How can objects take on intelligences of their own? How can these intelligent objects in turn be used to create and critique how the future will be?
/ 8. October - 2. November 2018
/ four weeks, full-time in Shanghai/Shenzhen, China
/ Special two-week option available
/ up to 10-15 participants accepted
/ with support from Seeed in Shenzhen
Made In China is an intensive four-week program led by artists and creative technologists from London-based VVFA and Automato Farm based in Shanghai, China.
The aim of this program is to enable a hands-on creative exploration of digital fabrication and Internet-of-Things connected devices, while gaining deeper insight into China's cultural surroundings from an inside perspective. What are the implications of a society that can manufacture any new product on demand? What can we learn from such an approach to society and to life?
Made In China will emphasise the learning and use of digital fabrication techniques to examine how technologically mediated interactions can produce emotional and empathetic responses. Once repurposed, they enable us to experience distant futures.
Note: This program will be taking place in two cities. The first two weeks will be in Shanghai, China, while the third and fourth weeks of the program will take place in Shenzhen, China. This is in order to utilise Seeed Studios fabrication facilities located in Shenzhen.
For more info and to apply, visit: http://schoolofma.org/made-in-china/