ThingsCon Salon #9: Workshop Animatronic Body Augmentation

ThingsCon Salon
ThingsCon Salon
Public group
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This ThingsCon Salon brings together scientists and creators for a workshop and lectures on Intimate Technology.

Technology is getting closer and closer to our body - and minds. Wearables read our behavior and reason about our desires and intentions; fashion becomes connected and can change its characteristics; our data is shared, combined, analyzed and integrated to enhance its effects.

The Salon includes a workshop [masked]) by Edwin Dertien on 'Animatronic Body Augmentation' to explore the new intimate technology yourself.

Edwin Dertien (, Assistant Professor and creative roboticist. He has a fascination for robotics, and has worked on several projects involving (autonomous) robots, both from an engineering or artistic interest.
Since 2006 his company 'Kunst- en Techniekwerk' (making art work) has been providing the technical backbone in art-projects, ranging from robot-arms for sci-fi movies to autonomous GPS track drawing robots also realising various autonomous art works, big moving sculptures and weird installations for festivals and expositions.

We also will have artist duo Lancel/Maat - known from E.E.G. KISS project - giving a workshop on tools for the body and the meaning of movement. RSVP here ( for that workshop.

In the evening we will have a meetup with speakers that dive into the different aspects [masked])

The event is open to anyone interested in IoT developments. We especially welcome attendants who want to create and develop IoT products and services.