Digital Design Weekend Jakarta

Learning and Interpretation
November 15, 2016

Following a exchange and residency earlier this year, and inspired by the annual Digital Design Weekend at the V&A, a special Jakarta remix event is taking place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November, bringing together UK and Indonesian creativity to share digital design ideas across five spaces in Kota Tua, Jakarta’s beautiful Old City.

Digital Design Weekend Jakarta, a partnership and collaboration between the V&A Digital Programmes, British Council and,  is bringing artists, designers, engineers, technologists and of course the public in central Jakarta to showcase exciting projects and take part in a range of activities; from old electronics repairing to making synthesiser pop music from waste, experiencing how it feels to be affected by blindness or epilepsy, sending a 21st century message in a bottle, as well as playing with hydraulic hands, face recognition, happiness meters and ghost detectors!

List of activities

Café Repair

Bring along your damaged, broken old electronics and see them brought back to life – possibly as something else entirely – by London’s Restart Project and Jakarta’s

Pop-up Synth Party

Make music from waste and the most simple, everyday items at the pop-up synth party! Learn how to create your own music from home made electronics.

Cardboard Corner

Kiswinar shows you how to reduce waste by making amazing things from old cardboard.

Gerobak Bioskop: Layar Inspirasi 

The best new British short films appear on a mobile cinema cart – see Gerobak Bioskop in Jakarta. Audio description for blind and partially sighted audience members.


Virtual Reality Experiences

Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness

An interactive experience about the sensory and psychological experience of blindness, using Oculus technology, binaural audio and real time 3D animations to create a fully immersive experience in a ‘world beyond sight’.

In My Shoes: Dancing With Myself 

A fusion of film, theatre, technology and empathy, In My Shoes tells the true story of artist Jane Gauntlett, her friends, strangers, and her epilepsy.

Someone Come Find Me

Watch the live-feed of Jakarta’s remix of Someone Come Find Me – see the messages that Indonesians are sending out to sea.

Virtual Shadow Puppet

A wayang with a difference – see what happens when ancient storytelling meets motion capture technology – by Think Web.

So if you are in Jakarta this weekend, come and join us!

Digital Design Weekend Jakarta brochure: Digital Design Weekend_Brochure Revisi 12 Nov 2016 copy 2

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