Blikwisseling is an MIT Masterclass where art and technology students come together to exchange visions and knowledge to create interdisciplinary projects. I had the honour of participating twice, in 2012 and 2014.
In 2014 the overall theme was “Waves” and the team consisted out of musicians, architects, film makers, scientists, interaction designers and more. We worked together to make multiple interdisciplinary installations. Lectures were given about graphene, the intertwining of cerebral hemispheres of performing artists, the creation of the Waalbrug and filming at light speed. The week was led by MIT MediaLab PhD graduates Elly Jessop and Peter Torpey.
In 2012 I participated in the ‘Music as Material’ masterclass which eventually led to this project. During this week I joined forces with students from Computer Programming, Fine Arts and Visual Arts where we explored the possibilities of the Makey Makey, Arduino’s and the fusion of art and technology. Led by Eric Rosenbaum and Michael Smith-Welch, MIT Media Lab PhD graduates. Again, fascinating and inspiring lectures were hold.