Making a difference
Many meaningful inventions have come from playful tinkering and creating art, or simply having fun. It is this explorative culture we are trying to spread to other more settled areas of thinking and production. However, new abilities also come with new responsibilities. With all these powers to create, time to stop and reflect is necessary, as Bilal Ghabib puts it, the question we should be asking ourselves is: “If we have the power to make anything – what do we make?”

Vortragender: Geraldine de Bastion


Workshops von Global Innovation Gathering powered by Bürklin Elektronik

IoP – Internet of Plants
Leitung: Tarek Abdelrahman, Cairo

  •  6 Personen pro Workshop (in drei 2er-Teams)
  • Dauer: 40 – 60 min

Musical Pencil – Singender Bleistift
Leitung: Samer Shawer, Ramallah

Musical Pencils workshop is based on using your body to be a part of a resistive loop in the electronic circuit when you hold the pencil and draw with it, so it will create a personal tune depending on the resistance in your body.
During the workshop we are building musical pencils. By attaching two wires to a pencil and a small simple electronic circuit you can turn the pen into an instrument. Here is a link to a similar one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4-Wl0W1004 . but this circuit is way too complicated for beginners to build .. the one that we build is much easier and all of it will be built on a small breadboard!

  • 15 Personen (in 2 Gruppen)
  • Dauer: ca. 40 – 60 min

Geraldine de Bastion is founder and manager of the Global Innovation Gathering, a community of innovation spaces, hackerspaces, makerspaces, labs, innovators and change makers from across the world. She is based in Berlin, Germany. She is an expert on information and communication technology and media for development and advises organizations such as the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit. Geraldine is also an engaged digital rights activits and works with activists and bloggers around the world. Geraldine is founder of the consultancy Konnektiv GbR. She works as a free curator and moderator for re:publica and other international events. Geraldine has an honorary position as head of board at the German NGO Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. and is an active member of iceBauhaus e.V..