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 +====== Manus Et Machina Field Trip ======
  
 +===== Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah =====
 +As part of the 'Manus Et Machina'​ course we look into the development of art, design, and technology, and try to see how it evolves over time. The field trip brings us to important and very interesting sites around the UAE that will let us reflect on what we have learned and discussed so far: What is technology? What are technologies earliest representations?​ How did art and design help us to develop our society? Where do we come from, and where will we evolve to? We will visit prehistoric archaeological sites, will make fire with sticks, walk through a wadi to reach an antique watch tower, we will go on a scorpion safari using UV-flashlights,​ will learn about the water system of date farms, we will see the Dubai Fountain show (from another perspective),​ will make stone arrow heads, and try out a new VR application on top of an old emirati fortress.
 +
 +Instructors:​
 +  - Prof. Felix Beck (050-684 79 30)
 +
 +
 +===== Day 1 =====
 +
 +|05:​45 ​ |Meeting at NYUAD Welcome Center ​ |
 +|06:​00 ​ |Start! Do not be late! We will leave 6:00 am sharp on time! (please bring your own breakfast!) ​ |
 +|   ​|Busdrive (stop at gas station for snacks, ice cubes & water) ​ |
 +|±07:​30 ​ |Collecting 6x AUS students from gas station ​ |
 +|09:​00 ​ |Arrival at **Wadi Al-Helo** |
 +|09:​15 ​ |//Activity I. – Tour// (translator needed) ​ |
 +|11:​00 ​ |//Activity II. ⇒ Drawing session// |
 +|12:​00 ​ |Departure|
 +|   ​|Busdrive|
 +|12:​45 ​ |Lunchbreak (t.b.d.)|
 +|14:​00 ​ |**Mleiha Archaeological Center** (museum visit, and archaeological tour)|
 +|15:​00 ​ |Departure|
 +|   ​|Busdrive (snacks & water) ​ |
 +|17:​00 ​ |Arrival at **Dhayah Fort** ​  |
 +|   ​|Climbing the mountain… ​ |
 +|   ​|Introduction to history and traditional architecture ​ |
 +|   ​|//​Activity III.// ⇒ [[:​stoneage_arrowhead_workshop|Workshop:​ Stoneage Arrowheads]]|
 +|   ​|sunset… ​ |
 +|18:​30 ​ |Walk to Guest House (flashlights!) ​ |
 +|19:​00 ​ |Arrival at **Qalat Dhaya Rest House** (Date Farm), refer rooms: 4 Single rooms, 7 double rooms  |
 +|   ​|Collecting sticks and tinder ​ |
 +|19:​30 ​ |//Activity IV.// ⇒ 'How to make a fire' workshop ([[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=u-q9-y1TgXw&​feature=em-upload_owner|movie link]]) ​ |
 +|20:​30 ​ |Dinner at the fireplace ​ |
 +|   ​|//​Stars and Stories// ​  |
 +|   ​|//​SGTS VR experience// ​  |
 +|   ​|//​Scorpion Safari// ​  |
 +|22:​00 ​ |Night rest (how many bedrooms are reserved?), final confirmation needed|
 +
 +===== Day 2 =====
 +
 +|06:​00 ​ |Guided tour through **Date Farm** (90 min. Introduction to water system and date cultivation)|
 +|07:​30 ​ |Breakfast ​ |
 +|08:​30 ​ |Departure ​ |
 +|09:​15 ​ |Arrival at **Jazirat Al Hamra** ([[http://​www.thenational.ae/​arts-lifestyle/​jazirat-al-hamra-step-back-in-time|interactive map]]) (⇒ hats & umbrella)|
 +|       ​|Guided tour with Mr. Marek (90 min. Introduction to history, traditional architecture and preservation) ​ |
 +|       ​|//​Activity V.// => scanning building blocks using your mobile phone  |
 +|11:​00 ​ |Departure ​ |
 +|       ​|Busdrive (snacks & water), Stop at Russian cargo plane abandoned in Umm Al Quwain ([[https://​www.thenational.ae/​arts-culture/​shrouded-in-mystery-the-russian-cargo-plane-abandoned-in-umm-al-quwain-1.239618|The National article]]) ​ |
 +|12:​30 ​ |Arrival at **Al Hisn Fort** ⇒ Picnic at Majilis (more guests from AUS to join: Nina, Enis and Emir)  |
 +|13:​30 ​ |Guided tour (45 min. Introduction to history and traditional architecture) ​ |
 +|14:​15 ​ |Walk over to exhibition '​**//​Sharjah:​ The Gateway to the Trucial State//​** ​ ' (SGTS) ​ |
 +|14:​30 ​ |Arrival at SGTS ⇒ guided tour|
 +|16:​30 ​ |Departure|
 +|   ​|Busdrive to Dubai (snacks & water) ​ |
 +|17:​30 ​ |Arrival at **Dubai Fountain** ​  |
 +|19:​00 ​ |Departure|
 +|21:​00 ​ |Arrival on campus ​ |
 +
 +===== Things to bring =====
 +
 +  * We will hike through a wadi and climb up a mountain. So, please wear proper shoes. No Flip-flops, or loose sandals!
 +  * Bring everything you need to stay over night!
 +  * Health insurance cards
 +  * Comfortable & light clothes
 +  * One towel
 +  * Mobile phone
 +  * Hat, umbrella
 +  * Water bottle!!
 +  * Money for snacks
 +  * The stones that you collected to build the arrow heads
 +
 +  * UV-flashlights and flashlights (Felix)
 +  * Drawing pad & pencils (Felix)
 +  * 1st aid kit (Felix)
 +  * Printouts => architecture,​ JAH plan,  (Felix)
 +  * Receipt pad (Felix)
 +  * Gifts from bookstore (Felix)
 +  * Safety glasses, hammer, nails, saw (Felix)
 +  * Box for ice cubes, cokes etc. (Felix)
 +
 +\\
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