1: Workshop Arduino

Thursday 12th of May 13.30 in the Viewing Room of FineArt Media.
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone making interactive projects. Arduino senses the environment by receiving inputs from many sensors, and affects its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. You can tell your Arduino what to do by writing code in the Arduino programming language and using the Arduino development environment.

Workshop Víctor M. Arráez (Spain), May, 24th

Lecture and workshop "public presentations" by Víctor M. Arráez, graphic designer, artistic researcher and former ACD student. 24th of May, 11am - 15.30pm - 15 seats only, first come / first serve. JOIN! 


Become an AKI Image Correspondent

Dear student, along with the AKI Promotion Team I would like to invite you to join our mutual image bank. We have invited all teachers, staff and students. 

When you accept our invitation you will become one of our correspondents to contribute to promote the AKI by photographing anything you think is of interest in and around the academy. Directly via the Cluster App on your mobile phone (free for iPhone and Android) but also via your computer. Don’t forget to give your image a description to know who’s who and what is what. 

Every member can use all images to promote the AKI via website(s), Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Flickr or whatever. Cool to support our promotion team by joining

AKI Promotion Team
Monique Bosman, Mirjam Leppers, Johan Visser, Yolande Willink

Join the group AKI Activities 2016 on Cluster by clicking here: https://cluster.co/i/LFUG6R 

1: The One Minute

Make a ONE MINUTE movie and send in:

Media Theory I: Mark B.N. Hansen: New Philosophy for New Media

Seminar with Katharina D. Martin
Date: 20th April 2016 at 10.00  | Location: MI Room 0.53
Tamás Waliczky, 'The Way' (1996)
In our fourth meeting we will discuss the first chapter of Mark B.N. Hansen's New Philosophy for New Media.

Mark Hansen defines the image in digital art in terms that go beyond the merely visual. Arguing that the "digital image" encompasses the entire process by which information is made perceivable, he places the body in a privileged position—as the agent that filters information in order to create images. He argues that this new "embodied" status of the frame corresponds directly to the digital revolution: a digitized image is not a fixed representation of reality, but is defined by its complete flexibility and accessibility. It is not just that the interactivity of new media turns viewers into users; the image itself has become the body's process of perceiving it. To illustrate his account of how the body filters information in order to create images, Hansen focuses on new media artists  like Jeffrey Shaw, Douglas Gordon, and Bill Viola, Hansen explores the contemporary aesthetic investment in the affective, bodily basis of vision.

Lecture Chris Vermaas april, 21

‘Jaap Drupsteen tells stories’ 

Chris Vermaas (typographer and lecturer ACD) will give a lecture about Jaap Drupsteen. Thursday april 21, 4.15pm, auditorium. 

Media Theory I: Vilém Flusser: Into the Universe of Technical Images

Seminar with Katharina D. Martin
Date: 13th April 2016 at 13.30  |  Location: MI Room 0.53  

In our third meeting we will discuss the excerpts 'To Imagine', 'To Signify' and 'To Interact' of Vilém Flusser’s Into the Universe of Technical Images. 

"First published 1985 as Ins Universum der technischen Bilder, Vilém Flusser’s Into the Universe of Technical Images has only now been translated into English. It is part of a triumvirate of theoretical texts – alongside Does Writing Have a Future? and Towards a Philosophy of Photography –all of which scrutinise technology, communication, the fate of writing, and the radical potential of mediated images. [...]
Into the Universe of Technical Images is not, however, a celebratory speculation about a future utopia of mediated image. It is more accurately – and Flusser makes this clear – a critique of his present. [...]
Technical images make it possible to ‘grasp the ungraspable and visualise the invisible’ (p. 16). They are produced through apparatuses which ‘consolidate particles around us’. The invisible bits of information, electronic abstract impulses that fingers, hands and eyes find unattainable are captured and computed by apparatuses which ‘have no trouble with particles’ (p. 16). Instead, these apparatuses can be programmed to shape photons and electrons, splinters of information and code into images. In this way, Flusser argues, the universe of the technical image, shored-up by the apparatus of electronic media, has the potential to bring about a cultural revolution, a revolution that is technical rather than political. [...]"

Book Review by David Crouch

Expo Jaap Drupsteen

On April 26 students of ACD and MI will visit the expo The Rhythm Painter, an audiovisual installation by Jaap Drupsteen. Jaap himself will be there!! Meeting: Rijksmuseum Twente 10:30am.