Magic Machine

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Clarke

How do we design magic? What is magical to you? If you could make anything at all, what would it be? Have you ever built a machine? What does your imaginary machine do and what does it sound like?

Together we will build machines out of paper, cardboard, wood, string and things we find. Then we look at them and listen to them. What sound do they make? Are they quiet or loud? Scary or friendly? Using simple record/playback devices we will put real sounds into your machine. And when we are done you can take your machine home with you.

Wear work clothes and come, imagine and build with us... We will be using glue and hammers.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Age: 7 - 9
Group size max. 10

Kristina Andersen works with electronics and games to create unusual objects and experiences, which she likes to test on children first. She is currently working on a series of black boxes with interactive behaviors as a part of her ongoing obsession with naïve electronics. Connected to STEIM, she holds an MA in Design, an M.Sc in Virtual Environments, and was a research fellow at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. She taught and mentored at institutions such as DasArts, Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academie and hosts numerous workshops in 'strange locations'.