Last Thursday marked the opening of the 10th annual Trailer Park Festival showcasing the the best of emerging music, art and technology against the backdrop of Copenhagen's indoor skatepark. Last year, the Trailer Park team took the leap to reshape the festival's program not only around the incredible music line-up and art installations but incorporating technology into the event by way of Trailer Park I/O.
I/O flourished in its second year—drawing dozens of creative presenters to show their work over the course of the day. Head of Trailer Park I/O Kaave Pour opened the event discussing the 5 themes I/O would be tackling: The Spying Society, Virtual Worlds, Conversational Interfaces, Computational Creativity and Responsive Materials.
Run by Peter Valkanoff included in 15Folds collection
The themes unfolded through talks, labs, installations and exhibitions with highlights including a presentation by founders of the animated gif art gallery 15Folds, Margot Bowman and Sean Frank Johnson. Bowman and Johnson detailed their path to creating and curating the online gallery and showed a selection of their favorite gifs that exemplified the art form.
On the other end of the spectrum, Paris-based Studio Appropriate Audiences showcased their 3D printing Tattoo machine 'Tatoué. The machine—consisting of a hacked makerbot has gone through several iterations since the beginning of the project in 2014. The machine, which sits squarely between ingenious and grimace-inducing has gained so much attention over the last months that the team has released a guide on how to hack any 3D printer to create your own tattoo machine.
From the VICE-curated film selection on one stage to the morning interactive labs - Trailer Park I/O showcased a true excitement and sense of humor about the technologies of today - and tomorrow.
For more on Trailer Park and Trailer Park I/O visit their website.