Date:November 24
    Time:13:00 - 17:00
    Location:Baltan Laboratories
    Street:Kastanjelaan 500
    Zip code:5604 EA
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    Posted in workshop, First of November, 2017


    Workshop: The Malbody Centre
    by Marije Baalman

    Join The Malbody Centre, an exploratory workshop for prototyping touch interaction.

    Workshop: The Malbody CentreWorkshop: The Malbody Centre

    The workshop is led by artist, researcher/developer and Hack the Body partner Marije Baalman (NL), taking place Friday November 24 from 13:00 - 17:00 at the Baltan Laboratories basement.

    Participants will be investigating possible interactions using touch, and experiments with different technological prototypes for measuring touch and different qualities of touch and haptic technologies. 

    The workshop is based on Baalman’s most recent project, The Malbody Centre, where a multi-participant experience takes place in a speculative future setting. The project takes a critical stance at body based sensing, the control of artificial intelligence over our experience of the world, and how our society deals with people who divert from the norm.

    Within this speculative setting, wearables have become body protheses that will mediate our senses, so called 'ebodilies'. These protheses are connected to networks controlled by large companies or states. During the workshop participants take on the role of a malbody, a person with ebodilies, who don’t function per the norm and must therefore be cast out of society, into The Malbody Centre.

    The afternoon will be concluded with drinks. 

    The workshop welcomes all people with an interest in the sense of touch and is aiming for a diversity of participants, e.g. with a background in body-based practices, physical computing hackers, game designers, interaction designers, students, and so on.

    Tickets are available here.

    For more information on the Hack the Body program, please visit

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