The Supre:organism exhibition which closed recently at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen (a Unesco World Heritage fortress near Haarlem in the Netherlands) cast a critical eye on human space ambitions, investigating the influence that space exploration has on the development of technology, life sciences and industrialisation. Even on our own identity.
Packed with fascinating information and meditations on space exploration, the exhibition could have been yet another cultural celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon. Fortunately, it managed to stand apart from other events by presenting a multiplicity of artistic visions that “expand our perspective on human non-terrestrial becoming” and remind us that extraterrestrial colonization is motivated not only by scientific research but also by geopolitics schemes, economic exploitation, military strategies and yearning for another world.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.