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We work transdisciplinarily with science, art and digital design, develop technologies with and for humans and for more diversity in the global society.

Our developments incluce Interactive devices, artificial intelligence, signal processing, and robotics. We work with refugees, young and elderly people every ages in an inclusive way, bringing people together for a creative research to solve complex problems with simple social or technique hacks.

Inspired by media arts and maker culture, we combine freedom of information, analog and digital technology, and art.

We open technological devices and social structures and have a look at what's inside them, find out how they work, and encourage interested people of all ages to realise their ideas with technological and artistical means.

 

Foto: ©Peggy Sylopp, CC-NY-NC-ND

 

 

 

Demo in Jupyter notebook

https://github.com/pgys/NoIze

With \\ NoIze // create the basic for a selective open source noise filter that can be implemented in various hardware and software environments. The goal is that \\ NoIze // can be used in mobile solutions such as Hearables or smartphones, the targeted filtering of everyday noise environments.

The application scenarios affect many people: We live in a noisy environment, where even quiet ambient noise can cause stress, loud noises can cause hearing damage.

By targeted filtering out burdensome and the comprehensibility restricting noise can \\ NoIze // contribute to health, prevention of hearing loss and better hearing.
The implementation, customization and maintenance of the \\ NoIze // application in Hearables like headsets,
Earbuds or computers and smartphones allow commercial exploitation.
We want to continuously extend the results of the NoIze prototype in terms of reliability of the
Algorithms and application in everyday acoustic situations as well as security in handling the data.

A project by Peggy Sylopp and Asilyn Rose

 

 

Flowchart

 


The implementation is based on CNN and Wiener filter, find code and description on https://github.com/pgys/NoIze
Tutorial in Jupyter notebook


Meet us:

02.09.2019 Demo-Day Prototypefund, first presentation

10.09.2019 Python for Noise filters, PyLadies Meetup Berlin, Workshop

11.10.2019 "Take control of your hearing: Accessible methods to build a smart noise filter", PyCon Berlin, Talk

19.10.2019 Open Source Diversity Contribution Day Workshop

Funded by BMBF in the framework of Prototype Fund, thank you!

In May 2017 we visited Brazil in the search of Free Digital Territories - self organized network communities. We interviewed people what's motivating them and how they realize internet access for their communities.
A Freifunk-project in artistical context.
See the travelling blog with podcasts and photos.

Talks:
03.10.2017 64. Netzpolitischer Abend: watch video (German)
19.10.2017 Software Freedom Day: watch video (German)

Read also article (German) of Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, who sponsored the journey and interviewed me.

 

Bahia - Porto Seguro

 

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NPA
 
 
Hi all,
feel warmly invited to discuss and try out the role of independent network communication for people and machines.
Refering my artistical research journey to Brasil last year [1,2] I'll give some input about self organized network communities in areas with low infrastructure, focusing on internet access as human right.
Some handson-advice for meshing of routers will be provided.
And: Lets have some fun with interactively painting robots controlled over networks. As I promised, the paintings will be yours :D
I specially invite my nice friends from Freifunk Communities - so please show up and get my hug :)
The workshop is part of "berlin zentrum der netzkunst damals und heute" [3] - thanks, Sakrowsky for invitation!
Cheers,
Peggy
 
Location: Panke Gallery, Gerichtstr. 23,13347 Berlin
Time: 3.11.2018, 3pm - 5 pm

Citizen Science Project

We explore with Fraunhofer IDMT concepts and design approaches for adaptive "Hearables" using Citizen Sciences methods, Co-design, hackathons, individual field studies to reach a broad public with PR, demos and (art) exhibitions.

Participate, research with us!

Feel free to join us, these are your options:

1. Participate in a soundwalk

with our # like2hear prototypes in Berlin in a park, in traffic and a restaurant. You make personalized settings of the hearing amplification via the like2hear-app. The research is suitable for people with no to moderate, symmetrical hearing loss. Next time is August 20th. There will be another possibility in the middle of September. If you want to participate, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HHYL2H Luz

 

2. Fill out our online survey

Sharing your experiences, needs and wishes with Hearables or hearing aids (in German) (takes approx. 10 min)

 

3. Join the #hack4ears Hackathon in Berlin on the 8th and 9th of November2019

with workshops and talks, to which we cordially invite you. What is needed are ideas for the future of the Hearables, no special technical knowledge is required.

Registration and (preliminary) information here: https://www.eventbrite.de/myevent?eid=66869240699

 

4. You build your own research prototype.

For this purpose, we publish source code and construction manual of our # like2hear test device with app, presumably before the hackathon. (Prototype and hardware are based on this project: https://github.com/m-r-s/hearingaid-prototype). Please let us know if you want to be informed about the release or follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/like_to_hear

 

Sponsored by BMBF