SHORT PROJECT II – PRODUCTION APPARATUSES The second short project was about designing an apparatus that makes a freely chosen phenomenon usable to produce something. The results were again each documented in a one-minute video.
EXCURSION TO THE SENCKENBERG MUSEUM Frankfurt – 17.04.2015 Mrs. Szymanski gave us a valuable insight into natural phenomena in an incredibly inspiring way. These included, for example, systems of intelligent distribution/supply/networking such as our blood vessel and nervous systems or the pathways in plants. Also on display were nervous and circulatory systems in glass and […]
VISIT BY CHRISTOPH GUBERAN 31.03.2015 Christophe Guberan experiments with materials and structures to extend existing technologies. His Hydro-Fold project was also developed in an experimental way. In order to continue his research, Christophe was invited as a guest researcher to MIT. In 2014, he started working with Skylar Tibbits and the Self-Assembly Lab. Here Christophe […]
SHORT PROJECT I – PAPER APPARATUSES In the first short project, the participants focused each on one phenomenal property of paper and developed an apparatus for this particular characteristic. The results were documented in one-minute videos.
INNOVATION WORKSHOP BY ARNO DIRLEWANGER 10./11.11.2014 Arno Dirlewanger conducted an intensive innovation workshop with us over two days, at the end of which conceptual approaches for our further approach to the project were developed. The first piece of advice he gave us for the innovation process was to take the indirect route or the uncertain […]
WORKSHOP ON THE ANTIBIOTICS CRISIS WITH RÜDIGER TROJOK 09.11.2014 Through animal and plant breeding, our environment is increasingly contaminated with antibiotics. Bacteria become resistant to them and even pass on their resistance to other bacteria. New antibiotics must therefore be constantly developed. However, there is a lack of supplies, not least because of a lack […]
EXCURSION TO IPK GANTERSLEBEN Gantersleben – 3.11.2014 During a visit to the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research Dr. Jochen Kumlehn (head of the Plant Reproductive Biology working group) introduced us to the functioning of genetic information, conventional plant breeding and the targeted manipulation of plant genes in a “crash course in […]
EXCURSION TO ART LABORATORY BERLIN Berlin – 28.10.2014 The ArtLaboratory Berlin sees itself as a platform for interdisciplinary projects in an international context. In the context of the current exhibition series [macro]biologies & [micro]biologies we saw an exhibition of the artist Anna Dumitrui, whose work in the field of art and science is dedicated to […]
EXCURSION TO BIOCAT TU BERLIN Berlin – 27.10.2014 At the TU Berlin we received a lecture from Prof. Budisa, Protein Engineering working group, on the artificial production of organisms. In addition to detailed background information on synthetic biology, Prof. Budisa mainly asked the question as to when one can speak of life. In view of […]
VISIT OF DUTCH DESIGN WEEK Eindhoven – 20.10.2014 The visit of the DutchDesignWeek in Eindhoven was an impressive source of inspiration for the project kick-off and was a nice opportunity to get to know each other better as a group. Both the graduation show of the Design Academy and events such as the nano supermarket […]