Peggy Sylopp

Computer Scientist and Artist

computer scientist, maker, artist, acitivist, scientist, mother of two girls I love to do arts with technologies and exchange knowledge with other people, especially in intercultural groups with a good gender mixture and using free open source software. I planned 2016 the projects "Made for my wheelchair" with lead users Raul Krauthausen (founder of SOZIALHELDEN) and "Costum DIY Limbs" with Anemarie Hackel. Both are citizen science projects for assistive technologies based on DIY maker technologies. The projects are now running at Fab Lab Berlin in cooperation with ottobock, the lead users are involved als active parts of the development of the products. The application of maker technologies aims on democratization of technologies and the empowerment of the user to potentially design and produce their own products. The projects got prized by the Photonic Call "Light Cares" of BMBF on behalf of Fab Lab Berlin. Here at re:publica I organise the "Re:Fugee:Ca Space for Migration Hacking" at may 4th together with Katharina Dermühl (Kiron) and Daniel Seyde (Re:fugee:Ca founder). I'm active for free internet access as human right with Freifunk.net Berlin. April 2016 I went together with my 20 year old daughter to Iraqi Kurdistan for video workshops with Kurdish pupils about locations of future. Usually I do workshop with Raspberry Pi robots (eg. let them paint on papers) and easy understandable programming languages for children and playful adults. Waiting for more female interested persons to support. The robots workshops are based on my art installation "observation space", realized in context of an art scholarship 2015 at Media Art Lab Mercosul in Brasil. 2015 I made a research about Newcomer (refugees) and supporters, their needs and wants in Berlin and Brandenburg, their (digital) networks and apps, on behalf of Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung and the "Beauftragte für Migration, Flüchtlinge und Integration" of German government. In 2011 I wrote a master thesis about arts, education and technologies, with focus on gender aspects for my master of public policy.