Lineup for Koppelting 2017

lecture: Paul Bessems - Blockchain Organizing

Paul Bessems is Blockchain ​Consultant. He recently wrote a 600+ page book, together with Walter Bril, about Blockchain Organizing. It is written in Dutch and will be translated into English at the end of 2017/beginning of 2018.

In the context of the twenty-first century we need new organization models to organize the work of service, information and knowledge workers in order to improve their productivity and their contribution to a more sustainable prosperity. Blockchain ​Organizing is one of the most promising organization concepts to support this idea.

Saturday August 26
   14:00-14:45, spullenlab
https://paulbessemsenglish.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/blockchain-organizing-the-new-trust-industry/

hackathon: Diana Wildschut - Bacterial knitting

Diana is building an automatic knitting machine that knits with cyano-bacteria. As the bacteria grow they are slowly pulled out of the water and get knitted into a real sock. Whether the fabric will be durable or even useful will be the outcome of many experiments.

Sunday August 27
   14:00-14:30, biolab
http://www.dianawildschut.nl

workshop: Katrien van Riet - Kite Workshop

In this workshop you will design and build your own kite using a sewing machine or glue/tape. You will learn about different kite types, how they fly, and what to pay attention to when designing and building. At the end of this workshop, you will have made your own kite that you can take home with you. If you are not interested in designing your own kite, you can also build the kite in the picture using pre-existing plans and templates.
This is also a lovely workshop for those who are interested in designing sails, tents, flags, banners, etc.

Saturday August 26
   10:00-13:00, fablab

lecture: Harmen Zijp - Citizen Investigative Journalism

Traditional media are under pressure to generate profit and cut expensive research. The new 'social' media don't even bother to scrutinize. As a result a vital check to the balance of power in our democracies is waning. At Koppelting it is people to the rescue! Harmen Zijp developed a set of tools empowering citizens who want to mine gouvernment documents and other public resources to collectively assess what's going on behind the scenes.

Saturday August 26
   12:15-13:00, spullenlab

other: Bart Bakker - FABSLADDA, an urban makercart

You can bring the class to the fablab, but why not bring the lab to the class? Greater reach, but you need it mobile. In a car, in a van?
Bart built a full functional fablab (including a lasercutter), that can be taken to a school behind a bike.
It is an add-on to the new IKEA SLADDA bike trailer (€169). It will pass through any door wide 78 cms or more.
But inside deploys into an almost 2 meters long makerspace.
He will bike it from Utrecht to Amersfoort (if the weather permits)

Saturday August 26
   15:00-15:45, spullenlab
Sunday August 27
   10:00-13:00, binnentuin
http://www.minifablab.nl

workshop: OpenToko - How to Linux and such?

What problems do you run into when switching to open source software? Let's solve them together!
- what are popular GNU/Linux distributions?
- how to install GNU/Linux on your device, standalone or dual boot?
- how to get your device drivers?
- how to work a command line?
- what are proper alteratives to common proprietary tools and how to install/use them?
Bring your laptop and an empty USB drive

Sunday August 27
   14:30-17:00, fablab
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_open-source_software

other: Various - Upcycling parade

Don't waste waste. Upcycling challenges us to think differently about what we often consider to be trash, waste, or used products. There are countless ways in which we can reuse these materials to make new, high-quality products, thus easing strain on the environment in the process. Bring your own upcycling project and showcase it during the parade. Confirmed contribution by 3devo.

Sunday August 27
   14:00-17:00, binnentuin

hackathon: Biolab Amersfoort - Getting the GCMS of the Biolab to work

Last year at Koppelting, we set up an open Biolab. This year, we will try and get our Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer to work.
This GCMS will greatly improve the possibilities for analyses in our lab.

Monday August 21
   14:00-17:45, biolab
Tuesday August 22
   14:00-17:45, biolab
Wednesday August 23
   14:00-17:45, biolab
Thursday August 24
   14:00-17:45, biolab
Friday August 25
   14:00-17:45, biolab
http://www.biolabamersfoort.nl

hackathon: Voedsellab - Foodlab: Create the food of the future!

In the future, to eat sustainably, we will have to eat different food. Fewer grains and more nuts, more perennials.
In the foodlab we will try to make the food of the future taste good! No more dry soy disks and tasteless coockies.
Come and cook, taste and experiment!

Tuesday August 22
   10:00-13:00, binnentuin

workshop: Biolab Amersfoort - dye your own tshirt

In this workshop you will learn how to make natural dyes out of common plants and use them to dye fabric.

Wednesday August 23
   19:30-21:00, fablab
http://www.biolabamersfoort.nl

hackathon: Harmen Zijp - Hypha open CMS sprint

Hypha is an open source CMS that makes online cooperation easy. The base of Hypha is now finished and new modules can be added. If you can code php and are interested in making light weight open source solutions, come and contribute!
Please contact info@hypha.net if you plan to participate.

Monday August 21
   10:00-17:00, binnentuin
Tuesday August 22
   10:00-17:00, binnentuin
Wednesday August 23
   10:00-17:00, binnentuin
Thursday August 24
   10:00-17:00, binnentuin
Friday August 25
   10:00-17:00, binnentuin
http://hypha.net

lecture: Oliver Lowenstein - Making Lewes

In the small town of Lewes in the south of England inhabitants have been trying to found a Fablab. The town has been suffering from economic contraction for some years now. Buildings that offer great opportunity for creative economy have been torn down. Oliver Lowenstein gives us an update on his progress in persuading the local government to offer a space for a Fablab.

Saturday August 26
   10:00-10:45, spullenlab

workshop: Meet je Stad - Cityslam

The citizen science project 'Meet je Stad' investigates the local impact of climate change. A low cost open source sensor platform was developed which allows citizens to monitor their own environment. At Koppelting we will produce ann instant heatmap with a bunch of people biking a sensor around town.

Saturday August 26
   16:00-17:00, spullenlab
http://www.meetjestad.net

lecture: Maranke Spoor - Introduction to permaculture

Lecture with Q&A.
Permaculture is a interdisciplinairy design science based in ethics. Its about being part of the solution instead of part of the problem. We can e.g. grow food while increasing biodiversity. This can be the future of our food. Maranke teaches permaculture helped translate/edit Mark Shepards restoration agriculture voor NL/BE, his farm is a great example of this within a temperate climate.
Permaculture principles can be applied at any scale. The goal of permaculture is: meeting human needs while increasing ecosystem health. Permaculture uses ethical principles and design priciples to achieve this.

Sunday August 27
   15:00-15:45, spullenlab
www.permacultuuronderwijs.nl

workshop: Arjan Klaver & Harmen Zijp - Local news, unstating the obvious

News outlets they are biased towards the short term, the visual and the scandalous, as has been described by authors like Joris Luyendijk (Het zijn net mensen) and Nick Davies (Flat earth news).
Even more so than national outlets, local news is heavy on human interest and commerce. Much of what can be read is copied unfiltered from press messages and uploaded content. And much of what can be watched is the uncritical registration of society's surface. As such it often fails to notice underlying trends in society or analyze (the absence of) political strategies. It rather excels in stating the obvious.
Our society needs good, independent local press in order to allow for critical citizenship. At Koppelting we invite local writers, photographers, freelance journalists and political analysts to team up and sketch the outlines for an independent crowd sourced news medium.

Friday August 25
   14:00-17:45, binnentuin
Saturday August 26
   12:00-12:15, spullenlab

other: Vleermuisgroep - Night of the bats

In Amersfoort there is a group of citizens who map the different species of bats in the city.
At Koppelting, they celebrate their annual Night of the Bats, and research the possibilities of building their own bat detection kits.

This will be held on saturday night.

Saturday August 26
   19:45-23:00, binnentuin

other: - debate: Smart City, smart or shitty?

Almost all cities are working on it: smart cities. But how is privacy arranged in these cities? Large companies facilitate the infrastructure for smart cities. They do this for free for the municipality, but nothing is for free. What is the price the citizen pays for smart cities? If you agree to the terms of conditions on Facebook, you know your information is used for commercial purposes. But where do you give permission in the smart city? Are companies that build our smart cities allowed to use our information without asking? At Koppelting we will have a debate about the impact smart cities have on our daily life.

Saturday August 26
   16:00-16:45, spullenlab

lecture: Manu Busschots - Carbon Conversations (canceled)

Sociologist and environment psychologist Manu Busschots is founder of Carbon Conversations in the Netherlands. The mission of carbon conversations is to connect and empower people to make environmentally friendly choices. Manu will speak about the Carbon Conversations initiative and our psychology concerning climate change.

Sunday August 27
   14:00-14:45, spullenlab
klimaatgesprekken.nl

lecture: Social Research group "I, Other and Group" - Socratic Debate

In the Summer of 2017 a social research group started in de War in Amersfoort. It's founders share a passion for interactions between people in a world of transition. Their first topic of research became the Socratic Debate as it was structured by Leonard Nelson. In this lecture you will experience yourself in half an hour the power of the socratic: to think in questions, doubt the obvious, research the underlying & excavate the basis of dissent. If you are interested in joining I, Other and Group email to paul@dewar.nl

Sunday August 27
   11:00-11:45, spullenlab

hackathon: Luuk Keijser and Katrien van Riet - Designing/Hacking a Board Game

Board games are currently experiencing a revival, which can also be seen in the popularity of the many game shops that sell them. We don't have to turn to shops for games, though. Designing your own game can be just as rewarding, if not more so. The possibilities that a FabLab offers for board game creation and hacking are also endless, especially if we include the opportunity to recycle left-over materials from the FabLab. These elements are the focus of what we want to explore in this two-day hackathon.

Thursday August 24
   14:00-17:45, binnentuin
Friday August 25
   14:00-17:45, binnentuin

demonstration: FabLab Amersfoort - FabLab Presentations

FabLab Amersfoort frequently organises presentation evenings, which give FabLab and BioLab managers a chance to showcase their work and share their experiences. Interested in doing a show and tell about your FabLab creation? Send us an email (info@fablabamersfoort.nl). There is no fixed entrance fee, but we work with a value assessment afterwards.

Monday August 21
   20:00-22:00, fablab
http://www.fablabamersfoort.nl/nl/evenement/presentatieavond

workshop: Wikipedia - How to start or edit a wikipedia page

Our most valuable source of information and the most striking example of a peer-to-peer open knowledge system is of course Wikipedia. But have you ever contributed your knowledge?
There is a bit of a threshold for most people, and Dick and Wilma will show you how to overcome it.

Saturday August 26
   14:00-17:00, binnentuin
http://www.wikipedia.org

other: - p2p justice?

We see a tendency towards a peer-to-peer oriented society. In many areas it is easy to visualise how this could work. Energy production, food distribution, a lot is already being done and experimented with. However, we see some areas where at a first glance it seems more complicated. For instance, how could the justice system work in a peer-to-peer society? Do we even want to go there and why (not)? Also, what projects are already out there? What has already been tried? What are the ethical and practical pros and cons? We are interested in hearing your views on and experience with this topic.

Sunday August 27
   10:00-10:45, spullenlab

workshop: Boris Jeletich - Arduino workshop voor beginners

arduino workshop voor kinderen/beginners.
korte introductie van arduino,basis electronica
circuit bouwen en programmeren
deelnemer moet een laptop meenemen

Sunday August 27
   14:00-17:00, fablab

lecture: Joachim de Koning - Internet of Coins

Internet of Coins is an environment for personal finance. As a decentralized platform it enables an optimally inclusive financial network, interlinking all digital forms of value. It allows you to trade digital assets and currencies peer to peer, with an easy to use interface and the opportunity to earn fees by participating as an allocator.

In the past two years, the groundwork for this system has been implemented by a team that dedicates their time to the creation of an innovative open source financial networking agent called hybridd, that directly links crypto-ledgers together.

Sunday August 27
   16:00-16:45, spullenlab
https://internetofcoins.org

lecture: Flip de Leeuw - Designing Bamboo Streetlights

In this lecture Flip will inform us about his plan to design and build a solar powered LED bamboo streetlight. The bamboo pipe will function as a sustainable alternative for steel pipe. You're invited to join the lecture and share your questions and ideas with Flip afterwards.

Sunday August 27
   17:00-17:15, spullenlab

other: De WAR - movie night, blind date

On Friday evening we organise a movie night, where we show a movie that highlights the need for an independent an critical press.

Friday August 25
   21:00-23:00, binnentuin

workshop: Fablab Amersfoort - Print your own tshirt

In this workshop you will learn to make tshirt prints using Inkscape and the vinyl cutter. With a heat press you can press the print onto the shirt.

Do bring your own tshirt!

Thursday August 24
   19:30-21:00, fablab
www.fablabamersfoort.nl

workshop: Nicole Esteje - Citizens' initiatives and the law

In their daily lives more and more people are experiencing the incapability of governments to create and maintain the circumstances in which people can fully participate in society. In many places citizens are taking matters into their own hands: citizen initiatives to create new structures and an atmosphere of solidarity and justice. These initiatives fall into a gap as they do not belong to any of the domains in the Dutch legal system. A special domain is being created, a kind of constitution for citizen initiatives.

Sunday August 27
   12:00-12:45, spullenlab

hackathon: Matthijs Nederveen - The inclusion game

Light for the World has developed a scoring card for organisations to assess the accessibility of their organisations for persons with a disability. The scoring card looks at the building (wheelchair accessibility), communication materials and website (accessibility for visually impaired and people with intellectual disability), HR policy (work opportunities for persons with a disability), attitude of staff, etc.

The scoring card helps organisations to assess barriers in their own organisation and take action to remove or reduce the barriers. However, we have found out that the willingness to take action is very much depending on awareness and attitude of management and staff.

To increase the awareness we would like to develop a game that can be applied within an organisation in a workshop or training session to play with the scoring card, stimulate discussion and improve the awareness around topics of exclusion, how to tackle discrimination and how to promote participation and inclusion of persons with a disability.

It should be fun and educating. We are thinking of a real-life game, rather than a online game. A board game could be an option, but a more active game is preferable.

Light for the World is an non profit organisation and we are mainly working in developing countries, but the game could be applied in Europe as well as other continents.

Friday August 25
   11:00-13:00, binnentuin
http://lab.light-for-the-world.org/

lecture: Pieter van der Hijden - Report on the FAB13 International Conference in Santiago de Chile, 31 July - 6 August 2017

Pieter just returned from Chile where he was one of the 600 attendants at the 7 day long FAB13 annual fab event. He will report and comment the 4 days of community conference, the 1 day public symposium and the 2 days public fab festival.

Saturday August 26
   11:00-11:45, spullenlab
http://fab13.fabevent.org

workshop: Ger Hanssen - Accurate Instruments Do-It-Yourself

It's remarkable to see how accurate instruments for measuring various physical phenomena can be made out of a simple cardboard package. In the webshop ipacity.nl some 80 different examples can be found. For example a spectroscope, a macro lens for a mobile phone or a newton telescope.
I designed comparable, but improved instruments with the same parts, made out of different materials to be cut with the laser cutter.
This workshop wants to show how these instruments were made to invoke more people to be involved into making such instruments.

Friday August 25
   10:00-10:45, spullenlab
www.ipacity.nl

other: Jiri Gregor - Excursion 3D Concrete Printer

Last year during Koppelting, a proof of concept was developed for a 3D concrete printer. This year we will visit the site where this work was continued and to have a look at where things stand now.

Friday August 25
   13:00-14:00, binnentuin

other: Breakfast - breakfast

Saturday August 26
   09:00-10:00, binnentuin
Sunday August 27
   09:00-10:00, binnentuin

other: Lunch - Lunch

Monday August 21
   13:00-14:00, binnentuin
Tuesday August 22
   13:00-14:00, binnentuin
Wednesday August 23
   13:00-14:00, binnentuin
Thursday August 24
   13:00-14:00, binnentuin
Friday August 25
   13:00-14:00, binnentuin
Saturday August 26
   13:00-14:00, binnentuin
Sunday August 27
   13:00-14:00, binnentuin

workshop: Jeroen van Beele - Weconomy experience

What will the new economy look like? do we still use money? what role will the internet play? do we still have to learn and work? you encounter all these questions and many more when you play the weconomy experience.
Our market economy is not a free market, the free market is a utopia, but even if our economy would be a free market, there still would be winners and losers.
This is because there are people that want to win at the cost of others. The weconomy experience is a utopia, just like the free market is, but this utopia is one without the sting in the free market.
Trade is the sting, because trade is what you do when you don’t trust each other. People that trust each other share, like you do at home, at the kitchen table. The new economy is one global kitchen table. The weconomy experience lets you experience what that looks like.

Friday August 25
   14:00-16:00, spullenlab
http://guts4roses.org/simulation/

demonstration: Thomas Telkamp - meteorological balloon experiment

On Saturday (during lunch) we will try to launch a meteorological balloon with some sensors, and a radio to send the results live back to us. The current plan is to have an IR sensor looking downward, to see if we can detect a change in the reflected IR light in the atmosphere with increasing altitude. In addition, we add an upward facing UV sensor. Alternative ideas are welcome (but time/resources are limited). Estimated maximum altitude is 35 km. Results available on website.

Saturday August 26
   13:00-13:45, binnentuin
http://koppelting.ltcm.net