Imagination Lab

Sam and Nils curated an Imagination Lab about the future of education and a bunch of guests also stopped by during the evening, like Ola who brought 2 of his method kits, thanks for a great evening!

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Remap Alingsås

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Skapligan and Collaboratory inviting people to remap the future of Alingsås, at Alingsås museum

Open design meeting for Learn Do Share 2015, plus game jams and more

We will have an open design meeting to plan the conference Learn Do Share Gothenburg 2015 on this coming Friday October 24th at 3pm at Collaboratory. Together with next years event there will be lots of things happening here at the film and games village. GoKinema, Global Game Jam, GAMERella, Electrodome and a big party, just like a Nordic SXSW.

Everyone is welcome to join and to make suggestions for the program, I will do my best to design the event to fit the needs of as many people and organisations as possible. There will not be any longer presentations, we will focus on effective planning, so if you are not already familiar with the concept please read about it beforehand.

http://www.gothenburg.diydays.com/

http://learndoshare.net/

Program October 24th
15.00 meet up
Open discussion
16.00 tour Gothenburg Film Studios & Collaboratory
Open discussion
17.00 mingle/afterwork
everyone is welcome to hang out after the meeting, playtest and show projects, and feel free to bring some snacks and drinks to share.

Any questions can be sent to info(at)storyarchitects.se
It is not necessary to sign up but it would be nice if you email and say that you will join, or if you use Facebook, please rsvp here
https://www.facebook.com/events/1504038243215998/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

 

Välkommen Elin!

Jag heter Elin, studerar mitt tredje år på kandidatprogrammet Ledarskap i slöjd och kulturhantverk, Göteborgs Universitet och gör under oktober månad min praktik på Collaboratory Göteborg. Mitt mål med praktiken är att hitta nya arenor och synsätt för vad slöjd kan vara, vilket jag tror mig göra på Collaboratory. Genom att möta människor och verksamheter som ägnar sig åt skapande med samma värden som slöjden vill jag understryka att vi alla ägnar oss åt samma sak. Vi använder bara olika ord för det.

Jag började fascineras av slöjd eftersom jag märkte hur den hjälpte mig utveckla ett lösningsorienterat tänkande, gav mig egenmakt (empowerment) och en känsla av att kunna påverka mitt eget och andras varande. Genom att spinna mitt eget garn och sticka min egen tröja så gör jag mig oberoende av oetiska produktionsprocesser jag inte vill vara en del av. Genom att kunna tälja min egen sked så slipper jag köpa plastgrejer utvunna ur råolja som dessutom smälter sönder i min mat. Men sakta insåg jag även att Do it yourself kan tolkas på fler sätt. Gränsen mellan ”gör det själv” och ”gör det ensam” är hårfin. Under min utbildning har jag insett att slöjdande kan vara väldigt ensamt. Trots att det finns mässor, hemslöjdskonsulenter och marknader som försöker avhjälpa detta så kvarstår faktumet att du många gånger har din egen verkstad. Eller slöjdar hemma. Ensam. Sådan är traditionen.

Konceptet på Collaboratory har ännu inte hunnit färgats så mycket av tradition. Här talas om innovationsdesign på alla nivåer; inom skapande såväl som inom organisation. Collaboratory är en öppen plats, både fysiskt, virtuellt och mentalt. Det är ett koncept som slöjdvärlden kan lära sig mycket av. Jag tror starkt på ett utbyte av kunskaper och erfarenheter mellan de människor som rör sig inom ramen för slöjd och de som finns inom making (om det nu är olika saker). Därför sökte jag praktik på Collaboratory. Jag hoppas lära mig mycket.

Kolla även in aktiviteterna som Elin planerar nu

Crafts night
https://www.facebook.com/events/290082517855090/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

Remap Alingsås
https://www.facebook.com/events/894326123918556/

 

Extra yearly meeting

Sunday October 5 at 3.30 – 5 pm Collaboratory lokalförening vill have an extra yearly meeting to fill the board posts treasurer, secretary and ledamot.  After that we will talk about coming activities and other questions members have. Everyone who has paid a membership fee once or more in 2014 can attend and have voting right.

After the meeting anyone who wants can stay to talk further and fika. We will talk about the design of the workshops, organisation structure, and put together groups who will be responsible for different areas. We have some groups already. For example, if you have any thoughts or want to join a certain group talk to

lights in the space –  Mustafa
workshops and tools – Henrik
idea factory – Samantha, Ariana, Gunnar

feel free to add more areas by contacting Jasmine info(at)storyarchitects.se

The Collaboratory Idea Factory and Mingle

Dear makers and collaborators! We are pleased to report that the Idea Factory and Mingle was a resounding success and will be returning on a regular basis. The idea behind this event is to give Collaboratory members the opportunity to get together, pitch their ideas and receive feedback from fellow makers as well as presenting their individual skills with the view to create new project collaborations.

At the première, the organisers Ariana, Gunnar and Samantha were joined by Lars, Mustafa, Jakki, Alberto, Ulrica, Fredrik and Jasmine. Several of the participants took this opportunity to present their ideas and work in progress and were rewarded with much appreciated feedback and helpful suggestions on how to develop their ideas further. From the development of a new grow light system via multimedia experiences for the entire family to time-travelling selfies, the creative spirits were running high. Add to that plenty of good food and wine and you have the recipe for an evening well-spent!

The next Idea Factory will be held on October 9th. We hope even more people will take this opportunity to introduce themselves and present an idea or two. Those who wish to give this a go should send a two-sentence pitch idea to samanthahookway(at)gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

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Awesome people visiting

Today we had a visit by Bibiana Pulido, Ph.D Candidate at School of Industrial Relations of the University of Montreal- Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT). Her work is titled Organizational dynamics, work and employment practices and regulation mechanisms in two video game clusters- A comparative research between Quebec and Sweden’s video game industries.
Bibiana is coming back next year to continue her research and also write about Collaboratory, we are very much looking forward to meet again and follow her work.

We also had Christopher Gregorian from Germany visiting and he will also be coming back next year to continue his studies. Christopher has been driving his motorbike through Sweden visting hacker- and makerspaces. Looking forward to meet again and thanks for the whiskey, it will be very much appreciated at next member party!

 

Economy and members productions in Collaboratory

This Tuesday’s member gathering will focus on economy and the questions members have regarding producing things in Collaboratory. It is important to get as many members views of this as possible. There are also discussions about holding 3D printer-building workshops and planning a big bbq party, and any other ideas or questions members have are welcome. See you at 4 pm tomorrow!

3D printing intro and BBQ

Evert Tuesday is meeting and cleaning day for Collaboratory members, sometimes we will hold workshops then too. Meeting starts at 4pm and cleaning is before and after the meeting. Tuesday July 29 we have a short meeting then Carolina will hold a 3D printing introduction, all members that are interested in using the printers are advised to attend if possible. After that we will light up the grill so bring food and drinks if you want to join! For the BBQ also non-members are welcome.

Researcher visiting

Today Dr. Sergej Stoetzer visited Collaboratory as part of his research about hacker- and makerspaces and STEM education. He visited and collected passport stamps at Collaboratory and Gothenburg hackerspace. We are looking forward to follow your work and thank you for very interesting discussions!

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No More Sweden game jam

The NMS game jam was awesome, indie devs from different countries gathered in Collaboratory to make games and hang out for 3 days.

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Erik Svedäng, founder of NMS, and Niklas Åkerblad presenting Else Heart Break

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Jammers

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Vomit crab world championship, game by Snorkelitzor

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NMS winners 2014, Bjern by Maria Norkvist and Kian Bashiri

HDK students exploring Collaboratory

Students from the master program Business & Design at HDK -School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg studied the model of Collaboratory this term and they made this nice video. Big thanks to Kristina, Michèle, Joseph and Ahra for your awesome work!

Kristina has been living and studying in Gothenburg since 2010. Within her first year as Business & Design student she has combining her skills in business administration and her curiosity of design as a strategically tool for development in organisation. She is an open-minded person where meetings with people give her energy. se.linkedin.com/pub/kristina-jacobson/48/11a/ab4/

Michèle’s interest is in the interdisciplinary, in particular the collaboration between business and design brought her to Gothenburg university where she is accomplishing her Industrial Design Bachelor from Switzerland with this unique master program.se.linkedin.com/pub/michèle-hess/61/a4b/6b1

Joseph has a BsC in Marketing – Communications from Greece and working experience in sales and Personal Training. His hobbies are playing/listening to music, fashion, reading, arts in general and he also love movies and video games.

Ahra is an exchange student from South Korea. Her background is within furniture design and is now studying Business & Design for one semester at HDK. Her passion is food, chocolate, meditation and design and she enjoys the rain, especially here in Gothenburg.

Summary of the gathering at Collaboratory May 16 2014


With the increased interest in Collaboratory and processes of open innovation, Jasmine and members of Collaboratory, together with David and Fernando from Semcon, decided to invite businesses and curious people from around Lindholmen mainly, to an open day at Collaboratory. The goal is to effectiwise (made up word:) collaboration and communication in the area, as well as increase the innovation pace in Gothenburg.

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The day started with a description of how Collaboratory came to life. Jasminetalked about how her transdisciplinary background and methods of open and playcentric designs made it impossible to operate and survive economically within the traditional systems in Sweden and how this led to the creation of Story architects think and do collaboratory in 2011. Examples of her co-creative projects that were mentioned are Axion and Learn Do Share.

To create a cross-generational and transdisciplinary platform for innovation, a next generation maker space, the process of making Collaboratory was opened up to the users in 2013 when Gothenburg Film Studios generously invited the growing community to move into the current space in the Gothenburg film and games village at Lindholmen.

After scanning the city of Gothenburg for an office in 2011 and also working on film projects here from 2008, Jasmine found this area to be the most interesting spot for her company to set roots. The development of Lindholmen has been very interesting to follow and there can be a very bright future here if the residents learn how to communicate and collaborate in more effective ways. Collaboratory resides at the intersection of the ruff industrial and the clean corporate, of industry and academia, of science and storytelling.

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Then partners and members of Collaboratory continued the introduction. Early in the process Story architect and Gothenburg Film Studios partnered with Interactive Institute Swedish ICT who moved parts of their activities and tools to Collaboratory, and together with Jasmine and the current members are responsible for most activities in the space, and generously shares their equipment. An awesome initiative by Interactive Institute that was presented is Hackerklubben where kids learn coding by making games and other creative works. The member Erik also talked about the game jams we host, Henrik talked about his motivation for helping with renovating the space, Robert showed the Human and Machine project, Samantha talked about the importance of finding a community when you move to a new country, HDK students presented their study of the Collaboratory model, Olof from Chalmers talked about why academia values partnership with Collaboratory and board members Allen and Mats talked about their motivation for supporting the initiative.

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Then David and Fernando presented Semcons work and talked about open innovation and how Collaboratory is a good free zone and space for prototyping ideas and collaborating outside of a big company’s constraints.

Ericsson who also had an open day right before Collaboratory was present and Ulrica presented a discussion on communication strategies that was initiated during their open day. This discussion was continued during the following workshop, right after a break where all participants walked around and got to know the space and some of the projects currently being built there.

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We ran a workshop where people were divided into groups, forming a couple of themes to talk about. Below are notes and sketches that came out of the discussions.

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Carl Heath wrapped up the day and invited people to become members and partners of Collaboratory.

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After the gathering some new relationships were established and some organisations initiated partnership dialogues with Collaboratory. We are looking for more partners, drop us a line if you are interested board@collaboratory.se

Whats next?

That is up to you!

We are inviting everyone to take our discussions to the next step and start doing and prototyping projects.  At the end of August or beginning of September we aim to have a couple of workshops/hackathons kicking of things. We will co-create the themes and designs, so what are your wishes?

Everyone who attended or/and expressed an interest is included in the email thread with the follow up letter. We have a Google folder for notes and discussions, let us know if you want to be active there, or if you have any other thoughts, questions, suggestions etc.

Thanks Carl Heath for taking photos!

Have an awesome summer everyone and see you soon!

Sloydify society

May 6th we had a visit by Lena Ylipää and Pia Jägstrand working on the project Sloydify society  (Craftify society). They researched the connections between maker spaces and traditional art and crafts. Very nice to have visitors coming from far up north of Sweden!

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Den 6 maj besökte Lena Ylipää och Pia Jägstrand Collaboratory för få inblick i verksamheten och att prata om kopplingarna de ser mellan makerspace och görandet i den traditionella slöjden och konsten. Lena och Pia arbetar som länskonstkonsulent respektive länshemslöjdskonsulent i Norrbotten och samarbetar i projektet Sloydify society

Här är en kort beskrivning av projektet:
Under perioden 2014-2015 pågår ett samarbetsprojekt mellan länshemslöjdskonsulenterna i de fyra nordligaste länen. Det heter Sloydify society och är ett projekt som undersöker hur Hemslöjden kan arbeta med “samhälls-slöjd”, eller ett hantverksbaserat socialt entreprenörskap. I samband med en stor utställning, Next Level Craft, under kulturhuvudstadsåret i Umeå 2014, kommer projektet att utveckla nya sätt där hemslöjdare, organiserade genom länens hemslöjdkonsulenter, kan engagera samhällsaktörer i civilsamhället samt en bredare publik. Projektets aktiviteter avser att undersöka hur slöjden som näringsverksamhet kan vara en aktiv del av, eller till och med tjäna, samhället. Inom ramen för projektet utvecklar länshemslöjdskonsulenterna i vart och ett av de fyra länen ett eget case/en egen metod. I Norrbotten är även länets konstkonsulent med i arbetet och genom det har det hela breddats till att omfatta både slöjd och konst. För oss handlar det att själva görandet som finns i både slöjden och konsten är ett verktyg.

 

Open day with Collaboratory and Semcon May 16

Welcome to Collaboratory – meet the members and experience the space. Listen to Jasmine, founder of Collaboratory, who together with David and Fernando from Semcon’s UX department, describe how they work with creativity and open innovation, from their different perspectives. After this, there will be an open discussion on possible collaborations among the meet-up participants. One project from Ericssons open day will be discussed, and then Carl Heath closes the day.

Register at tiny.cc/creativespaces

Program

10.00 – 10.30   Collaboratory & Semcon intro
10.30 – 10.45   Guided tour
10.45 – 12.15   Open discussion
12.15 – 12.30   Ending
12.30 – 13.30   Lunch (only cash works in the cafe)

During lunch the film studio cafe will sell vegetarian soup by the renowned film caterer Samantha Larsen (order beforehand in registration).

After lunch we have the first open design meeting for next years  Learn Do Share (fka DIY days). This is between 13.30 – 16.00, no registration need for this part and anyone is welcome.

Öppet hus med Collaboratory och Semcon 16 maj

Välkommen till Collaboratory – möt medlemmar och upplev miljön. Hör Jasmine, grundare av Collaboratory samt David och Fernando från Semcons UX-avdelning beskriva hur de jobbar med kreativitet och öppen innovation, utifrån de olika förutsättningarna en intressedriven förening och ett börsnoterat bolag arbetar. Tillsammans med deltagande aktörer samtalar vi sedan om möjlig samverkan. Ett projekt som kom upp under Ericssons Open day presenteras och slutligen avslutar Carl Heath dagen.

Registrera dig här för att deltaga tiny.cc/creativespaces

Program 

10.00 – 10.30   Collaboratory & Semcon intro

10.30 – 10.45   Guidad tur i lokalen

10.45 – 12.15   Öppen diskussion

12.15 – 12.30   Avslut

12.30 – 13.30   Lunch (endast kontanter)

Klockan 13.30 – 16.00   har vi sedan öppet designmöte för att planera nästa års Learn Do Share event (f.d DIY days). Alla intresserade är välkomna, för denna del behövs ingen registrering.

Science Festival

May 8-11 parts of Collaboratory will move down to Nordstan to let people try out and learn more about  maker- and hacker culture. More info http://vetenskapsfestivalen.se/

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8 bit indie arcade game by Jasmine Idun Lyman and Daniel Ågren. Premiered at Retrospelsmässan in Gothenburg May 3rd. Photos by Henrik Hörlin.

Retro game convention

Check out the Retro game convention this Saturday. Collaboratory will be there and we are also hosting their game jam on May 2-3. See you!

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Digitalverkstan

I Collaboratory arrangerar ibland projektet Digitalverkstan gratis workshops i olika former av digitalt skapande. Det kan handla om allt från Speldesign i 3D till tillverkning av interaktiva smycken. Gå gärna in på www.digitalverkstan.com för att ta del av kommande workshops eller kolla på bilder från de som varit!

HDK students take a look at the Collaboratory model

We are four students from the master program Business & Design at HDK-School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg. Right now we are in the start-up of a new project. This is an integrated project where we are asked to practically implement and integrate the knowledge that we have previously acquired in the programme in an actual project. So why are we working with Collaboratory? We want to gain a greater understanding for, and knowledge of, an organisation’s reality in a development process.

The theme of the course is Innovation, Aesthetic experience, Design thinking and design methods. This will be our guidelines and our starting point for the project, which extends over two months.

Kristina has been living and studying in Gothenburg since 2010. Within her first year as Business & Design student she has combining her skills in business administration and her curiosity of design as a strategically tool for development in organisation. She is an open-minded person where meetings with people give her energy. se.linkedin.com/pub/kristina-jacobson/48/11a/ab4/

Michèle’s interest is in the interdisciplinary, in particular the collaboration between business and design brought her to Gothenburg university where she is accomplishing her Industrial Design Bachelor from Switzerland with this unique master program. se.linkedin.com/pub/michèle-hess/61/a4b/6b1

Joseph has a BsC in Marketing – Communications from Greece and working experience in sales and Personal Training. His hobbies are playing/listening to music, fashion, reading, arts in general and he also love movies and video games.

Ahra is an exchange student from South Korea. Her background is within furniture design and is now studying Business & Design for one semester at HDK. Her passion is food, chocolate, meditation and design and she enjoys the rain, especially here in Gothenburg.

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We are looking forward to work with Collaboratory and are happy to answer any questions that you might have.

See you!

/Michèle, Joseph, Kristina and Ahra

No More Sweden game jam @Collaboratory July 2014

No More Sweden is a gathering of independent game developers from the whole world meeting up somewhere in Sweden. The event has been arranged every year since 2008. The first time we met up in a basement in Skövde, and the event was organized by Erik Svedäng.

More info and sign up at www.nomoresweden.com