OctoSens community: OctoSens workshop

Workshop of the community-based OctoSens device with DIY creators.

29 January 2022 | 10.00 – 18.00 @ osmo/za, Ljubljana

OctoSens is a community-based project, which was designed under the mentorship of Vaclav Peloušek as part of an art residency.  The primary purpose was to form a community of makers, DIY enthusiasts, sound designers. They created a product that could later be offered on the market in a form of some sort of product/DIY kit or as a workshop, that could provide a community with a financial basis for future projects.

The community was successfully formed. They made a product named OctoSens, 8 channel interface that allows the reception of signals from various analog and digital sensors. The information received through the sensors can be converted into sound through the built-in digital synthesizer or converted into CV or Gate signals for use with other speakers. The OctoSens format can be used as a Eurorack module or as a stand-alone unit. What is OctoSens?

The project is currently under development, and the working prototype needs to be improved. The creators decided to make another test workshop before the final phase of launching the product on the market. Artists from the fields of modular synthesis and DIY electronics were invited to participate, and contribute to the improvement of products with their opinion


OctoSens is a project that combines the principles of community co-design. The community was established under the mentorship of Václav Peloušek as part of an artistic residency and brings together a group to co-design and develop a device that can be used in musical performances as well as in installations or as part of workshops and other educational processes. The community is based on active mutual collaboration, democratic principles of co-determination, and the advocacy and promotion of the free flow of knowledge and information.

OctoSens was designed by Jakob Grčman, Simon Macuh, Lan Štokelj Wu, Simon Turnšek and Igor Vuk under the mentorship of Vaclav Peloušek.

OctoSens community

How to apply

The workshop is full, but the plan is to repeat it during the year at other locations in Slovenia. If you are interested in participating in testing the product, you can contact us at delavnice@projekt-atol.si.


Organised by MC Velenje and Projekt Atol Institute

The workshop is part of konS:: Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art.
konS:: Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art is a project chosen on the public call for the selection of the operations “Network of Investigative Art and Culture Centres”. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.