10 July 2018
Registration is Opened for the MUF FEST Workshops
Registration is Opened for the MUF FEST Workshops

Registration is now live for our exclusive workshops held by Russian and international experts from various fields — from the organization of communities and public art using augmented reality, to gastronomic and wine culture. Spots are limited, so you better hurry!

For example, BC Birman's "Space as an Interface. Street art with augmented reality" workshop focuses on the processes of creating augmented reality and the best cases from one of the world's leading artists working with augmented reality in public spaces. After almost ten years of creating interactive murals around the world, including in Geneva, San Francisco, San Diego, Austin and Perth, the artist has developed his own unique technical process. Now BC Birman is bringing together a narrow circle of professionals for whom his workshop will be most useful: artists and developers who arenot afraid to take risks and want to master this type of media to create interactive public works of art.

If you are interested in projects involving augmented reality, make sure you register for BC Birman's lecture "Space as a Way of Interaction: Interactive Street Art", where he will be talking about how augmented reality developed as an art form and about the newest technologies computer graphics artists are using to create street art in augmented reality.

Karen Olson's "A Beginner's Guide: Community Organization Through History and Building Social Relations" workshop is devoted to the basics of communication underlying "the common cause" and skills of building relationships leading to community expansion. Workshop participants will work in small groups to define "community" and study real cases of how community organizing works (community organization around communal values to reach a common goal). The workshop is based on the program of the Vector online course.

Jessica Wurwarg's "Cheese, Wine and Culture" workshop will explain why some flavors are combined, while others are not. Participants will focus on the gastronomic culture of Moscow, learn about the map of regional product manufacturers in Moscow Oblast, and be treated to a tasting of local cheeses and wines.

If you consider yourself a foodie, also do not forget to register for Jessica Wurwarg's "Food as a System. How the City Controls What We Eat" lecture. Given that more than half the world's population currently lives in cities, with about two-thirds in developing countries, people are gradually abandoning agriculture and changing their way of life. However, the need for food never goes away. This lecture will discuss policies and programs of food security in three cities with different levels of development: Addis Ababa, Bogota and New York. Food security issues in these cities and ways to address them will also be considered.

And donot miss the fierce debate bound to come up at the "Street Food as Impression" discussion. *Registration not required.

At the "VISUALIZE YOUR LIFE. How to Collect and Analyze City Data Based on Chronotope" workshop, the Habidatum team will talk about how to find meaning in new data types for city research. This does not just mean cell signals and air quality measurements. In fact, when planning your morning run or posting on social media, people produce a huge amount of information every day. The workshop will focus on how to find patterns and anomalies in urban processes using Chronotope. Participants get to work on a case based on data offered by the Habidatum team and learn how to easily visualize the history of their nighttime Foursquare check-ins, gym visits, or see how the first influences the second.

Before participating in the workshop, we highly recommend attending the open lecture "How to See Time in the Space of Urban Data".

During the "YOUR TV MOSCOW: the Voice of Moscow 24 on How to Love Public Speaking" workshop, Vera Kotsyuba, the voice of every Muscovite's favorite channel, will discuss the three main rules of public speaking, how to correctly perceive your audience and not fear them, and also share her personal speechwriting techniques.

On July 21, Zaryadye Park will host the "Fascinating World of WeDo 2.0" workshop by LEGO(r) Education Afterschool Programs, where young participants will get acquainted with the basics of robotics and learn how to implement their own projects from idea to a real working prototype. Children will learn new skills and knowledge of robotics, design and programming, learn to draw analogies between nature and technology, play with and test LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 sets, and bring their models to life using tablets. Andrey Peshkov, a certified LEGO Education trainer, will be conducting the workshop. For children 6–10 years old and their parents. Duration: 45 minutes.


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