Gambiologia and the Hacker Poetics


Presentation Title:

  • Gambiologia and the Hacker Poetics




  • Gambiologia is a Brazilian creative hub which adopts the country’s tradition of “gambiarra” (“life hacks” or hechizos) as a source of inspiration for works on art and technology. It materializes itself on the production of multifunctional devices which are recognized either as electronics, installations, sculptures or decorative objects. In this workshop, we will collect unused objects from urban landscape and hack them in order to create upcycled design objects. For that, we will explore the concept of “industrial coincidence”, in which two industrial objects with distinct origins fit perfect in each other. We will also provide basic electronics theory and materials that will be applied in the student’s creations.