The evenings are getting longer, so a perfect time to enjoy a great evening of interaction design. This happened Rotterdam #7 will take place on Tuesday October 13th 2015 at WORM. We are proud to present you an evening of fascinating projects to enjoy and discuss:
Anner Tiete – Beyond.io – will show how they created X-II, a more intimate way to discover music in this age of digital abundance by re-interpretating the old school cassette mixtape. From designing, building to testing the product, but also the challenges they faced in launching a product in an industry that is still learning how to handle digital copyright.
John Tillema – Tweetonig – will share how their curiosity and a few chance encounters led them to create an essential part of The Things Network. They will show how you can make this open source internet of things network your own, but foremost what it took to create the truly open source hardware that makes it tick.
Dimme van der Hout – Monkeybizniz – will share how they created “De wereld van verschil” (The World of Difference), an online platform aimed at teenagers who are dealing with the (imminent) passing of a loved one. From the beginnings of this project, the partners that they needed and the process of how they tackled such a delicate subject.
Dieter Vandoren will talk about Lampyridae, an art project created with Matteo Marangoni. Taking their name from the scientific denomination of the family of the fireflies, the Lampyridae are a swarm of semi-autonomous artificial creatures. In contrast to our daily-use electronic devices that stealthily send data all over the globe, these creatures communicate within a local area by exchanging signals that are situated entirely within the range of human perception: light and sound. They are also parasites. Lacking the means for locomotion, they rely on humans to move around and find their mates. Dieter will dive into how they created a swarm of creatures that sing, signal and seduce.