CAS Tools: Tech & Digital

DIWO* Culture.
Hacking Art/Sci/Tech & Activism

By 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.

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

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.


2 (E)CTS