DEAF07 – Interact or Die!
April 10th–29th 2007

Workshops at DEAF07: Some places still available!!

DEAF07 workshop

DEAF07 Interact or Die! Presents three hands-on workshops where artists from different backgrounds, students and technicians work collaboratively on experiments and new creations.

See workshops for more information

Some places still available on the DEAF07 workshops!! Apply online here: Application form

Contact and information: lyndsey[at]

DEAF07 workshop subscription extended to Sunday March 25th!! Apply here: application form

The basic ingredients for all DEAF workshops are: excellent workshop leaders, a carefully selected variety of participants, good ideas and materials.

The workshop leaders present the theory related to the workshops in the seminars Critical Ecosystems (DIY Networks) and Interrupting Realities (Tracking Technology), where all workshop participants are also encouraged to engage in the discussions and debates. The Hive@ Soft(n) workshop includes an invitation to collaboratively create a locative media game on the basis of an integration of the networks of the Soft(n) installation and the Hivenetworks project.


DIY Networks: A hands on workshop on media ecologies

DIY Networks

Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 April 2007
Cost: € 250,- / € 200,- student reduction, including lunch and workshop materials, entrance to the exhibition and the Critical Ecosystems seminar.
Location: V2_ Testlab 1
Maximum participants: 30

The DIY Networks workshop is oriented towards electronic artists with an interest in the possibilities of approaching technologies beyond the paradigm of control. The focus will be on sustainable, customised, weareable, networked instruments and sound ecologies. Participants are invited to build their own artistic micro experiments and perform hardware and network hacking. see for more information

Workshop leaders:
Alejandra Perez Nunez -
Jo FRGMNT Grys : T.O.B -
Sophie Gosselin and Juien Ottavi : Apo33 -


Tracking Technology

Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 April 2007
Cost: € 200,- / € 150,- student reduction, including lunch, workshop materials entrance to the Interrupting Realities Seminar and the exhibition.
Location: V2_Testlab 2
Maximum participants: 30

This hands-on workshop on Tracking Technologies is oriented towards performing artists/choreographers interested in using new technologies, as well as people with a technical/scientific background who want to apply their technical knowledge in an artistic domain. The workshop will set out to investigate data interpretations from real-time tracking devices and mappings of this data for artistic purposes, using max/msp. see for more information

V2_ would like to encourage applications from practitioners from a performing arts, dance or visual arts background who may not have experience of working with max/msp or tracking technologies.

Workshop leaders
Armando Menicacci -, Sher Doruff, Stan Wijnans, Cliff Randell

Hive @ Soft(n)

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of April 2007

Cost: € 150,- /€ 100,- student reduction, including lunch and workshop materials.

Location: V2_Lounge
Maximum participants: 20

The Hive @ Soft(n) workshop is aimed at people with visualiation skills, programming skills in Flash, PD, and/or MAX/MSP and general creative people with an interest in locative media and reporting skills.

During the workshop, participants will create a locative media game in which data interpretation, selection, broadcasting and visualisation of collected content is determined by affection. In order to do so, participants will integrate the wireless network of 'soft objects' from the Soft(n) installation and the wireless network of Hivewares from the Hivenetworks project and will develop the visualisation application to realise the game. The data selected while developing, testing, and playing the game will be broadcast throughout the festival, and on the Internet.

Workshop Leaders:
Hivenetworks: Vladimir Grafov, Alexei Blinov , Will Hall Soft(n) concept: Thecla Schiphorst

Hivenetworks: RayLab - Vladimir Grafov, Alexei Blinov , Will Hall -
Soft(n) concept: Thecla Schiphorst -


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