Past Events

Workshop on future plant and food production – 25th Sept

Wednesday, 25th Sep 2013


The overall objective of this workshop is to create an interdisciplinary environment, give participants the opportunity to acquire knowledge about plant and food production, and to develop the innovation potential within art, technology and science . The aim is to create the basis for new interdisciplinary and visionary partnerships showing new alternatives for food production in the suburbs.

The workshop will be held 25 September from 9.00 to 16.00 and 2 October 13.00-16.00 and will be arranged by Majken Overgaard , partner in Art + Innovation Hub and Martin Malthe Borch, Biologigaragen.

In recent years there has been great interest in urban farming – to grow their own food in urban spaces. The reasons are many, the desire to watch plants grow, the need for clean and uncontaminated foods and the urge to reduce the resources used to ship food over long distances etc.

There is much to be gained by an increased focus on food production closer to consumers. However, it is difficult to grow food in urban spaces primarily due to lack of space. It is not possible to establish a genuine alternative to modern agriculture with the current infrastructure of the city, but the suburbs have a large potential.

In Denmark and the rest of the world large parts of the population live in the suburbs with access to gardens and basements – potential space for future food production. Food and plant production in the suburbs is therefore the theme of this innovation workshop that focuses on sharing knowledge and developing new knowledge / prototypes of how we can produce food (including plants , sprouts, herbs , algae , etc. . ) in the future.

The workshop will be held as part of “New Garden City” which is an interdisciplinary art and innovation project. It is developed in a collaboration between Traneudstillingen and Art + Innovation Hub. It is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation and the Municipality of Gentofte. Read more on

Send the organisors an email (see address below) and tell them why you want to attend. There are limited seats. Participation is free and lunch and drinks will be provided /

CIID – Film Nights

Wednesday, 18th Sep 2013


Moving images are one of our culture’s most accessible ways to translate ideas. ‘Videos’ have come to form a kind of repository of ‘cultural consciousness’ that has resonances in all areas of life – professional, social, personal, creative.

Organised by the Research group, CIID hosts a Film Night where we show and discuss moving image work of interest to designers, technologists, and creative practitioners. The group meets on scheduled evenings at CIID.

The next few showings are as follows….and keep an eye on the labs page for an updated version:

August 6th – 21:00 – The Perfect Human (Anthropology, Ethnography & Archeology)
August 21st – 20:00 – Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko (Ecology, Economy and Globalism)
September 4th – 20:00 – Disco and Atomic War (Culture, Politics & Media)
September 18th – 20:00 – All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, ep. 2 (Culture, Politics & Media)

This is important: These screenings are intended to be non-commercial, no-brow events – movies of all kinds are welcomed: Documentaries, feature films, video-art, recorded talks, etc. – as long as good ideas are developed therein. For the most part, each evening there will be a short introduction prior to each screening, and a short discussion following.

All are always welcome (and feel free to bring your own drinks, snacks and treats).

CIID at Transmediale 2014

Saturday, 14th Sep 2013


As part of the upcoming Transmediale 2014 related activities, CIID’s David Gauthier and Jamie Allen will be in Berlin for reSource 006.

Friday, 13 September: 13:00-16:00

For this Overflow event, artists Jamie Allen and David Gauthier present the digital ooze and technological seepage; the leakage of and within infrastructures of electronics and code. The workshop provides opportunities to play with apparatus in code and electronics. These leaks example the advantage making and taking opened when leaks are detected, measured and exploited in information and power systems.

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CIID at Design Decode in Mexico

Sunday, 1st Sep 2013


Jamie Allen and Paolo Patelli from CIID Research will be workshopping an experimental platform that allows participants to “sniff” and sonify the social strata online activity, layering this into the city and workshop space of Design DECODE.

The approach is a kind of ‘decoding’ of social networks, into the real space of the city of Monterrey, through audio, via both GPS coordinates and links to Twitter, Facebook, etc. The workshop should be as exciting as it is provocative, as it can serve to generate voice and political/critical and experimental views of the city as a space for network-augmented interactions.
Dates: Aug 29th – Sept 1st

Aside from the workshop, Jamie will give a talk at the DECODE conference on Saturday, August 30th, entitled “Interacting Infrastructures.”

If you happen to be at the conference or in the area, please make sure you say hello!

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Jamie Allen y Paolo Patelli (CIID)
El Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design mezcla el diseño, la creatividad y la tecnología en educación, investigación y consultoría multi-disciplinaria y multi-cultural para generar ideas y modelos de negocio mezclando diseño y tecnología. Llevan a cabo investigaciones en contextos relacionados con la cultura y las artes, la educación y el bienestar social.

Emergent Research Series: The Data Infrastructures of Thinking and Making

Friday, 9th Aug 2013


Jamie Allen, artist and Head of Research at CIID (the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design), will be doing a presentation at the University of Michigan. He will discuss the relationship between technology, data, truth and representation. His projects deal with the material of media and its infrastructure (

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Technologies which manipulate data compose a new media, a new technical image, that is no longer a photograph of some presumed real, but an infinitely inferential and interpretable rendering of supposedly “raw knowledge” from a highly distributed network of spinning platters of silicon. As spheres of representation expand to include the psychic and biological interiorities of our lives, we increasingly see ourselves reflected in this data, not even as others see us, but as machines of collection and interpretation do. Claims of beauty and truth telling that the data body bring forth are not new: these are always the claims made by the apostles of any new media. There is not more truth in data than there is elsewhere, only newly warped reflections. As we examine the data from the mount on our new digital tablets, we are best to ask how this data reflects, rather that what new truth it holds.

MLibrary Emergent Research events are aimed at better understanding the various types of research undertaken across campus, particularly as they relate to library services and support, opportunities for collaboration, data management and preservation, and beyond.

When : August 9, 2013 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location : Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library