This meeting is about our current projects: “Italian pictures”, “The gangway,” “Learning at RUC 21st century workshops,” and we will also discuss possible future projects in collaboration with Experimentarium, BiMus, Roskilde Museum, and DigHumLab.
We are still waiting with bated breath for the answer to our Marie Curie application.
Today we discussed our mutual initiatives, among others, the Italian Pictures project, the BiMus project, the meeting with the Experimentarium, the student workshop project The experimental teamwork space (rektorpuljen), and our research ideas about Visualization: Social media and performativity.
The Italian Pictures installations will be exhibited at Roskilde Libraries from March 8, and we look forward to collaborating with the library about this exhibition.
Following up on John and Sannes recent meeting with The Experimentarium, we have invited Jonas Wang and Ali to join our next meeting March 27, 9.30 to show them the ExCylinder and to discuss our ideas and experience from other projects also. If possible, we will, however, seek to arrange a meeting earlier than that, preferably mid-March.
This Friday evening Bjørn Laursen opened the exhibition Italian pictures at Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Copenhagen. The exhibition shows the many evocative and sensual pencil sketches Bjørn has drawn during his visits to Italy.
Part of the exhibition is an ExLab project run by Bjørn, Henning Christiansen, Ates Gürsimsek, Steffen Thorlund and Morten Brandrup and the exhibition made possible a first presentation of the ideas and a prototype of this project. It aims at an intelligent, interactive, and digital version of Bjørn’s sketches and sketch books in a theatre-like and hexagonal shape – an intelligent hybrid of books, theatre, and exhibition sensitive to the visitors movements.
We have many things going at the moment in ExLab: the Italian pictures exhibition at Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Copenhagen, the FAB LAB initiative, the Viking Ship museum project, the BiMus Roskilde development project committee, the Orange Innovation network, a FKK post.doc application, a further development of the ExCylinder, and future application ideas.
This Tuesday we discussed all of these activities to find our paths. Several new applications are in the pipeline at the moment (Italienske billeder, Havhingsten, Landgangsbroen, Lyd, Intelligent spaces for teaching and learning), and John mentioned that some of the themes of the EU program “Horizon 2020” appear to be relevant to ExLab research. So, “why not give it a try” was his implicit question – we will discuss this question at our next meeting, December 11 😉
We also discussed the newly started FAB LAB at RUC and the question of how to further develop the relationship between ExLab and FAB LAB. It was mentioned and agreed upon that we should call attention to needs for equipment and also make visible in the FAB LAB some of the many activities of ExLab.