WORKSHOPS

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Workshop Objets à comportements, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, 2015

 
 
The MisB Kit has been used in different contexts and situations but workshops seem to be the most common way to use and work with the kit. Since 2014 many workshops and demos have been organized in France and internationally. This workshops are classified according to their goals, time lengths and participant profiles.

Research workshops have concrete goals (for example: build a cube and give it a certain character that is expressed by its movement), they involve an interdisciplinary team (artists, engineers, makers, designers etc.) and normally occur during several days. In many of these research workshops, there was also a common goal – the development and improvement of the kit. Class workshops also have concrete goals assigned by the supervisor or by the teacher (for example: give everyday objects a behaviour), they usually occur during 3 or 4 hours. Children workshops don’t have specific goals, they are mainly based on free-play with the kit and might be supervised by different persons (artists, designers, engineers etc). They normally occur within a maximum period of 3 hours and are addressed to a young public with ages between 6 and 12 years old. Public workshops are open to a wide audience and no special knowledge is needed in order to participate. The goals and themes might vary according to participants’ interests. These workshops are normally supervised by different persons (artists, designers, engineers, etc.) and have a duration of 3 to 5 hours. We have also organized some demos that normally take place within art festivals or maker events and allow us to make quick demonstrations on how the kit works and what kind of usages it has.
The list below displays some of the workshops and demos already organized by our team.

 

RESEARCH WORKSHOPS

Objets à comportements, La Chambre Blanche, Québec, Canada, October 31, 2015

Objets Handicaps, UQÀM – Hexagram, Canada, October 27–30 and November 2–4, 2015

Objets à comportements, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, July 6–12, 2015

Objets Handicapés, Concordia University – Hexagram, Montreal, Canada, November 2014

Objets à comportements, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, October 9–10, 2014

Code, Morphology and Behavior, workshop with Simon Penny, EnsAD, Paris, April 2014

The Misbehavior of Animated Objects, Studio, TEI, Munich, 2014

 

CLASS WORKSHOPS

Noroff University, Kristiansand, Norway, 24-25 May 2016

Détournement d’objets, Université de Valenciennes, January 7 and February 10, 2016

Smiley, w/ Florence Doléac and Product Design and Animation students, Ensad, Paris, March 16–20, 2015

 

CHILDREN WORKSHOPS

• Objets à comportements, Design Days, Bastille Design Center, Paris, June 4, 2016

• Objets à comportements, LabOtrucs, Aubervilliers, January 6 and 20; February 3 and 17, 2016

Objets à comportements, Open Day, Ensad, Paris, January 24, 2015

 

PUBLIC WORKSHOPS

The Objects and the Misfits, Designer Days at the Carreau du Temple, Paris, June 4, 2015

 

DEMOS

• MisB KIT demo, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, September 5–8, 2015

• MisB KIT demo, Exit, Maison des Arts, Créteil, April 4, 2015

• Objets à comportements, demo with students in the Sciences Po École des arts politiques program, held at the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, December 11, 2014

• Behavioral Objects / MisB KIT, conference and demo, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, October 7–8, 2014