Jacob Boast is an enthusiastic designer and engineer from UK. He is currently studying on the Innovation Design Engineering program at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.
Jacob will be the first designer hosted by Casa Jasmina for the Maker Faire Home residencies program. In collaboration with Maker Faire Rome, Casa Jasmina team is developing Maker Faire Home, a curating project that involve seven designers on a residencies program and will bring Casa Jasmina’s experience to European Maker Faire in Rome from October 14th to 16th.
Jacob will arrive next week the 25th to Turin for a one week residency with his SmogBazooka. SmogBazooka is a particulate pollution detector and collector.
“I am excited to be coming to Casa Jasmina in July to develop the SmogBazooka concept: a particulate pollution detector and collector for the home or in the community.”
SmogBazooka form-factor would be developed alongside the internal components housing to achieve a well-engineered and attractive, stylish and compelling device.
In line with the concept for being both an independent device in the home, or as part of a wider community network, Jacob will network the device, and control it through Arduino cloud app as well as by manual control on the device.
“I hope to use Casa Jasmina’s expertise in interaction design when doing this. Personally, I see Casa Jasmina as a fantastic opportunity to meet and connect with other designers and makers who aspire to create amazing functional, novel, sustainable and beautiful devices for the connected home of the future.”
Jacob is having the opportunity to work on one of his previous ideas. The challenge is to add new interaction aspects and to use Arduino Create and Cloud to control remotely the air purifier. SmogBazooka concept was already developed few months ago, now is time to give them a shape, an internet connection and an attractive interaction. Jacob will work on a lung like chamber, giving a life to the device.
Casa Jasmina team is happy to host and help Jacob and is looking forward to see him soon.
Follow next week the story of this first residency
As part of the School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe’s four-week ‘Coming Soon’ program being held in collaboration with Officine Arduino, Casa Jasmina, and FabLab Torino, an informal panel and open discussion will take place at Casa Jasmina.
We will discuss about: speculative futures, connected devices and realizing designed fictions.
Special guests include Regine Debatty, curator, critic, and blogger of the illustrious website We Make Money Not Art, and Berlin-based designer and researcher, Iohanna Nicenboim, whose focus is on creating meaningful interactions with emerging technologies.
Leading the discussion will be the instructors of the ‘Coming Soon’ program, Andrew Friend and Sitraka Rakotoniaina, a London-based collaborative duo specialised in designing objects, artefacts and devices as a form of storytelling to question and excite. Together they exam relationships between the known and unknown, the real and imagined in the individual quest to harness the sublime.
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It might require an other couple of months to finish the renovation and be able to open the doors to visitors willing to spend a night in our glamorous open source home of the future. Meanwhile, the Apartment is taking shape, the wall are being painted and we are so eager to have guest that we couldn’t stop from organizing a new public event.
Casa Jasmina is becoming a very cozy space! While waiting for the next public event and the official opening check out some pictures from of the event.
On the 21st March 2015, Casa Jasmina will host it’s second public event and workshop focusing on art, open source programmed art, and “reprogrammed art”.
During the afternoon there will be a presentation and a workshop on “Re-programmed Art: an open manifesto“. The project involved a group of digital artists in reprogramming some works by Gruppo T, an Italian collective of artists that in the 60s pioneered the use of technology and algorithmic approach in their artistic practices. During a one-week hacking session in Lugano, artists have been asked to expand the Gruppo T works through open source hardware and software technologies, and to release an open documentation under Creative Commons licenses to support reproducibility, extension and further participatory developments of their works.
Serena Cangiano, one of the coordinators of the project will be our guest for the evening. After the a presentation about the project and the outcome of it, we are going to run a 1h workshop with the aim of building an open source kinetic artwork inspired by “esacono”