U19 – Create your World! Workshops

Esplora will be hosting a special one-time-only set of workshops related to Science and the Arts. The project is a collaborative effort between the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Austrian Centre for Electronic Arts ARS Electronica and esplora. Heads of Schools and Education Officers are encouraged to bring the information below to the attention of all students and/or staff.

Workshop (1)    27th of February – 3rd of March
Sound: Art - Ableton Live 

This workshop will give learners an insight into modern music production techniques through arrangements and playful experimentation. The basic tools and processes for music production, including recording and arrangement will be presented using Ableton Live hands-on as a creative device. A variety of hardware & software components will be at your disposal to get your project off to a great start or give free rein to your creative energies in composing music or playing instruments. Express yourself, your way!

Workshop (2)    27th of March – 31st of March
Hack the Robot

“Hack the Robot” offers pupils aged 12 and above the opportunity to learn to program robots normally used in industrial manufacturing processes. The workshop entails using electronic modules to construct new remote controls that let users hack into the robotic system.

Workshop (3)    24th of April – 28th of April

Do-it-yourself robots? Out of Lego building blocks? WEDO is a Lego kit that lets children age 7-12 build robotic objects on their own. All it takes are simple programming techniques, a diverse array of components, and tiny sensors.

Workshop (4)    08th of May – 12th of May
Best of BioLab

The BioLab is the gathering place for people young and old who are curious about the amazing things happening at the cutting edge of the life sciences. Workshop participants learn how to isolate their own DNA (which they can take home with them) or to clone plants. Experts will elaborate on the latest trends in scientific research, and also take a critical look at various aspects of biotechnology and genetic engineering. In a “Microcosmonauts” workshop, kids aged 6-10 can get hands-on experience with high-performance microscopes. The “Copy Plant” workshop is designed especially for Senior Secondary School students.

Workshop (5)    19th June - 23rd of June
Radical Structures - Experience Workshop’s 4Dframe Building & GeoGebra Design Lab

Science & Art fun and games with buckyballs, nanotubes & crazy structures, all supported by hands-on Experience Workshop’s 4Dframe toolkit and digital GeoGebra apps inside and around the giant dome. Visitors can construct all kind of math-art structures, MOLECULAR FOOTBALL, NANO-BASKETBALL or even their VISION with the support of our workshop facilitators. The whole activity is supported by GeoGebra 3D interactive apps shown at the construction site. Participants can use the digital app to support hands-on construction work, playful problem-solving and experimenting with interactive design of math-art constructions.

School bookings for the first workshop (one 2-hour session) are now open. Schools can phone on 25401920/25 or send an email to [email protected] to book a workshop. In total, for the first workshop, 80 places are available for secondary senior school students. Bookings will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis. Esplora will provide 10 laptops and 15 headphones and people are encouraged to work either individually or in pairs. Workshops can accommodate up to 20 learners having a 2euro fee per person. 
Workshop attendees will also be offered the opportunity to attend a 1 hour Prix-Presentation for free at esplora. Details can be found in the schedule below. 
Further details for the rest of the workshops will be sent in due course.

1st WORKSHOP SCHEDULE – Sound:Art using Ableton Live w/ Maximilian Walch

Tuesday, 28th February: 10:00am – 12:00pm and from 01:00pm – 03:00pm
Wednesday, 01st March: 10:00am – 12:00pm and from 01:00pm – 03:00pm
Thursday, 02nd March: 10:00am – 12:00pm and from 01:00pm – 03:00pm
Friday: 03rd March: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Friday: 03rd March: 14:00pm – 15:00pm PRIX-PRESENTATION of Kaspar Helml, “salam saeculum”