Explore technology through our interactive exhibitions curated by and with the tech community. All exhibitions are located at our main festival area at Flæsketorvet, Meatpacking District.
“One More Thing” – by Circuit Circus
Circuit Circus is a Copenhagen-based art and design studio. They create interactive experiences, spaces and artefacts, focusing on catalysing novel and interesting encounters with technology.
Cryptocurrency utopias, artificial superintelligence, growth hacking and corporate social responsibility. You are invited into the absurdist space of tech-speak, where buzzword bingo is the norm. Here, tech media and gurus tirelessly spew their predictions about the future of tech.
The inventive minds behind Circuit Circus forced a machine to read tons of tech articles, tweets, talks and keynotes to make it constantly generate its own input to the debate of future technology. Observing the absurdity of our current Silicon Valley reality, users can be either inspired to build upon the machine’s postulates, or moved to take a critical stance on the contemporary landscape of futurology and economy of so-called ‘tech-evangelists’.
Did the machine produce something interesting? Come get a pocket-friendly printout of the future of tech and save it for later use or mocking!
“The World Wide Web Time Machine”
In December 1990, an application called WorldWideWeb was developed on a NeXT machine at The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (known as CERN) just outside of Geneva. This program – WorldWideWeb — is the antecedent of most of what we consider or know of as “the web” today.
In February 2019, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the development of WorldWideWeb, a group of developers and designers convened at CERN to rebuild the original browser within a contemporary browser, allowing users around the world to experience the rather humble origins of this transformative technology. Sep 5-7, you can experience the browser at Techfestival.
Artists: John Allsop (Australia) – Kimberly Blessing (USA) – Mark Boulton (U.K.) – Martin Chiteri (Canada / Kenya) – Jeremy Keith (U.K. / Ireland) – Craig Mod (Japan / USA) – Angela Ricci (France / Brazil) – Remy Sharp (U.K) – Brian Suda (Iceland / USA)
“Responsible Design Market”
The Maker Space is curated by Copenhagen Maker Festival, a non-profit initiative to present innovation and trends in tech, craft and design. The Responsible Design Market is part of the Distributed Design Market Platform (DDMP) and is funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Today, most products we own travel thousands of kilometers before we can enjoy them. Assembled in super-sized factories that turn out mass-produced, standardised products, which leaves no room for individual needs, personal intent or the use of local resources. What if we could change this system? Reduce the ecological footprint of products, democratise access to quality goods and create a global market for responsible design?
In the Responsible Design Market, we have gathered imaginative creators from the European maker and design community to make design, production and consumption responsible. We present you 10 forward-looking design-based projects that look into the future of responsibility in design, manufacturing, consumption and education through human-centered and systemic approaches. Welcome to the Responsible Design Market.
Projects & Artists:
- SQUARELY (DK). Greening our cities and building an awareness of conscious sourcing and consumption. Agnieszka Szwarczewska (DK)
- Spongiosa Lumens (DK). Mesh-generated lamps created using a range of parametric textures and 3D prints from recovered fishing nets. Bror Lynge (DK)
- Chilote Shoes (DK/AR). Positive impact slippers handcrafted in Patagonia through a coop system of independent artisan women from Patagonia, Chile. Francisca Apparcel (DK), Stiven Kerestegian (DK)
- Caleiduino (ES). An object of art and a tool to help people of all ages understand electronics and programming. José Manuel Gonzalez Martinez (ES)
- MaterialeX (DK). A biomaterial research kit, co-created by the bio community and enabling citizen science to take place anywhere. Chan’nel Vestergaard (DK)
- FOS (ES). A product and transformative business model built on the up- and recycling of plastic waste. Marc Benito Padró (ES) and Aniol Lopez (ES)
- ML01_Distributed (DK). A lamp made from only three components made to be remade, fixed, updated, and cherished. Kristoffer Munk (DK)
- Pine Chair No. 1 (DK). Monobloc design meets bio composite in the prototyping of a bench that is not only beautiful but an exciting discovery. Bonnie Hvillum (DK)
- Social Capital (DK). Social Capital is a concept and a piece of urban furniture with a mission to spark debate on the values our cities could reflect. Hans Christian Asmussen (DK)
Crowd Analytic Table – by Telia
Augmented reality demo – When data comes to live in a Smart city
Explore IoT user-cases in a virtual reality city. Discover how IoT can make your city smarter, greener and more efficient.
Come join Telia at Techfestival and take the Smart City tour.