Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Digital Cultures with Michiel Koelink and Peter Troxler

Digital Cultures with Michiel Koelink and Peter Troxler

The Master Education in Arts programme would like to cordially invite you for two events:

Lecture Peter Troxler: The Third Industrial Revolution
Time: Thursday May 26, 18:30 – 20:30 hrs.
Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam
Admission: Open

Workshop Connecting Art, Technology and Education, with Michiel Koelink
Time: Friday May 27, 19:00 – 21:30 hrs.
Location: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 Rotterdam
Admission: As the maximum is 20 participants, the event is open to 6 additional participants. If you are interested please make a reservation at pzwart-info@hr.nl

As students within the Master Education in Arts, we are seeking to develop both a critical and pragmatic perspective on the role and position of arts and education in the ever-changing context of emerging and existing technologies and concepts. This lecture is intended to inspire to find productive ways to relate to digital and conceptual innovations in educational environments. In line with the seminar Digital Cultures, we ask Koelink to show us examples of his projects in the field of media and technology education. Together the participants will engage in a workshop to experience computer coding as a form of art and the diverse possibilities of media art in education.

Dr. Peter Troxler is a Lector at Creating 010 and independent researcher examining the intersection of business administration, society and technology. Currently, his main focus is investigating and developing business models of open source anything – design, hardware, inventions – and the corresponding formats and ecologies of innovation and co-creation. In addition to the organisational and interactional aspects of co-creation, he also looks at how structural and societal conditions influence and are influenced by various forms of co-creation, one example being the current intellectual property and copyright regimes. In this lecture, Dr. Troxler will share his thoughts on the role of digital fabrication in its many guises and the role of these technologies in what is termed the “third industrial revolution”.

Michiel Koelink (1972) is a media artist and senior lecturer at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming (Amsterdam University of Arts). His main interest is the influence of media, technology and scientific developments on society and the individual. Next to video and photography, he uses computer coding as a form of expression. As a media artist and educator, he explores the connections between making and teaching art. He is currently involved in coordinating the ArtechLAB in Amsterdam, working on creating connections and productive collaborations between art, design and technology for primary and secondary education.