The 19th of December of 2012 the Citizen Cyberscience Centre was presented at the Medialab Prado in Madrid, Spain.
Medialab-Prado is a program of the Department of Arts of the City Council of Madrid, aimed at the production, research, and dissemination of digital culture and of the area where art, science, technology, and society intersect.
Many workshops for the production of projects, conferences, seminars, encounters, project exhibition, concerts, presentations, etc. take place in its versatile space. All activities are free and open to the general public.
Yesterday, the Citizen Cyberscience Centre participated in the special OpenLab session introducing the center and its projects. The session started with the working groups showing their creations:
- MADfab Radio: they presented different radio prototypes,
- Robotlab: some robots where moving around the place thanks to this collective,
- Fab Lab: creating 3D models of people using the Xbox Kinnect, and
- Clone Wars: 3D printing with the FDM technique.
After presenting the achievements and techniques by this group of people, the presentations started:
- Bikentropia: the Ciclalab collective presented their project about using the energy produced by bikes to power static light installations in the city.
- Unactivating and networks: an artist presented his ideas about how we are disconnected from the social networks and how we could create some reactions to specific topics by creating artistic visualizations.
- Citizen Cyberscience Centre: we presented the centre and the projects where we are participating right now: LHC@Home Test4Theory, ForestWatchers.net, PyBossa, etc.
- Community Brewery: this group presented their open recipe for brewing home made beer and their results.
- Blooming: was a talk about how you can create a botanical garden easily.
- Pachube, air quality egg: this group presented the Pachube quality egg and how can be used to measure the quality of the air in cities.
- App inventor: two students between the 16 and 19 ages presented this project where teachers from the south of Madrid teach how they can create mobile applications in an easy way.
The event gathered around 50 people asking questions and presenting their ideas about these interesting topics, with the goal to create in the next year some workshops where people could learn and help about the projects and presentations.
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