CAS Tools: Tech & Digital

DIWO* Culture. Hacking Art/Sci/Tech & Activism 
Marc Dusseiller, with guest lecturers
*DIWO = Do It With Others


To engage with the most pressing issues (e.g. environment, social injustice) of society, artists have embraced new transdisciplinary practices which combine the use of open source tools (OST) and hacking strategies in a collaborative manner with “others”. The workshop will focus on OST for environmental monitoring and artistic interpretation as well as introducing such strategies through case studies, hands-on experimentation and team projects.

Basic understanding of selected open source tools for environmental monitoring and first steps in sensing and
electronics. Learn how to use open source tools for aerial mapping. Improve cross-cultural/transdisciplinary
communication/collaboration and compare artistic practices in a global context.


Introduction into hacking strategies, group discussion of examples of artistic & activist practices, formation of teams.
Overview of environmental mapping methods, DIY aerial photography, field tests, experimentation and prototyping in groups, introducing open source tools for documentation and sharing.
Short presentations by the project teams, critical discussion and feedback, reflections and future directions of HaSTA.


Module supervisor
Marc R. Dusseiller, PhD in Nanotechnology, nomadic researcher, workshopologist, co-founder of SGMK and the Hackteria network, guest faculty at: Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore (IN), UCSB (USA), FHNW, HEAD, ETH (CH),

With guest lecturers

Location and dates
Toni-Areal, Zurich University of the Arts
Friday, 2 February, 2 — 5:30 pm
Tuesday, 6 February, 09:30 am —1 pm, 2 — 5:30 pm
Wednesday, 7 February, 09:30 am —1  pm
Saturday, 10 February, 2 — 5:30 pm


2 (E)CTS
MAS Art & Society > CAS TOOLS > Tech & Digital: DIWO Culture. Hacking Art/Sci/Tech & Activism

750 CHF (Early Bird application till 11 December 2018: 700 CHF)

This module is part of the Winter School ZHdK

Application deadline
11 December 2018 –  Early Bird
12 January 2018