To fight against the virus with Art Activism and maker’s spirit, we (C-LAB’s Technology Media Platform) have organized a series of DIY anti-virus workshops for all ages in response to the situation now around the world in combating COVID-19. The project is open source and we (C-LAB) uphold the spirit of open culture and free sharing, all the information from these workshops will be available to the public under CC0 – Creative Commons.
The project was designed with the intention to create the equipment that is simple to make, low cost, and with easily accessible materials. During the workshop we will teach people how to make a thermometer using BBC’s education-friendly micro:bit, and a UV light box to disinfect objects with ultraviolet rays. Hopefully this project could provide a quick solution for the personal protective equipment shortage at the moment. The workshop was co-created by a team of professionals with expertise in biomedical and electronic engineering, new media art and architecture. Experts from different fields collectively initiate and contribute to the workshops, share and practice their knowledge, and empower each other to act through art to handle this crisis. We hope to use collaborative community efforts to help not only the workshop participants, but also people around the globe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is welcome to join and take part in this project which bring together Tech Art and take tangible action in this global fight.
About Andrew LIN, TSAI Chi-Hung
Network communication software engineer, Andrew Lin, has been a “weekend maker” since he came into contact with open-source hardware in 2014 and new media art in 2015.
Coming from a background in information, TSAI Chi-Hung works with new media art and focuses on merging analog and digital elements in a diverse range of ways. In recent years, he continues to experiment and collaborate with people from different disciplines and specializes in integrating different technologies to explore different media’s potential.