LifeBox

LifeBox project is a biology related interactive simulator and also an artistic installation. It will project on a wall / screen an artistic representation (like a super-vitaminated conway's game of life) of three species living in a closed virtual ecosystem. After a brief introduction and thanks to an Arduino driven analog controller or a mobile app, the public can control the behavior of the 3 species (each specie have 4 variables, like life expectancy, gathering efficiency, reproduction capabilities, etc...) and they can see in real time the evolution of the species and the ecosystem as a hole.

The goal of the installation is try to have all the species and the ecosystem in balance, changing the values of the variables, and understand the consequences of your actions in the simulation.

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Friday 18 October
From 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm
3.STAGE3 pav. 3
Saturday 19 October
From 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm
3.STAGE3 pav. 3
LifeBox

Ferran Fàbregas

Computer scientist and programmer by profession, I started in the “maker” world 6 years ago, in which I have developed a cross-disciplinary knowledge in different disciplines of digital manufacturing, electronics, robotics and micro-controller programming, turning my passion into a full-time job.

Within this time I have published the book “How to use Raspberry Pi in 100 practical exercises” from Marcombo publisher and I’m working on another book about electronics for Makers. I have also been responsible for the technical correction of the spanish translation of some tech related books of the O’Reilly and Willey publishers.

I have presented different personal projects at fairs in London, Avignon, the Maker Faires held in Spain (Madrid, León, Bilbao and Barcelona), and at the MIT MediaLab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in addition to publishing articles in magazines such as MagPi and in the book “The official Raspberry Pi projects book”. I also worked with Domestic Data Streamers on Beefeater BBK Live’17 and MadCool’17 booths and “Sapiens. Comprender para crear” exhibition by Ferran Adrià.

In the field of education I have also participated as a mentor in a wide range of workshops and courses such as the #finappsparty hackathon organized by the Obra Social La Caixa, summer ultra-camps for children or Girls In Lab workshop of the Pompeu Fabra University, among many others. As organizer, I’m has been responsible of the organization of various local Raspberry Jams and a member of the producers team of the Maker Faire of Barcelona ’16 and ’17 with great success of participation and audience.

Since 2018, I’m developing my own project, “Bits & Books”, along with Marcombo publishing house, combining this task with teaching tech-related subjects at Col.legi Montserrat and after-school activities in public and private centers.


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