Call for participants

Posted by Katrien on Monday April 29th 2013 at 09:17

The research group Social Spaces and FabLab Genk invite you to participate in a workshop for the project Bespoke Design (Design op Maat).The project ’s goal is to (re-)design self-management tools for diabetes type 1, specifically focussing on the design of tools and the interactions with these tools.

In this way, the project aims to complement current tools that are predominantly developed from a medical perspective.Self-management in diabetes is of vital importance, but is also very difficult and radical. People often relate diabetes to older people. However, diabetes type 1 it often starts at a young age. Consequently, we value the integration of these tools in a person’s daily life.

How can we redesign the glucose meter for use in public places?
How can we design a modular toolkit for self-management tools in order for people to adjust it to their own needs?How can we design for motivating self-management?
How can we use smart technology to support self-management (sugar supply, remembering to always have the tools at hand, remembering to measure blood sugar level)?

The workshop will take place on May 28th from 11am to 6pm at FabLab Genk.

We provide for sandwiches at lunchtime.

We follow an open philosophy. This means the designs that are developed in the workshop will be shared openly on the blog. By doing so, we want to stimulate other people to re-use everything that is made in FabLab Genk.

If you are interested in participating, please register for May 20th by sending a mail to r designopmaatgenk[AT]

Call for Proposals: Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award 2012

Posted by Katrien on Friday June 22nd 2012 at 12:57


Did you graduate no longer than five years ago in the field of art or design? Do the breakthroughs of Life Sciences fascinate you, and do you have a knack for (applied) arts and/or design? Then we want you to send in your CV, portfolio and idea for a project that combines artistic merit with the vast developments in Life Sciences.

Submit your application for DA4GA and take a chance on winning a € 25.000, – project!

More information can be found here

Social Cities of Tomorrow: New Media & Urban Design

Posted by Katrien on Tuesday November 22nd 2011 at 21:43

Social Cities of Tomorrow, a conference and workshop on new media and urbanism is organised by The Mobile City, Virtueel Platform and ARCAM. The conference will take place on 17 February 2012 in the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Several keynote speakers such as Usman Haque and Natalie Jeremijenko will speak about the promises and challenges in this newly emerging and highly interdisciplinary field of urban design. T

They are currently welcoming proposals in the fields of urban design interventions, projects by housing corporations, media artists, citizen initiatives, technology companies, or others.

Deadline for proposals: 15 December 2011

For more information, consult the conference website.

CFP: Social Media – New Masses

Posted by Marjan on Monday May 30th 2011 at 09:07

CFP: Soziale Medien – Neue Massen (Lueneburg, 2-4 Feb 11)
Deadline: Aug 31, 2011

2. Medienwissenschaftliches Symposion der DFG: SOZIALE MEDIEN — NEUE MASSEN

Call for papers: Cumulus Denver 2011

Posted by Selina on Tuesday April 5th 2011 at 11:09

The Cumulus Denver 2011 conference – “From Understanding to Design and Back Again” – invites you to submit conference papers that address the conference themes and/or sustainability design focus.

The main theme of the conference is “From Understanding to Design and Back Again: Creating a Sustainable Present”. Sub-themes include (but are not limited to): human-centered design, research, ethics and sustainability, sustainable design, art and theory, green design, education, Fine Arts as part of global discourse, collaboration, trans/multi/inter/disciplinary and new frontiers and innovation.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is April 15th, 2011. 20-30 Abstracts will be selected for 50-minute conference presentations (approximately 25-30 minute presentation and 15-20 minute discussion) in Denver.

The Cumulus Denver 2011 conference takes place in Denver, Colorado (U.S.A.) from September 29th until October 1st. For more information, see:

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