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

Mentor

OctoSens is a community-based project, which was designed under the mentorship of Vaclav Peloušek as part of an art residency. The primary purpose of the residency was to create a community of electronic sound creators, makers, audio enthusiasts, and sound designers. Later the created product could be offered on the market, in the form of a kit or as a workshop, providing the community with a financial basis for further projects.

OctoSens was designed by: Jakob Grčman, Simon Macuh, Vaclav Peloušek, Lan Štokelj, Simon Turnšek, Rea Vogrinčič and Igor Vuk

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.

Production

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.