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Do it yourself weather forecast and environment monitoring

meteo DIY

meteo DIY

Paolo Bonelli, a member of the group in Trasformatorio 2014 and a atmosphere physic is since sometime developing in Milan a project called “CoScienza Ambientale”.
the aim of the project is to put research and develop tools for DIY weather monitoring and forecast and to check air and water quality. The project aims to create tools that range from the barometer to the geiger counter with simple arduino based projects.
But not only. Aimed to develop also scientific and experimental attitudes in kids the project is12037994_890664484333329_5593345883808586961_n now extending into basic meteorology and other types of instruments. Last incarnation is a workshop were the task is to realise weather forecasts and realise instruments to do so.
Check also the page of the Aretha Project, a thermo-solar system easy and cheap to build and maintain that he build in trasformatorio and is now at its third version…

Aretha Italian page: https://www.facebook.com/ARETHAproject
Meteo workshop: http://wemake.fikket.com/event/previsioni-del-tempo-con-arduino

Trasformatorio 2015 cancelled

Dear Firends,
Until the last minute I have postponed this decision, in hope new energies, small founding, new enthusiasms would fill in for trasformatorio 2015 to happen. But now, with the last NO archived, time has finally to come.
Trasformatorio has to confront with reality.

There are no founds to do the planned edition of october 2015.

All efforts, of whom I am extremely grateful to some of you, have unfortunately given no usable result.

This I believe is not due to a fault in the ideas, that make them un interesting to founding institutions, because off the grid, sustainable and open performance research are spawning everywhere around us. And get founded.

Neither is I believe a problem in the methodology of creative research we are using, that I am more and more convinced about. To put together researchers, artists and makers in a positive but challenging environment, find stories, tell stories with new words, live, create poetic objects, experiment new and old ways to construct narratives in the open, with people, without the burden of technical or ideological jargon; to strive to realise other stories in a poetic forms that is our own is still my goal. I still strongly believe in all this.

Neither I can honestly say that I believed the direction chosen, to work in Sicily, with local institutions and in connection with Holland during the biggest crisis in 30 years and the total restructuring of dutch founding to be a simple one;

It is also a fact that Trasformatorio two editions have been super fruitful for the artistic research of many people that I have involved in this adventure. And I am happy about all these friends personal achievements. I am proud about all stories that you have carried with you out of Montalbano. All. The good and the bad ones.

But it is as well a fact that I have failed to convince producers, institutions, privates or other assets, fonds or money givers to give us a sigle euro for this year.

To make a 2015 edition a reality under these conditions is impossible, and I have to face this bitter truth.

Amsterdam 23 july 2015

Federico Bonelli

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Hello Folks,
T#1 ended and everyone is home safe. Busy times for me in the process of documenting these exceptional 2 weeks. It was hard. Many things happened and many amazing things have been developed in spite of bad weather, circumstances, obstacles etcetera. The most amazing for me is the spirit you all shared, the friendship we developed, the discoveries, the inspiration that will fill up my purposes for the next months, and I know yours as well.
For all the lurking bands of friends and foes alike, in the next weeks this site will gather a lot of informations on "stuff" done and thought of by all participating artists. Keep coming.
For my fellow trasformatoristas a big hug and a sincere "thank you" for being there all together, as peers.

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