Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

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Material Slam 1: Wednesday, April 29 at Volkspark Halle

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Feel very welcome and read more at www.burg-halle.de or follow the event on Facebook.

Material Experiments by Christophe Guberan on March 31

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“Step 1: Design, Step 2: Print, Step 3: Watch” This almost sounds like 3D printing? Well, it’s different, just see the Hydro-Fold video for yourself.

New inspiration for a new semester! MAKE. recommends the Jour Fixe this Tuesday, with industrial designer Christophe Guberan sharing his latest projects on new materials, technologies and processes. Read more at Jour Fixe.

Exhibition: Material Xperience 2015

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Got some time during the semester break? You might want to visit Material Xperience 2015, an exhibition with the latest trends and developments in the world of materials. Material Xperience is organized by Materia and takes place from 9-13 February in Utrecht (The Netherlands). Just watch the video to get an impression of last year’s event…
PS If you are planning to go – “Veel plezier!” – and don’t forget to get a free ticket here!

The Art and Science of Mushroom Cultivation (Wintersession 2015)

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Cooking the straw substrate
(Cooking the straw substrate, source: Mediamatic Amsterdam)

This year’s WINTERSESSION 2015 features workshop on “The Art and Science of Mushroom Cultivation” instructed by Antoni Gandia.

“Fungi are organisms that have an enormous cultural potential that we are only just starting to discover. Some people even claim that they will save the world. For Antoni Gandia (M.Sc. in Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology of Plants) fungi are a source of new materials that can replace many synthetics in the 21st century. They play an important role in our food systems as well as having great symbolical value. These are the reasons why scientists as well as artists are starting to work with them on many levels.” – The workshop takes place in a clean biological laboratory supported by the GROW Platform for Art/Science Projects.

For more information and registrations (until 28.1.2015) please see the WINTERSESSION 2015 workshop program (with “The Fast and the Furious: Marker Techniques”, “Analog VJing mit Pencil Quincy`s “Magic Machine“, and many more workshop oferings for Burg’s art and design students).

Jour Fixe: Thomas Rentmeister

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MAKE. recommends the upcoming Jour Fixe with Thomas Rentmeister coming up this Tuesday for a bit of material extravaganza!

Video Tip: Firework Carpet / Happy New Year!

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With this explosive video by We Make Carpets – MAKE. wishes you all the best for 2015!

(we discovered We Make Carpets during the Materials and Making at the Burg exhibition at the Dutch Design Week 2014).

Factory Visit: How Christmas Trees Are Made

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Enjoy the holidays break! With best wishes from all of us at MAKE.
(from National Geographic’s I Didn’t Know That: Season 1 Clips)

Video Tip: Festival of Stuff

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Enjoy this video summarizing a 5-day “Festival of Stuff” featuring masterclasses on the theme of felting, electronics, blacksmithing, and wood working. It ended with an Extravaganza of Stuff, where they spilled out onto Malet Place for the first time filling it with demo-stalls and making stations. They brought back some old favourites like blacksmithing and rope making, along with some new discoveries and the chance to sample our homemade liquid nitrogen ice cream.

From our friends at the Institute of Making.

New (Material) Links

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The material collection at the ETH Zürich (photo) is part of the Swiss Material Archiv, one the dozen material libraries we visited last year during our material libary research in Germany, Switzerland and UK. We gathered a few of these libraries in a link-list, for you to search or browse what is available in the world of materials. So, if you are looking for materials or some background information, please see the new Links page with useful information. Did we miss any useful websites? – Just let us know by sending your suggestion to make(at)burg-halle.de

Always wanted to play in a movie?

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Burg’s Werkstattfilm is about to be updated with new materials, new machines, new equipment, new information and… new actors!

If you want to be part of this Rosenpictures production, please read more information below and reply to our friends at halbetreppe(at)burg-halle.de. PS Nevermind the deadline, you can still apply :-)