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Men & Machines

Engineering Design Studio (A5, 015)
Sunday, October 16, 2016, 9:00 am – 11:40 am


  • Today visit of Nic Collins (artist talk at ±11am)
  • Attendance

Presentation of Essay 1

Student 9 Yousra Intelligent Fridges: Both Dumber and Smarter Than You Think
Student 10 Janar Perspective on Robotic Surgery

⇒ discussion

Project Colloquium

Short overview by students about their machine project state.

Artist Talk Nic Collins

New York born and raised, Nicolas Collins (www.nicolascollins.com) spent most of the 1990s in Europe, where he was Visiting Artistic Director of Stichting STEIM (Amsterdam), and a DAAD composer-in-residence in Berlin. An early adopter of microcomputers for live performance, Collins also makes use of homemade electronic circuitry and conventional acoustic instruments. He is editor-in-chief of the Leonardo Music Journal, and a Professor in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His book, Handmade Electronic Music – The Art of Hardware Hacking (Routledge), has influenced emerging electronic music worldwide. Collins’ indecisive career trajectory is reflected in his having played at both CBGB and the Concertgebouw.

A great article about what happens to human skill/emergency situations with the coming age of automation. Interesting solutions offered at the end. (thx to Pierre Depaz, Lecturer of Interactive Media, NYUAD)


Work on your machine prototype. Bring it to the next stage!

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