature, harvest it, share it on the web and on social networks.

We will augment reality, in analog and digital ways, creating accessible, usable, inclusive and interconnective practices.

We will observe human and non-human activity in nature, using networks and custom electronics.