Processing Community Day - Celebrate art, code and diversity

Making Kin with Machines and Other Worlds

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Lørdag 9. oktober 2021,  kl. 10:00 - 17:00


DOMEN, Inge Lehmanns Gade 2, 8000 Aarhus

The third year of "Processing Community Day" will be on the 9th Oct, a day to celebrate and explore art, code and diversity. This year the theme is Making Kin with Machines and Other Worlds and the event will be taken place at DOMEN, involving students, artists, designers, teachers, researchers, practitioners in the fields of art, design, and creative computing.



1 min summary from last year event:




With the backdrop of the ongoing (post?)pandemic circumstances, many of us may discover different relations and connections with machines, nature, surrounding worlds, and these have changed our work and play life significantly.


With the theme of 'Making Kin' this year, we want to continuously explore a diverse mode of working with code, and further point to the way in which we maintain and establish (new) connections with one another, both human and nonhuman life forms, and perhaps extending to other species, environments, and creatures. We are interested in how machines and code enable us to engage in dialogues with our human and more-than-human kin.


Following this line of inquiry, this year PCD @ Aarhus has chosen to contribute to the public community by putting together podcasts, workshops and talks from diverse practitioners who share different ways of working with humans, machines, and more than human kin artistically and culturally, imagining new ways of connecting the world.



The two workshops (2 hours) with the capacity of 15 people are offered for free:


Workshop 1 (10.00-12.00): A visual introduction to programming by Stig Møller Hansen


This workshop is for absolute beginners, or people who have only dabbled with programming for fun. The workshop teaches basic concepts in programming through the creation of visual forms. We explore how to build simple drawing systems with the nuts and bolts of code: variables, loops, conditions, branches, and functions. The workshop's two goals are: 1) to demystify and demolish any wrongful preconceptions about programming being a difficult activity, and 2) to highlight the vast creative potential that lies in being able to think and create with code.




Workshop 2 (15.00-17.00): Grow your own Cloud by GYOC



GYOC stores data in the DNA of plants and other living organisms. During our 2 hour workshop participants will have a chance to get familiar with the Grow Your Own Cloud project and understand the science behind. How do we store data in DNA? What is the infrastructure that supports it? Together we will envision potential futures that can arise from Grow Your Own Cloud. We will discuss and design new spaces and interactions that will dictate the future of Organic Data Storage.




Apart from workshops, we also have talks:

1) Life Alongside Code by Mace Ojala 

2) Coding into Dreamtime: Talking Plants and Digital Shamanismby Raune Frankjær

3) A Human Pretending To Be An Artist Pretending To Be A Crayfish by Kristoffer Ørum

4) 4 Students Staying with the Trouble: Image Classification & Tagging Bias by Sofie Lundby Andersen, Nina Isis Kinch Bolton, Sofie Fürsterling Mønster and Simon Feusi Ludvigsen

5) Loom as Computeras Time Machine by Nanna Debois Buhl


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