The Poietic Generator will be involved in the followings events :
- Basic Income Summer University, Périgeux, France, August 21-23 2014: poietic session on the 21th – 14:00/15:30 MET (confirmed)
- Internet Yami-ichi, Brussels, Belgium, September 28, 2014, 11:00 – 20:00: performance (confirmed)
- Festival of Electronic Literature, Naples, Italy, October 1-31, 2014: installation in the Royal Palace (confirmed).
- Photophore Festival, Espace Jean-Roger Caussimon, Tremblay-en-France, October 20-25, 2014: real time sessions between several cinemas (to be confirmed)
- Mozilla Festival, London, UK, October 24 – 26, 2014: online session (to be confirmed)
- Botkamp digital center, Brussels: Permanent Installation (schedule to be confirmed)
- Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (schedule to be confirmed)
Poietic Generator @imalorg #Bruxels – Nov 6th 2013 v2 (speed x50) V.2
Today, twelve kids (around 10) of Jean-Marc Lescaudron‘s classroom played the Game of Life on the Poietic Generator for 20 min. Lets see what they did (speed x 10):
See other school experiments here.
The Poietic Generator will be displayed at Mons (Belgium) during the VIA festival from Thursday, March 20, 2014. This is a preview of what may occur next year in an urban context during Mons 2015 (European Capital of Culture).
I propose an online rendez-vous thursday, March 20, 2014 – 12:00>13:00 (UTC+01) on http://poietic.net
The global image that we will create will be displayed not only into the exhition, but also in Paris (NUMA & La Tapisserie), in five publics spots in Brussels, one in London, maybe one in Bamako, etc.
Please let it know to some friends who may join the poietic experiment…
Photo : Philippe Franck
Your receiver may look like this, but you may want to customize it in a Louis XV style by adding a golden frame. Of course, the receiver may also be connected to a beamer (a pico or a giant one).
First : buy a few pieces of hardware for about 60 €/$,
here for example
- Raspberry PI (version B)
- RPI plastic box
- Power supply RPI (micro USB, 1 Amp min)
- SD card (min 4G0)
- WiFI dongle (WI-PI recommended)
- USB hub (2 ports min) in order to connect a USB mouse & a USB keyboard (removed after installation)
- HDMI/VGA converter (only if you use a VGA screen/beamer) otherwise a HDMI cable.
- An old screen or a beamer.
- Format the SD card by using your PC with that kind of tool (Windows). See other formatters here, i.e. this one for MAC.
- Download NOT the latest Raspberry Pi’s New Out of Box Software (NOOBS) which is to heavy a 4G0 SD card, but a previous version (NOOBS_v1_3_2.zip).
- Unpack the NOOBS zip file onto the SD card (use WinRAR for example)
- Eject the SD card from your PC and connect it to the RPI.
- Plug your Raspberry Pi to DC. You will see this page:
- Choose Raspbian and your language and keyboard type. Click « Install ».
- Reboot after the end of installation. Then you will get this page.
- Change the password.
- Enable boot to desktop
- In advanced option, enable SSHSelect « Finish » and reboot. You will get this screen:
- Open « WIFI Config ». You should see wlanO if you choosed a good WIFI dongle (WI-PI recommended).
- Click on « scan », select your WIFI hotspot, select the WEP or PSK…
- Enter your password. Click on « add », then »Connect ».
You should see that an IP is attributed to your RPI.
Configuration (thx to pikisok for the tutorial)
- Launch the LXTerminal from the desktop. You must be root.
- Save (Ctlr X), reboot.
Your receiver should display non-stop the full-screen picture of the Poetic Generator. Enjoy!
In a future update of this document, I will explain how to configure the Raspberry PI to become an open poietic hotspot.
Okay, if your find this a bit complicated, your may order one receiver to me for a few €/$ more. It would be a way to support the project.
Contact : olivier DOT auber @ vub.ac.be