My name is Bente van Bourgondiën, and this is the site where I (will) document my FabAcademy 2022 progress and process.
I am a software developer / creative coder, with a preference for creating interactive apps and installations. I like it best when the things I code have some kind of alternative input or output. Like a heartbeat sensor for input. Or a mosaic image for output.
It was a matter of months before I switched jobs, and started as a webdeveloper.
Fast forward a few decades. I am still coding, but with different tools. And now I also teach Coding, at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
I love to tinker, but the tinkering I do is kind of virtual. It exists only in a computer. Without electric current my work is useless and even invisible. This tinkering is also mainly a mental process. I tinker in my head, I see the results it on the screen. It is not tangible.
And that is where FabAcademy comes in.
I had been thinking of starting with FabAcademy for a few years, but it always collided with my teaching schedule. So I kind of forgot about it. Then one day, by a lot of coincidences, I ran into Henk - our FabAcademy intructor - at the busstation. Henk and me, we also go way back. We chatted for maybe a minute and then my bus came. But it was enough to get the the gears clicking in my head. I was looking at a free semester. I had the means. I had the time.
So here we are.