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The two-day Earth Coding workshop explores links between contemporary technology and the Earth in an attempt to define and create a new form of land art. Through a variety of experimental activities, including telluric currents and earth antennas, the workshop aims to find possible answers to questions such as: ā€˜Can the Earth as a process be tempted to compose software?ā€™. This workshop will include a field trip to a nearby natural terrain.

Martin Howse (UK) investigates the links between the earth (geophysical phenomena), software and the human psyche (psychogeophysics). Howse proposes that we can return to animism through the critical misuse of scientific technology. Through the construction of experimental situations such as process-driven performance, Howse explores the rich links between substance or materials and execution or protocol.

Nik Gaffney (BE/AU) is a founding member of FoAM, a distributed laboratory for speculative cultures. He currently operates as a tangential generalist, designer, programmer and sous-chef, with a focus on long-term thinking, experiential futures and stochastic tinkering.


  • Monday 23 Feb 11:00-18:00 hrs
  • Tuesday 24 Feb 11:00-18:00 hrs (including a fieldtrip, so please bring warm clothes)

Lunch will be provided at the venue. We will end the workshop on Tuesday evening with an informal dinner (location tbc).


A Lab, Overhoeksplein 2, Amsterdam North.

From Amsterdam Central Station, please take the (free) ferry to Amsterdam Buikslotermeer. You can access the location from the Buiksloterweg > Tolhuisweg > cross the bridge > at the 3D print to the left, walk along to the entrance.


Reading material

Documentation and atmosphereic readings

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