We are proud to announce the new Biomodd version to be developed at Delft University of Technology in October 2011. Biomodd is an open innovation process and fits the philosophy of TU Delft perfectly well. More and more systems that are developed at TU Delft have to be able to include participation in their design. Facilitated by the Internet, open design and open innovation are large movements in which people share designs and solutions. Social networks play an increasing role of significance in next generation infrastructures, participating in the negotiation of energy, water, mobility, health and more. Biomodd is precisely open artistic research in which science, engineering and human creativity merge.
Biomodd [TUDelft3] takes place in the context of the inaugural speech of professor Frances Brazier of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. The title of her speech is 'Shaping Participation: a New Design Paradigm'. Shaping participation refers both to how human beings, technological systems and ecosystems participate in each others processes.
The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, and specifically the Section Systems Engineering, is concerned with the integration of large distributed systems in business processes, communities of practice and government policies. Research is directed to the design of these systems, including the values on which these designs are based. There is a growing awareness at TU Delft that systems exist in complex interaction between social, technological an biological (ecological) structures. In this context Biomodd [TUDelft3] is orchestrated in the hope that the engineering capacity of researchers and students of TU Delft will bring concepts and ideas about Biomodd’s integration of these different systems to another level. For Biomodd [TUDelft3] previous Biomodd collaborators will come over and join the crew. Al Librero (based in Los Baños, the Philippines) and Pieter Steyaert (based in Ghent, Belgium) will participate and share their Biomodd expertise with designers, engineers and students at TU Delft. This offers a unique chance to address 'culture' as one of the components that deeply affects how systems are integrated.
Co-creation: October 3 – October 14,
Presentation: October 14
Potential follow-up: after October 14
Interested to participate?
Check out www.participatorysystems.org
Call Jaco Appelman on +31 (0)627070275