OctoSens is an 8-channel interface that allows the reception of signals from various analogue and digital sensors and their calibration. This multi-sensorial synthesiser was developed by the OctoSens community, advocating active peer collaboration and the principles of democratic co-design. The community amalgamates different generations and professions, ranging from engineers, artists, and students to audio-electronics enthusiasts. Committed to the free flow of knowledge, it invents creative ways to pass on the acquired skills and expand locally and beyond.
At the exhibition, the OctoSens features as a product/tool within Δ, a sound installation by artist Miha Godec. By installing various sensors on the smart garden StellaVerde and feeding signals to the OctoSens, the artist has generated a constantly changing sound composition that responds to external stimuli.
Production: Projekt Atol Institute, Youth Centre Velenje
Technical and development support: David Drolc, Gregor Krpič, Jakob Grčman, Simon Turnšek and other members of the OctoSens community (Jakob Grčman, Simon Macuh, Lan Štokelj, Simon Turnšek in Igor Vuk), mentored by Václav Peloušek