26 March 2016 | 17:00

SPEKTRUM communities present: We Make It #1

Photo by Jessica Dreu

MadeByUs presents an event with workshops and performances to raise funds for the new makerlab at Spektrum. The makerlab will enhance the creative possibilities of the many Spektrum communities and enable them to start creating their own artworks for exhibiting. Come along, support and let us co-create our way to the future!


  • 17:00 - 19:00 - Workshops
  • 19:30 - 20:00 - Presentation about MadeByUs
  • 20:00 - 22:00 - AV Performances supported by SPEKTRUM communities:
    - Doron Sadja & Nenad Popov - Flicker & Glitter
    - Trio Brachiale (Dominik Hildebrand, Alberto de Campo & Alexander Peterhaensel)
  • 22:00 to end - DJ at the bar


Build a robot that learns - Michael Ang
SISYPHUS is a robot that learns to crawl using a simple artificial intelligence. In this workshop you can learn about robots, Arduino programming, and machine learning. 

Create a collective drawing - Thomas O'Reilly
Charlotte is a drawing robot that senses and reacts to light. Come and help to create a collective artwork by shaping and sculpting the light in its environment. 

Do projection mapping with the Raspberry Pi - Krisjanis Rijnieks
ofxPiMapper is projection mapping software that can be used with the Raspberry Pi mini-computer. In this workshop you will be able to create your miniature projection mapping installation. 

3D Scanning and Printing - Fab Lab Berlin
Short introduction into the process of 3D scanning and 3D printing. Participants can get scanned and will be able to try scanning themselves.

For all workshops, anyone that is interested can join - no experience necessary!


Michael Ang is a Berlin-based artist / engineer working at the intersection of art, engineering and human experience. His works use technology to enhance our understanding of natural phenomena, modulate social interaction, and bridge the divide between the virtual and physical. He creates light objects, interactive installations, and open source software tools that build towards a future of humane technology focused on people and the environment. http://www.michaelang.com

Thomas O’Reilly is a phenomenologist interested in creating products and experiences that make people more human. After studying Product Design at Nottingham Trent University he moved to Berlin to explore new ways of connecting people with technology. http://www.toreilly.com/

Krisjanis Rijnieks is an artist and full stack developer currently working at the Fab Lab Berlin. He works with digital interactive media since 2002. During last 4 years he has worked on different projects that include creative coding (using tools like openFrameworks, Arduino, Raspberry Pi) and projection mapping techniques. He is the author of ofxPiMapper and is looking forward to make it as good and easy to use as possible. http://rijnieks.lv/

Fab Lab Berlin is an open digital fabrication studio where you can learn how to use 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, design software and electronics to make (almost) anything you want. We offer individual training for rapid prototyping. Classes range from 3D printing, lasercutting, CNC machining and software development up to finished prototypes. https://fablab.berlin/



Doron Sadja & Nenad Popov - Flicker & Glitter
Audiovisual performance

Audiovisual artists Nenad Popov and Doron Sadja come together for a special collaborative performance called “Flicker & Glitter”. Using custom built software instruments and controllers, the duo investigates sensory perception through sound and image. Popov’s vivid black and white imagery explores the simple interaction of pixels repeated thousands of times, allowing Escheresque tilings to emerge, dancing on the fringe between dimensions. Similarly, Sadja’s electronic sounds play with the extreme layering and spatialization of samples, resulting in rich, post-human, hyper-emotive sonic architectures.

Trio Brachiale (Dominik Hildebrand, Alberto de Campo & Alexander Peterhaensel
Sound art performance 

Founded in 2010 in Berlin for an evening of the Society for Nontrivial Pursuits, Trio Brachiale consists of Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes, Hannes Hoelzl and Alberto de Campo. Besides many gigs in the Berlin area, we have played at a number of international festivals, conferences and other events, at times with guests like Mario de Vega, Echo Ho, Wu Na, Jeff Carey and others. All the Trio members work at the Berlin University of the Arts, teaching computational art and doing research on hybrid instruments. Trio Brachiale performances can range from strictest free improvisation, aiming for flowing communication with zero premeditation and -discussion, to having a software conductor giving the members cues when to play with which instruments in order to structure the evolving sonic textures. Surprise and be surprised!