The Aerocene project has long been a big fan of the flight prediction tool predict.habhub.org, developed by Cambridge University Spaceflight and used by amateur balloonists around the world to predict the landing sites of their balloons. In November we were very happy to finally meet Adam Greig, Daniel Richman and Jamie Wood of CUSF who joined our latest Hack at the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace at Exhibition Road in London.
In late November 2016, inspired by the experience of the first Aerocene Hack, the Aerocene project returned to Exhibition Road for further and deeper exploration of possible futures inspired by the Aerocene Explorer. The Aerocene Campus extended the invitation for collaborative hacking to interventions and discussions from an artistic, social, philosophical as well as technological perspective. Participants of the second Aerocene Hack - young scientists, designers, and developers - new and returning members of the Aerocene family - were invited to join in these discussions before settling into the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace (ICAH) for a session of ideation and prototyping.
Aerocene together with Exhibition Road institutions announce an open call for a second collaborative hack to imagine and prototype the future of the Aerocene Explorer. We are looking for developers, designers, artists, data scientists, and creative technologists. Aerocene is an open-source project for artistic and scientific exploration which centers around the Aerocene Explorer, an evolving air-fuelled sculpture for personal exploration of the air.
How can we hack the Anthropocene to create the Aerocene? The first Aerocene Campus is an open invitation to explore, extend and imagine the Aerocene Epoch through the sculpture of the Aerocene Explorer. The Campus asks how community-driven practices with the Aerocene Explorer can inform environmental, social and mental ecologies in post-Anthropocenic worlds. On November 26th, experts from a wide range of disciplines will gather together for a full day of provocation, discussion, collaboration and 'hacking' to experiment with the Aerocene Explorer and to co-create the Aerocene epoch.
In late October 2016 the Aerocene project along with young scientists, designers, developers, and artists primarily from Exhibition Road institutions - Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art - came together for one weekend of intense collaboration to hack the Aerocene Explorer. It was an intense and inspiring two days of grappling with code, electronics, and the possibilities of Aerocene exploration in the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace (ICAH). We are thrilled to welcome some highly creative new members to our Aerocene family