School of machines, making & make–believe

How do we listen with all the noise in the age of information? How are our hearing senses linked to our emotional experiences? How can we better understand the relationship between humans and our environments mediated through sound?

Ecoacoustics is an intensive four-week program led by artists Florence To and Antoine Bertin.

Combining elements of spatial recording, virtual reality sound design, and audio installation practices, participants are invited to develop an immersive experience using the unique 4DSOUND system, of which there exist only two in the world.


How can a deeper understanding of machine learning affect our relationships with machines and with each other?

  • / 6 August - 31 August 2018

  • / four weeks, full-time in Berlin, Germany

  • / 10-15 participants accepted

  • / Based in LIEBIG12

Autonomous Generative Spirit is an intensive four-week program led by artists Gene Kogan and Andreas Refsgaard.

In this program, we'll examine the ethical and sociocultural dimensions of machine learning, and discuss the coming issues which are sure to be preceded by the ever-increasing integration of these thinking machines into our daily lives.


Upcoming classes:

Augmented Reality: 4. June - 29. June, 2018 in Berlin, Germany
Experimental Games: 2. July - 27. July, 2018 in Berlin, Germany
Speculative Manufacturing: 7. October - 1. November, 2018 in China

We've run programs thus far on responsive spaces, physical computing, social activism, connecting human emotions and outerspace, facts and fictions in the age of data visualisation, connected devices, design fiction, computer vision, machine learning for artists, virtual reality, 360 filmmaking and more. Click below to have a look at our previous offerings.