Maggie Kane: Community skillshare series
PIFresidency with Maggie Kane: Community project
2nd September – 30th September 2022 @ osmo/za, Ljubljana
Artist talk: 2nd September 2022, 6pm @ osmo/za
For the third PIFresidency in September, we will be hosting artist Maggie Kane, whose art-education practice combines a diverse range of skills – from programming and video game design, to designing art projects using fully recycled materials, to more practical woodworking and 3D fabrication practices, as well as fundraising and organising larger art communities. The project aims at a broader inclusivity of (marginalised) artists, demystifying use of contemporary technologies and the free flow of knowledge, ideas and skills in the art-science-technology relation. The residency will start with the opening lecture taking place on the 2nd September at omso/za. Workshops will follow throughout September.
As a starting point, Maggie proposes the development of a system for arcade video games (Gendered Controllers – Gendered Defined Interfaces) that critically explores the capitalist production of commercial electronic controllers and their relationship to (binary) gendered language systems. However, this is just an initial idea – you are welcome to join us for an introductory presentation of her past projects, where we will later discuss the needs, desires and interests of the community.
DO YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE
You don't need any prior knowledge to participate, just a desire to learn!
Participation in the workshop is free of charge, please register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited. The workshop will be held in English. Due to the specific nature of the workshops, which will take place throughout the month, you can also register for a single day.
For more informations you can write to email@example.com or read about the residency and workshop timeline here:
More about Maggie's projects:
Maggie Kane is an Atlanta-based artist and community organizer who has built decentralized resource networks for other artists and grassroots community organizations since 2011. Over the past 10 years, Maggie organized 400+ networking and educational events for other creative people interested in learning new skills relating to technology and in need of resources to build and manage their own projects. From 2011-2015, she developed a free computer and digital camera tools class series for the Rosa F. Keller Library in New Orleans. After moving to Atlanta in 2014, she quickly got involved in organizing educational programming and network events for Google Developers as well as the local hackerspace Freeside Atlanta. Maggie facilitated multiple weekly events on topics relating to: machine learning, cloud computing, basic woodworking, welding, synthesizers, quantum physics, mushrooms, DIY bio, and just about any topic that she thought would be engaging for traditionally marginalized people in the fields of technology & other DIY systems. In 2018, Maggie expanded her organizational ties to like-minded international communities and projects who advocate for accessible learning experiences for marginalized people: like women, queer people, and BIPOC. Since then, she's developed in-person and online educational content for organizations like: Dinalab in Panama, School of Machines in Berlin, Synthesizer Library in Prague, and Projekt Atol in Ljubljana.