Hackerspace in Shanghai
This Wednesday night, XinCheJian and iTalk will host a special event by Terry Cheng ex-CEO of Foxconn on his view of Makers movement, innovation in China and perspective from big manufacturers and corporations.
Mr. Cheng Tien Chong served as the Chief Executive Officer at Foxconn International Holdings Limited since January 1, 2012 until July 26, 2012. Mr. Cheng joined Foxconn Technology Group in 2007 and serves as its Corporate Executive Vice President, principally responsible for formulating, driving and implementing business initiatives and strategies and presiding over and leading organisations and operations. Mr. Chong has over 28 years of extensive management, marketing, sales and operational experience in the global electronics and engineering industries with multinational companies. Before joining Foxconn Technology Group, from 1997 to 2007, he served as the President of the Asia region for Texas Instruments Inc. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Cheng served as the President of China Hewlett-Packard. Prior to that, Mr. Cheng held various Senior Executive positions with Hewlett-Packard Intercontinental, Hewlett-Packard Asia and Hewlett-Packard Taiwan, respectively. He serves as a Director of Foxconn Communcication Technology Corp., Wide-Ranging Investments Ltd., Evenwell Holdings Ltd and FIH Co. ltd. He served as Director of Zhen Ding Technology Holding Limited until February 1, 2013. He served as an Executive Director at Foxconn International Holdings Limited since January 1, 2012 until July 2012. He has achieved a top ranking and good reputation in the industries. Mr. Cheng received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan in 1974 and a Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University, USA in 1991.
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location: 5F, Hunan Community Culture Center, 164 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, Near Anfu Lu.
This is a model Aquaponics system for home, similar to what you will create on Sunday.
The Subject : How to build a home Aquaponics system By Mr. Song and Mr. Bian
The Time：Dec 1st 1pm-3pm
2W aquarium pump
Goal: Everybody who attends this workshop could make a aquaponics system to take home, and learn how to do it.
Over the weekend, we hosted a “Makerspace & Education Workshop” in collaboration with IMA of NYU Shanghai. Thanks for Marianne Petit for arranging everything. More info and photos can be found here and here.
Marianne prepared her opening speech in Mandarin and delivered it beautifully!
Learning about assistive technology
Teacher Huang is now a regular presentor of Wednesday open night in XinCheJian. He brought a lot of his home made devices. The photo is a wireless powered LED submerged in water. The power source is hacked from a electronic hot plate. Amazing ingenuity!
The Subject : The Aesthetics of Music and My Attitude towards Musical Improvisation By Lionel Marchetti,
The Time：Nov 10 1pm-3pm
Imagine what musical rhythms will like be when music meets “Concrete” and aesthetics. On this upcoming Nov 10, we are to invite Lionel Marchetti, the noted French Musique Concrete composer, to Xinchejian to share with us the aesthetics of music and his attitude towards musical improvisation. This speech for music is more like a performance than a mere formal speech. Due to the limited number of seats, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
1. Musique Concrète, meaning concrete music, is a form of contemporary music. In addition to sounds derived from musical instruments, it uses voices or sounds recorded from nature. The theoretical basis of musique concrète as a compositional practice began in the early 1940s, developed by Pierre Schaeffer and other musicians.
2. Lionel Marchetti is a noted French electroacoustic music composer and improvised musician, a sound and visual artist and a poet. He is an educator as well. Contents: 1. A brief introduction to Musique Concrete 2. Music works sharing 3. An introduction to the aesthectics of electroacoustic music 4.An introduction to musical improvisation and the composer’s attitude towards it
1、所谓“具象音乐”(Musique Concrete) ，也就是用自然界或人类发出的声音（乐器以外）作为原始素材而以各种录音及音响手法加工制作出的现代音乐。40年代末由法国人 Pierre Schaeffer、 Pierre Henry 等人首创，是法国对现代音乐的重要贡献。
2、莱昂内尔•马凯蒂是今天法国电子音乐和即兴音乐的代表音乐家之一。也是一位诗人和视觉艺术家。他是一位活跃的作曲家、即兴演奏者、声音艺术家和教育家。 分享内容： 1、 简单介绍他眼中的具象音乐； 2、 介绍和展示自己的音乐创作； 3、 介绍和分享电子原音音乐的美学； 4、 分享什么叫做即兴音乐与即兴音乐创作的态度；
Teacher Huang teaches high school in Shanghai and found out about XinCheJian on the news. He has been bringing all the educational gadgets to open Wednesday nights!
Mr. Bian and Mr. Song introduced the aquaponics system they have been building.
Rick Chen, founder and CEO of Pozible.com presented the company.
We have shown the mobile hackerspace on the Bund, in from the Grand Gateway and in Maker Carnival but one thing has never been capture the mobile hackerspace in transit until now!!!
XinCheJian is a community run organization and thanks to the dedicated staff members that keep the space going for the past few years. XinCheJian has experienced rapid growth and we need more member to join the staffs to keep the space going. The fullowing is a list of tasks handled by the staffs. If you are interested in helping out in any of the area, please email to staffs with your contact info (cell phone, wechat and etc) with the task you’d like to help. The staffs meet regularly in XinCheJian on Tuesday night at 7 PM.
On Saturday, we decided to run a mini Maker Carnival on the container hackerspace currently in front Grand Gateway in Xujiahui, Shanghai. This being the one of the busiest intersections in Shanghai, we have attract a lot of interested and meet interesting people. Thanks for the volunteers from our space, Make+ and DFRobot.
What’s a night hanging out at the pop up hackerspace in Xu Jia Hui without some long exposure and flash fun! Lumi and David are both long time Strobist and can’t pass the chance to have some fun creating ghost photos while looking after the container.
The ghost photos are made with long exposure, in this case, f/20 and 5 second shutter, two flashes (one on the floor and one on the top of the container). The subjects ran into the positions, trigger the flash the manually with a remote and ran out of the frame. The flash froze the subject in place against the long exposure background and appear translucent.