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Bitcoin of Things (BoT) Theory and practice Workshop. By Martín Nadal & César Escudero Andaluz.
This is a Workshop addressed to those who have concerns with Media Art, Digital culture, Critical Economy, Electronics and Internet of Things (IoT). Theoretically, it introduces concepts, examples, art-works and books in order to understand Bitcoin and Blockchain world. Practically proposes to work with a basic electronic circuit, welding and microcontrollers building a playful bitcoin miner. The objective is to transform daily life objects (E.g. Maracas, hammers or salt shakers) into Bitcoin miners able to connect to the blockchain, calculating a hash to trying to get a reward of 12.5 Bitcoins.

Keywords: Device Art, Critical Engineering, speculative design, Wireless interface.

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Nastty Tricks Bots (NTB) WorKShoP. Mechatronics + IoT. Theory and practice. By Martín Nadal & César Escudero Andaluz.
Connecting physical and virtual worlds, this is a Workshop addressed to those who have concerns with Human Computer Interaction, Critical culture, robotic and Kinetic art, mechatronics and Internet of Things (IoT). Theoretically, this workshop will introduce a tour on the history of robotic art by the use of concepts, examples, books, philosophers, trends and collectives dealing with ideas as “Human body obsolescence” from Stelarc, or the “Urban parasites” by Gilberto Esparza, emphasising on key concepts and topics such as vulnerability, surveillance, bio-robotics, data and Net-bots, absence and presence, public and private, etc.

Keywords: Device Art, Critical Engineering, speculative design, mechatronics, Wireless interface.

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esquema_interfightKITPhysical NETbots, WKSP. Interfight-Do-it-yourself-kit. Theory and practice wksp. 
This is a Wksp addressed to those who have concerns in Critical Interfaces, new media and non-conformism towards the Internet data management, specially tracking Web site location and Web site analysis, design homogenization and GUI standards. The Practical objectives introduces to basic circuit development, welding and electronics to create a physical Netbot.

Keywords: Touch-screens, Tangible User Interface, Human Computer Interaction, Computer-computer Interaction, Artificial Life, Device Art, Critical Engineering.

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catalog_hack2Appropriationism as a cultural production tactic.Theory and practice wksp.
César Escudero Andaluz, Alex de las Heras.
This is a wksp adressed to those who have concerns in activism and new media, cultural politics and non-conformism towards the institution and the art market.
The wksp sets out a didactic tour through the techniques and appropriation activities employed in the last decade based on a political, artistic and institutional act.

Keywords. Tactics, Appropriation, Museum, Art, Mass Media, Hacking, Intrusion, culture, Anonimous intervention, Pseudonim.

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SELECTED  WORKSHOP

2017.* NODE Forum for Digital Arts, DESIGNING HOPE, Frankfurt (Germany).
2017.* ARTS SANTA MONICA. Diffractive Interfaces, Barcelona, (Spain).
2016.* ART MEETS RADICAL OPENNESS. Festival dedicated to art, hacktivism & open culture, Physical NET-bots, Linz, (Austria).
2016.* ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL. Radical Atoms, Mini-maker Faire, Physical NET-bots, Linz, (Austria).
2014.* NOMADENETAPPE. Kunst un Theorie, Appropriationism as a cultural production tactic. Linz, (Austria).