Digital culture/Friendfarm workshop

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Workshop leader: Robert Ek

6 and 7 June
08.30 Bus from Kalmar Theatre to Dyestad on Öland
09.00-15.00 Workshop, coffee break and lunch included
15.00 Bus back to Kalmar Theatre.
Adress: Dyestad, Bygata 7, Färjestaden

Digital Culture can be regarded as a praxis of communicative interactions between people on line. We do what we always have done, sharing knowledge, bending reality, but the speed has increased and distances have shortened.
From digital culture may emerge a digital tradition of knowledge gathering, production and collaboration as a mindset practised locally off line and reaching globally on line. Such a contiguous interplay between online interactions and offline practice can be found in different movements such as Occupy, the DIY movement etc., which have emerged on a broad scale in a short time. In this workshop we will participate with Kultivator, a collaborative artist collective working with farming in a local and a global context.

Together we will identify areas of interest for designers, artists, architects, programmers and interaction designers, and we will work collaboratively hands on with problems  of knowledge sharing and knitting distant areas together.

The workshop will take place on the Kultivator farm in Dyestad in rural Öland, an island close to Kalmar. Bring rough clothes!

Robert Ek is an interaction designer with a multidisciplinary background in history, media sociology and art.

Frederic Degouzon, (France). Annabel Pretty, (New Zealand). Maria Luisa Galbiati, (Italy). Eric Maquet, (Belgium). Takayuki Higuchi,(Japan). Junfeng Ding, (China). Steve Diskin, (USA). Yu-Chun Liu, (Taiwan) .Åse  Huus, (Norge). Elisa Bertolotti, (Italy).