I. Basic Thought
Anyang Public Laboratory [APL] will demonstrate the impact of the DIY (Do It Yourself) and DIWO (Do It With Others) in the society. facility by executing three programs: a research program, a creative incubation program and a public project presentation and sharing. The challenge is to accelerate and widen the exchange of skills of artists and creative people with entrepreneurs and technologists, thus creating a common language and understanding. This topic supports the [APL] initiative, fostering innovation at the nexus of ‘Science, Technology and the Arts’.
Innovation, today, is as much about novel solutions that technology and design can provide as it is about understanding needs of society and ensuring wide participation in the process of innovation. In this context, the Arts are gaining prominence as a catalyst of an efficient conversion of Science and Technology knowledge into innovative products, services, and processes. The challenge is to accelerate and widen the exchange of skills of artists and creative people with entrepreneurs and technologists, thus creating a common language and understanding.
[APL] is a project combining interdisciplinary practices to bring benefits for both culture and environment. [APL] is a platform of building and develop affordable and generic space/laboratories with DIY (Do It Yourself) and DIWO (Do It Yourself) methodology between people from different countries and different background that has multifunction purpose; as a cultural space, as well as research and development space. Working with local communities and environment, to empower them using Open Culture, Open Design, Open Science and Open technology with DIY (Do It Yourself) and DIWO (Do It With Others) methods, as well as local wisdom to pursue and share knowledges, innovation and abilities of science, technology and arts among others.
This project is contributing to develop creativity and technical skills for local and grass root communities in Anyang. It also to built the network between several countries to share experiences, knowledge and cultures as well as to open a possibilities to initiate a global worldwide network. This project will directly support creative people and technologists to work together and produce unconventional and open mind.
II.1 Activities :
Anyang Public Lab [APL] implementation and presentation will be divided into several activities:
Anyang Public Lab [APL] Creative Research
Anyang Public Lab Creative Research will looking more deeply for a possibilities to collaborate with local actors, collective or institution in South Korea related with the Creative Incubation plan. This research will conduct meeting with the detailed plan to be shared with the collaborators.
Anyang Public Lab [APL] Creative Incubation
Anyang Public Lab Creative Incubation will conduct workshops and boot camp activities for public, collaborate with Korean artists, communities. Anyang Public Lab will consist several activities during the creative incubation :
Anyang Space Science Lab
Space Science Lab will built a DIY satellite and ask citizen participation to do space diy space exploration
Anyang Open Data Lab
Anyang Open Data Lab will take care the documentation and data about Anyang Public Lab and make it open for public to access
Anyang Geek Lab
Anyang Geek Lab will open for public to do experiments in arts, science and technology
Anyang Kitchen Science Lab
Anyang Kitchen Science Lab will explore science and technology using common kitchen utensils. This lab is dedicated for female with any age who want to do experiments in affordable way.
Anyang Cellskid Lab
Anyang Cellskid Lab is dedicated for children and will be conducted by kids to do an exploration in arts, science and technology
Anyang Open Club
Anyang Open Club will act as a cultural space through arts and music
Anyang Public Kitchen
Anyang Public Kitchen will open for public everyday, and will be a place for people to know more about different culture through food.
Each laboratory will develop workshop series and activities based on their focus and interest. Each modules and activities will be upload it online, and Anyang Open Data Lab will distribute it in to mobile devices through visual art-responsive QR code. The QR code will be spread around the town as a public art pieces.