KIBLIX MOBIL Education 2017

KIBLIX Mobile 2017
14 September 2017, 1 p. m. – 6 p. m.
at the new media festival
Speculum Artium 2017
Art and Science to Empower
Trbovlje, 14–16 September 2017

KIBLIX Mobile will be hosted at this year's new media festival Speculum Artium in Trbovlje. A 3D face scanning & printing workshop will be organized in collaboration with the Secondary School for Design from Maribor, under the mentorship of Denis Fras and Stevan Čukalac.

More about the workshop (KIBLIX 2016):
3D scanning and 3D printing are related fields; models from 3D scanners can be exported and printed or processed using CAD tools. The mentors will present the technology used for scanning and how it works, together with examples, model modification, and the advantages and disadvantages of 3D scanners. Participants will learn about the David 3d SLS 3 Model, which works on the principle of structured light, and functions exceptionally fast and accurately. Visitors will be able to have their own faces scanned and digitalized.  
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The second mobile workshop is the Self-sustaining Greenhouse, or Biokugla (Bioorb) – initially developed as part of the Mentor KIT Project, and later upgraded with electronic components, in collaboration with Zavod 404 (Institute 404) at the Mentor KIT Summer Camp held in Rimske Toplice this August. Workshop mentor: Irena Pamič.


Speculum Artium webpage:

Like its predecessor, Ward's bottle, which was discovered in 1829, the bioorb is a plant-growing system through which only energy passes (i.e. light and heat), while matter (water) remains on the inside of the system. In simple terms, the plants in the bioorb do not need to be watered, because the inside of the system creates a water cycle, similar to the one found in Earth's atmosphere: when the excess water evaporates, it is condensed on the sphere's inner surface, the drops sliding down to reach the soil and thus water the plants.
The system also produces its own food (nutrients): decayed plant parts release carbon dioxide into its atmosphere, the gas is then absorbed from the air by the plant and used to produce newly growing parts. Photosynthesis allows plants to produce enough oxygen, a prerequisite for life, to survive inside the bioorb.         

One of the main advantages of this system is not only its practical value for people who spend a lot of time away from home and cannot water their plants regularly: the bioorb also enables us to grow certain plants, such as mosses, which otherwise rarely survive in artificial (man-created) habitats over longer periods of time.
The workshop is a part of ACE KIBLA's non-formal educational program, supported by the Ministry of Culture; and a part of the project Risk Change, co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.


Photo: Irena Pamič, Kibla archive



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