Initiative ČIPke

Kikimore started gathering at Noise tea parties in January 2016 which were organized within Initiative ČIPke in Ljubljana by Saša Spačal and Ida Hiršenfelder. With all the DIY instruments this was the perfect opportunity to connect and start creating noisy sound scapes.

Č I P k e * is an initiative for researching the conditions for women who are active in the context of science, technology and media art. The goal is to open a space for conversation about women working in these fields and to organise practical educational programme including various workshops on electronics, robotics, open source programing, and the usage of open source programs for graphical design, video editing, sound synthesis.

* Č I P k e
1. čipke plur. n.: laces: a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern.
2. čip n. electronics: chip: an electronic component processed to have specified electrical characteristics in an integrated circuit.
3. čipke plur. n.: laces: a plural abbreviation of the name of mathematician Ada Lovelace who created the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine.

ČIPke community is  nurtured by  Saša Spačal, Ida Hiršenfelder in Rampa, Institute Kersnikova, Kersnikova 4, Ljubljana with the support of Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia and Municipality of Ljubljana.