091 Labs will be taking part in Galway Culture Night this Friday, September 19th from 5pm until late (or more realistically, 8pm or 9pm)!
Culture Night is a country-wide event where businesses and organisations open their doors to the public for a night of free events and entertainment. This will be our third year participating and if the last two Culture Nights are anything to go by it’s going to be a heck of a lot of fun!
This year, we’ll be holding a Sugru Build Night in association with tutorials mega-website Instructables. Sugru is a mold-able material that sets to a non-toxic, water-proof, cold and heat resistant silicone rubber overnight, allowing you to make custom grips, shock-absorbing bumpers for fragile items, seal leaky shoes, mend frayed charging cables, make any toy Lego-compatible (and at lest ten times more awesome) and improve almost anything. If you have something that you think you can improve, repair or just mess with, bring it by on thenight and we’ll provide the Sugru! Many, many thanks are owed to Sugru and Instructables for donating the Sugru to us. If you need inspiration, check out Sugru’s own suggestions or the Instructables Sugru tutorials.
As well as Sugru, we will be hosting an exhibition of artwork from Galway Pub Scrawl, Galway’s local social art group. They will also be running a mini-meetup in the Labs for anyone interested in doing some chatting and sketching. Or if you’re more gaming-minded we will have Board Games Club Galway playing some board games, suitable for all skill levels. Expect back-stabbing and cunning strategies!
And on top of all this we will have our members showing off their projects, arcade games, electronics, 3d printing and more.
The city will be absolutely jam-packed with events so get out there and experience what Galway has to offer!
The following is a guest post by Sarah Quinn about the upcoming Sound of Things workshop on April 1st.
This April 1st, the Sensory Archive Project is delighted to present a hands-on workshop in 091 Labs connecting narrative concepts with practical skills in interactive technologies. Collaborating artists, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori and Alicja Pytlewska, will present the narrative inspiration and explain the inner workings of the ‘Over Hear’ installation which opens at Áras Éanna on Inis Oírr.
This workshop will include a short artist’s talk by Fabio and Alicja, who both currently have work on display internationally. Check out the links of current work to get a little idea of the kinds of diverse projects Fabio and Alicja work on:
Alicja’s ‘PlayFood’ project is currently on show at MART (Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto) as a part of The Food Project. The Taste of Shape 09.02 — 02.06.2013 http://studioala.me/PlayFood-table
Over Hear – Opening on Inis Oirr 31st March 2013
Over Hear is an interactive audio installation taking place on the island of Inis Oirr, with the intent of creating a multilayered auditive experience built by merging elements of the folklore with soundscapes of the immediate environment. The audio recordings are composed into a new kind of melody, triggered by the movements of the audience interacting with the artwork.
Over Hear is the first undertaking by the Sensory Archive Project, which has been founded by interdisciplinary collaborators:
Researcher and Educator – Sarah Quinn,
Multidisciplinary Designer – Alicja Pytlewska,
Artist – Fabio Lattanzi Antinori,
and Textile Designer – Marie Molterer.
This project acts as a blueprint for the experimental creative platform we have begun to establish. SAP will support projects which result in works which features a sensory experience, contributing to the future online sensory library of data gathered for each project.
We believe in the promotion of artistic expression through creating works which in turn create opportunities for us to share our inspirations and skills through educational workshops. We promote interdisciplinary collaborations with an aim of breaking down boundaries and aiding unconventional expressions.
Over Hear – The Sound of Things series of workshops have been set up with the kind collaboration of the Galway Autism Partnership Project and 091 Labs in Galway, on 31 March and 1 April respectively.
At the end of the workshop all participants will be given weblinks to on-line resources in order to keep analyzing issues related to interactivity, electronics, Arduino and MaxMSP.
The Sound of Things workshop is running from 6pm to 8pm in 091 Labs on Monday, April 1st and tickets are €20.
Note from Padraic: Only ten places are available for this event and half were already sold the last time I was talking to Sarah. Book soon!
Another note from Padraic: CapSense looks really cool! “Capacitive sensing may be used in any place where low to no force human touch sensing is desirable. An Arduino and the library may be used to sense human touch through more than a quarter of an inch of plastic, wood, ceramic or other insulating material (not any kind of metal though), enabling the sensor to be completely visually concealed.” via Arduino
091 Labs will be presenting our fourth Ignite Galway event this Wednesday the 27th from 8pm at Kelly’s Bar, Bridge Street, Galway! Ignite is a global lightning presentation format where speakers have five minutes and twenty timed slides to enlighten and inspire the audience about their chosen topic. Our previous Ignite Galway events were great fun and this time around we’ll have live music from local band Cotton Ball Three to spice things up.
If all this has gotten you thinking about giving a talk of your own we are still accepting submissions – all you need is to be passionate about your topic and have twenty slides to run in the background. In fact, here is an Ignite talk about giving Ignite talks! It’s a lot of fun and very rewarding, so if you’re interested get in touch by sending an email to email@example.com.
There will be a screening of a French (English subtitles) sci-fi comedy film “The Green Beautiful” – La Belle Verte (1996) hosted by Transition Galway starting at 8:15pm Wednesday 21st Nov at the new 091 Labs on Flood Street. Entry is by donation. All are welcome!
As part of an intergalactic coalition, a well-meaning space alien volunteers to bring a message of self-actualization and harmony with nature to the one planet rejected by all her peers as incorrigible–Earth. This family-oriented French sci-fi comedy chronicles her adventures on the chaotic planet. Mila is 150 years old and has five children; encoded in her brain are two telepathic programs designed to restructure the thinking of destructive humans.
PG, 1 hr. 35 min.
Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy