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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

refreshingly nonspiritual


audio recording of the concert night

moderated by raudio aasland, broadcasted by

beautiful video by gaia and oliver




with this patch the frequency of a sound controls the intensity of a  light source connected

on this page you get more information about open source control of different media gangplankvademecum

it´s bloody incomplete but you´ll get an idea, send a message to ausland and kick of a new trockenschwimmen or ask your question there. we´ll connect you.


that´s another way, all under development:




biotec orchestra first day!