Workshop | Robotics & More

Workshop | Robotics & More


MU and IMPAKT WORKS present:

Robotics + digital fabrication, an introduction
a workshop with Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet Sola


March 22nd and 23rd


MU and Impakt are joining forces for a collaborative workshop. This two day class is an introduction to robotics and digital fabrication, hosted by MU resident artist duo Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet Sola. Amongst the used techniques are Arduino and laser cutting, in order to create your own hybrid object.


The workshop will kick off at Impakt Headquarters (Utrecht) on Thursday  March 22, by exploring Arduino technology – an easy-to-use open source platform known for its many interactive and artistic possibilities. Starting from the the perspective of motion and behavior, Guljajeva and Canet Sola will introduce participants to different kinds of motors and encourage them to create kinetic objects.

The second day of the workshop, located at Sectie-C (Eindhoven), is dedicated to laser cutting and how this technique could be applied in robotic art. During this session, the participants are able to take their kinetic objects to the next level and digitally fabricate actual bodyparts for their moving feature.


To apply, send a message to – including your name, phonenumber and a short bio (student/working as...). Be quick as places are limited!


Practical information

Please note that this is a 2-day workshop that will take place (respectively) in Utrecht and in Eindhoven. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop and join the workshop on both days.

Thursday March 22, from 11h – 18h: IMPAKT Headquarters, Lauwerecht 10, Utrecht
Friday March 23, from 11h – 18h: Mu, Sectie-C, Daalakkersweg 2-8, Eindhoven

Fee: € 15 (Lunch and materials included)

Required material
− a laptop

Additional material
− an arduino set, if you have one
− servo motor(s), if you have any
− anything else you think you can work with in the context of the workshop, or what could be your personal artistic interpretation


Background information
As part of the M4M Transartist residency programm Mar Canet Sola and Varvara Guljajeva are currently living at the MU house in Eindhoven for 3 months. They are working on different projects combining art and technology.


Varvara Guljajeva
Varvara is originally from Estonia, gained her master degree in digital media from ISNM in Germany and currently is a PhD candidate at the Estonian Art Academy. She applies and challenges technology and traditional production methods in order to explore novel concepts in art.


Mar Canet Sola
Mar Canet is a computer game engineer, designer and media artist interested in data visualization, computer games and new media art. Born in Mollet del Valles (Barcelona, 1981). He is an artist and researcher who likes to write software exploring news ways of playfulness and expression, inspired in digital age. He is working in computer games, data visualization and new media art installations.


Impakt is a foundation that\'s concerned with the presentation of critical and creative insights on contemporary media culture. Annually, a four day festival is organized, surrounding a theme that is scientifically, artistically, playfully or critically analyzed through symposiums, screening programs, exhibitions and workshops. Besides the festival, Impakt works on all year through artist-residencies and events: short projects, lectures, workshops.


Workshop adress

Lauwerecht 10
3514BB Utrecht


Sectie C / Easy laser
Daalakkersweg 2-8

5641 JA Eindhoven