Archives for the month of: October, 2013

We Convert: Synthetic Metamorphosis

The Plant Orchestra: Conversation and Concert
by Christina Ertl-Shirley, Melodie Fenez, Ruth Waldeyer, 
tonight ! 20:30  

We Convert: Synthetic Metamorphosis 

A ‘WCOMTC’ multidisciplinary event

Köpenicker Straße 70
10179 Berlin


please spread the word! I´m happy to recommend a spontaneous Trockenschwimmen Workshop at ausland:

Sat, 26.10.2013 14:00-18:00

In this workshop participants will build primitive bots possessing synthetic emotions, exploring the possibility of of emotional connection between man and machines. this animated lifelikes help realize a thought experiment put fourth by Valentino Braitenberg, on the matter of synthetic psychology.

we start the workshop with physical exercises using sensory deprivation techniques (and bondage) to simulate the limiting world bots perceive and react to. After a discussion and a quick soldering tutorial we go into robot building.

Our bots do not use binary logic,  keeping circuitry analog in the B.E.A.M* robotics spirit. The circuit itself is deceptively simple, with two halves interconnected to form a base responsive/exploratory nervous system.

*Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, and Mechanics

more information here I´m a brave robot

Workshop fee 35 € (of which 20 € are material for your bot!) – please register a.s.a.p. at trockenschwimmen at

Sonification of an Aronia plantage near Aizpute. I make use of contact and noncontact methods for measuring electric fields and the internal resistance of the plants. This introduces a number of unspecified processes in the Aronia berries which create an orchestrated aletoric and site specific audio-installation.