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February 24, 2017

Strictly Analog Ljubljana #4

Strictly Analog festival Ljubljana #4: Emptiness
December 10 2017 @Poligon, Tobačna 5, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Performers: Davor Sanvincenti & Nenad Sinkauz, Kasia Justka, Hrvoje Nikšić, Ivan Marušić Klif & Hrvoslava Brkušić and Moringa LIVE & Dominik Mahnič w. Klubvizija SC (Maja Rezoug, Branka Valjin & Mirna Horvat) & Stefan Voglsinger and Guillermo Tellechea (Setzkasten Wien)

Video by Matic Zavodnik.

Production: Ljudmila Lab & Projekt Atol Institute
Co-production: Poligon Creative Centre
With support from Slovene Ministry of Culture and MOL – Department for Culture.

Cast: Ljudmila and Matic Zavodnik

Ljudmila's Videos on February 24, 2017 04:38 PM

January 25, 2017

Useless Box

I made a different switch with reed relay. On the bottom I added a box for the battery so it is no need for a screwdriver to change battery.


LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 25, 2017 02:32 PM

January 23, 2017

Zeroid vs Cube

I watched Terrahawks British Sci-Fi television series on TV as a kid and always wanted to have my own Sergeant Major Zero puppet. Such toy was not available to me in the nearby toy shops. So now, as a big kid I made myself one, together with it's enemy Cube. It is sometimes used as stress ball on my office desk, and is a good conversation starter.

You will also find attached model of the cube, so 3D print as many as you like and go stage some attack!

To avoid rolling away zeroid from my desk, I printed variant which has flat surface on the bottom. Round and flat versions are attached so pick any you like.

I decided to share design for anyone who enjoyed the show. if you have not seen Terrahawks yet, there are some clips on youtube so please do!

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 23, 2017 06:26 PM

December 31, 2016

Hairy Lion

This is a Hairy Lion. As the name says it is lion with hair.
This is a remix from Geoffro's design Lion HD (no supports required).

UPDATE #2: I made about 3 times bigger version. It has a lot of hair and they are also very long.
Watch Joel Telling's (3D Printing Nerd) video about it:

UPDATE #1: I made 50% smaller version. It should only take about 1-2 hours to print. But you must be much more careful when cutting the hair. This model has much less hair, so if you break or pull out too much hair, there will be visible bald spots.

The hair is connected to sacrificial wall, which is removed afterwards.
(See picture: post_processing.jpg) You can also try hot water to form the hair. Anyway, be careful not to burn yourself.

There was a request to add a brim to sacrificial wall. So I made it: "Hairy_Lion_with_brim.STL"

This was printed with ABS, but it should also work with other materials. If you are having problems, adjust bridging settings in your slicer.

You can find dual extrusion version here:

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on December 31, 2016 04:38 PM

December 23, 2016

Small machine saw

Inspired by this Hacksaw:
I did smaller Hacksaw length of 150mm.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on December 23, 2016 04:12 PM

December 21, 2016

Kaj bere Ljudmila?

Stolpci in lestvice so sicer koristni, a že rahlo banalni. Preštevanje najbolj priljubljenih virov na Kulturniku zagotovo nekaj pove o uporabniških navadah in potrebah. Pokaže tudi, kateri spletni mediji, strani in blogi so dovolj dobri, da te potrebe zadovoljujejo. Vendar je statistika le eden od možnih pogledov na bogastvo slovenske kulture na spletu. Štetju se izmuznejo […]
Kulturnik Blog on December 21, 2016 06:15 PM

December 11, 2016

Kulturnikovih enajstkrat top pet v 2016

Kulturnik s polno paro obratuje že več kot eno leto. Pri uporabnikih se je prijel, dnevna raba ne upade vse od jutranje kave pa do zadnje kino predstave! Kaj pa najraje berete in čigave vsebine vas najbolj zanimajo? Nazadnje smo to pogledali konec marca, zato je čas za predpraznično inventuro.* Ampak, pozor! Kulturnik  zajema vsebine iz […]
Kulturnik Blog on December 11, 2016 12:45 AM

November 09, 2016

Dostopnost in ponovna uporaba podatkov

Dobro spletno mesto mora biti berljivo za ljudi in za računalnike. Poglejmo, s katerimi že obstoječimi priporočili si lahko pomagate. Strojna berljivost podatkov UPORABITE Kulturnikove specifikacije za pripravo RSS feedov! Zakaj je pomembno, da so podatki, ki jih objavljate na vašem spletnem mestu, strojno berljivi? Olajšate si delo in se izognite nenehnemu kopiranju in lepljenju […]
Kulturnik Blog on November 09, 2016 07:47 PM

October 18, 2016

Realignments on the festival landscape

A few days ago the National Council for Culture (an independent counselling body for issues of culture, curiously abbreviated as NSK) organised a public session under the rather sweeping heading of “Slovene festivals in the context of Slovene culture and the national and local tourism strategies”. Considering some potentially important strategic documents on culture and tourism currently being drafted, the meeting seemed timely. Timely ‒ yet also quite ambitious considering how the festival is a rather broad concept that “doesn’t actually stand for any particular mode of culture production”. Instead it serves to denote a multiplicity of “forms through which arts and culture perform their daily striving for attention, recognition, funds, space, originality and survival” (as elaborated here).

The ensuing discussion by the various movers and shakers of the culture scene was rather broad, even too broad, in scope. Though the points raised were valid they rarely went beyond the dilemmas endemic to Slovene arts and culture in general. Among the presented issues were the great divide between NGOs and public institutions; the unpredictability and the onesizefitsall logic of financing mechanisms; the volatility of municipal schemes for culture; the lack of systemic support for international breakthroughs (a topic somewhat randomly raised was the need for an overview of internationally active Slovene artists, a project undertaken by via its Worldwide events section for some years now*); and the dilemma of quality vs. quantity in public funding.

This last point was possibly one that got a bit more traction and developed as an idea that certain festivals should be defined as strategically important on a national (or regional) scale. This should allow for more stable financing arrangements as well as facilitate possible collaborations with the local authorities and various institutions like the Slovenia Tourist BoardThough this idea certainly has some merit, such an establishment of yet another two-tier system for the production of culture (as in the case of non-governmental and public institutions) also seems as a rather potent realignment of the existing power grid in the cultural ecosystem.



Yet, there is another (also possibly tourism related) festival realignment seemingly already taking place. Our graphic portrayal of how Slovene festivals are aligned throughout the year shows significant changes in its geometry. While our database is certainly not 100 percent comprehensive and the infographic itself is but its approximation, there is a very obvious trend of festivals moving into the summer months. With the roughly same number of festivals in 2012 (190) and in 2016 (182), the average number of festivals going on at any given summer week (the weeks between the second half of June and the end of August) was 18.7 in 2012 and 22.3 in 2016. In spite of marginally fewer festivals enlisted for 2016, there is an almost 20 percent absolute rise in their summer density, with also the peak weeks themselves being considerably more festival-intensive.

What this trend (visible throughout the years 2013, 2014 and 2015) shows us is a certain remodelling of the festival landscape, one that could be provisionally (even if just for the sake of its funky buzzword character) called the summerisation of festivals.


There are many possible reasons for this, not least among them the measuring methodology. This possibility aside, the observation does merit some consideration and reflection. Is there any correlation between the growing importance of the tourism industry in the Slovene economy and this trend? Does this reflect the changing habits of consuming culture amongst the local population? Is it but an adaptation to the infamously late (municipal) public tenders for cultural programmes that hinder organising events in the first half of the year. Could we possibly even blame the nature of the neoliberal, labour intensive work regimes of today? In order to craft properly informed strategies of festival tourism (whatever that may be) this remains to be answered. Our extensive database of spatial, temporal and even financial properties ** of Slovene culture and festivals is quite possibly a good way to start.

Anže Zorman

Foto: Katja Goljat @ PIFcamp


* collects information about upcoming cultural events and activities abroad, involving Slovene artists and researchers. The Culture from Slovenia World Map is a unique source of information that offers a preview of upcoming events around the world and maintains a growing archive of the international activity of Slovene-based artists in the field of arts and culture.

** A graphic and interactive visualisation representing the data related to the EU funding for Slovene culture (also festivals), film and audiovisual media in the period 2002–2016. It is a result of a data mining project prepared by Creative Europe Desk Slovenia and Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory with the aim of presenting the data as well as making information available for further analyses and comparative researches.

Save on October 18, 2016 07:34 PM

Kaj imajo pokemoni skupnega z muzeji?

Ljudmila in Skupnost muzejev Slovenije sta 13. oktobra 2016 organizirala prvo delovno Kavo s Kulturnikom. V Kabinetu čudes Muzeja narodne osvoboditve Maribor se je zbralo okrog dvajset muzealcev iz skoraj cele Slovenije (in Hrvaške!), naš gost pa je bil Jure Čuhalev, sociolog, programer in – trener pokemonov. Pokemon GO je geolokacijska igra, ki je to poletje […]
Kulturnik Blog on October 18, 2016 02:31 PM

October 11, 2016

The people’s pop & inter-cultural translation

Translating is a task that often requires the translator to go well beyond a term or word to understand and convey the context of what is being said. The incredibly complex and intertwined systems of language and culture rarely offer an easy way of disentangling a clear-cut meaning. The abundance of language-specific undertones and culture-based associations means we have to put ourselves a bit in the position of ethnomusicologists, bound to consider not only the musical aspects of the musical genres about which they write, but also the historical, social, cultural and political contexts – the “ethnographic” part.

Sketching the cultural landscape of Slovenia for our portal and database, we came upon a curious challenge of how to translate the possibly most often performed musical genre in contemporary Slovenia: narodno-zabavna glasba. What follows is a short and hopefully curious venture into the reasoning behind the translation that we choose – folk pop music.



Origins of the genre 

Incorporating various pre-existing musical expressions of the wider region as well as from the other side of the Atlantic (jazz – and also polka as played by the Slovenian US diaspora), this genre came about during the early 1950s. It established a specific instrumental set-up and a complex of musical structures and embellishments, augmented by a rather novel constellation of signifiers such as clothing, lyrics and attitudes. Supported by the political and ideological climates of the time in Yugoslavia and spearheaded by the musical genius of the Avsenik brothers, it became immensely popular. In spite of its rapid spread throughout the Alpine Europe and beyond, it soon got elevated to the status of an authentic Slovene tradition. Tellingly, it mostly conveyed (as it still does) an imagery of life in rural communities.

The name for this genre was supposedly coined by an unknown radio anchor. While this name fast took hold in Slovenia, the German speaking countries used the term Oberkreinermusik. This alluded to the name that the pioneering Avsenik Quintet used when performing abroad – the Oberkreiner quintett and, later, Slavko Avsenik und seine Original Oberkrainer, Oberkrein being the German word for Slovenia’s Alpine region of Gorenjska. However, in the long run, this particular music did not really attain the status of a global musical commodity (though it does have a close sibling in America, called Cleveland-style polka, and though is has also been incorporated into the traditional music cannon of Austria and Germany as Alpenmusik). As such, it still lacks an established English name.

The problem

Narodno-zabavna glasba could literally be translated as “national-entertainment” or “national-fun music”, but neither of these sounds right and such a translation is rarely used. Other terms that occasionally surface are the aforementioned Oberkreiner music, Slovene folk music, Alpine folk music, folk-entertainment music, ethno-pop, ethnic popular music – and folk pop music. None of these translations really hits the semantic mark, but the problems that surround the translation do refer us to a rich cultural tapestry that forms the tacit background of this music.

The first such a background to folk pop is nationalism, a much contested set of ideologies, theories, imageries and rituals that we will only briefly touch on the surface. The first word in the phrase, narod(no), is usually roughly translated in English as “nation-(al)”, yet this concept is a bit too broad. A more apt English translation of narod would be “ethnicity” but this is too narrow and usually used in wholly another context. One could define narod as a group of kindred communities forming a nation – yet lacking the framework of a nation state. It connotes a shared language, a shared culture and a shared blood lineage. It evokes a sort of an (imagined) community, yet not the Benedict Anderson’s modern, media-anchored one, but one that in its associative depth somehow differes from a contemporary society regulated by the laws of its state. The word narod subtly hints to some sort of pre-modern rural-ness and brings to mind the accompanying gemeinschaft (“community”) social ties and politics.

The second word, zabavna, also carries more meaning than generally meets the eye. Though in most contexts it really can seamlessly be translated into either fun or entertainment, it also has another, quite different usage – zabavna glasba (glasba = music). Structurally similar to the concept of popular music, the name itself is a rather literal response to the term “serious music” (which has an analogue equivalent in Slovene, resna glasba) as being the ‘not serious’ and as such obviously (?) fun music. Initially it also covered jazz and genres such as the German schlager and the Italian canzone (their Slovene equivalent popevka is another untranslatable, locally specific gem).

Sometime later the term popularna glasba (popular music) came into use alongside “zabavna glasba“. While the former carries more or less the same meaning as in English, the latter has over the decades grown to be a very specific genre of Slovene music. Distinctively low-brow, this instantly recognisable (yet hard to describe) genre is nowadays – in spite of its immense popularity – treated to a rather marginal cultural position. In many ways it corresponds to the lyrics, rhythms and cultural rituals of the folk pop but lacks its (as the late historian Hobsbawm would put it) invented tradition-ness and has a slightly more urban tone. This particular music – partly featured on via the Melodies of the Sea and Sun Festival – is also implied in what narodno-zabavna glasba means and also how it sounds.

The solution

As mentioned earlier, narod also denotes the community and ‘the people’. A somewhat archaic English synonym for this is “folk”, a word also very strong in different meanings, among them being a certain vernacular musical tradition (one that socio-culturally occupies a decidedly different position in British and American culture than folk pop, true, but is nevertheless closely related to tradition). There is an also added dimension to “folk” in that it sounds the same as the German word volk, a word quite close to narod in its political semantics. As such, folk (an ethnicity, a community, a nation AND a traditional music trope) seems to be reasonably suitable and rich to replace narod.

Zabavna is a harder nut to crack, and one is in forced to go with “pop”. In a way, it is similar in how zabavna was coined as the opposite to serious music, but later became only a sub-part of the ‘non-serious’ music; pop (short for popular) similarly stems in opposition to serious music, yet is now also but a small part of what popular music encompasses. The term “pop” does carry a heavy baggage of American aesthetics, but structurally it basically occupies a similar, low-to-mid-brow position that is often accorded to folk pop in Slovenia. Furthermore, the prefix “folk” seems to move this type of pop into a wholly other musical territory than American pop and it would be probably hard to associate folk pop with, for instance, Rihanna.

People’s Pop 

One could dispute folk pop on a number of terms, one of them being that this phrase is quite possibly too invested with a sort of a Bob-Dylan-goes-Eurodance flavour. Furthermore, some of the semantic nuances that try to be carried forward with this translation can only be discernible by one already familiar with the original Slovene meaning. Here, we stand as accused.Nevertheless, if only for the sake of language coherence a decision needed to be taken. Interestingly, during our research on this (conducted a few years ago) we were interdependently contacted by the Institute of Ethnomusicology, who also decided upon such a wording and prompted us that we use it (though they also agreed on its questionable ambiguity).

On a final note, it is possibly worth pointing out how folk pop has a sort of a palindromic structure. One could also turn it around and make it pop folk – and still retain the translation order and a significant part of the implications. Narodno could easily be translated as “popular” (meaning, “the people’s”) – and subsequently shortened as “pop” – and zabavno could also stand as a “folk music”, as they both stand as vernacular musical expressions of a certain time and place. A possible (though admittedly far-fetched) exercise in semantics would be to finally designate this genre as the people’s pop, thus unearthing a curious, rather deeply hidden tautology amidst the presented layers of meanings of narodno-zabavna glasba.


Check our overview of a few of the more important folk pop music festivals and a biography of the pioneering Avsenik Ensemble.

Anže Zorman





Save on October 11, 2016 07:12 AM

October 05, 2016

Internetna kultura med sivimi panterji (in pantericami)

V Cankarjevem domu je v začetku oktobra potekal tridnevni Festival za tretje življenjsko obdobje (F3ŽO). Na njem je letos prvič sodelovalo tudi Društvo Ljudmila s predstavitvijo internetnega stroja Kulturnik na stojnici Ministrstva za kulturo. Stojnica je bila del skupnega razstavnega prostora ministrstev, ki so predstavljala svoje e-storitve. Zraven nas  je policija predstavljala svoj spletni obrazec za poročanje o […]
Kulturnik Blog on October 05, 2016 04:47 PM

September 27, 2016

Kulturnik v Cankarju na F3ŽO

Od 28. do 30. septembra 2016 v Ljubljani poteka že 16. festival za tretje življenjsko obdobje. Na njem med portali in spletnimi aplikacijami ministrstev sodeluje tudi Ljudmila s predstavitvami portalov in Kulturnik. Vabljeni v Cankarjev dom, v 1. preddverje! Naše stojnice so vzporedno s šankom. Urnik predstavitev Kulturnika: sreda, 28. 9. ob 15.30 četrtek, […]
Kulturnik Blog on September 27, 2016 03:33 PM

September 21, 2016

Toy-Brick Tensile Tester

Be and Stay Creative...!

We present a toy-brick based tabletop tensometer for research and education.

What’s so great about it?
Easy to make and use

  • LEGO typical instructions make building the frame very easy
  • All building instructions laid out on this website
  • Open-Source
  • All parts are common and available from large distributors
  • In total the TTT can be built for around 700 EUR – significantly cheaper than a commercial solution
  • Easy to extend
  • Simple measurement solutions
  • A full graphic UI programmed in LabView controls the whole setup and analyzes the data
  • Measurement of stress/strain and resistance/strain progression
  • Evaluation of static material properties (Young’s modulus, Tear strength, Fracture…)
  • If you don’t need it any more, tear it apart and construct something even more awesome!

Key Parameters and Accuracy

  • Stretching velocity: 50-1300um/s
  • Tensile Force: +-10N, +-50N with an accuracy of 30mN and 150mN respectively
  • Resistance: 6 measurement ranges in order of magnitude from 0-1MOhm with and accuracy of 0.1% of the selected range
  • Sledge travelling distance: 30mm with an measurement accuracy of 100um

Project Plattform:

Publication in Advanced Science:


This work was partially supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWFP22912-N20) and by the ERC Advanced Research Grant ”Soft-Map”

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on September 21, 2016 08:49 AM

September 18, 2016

Pokemoni v slovenskih muzejih

Ljudmila in Skupnost muzejev Slovenije vas vabita na delovno Kavo s Kulturnikom. Srečanje je namenjeno vsem, ki v muzejih (in drugih kulturnih organizacijah) skrbijo za njihovo spletno prisotnost in komunikacijo z občinstvom. Dobimo se 13. oktobra 2016 ob 13.30 uri v Muzeju narodne osvoboditve Maribor, Ul. heroja Tomšiča 5. Pokemon GO naznanja poplavo geolokacijskih iger, […]
Kulturnik Blog on September 18, 2016 09:30 PM

July 13, 2016

4.6 meter dome

Steel Metal dome

Photo by Hans Stroes.. thanks Hans


  • drilling
  • sawing
  • welding
  • laser cutting

base material:

  • 44x44mm wood
  • 5x50mm steel strip

cut wood in chuck of 75cm (25x), 87cm (55x), 89cm (50x) cm.
cut metal in strips of 20 and 10 cm and create connectors:

  • 4-way 20x
  • 5-way 6x
  • 6-way 40x

LaserCut the weld molds with 5 and 6 wings (adjust scad file).

The weld the connectors....

Find your assemble diagram on

330 M8 bolts

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on July 13, 2016 10:18 AM

July 12, 2016


Electricity (1889), Louis-Ernst Barrias (1841-1905), Nye Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copenhagen, Denmark). Made with Memento Beta.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on July 12, 2016 08:17 PM

June 15, 2016

Postani gospodar svojih podatkov!

Kava s Kulturnikom v Mariboru se je razvila v pravo delovno srečanje trideseterice producentov, organizatorjev, piarovcev, avtorjev …. Kulturnikov, skratka, ki pa delujejo v različnih agregatnih stanjih – kot zaposleni (ali pa na javnih delih) v javnih zavodih oz. v nevladnih organizacijah, kot samozaposleni, espejevci ali brezpravneži. Ekipa Ljudmile je tako ponosna na portal Kulturnik, da se […]
Kulturnik Blog on June 15, 2016 03:57 PM

June 08, 2016

grumpy hairy mad scientist for 7mm hexagonal pencil :D

standard 7mm hexagonal pencil top... mad, hairy scientist - air printed hair
print with ~50mm/sec speed and 0.3 layer / 0.4 nozzle diameter

!!!!! use the 0.3mm z layer for best results !!!!!

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on June 08, 2016 12:39 AM

June 02, 2016

Kava s Kulturnikom v Vetrinjskem dvoru

Vabljeni na prijetno popoldansko kavo v Vetrinjski dvor, kjer bomo predstavili portal Kulturnik in svetovali, kako lahko izboljšate svojo spletno prisotnost in prepoznavnost. Dobimo se 14. junija 2016 ob 13. uri na Vetrinjski ulici 30 v Mariboru! Slovenska kultura na svetovnem spletu? Kje jo iščete in kako jo najdete? Na spletišču svojega najljubšega gledališča, v poplavi objav […]
Kulturnik Blog on June 02, 2016 06:40 AM

May 26, 2016

Culture, nation and metadata

On the portal, one can find over 3,000 original articles on cultural producers, venues, services, festivals, and various collectives. Foremost, these articles are meant to enhance the international visibility and connectivity of their subjects. In addition, this vast database is also available for the purposes of reuse and research. For this to be possible, all the entries in the database (including a few thousand images) are systematically equipped with an extensive set of metadata (which is, basically, data describing other data). Each one of them is indexed by multiple attributes, with around 400 categories used to characterise the types of production.

One very important such feature is the date of establishment, marking the year when a particular gallery, art collective or museum was founded. Cross-matched with other metadata, these dates enable a rather unprecedented insight into the chronological development of the institutional infrastructure for Slovene culture. Currently, this is presented in three separate timelines: one covering the establishing of the Slovene festival landscape; another trailing the establishment dates of various venues; and a third, somewhat an intersection of the other two, chronicling the emergence of producers of cultural programmes.

Wide-ranging and expanded on an almost daily basis, these timelines are nevertheless by no means comprehensive. Firstly, only professional, internationally active cultural actors and activities are covered (though exceptions can surface here and there). Venues, festivals and producers that disappeared before ending up in our database are also not listed and, consequently, many important historical agents and agencies of culture are thus missing from the timelines.

In terms of categorisation, not everything is really clear-cut. Some categories have porous borders, and the production vehicles themselves can often be ambiguous. The term festival, for example, can be used to describe both a year-long event series as well as a single evening with two concerts. It can happen regularly or it can be a one-off event. Neither a concert series nor a single event get to be categorised as festivals at, yet supposedly annual festivals can easily disappear before their second instalment, while concert series can also turn into a “proper” festival.


Taking all of this into account, the history and trajectories of various cultural subsystems can nevertheless be at least vaguely glimpsed from these timelines.

Furthermore, one can also give them a slightly creative treatment and read them through the context of the Slovenian nation-building narrative. Methodologically shady as this perspective may be, it does tellingly reflect on the proverbial phrase about the Slovene nation being founded upon culture. Recreated with a healthy dose of sociological frivolity, what follows here is a short chronology of how the nation(state) of Slovenia was forged, as seen through the festival life of the post-WW2 era.

“If you want to develop your own music, you’ve got to have your own festival” spoke one of the initiators of the Slovenska popevka Festival, the musician Vilko Ovsenik (of the Avsenik Ensemble). Similarly, we could treat most of the early festivals as vehicles for fostering their respective cultural ecosystems. As such, they functioned as a means of fast-forwarding the transition from a collection of war-torn rural communities into a reasonably decent modern society. In order to join the ranks of a proper nation, not only did a society need some sort of a car industry and a fairly punctual rail-road system – what was also deemed necessary were sufficiently developed fields of contemporary arts and culture.

Thus, as soon as new bridges were built and a rudimentary administrative machinery conceived, graphic arts also were granted an upgrade by way of the international Biennial of Graphic Arts in 1955. Jazz got full civil rights five years later through the Ljubljana Jazz Festival, theatre joined in with the Maribor Theatre Festival in 1966, and even the so called oberkreiner music got institutionalised during the summer of love with the Ptuj Festival. Tradition was properly traditionalised already in the early 1960s (Kurentovanje and Jurjevanje), and – though the concept is now sported as a contemporary invention – urban cultural tourism was explicitly envisioned by the Ljubljana Festival as far as in 1952.

Slowly thus the festival infrastructure was built for more or less everything, from youth choirs to LGBT cinema. When the Slovene Advertising Festival was established just in the nick of time in 1991, the time was finally ripe for the proud peoples of Slovenia to ascend into a fully kosher nation-state with its declaration of independence.



Of course, the interpretation above is only a sketch, but the questions raised by these timelines are really potent. The founding of institutions – whether public or private – and their ability to survive strongly reflect how cultural policy is conceptualised, understood and enacted in a given period.

If you are interested in further details about how our data is ordered, what it contains and how it is available for reuse, or if you intend to apply it for a more in-depth research than the one applied above, please feel free to contact us.


Photos from database. Written by Anže. on May 26, 2016 11:08 AM

May 12, 2016

Požeruhi iz Silicijeve doline in Kulturnikov apetit

Prvič objavljeno v mobilnem časopisu Torek ob petih. Na Mednarodni novinarski festival v Perugio greš potipat pulz. V kakšni kondiciji je novinarstvo in kako nanjo vplivajo trenutne razmere v medijski industriji? Leta 2012 so se uredniki velikih medijskih hiš (legacy media) spraševali, kako različni morata biti ponudbi spletnih in tiskanih vsebin ter kako, na primer, vzpostaviti komunikacijo z […]
Kulturnik Blog on May 12, 2016 05:11 PM

April 11, 2016

Octagon Antenna

Remake of Otona no Kagaku Crystal Radio.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on April 11, 2016 06:16 AM

April 01, 2016

Kulturnikovih osemkrat top pet

Kulturnik se prijemlje. Zanimalo nas je, čigave vsebine so uporabniki še posebej radi spremljali v prvem tromesečju letošnjega leta*. Že zdaj je razvidno, da Kulturnik, ki zajema vsebine iz več kot 2000 virov, deluje po načelu dolgega repa**. Zato so lestvice še posebej nehvaležne, nam pa vendarle pomagajo razumeti kontekst spletne prisotnosti slovenske kulture in spletno […]
Kulturnik Blog on April 01, 2016 07:23 PM

March 30, 2016

Kako lahko širite glas o Kulturniku?

Kulturnik je spletni portal, namenjen lažji in kvalitetnejši orientaciji po slovenski kulturi oz. spletnih kulturnih vsebinah v slovenščini. Ponuja ustreznejše zadetke od splošnih iskalnikov kot sta Google ali, vendar ga morajo številni uporabniki šele spoznati in vpeljati v svoj vsakdan. Pomagajte nam širiti dober glas o Kulturniku in ga priporočajte svojim uporabnikom. S tem boste obogatili tudi […]
Kulturnik Blog on March 30, 2016 03:03 PM

March 20, 2016

Aurelia 1+Hz - video with voice over

The Aurelia 1+Hz project is divided in two parts;
the performance Aurelia 1+Hz /proto viva sonification (2015) looks into a new critical redefinition of social values and new attitude towards cohabitation of interspecies
while the installation Aurelia 1+Hz/proto viva generator(2014) deals with the biopolicy of prolonging life and addresses possible (biocybernetic) coexistence of humans, animals and machines.



Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva sonification
Author (development, sound, concept)_Robertina Šebjanič
Programming and consultancy_Slavko Glamočanin
Coordination & curating_Natacha Seignolles (DécaLab)
Curating advisor_Annick Bureaud
Consultancy_ prof. dr. Alenka Malej, Marine biology station Piran, Slovenia
Production by DécaLab and Le Cube ­- Centre de création numérique, Paris, France, 2015

As project is part of an ongoing opus Aurelia 1+Hz, would like to mention also credits for installation

Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva generator
Author (concept and realization)_ Robertina Šebjanič
Programming and consultancy_ Slavko Glamočanin
Mechanical part development and consultancy_ Miha Presker
Care of biological part and consultancy_ Kristijan Tkalec
Consultancy_ prof. dr. Alenka Malej, Marine biology station Piran, Slovenia
Production_ Gallery Kapelica and Zavod Praksa, 2014

Special thanks:
- PORTIZMIR#3, Deep blue team, triennial of contemporary art Izmir and Institute of Marine science and technologies, Izmir Turkey
- Cubic Aquarium Systems
- Marine biology station Piran, Slovenia
- Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Paris
- Aquarium de Paris Cinéaqua
- Aquarium Pula
- MIha Colner
- Senad Toromanović
- François Hebras

Voice over: Polona Torkar
Voice over recording: Blaž Pavlica

Video final editing: Robertina Šebjanič
Video sources: François Hebras, Mutlu Kurtbas, M. Sc. Betül Bardakcı, Uğur Engin Deniz, Senad Toromanović, Robertina Šebjanič

Cast: Robertina Sebjanic

Tags: Aurelia 1+Hz, Natacha Seignolles, Slavko Glamočanin, Robertina Šebjanič, jellyfish and Anthropocene

Robertina's videos on March 20, 2016 12:11 AM

March 17, 2016

“Kugl” po slovenski kulturi

Navada je železna srajca. Celo v uredništvu na Ljudmili, kjer vsak dan pregleduješ Kulturnikove agregirane zadetke in trebiš vire, se ti zgodi, da se zaguglaš. Ko ne najdeš, kar iščeš, pa se tresneš po betici in presedlaš na Kulturnik. Ni naključje, da je bilo eno od njegovih delovnih imen tudi “kugl”. Ne, ne, slovensko besedotvorje […]
Kulturnik Blog on March 17, 2016 07:48 PM

March 11, 2016

Girih Tiles for Interactive Islamic Designs

3D print and assemble your own classic Islamic-style artwork by using Girih tiles to build intricate woven strapwork!

The tiling pattern in the photo is rotationally symmetric. On the left are the basic colorful tile shapes. Towards the middle we have started to add the overlaid strapwork, which is completely determined by the tiles. On the right, we added gray mosaic tiles to obscure the original tiles and reveal the strapwork pattern.

Girih tiles are used in Islamic art and architecture to create intricate woven strapwork patterns. The underlying periodic patterns that create these designs are related to Penrose tilings and predate the formal mathematical discoveries of such tilings by at least 500 years.

Photo by Guy Sie

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on March 11, 2016 04:29 PM

March 08, 2016

Festivalska kondicija

Imate občutek, da je festivalov vedno več? Konec leta 2011 smo na prvič objavili festivalski koledar za naslednje leto in mediji so v njem takoj prepoznali “festivalizacijo” oz. “festivalomanijo”. Na portalu imamo res članke o 238 mednarodno relevantnih festivalih (ki še zdaleč niso vsi, ki se dejansko odvijejo po celi Sloveniji), vendar se ti med seboj […]
Kulturnik Blog on March 08, 2016 10:40 PM

The festival quest, 2016

Some days ago, the winter still trembling in its last dying breaths, a editor embarked on a daring quest, one that led him to many a desolate corner of the World Wide Web. He went to gather the dates of the internationally-minded festivals due to happen in Slovenia in 2016.

All sorts of forgotten Facebook accounts and deserted web pages he met on his way, many of them frozen in motion, looking as if their maintainers had just left to get some coffee, but had never returned. Lifelessly, they now haunt the vast scrapyards of the Internet. The editor clicked onwards, his search leading him through the thick reeds of godforsaken tweets, desperately produced on a daily basis only to be spat out into nothingness. Occasionally he was getting swept into feeds of not really funny memes, shared by those quirky, mutant festival Facebook pages, hopelessly entangled with the shady tastes of the real people behind them. The editor thought sunny thoughts, gathered what data he could, and moved on, too often passing those unfortunate, no longer existing websites, kidnapped by adventurous Chinese enterprises that find stealing expired domains from obscure Slovenian festivals a somehow viable (if certainly very cyberpunk) economic activity.

Yet, the editor persisted.

He also searched amongst some more serious, well-groomed festival websites, whose design can be charmingly attractive. Luring him into their interactive environment, they choked his CPU with flash and interactivity. He scanned one site in particular, noticing the well-crafted logo, yet, found no date. Optimistically, he clicked the “About” section. Lots of introductory, well-conceived wisdom was contained there. He read it, possibly the only visitor of the site ever to venture that far. Still no date. He visited the “Programme” page. Alas, no date. But deeper and deeper he went, his trust in the producers carrying him forward … 

And voilà – harvested by either phone, mail or the social nets – here it is. The grand, reasonably comprehensive interactive infographic with dates, links and introductory articles of the upcoming festivals in Slovenia for the year 2016.



Anže Zorman on March 08, 2016 07:50 AM

February 29, 2016

PIFcamp 2015

PIFcamp is a temporary nomad hacker-base set in Slovenian nature, where art, technology and knowledge meet. During hands-on workshops, presentations, field trips, laboratory research and with the help from experienced local and international guests from different fields, the participants take active part in exploration and representation of climate, economic, ecological, technological, social, political, cultural, artistic and geopolitical changes and tensions of past, present and future Europe. In DIY, DIWO and DITO manner!

PIFcamp is a organized by Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratoy and Zavod Projekt Atol and is part of Changing Weathers project, with support from Ministry of Culture Republic of Slovenia and Creative Europe programme of European Union.

Video by Jure Lavrin and Tilen Sepič.

Cast: Ljudmila, Jure Lavrin and Tilen Sepic

Tags: #pifcamp

Ljudmila's Videos on February 29, 2016 11:21 AM

February 15, 2016

Slovenska kulturna tvitosfera

V ocean petstotih milijonov tvitov dnevno prispeva svoje kaplje tudi slovenska kultura. Združena redakcija portalov in na Ljudmili že več let vzdržuje področne sezname, ki so odprti za javnost. Na sezname vključujemo tako uradne račune kulturnih institucij, producentov, festivalov, bendov … kot tudi posameznike – novinarje, knjižničarje, kustose, domoznance, producente, ustvarjalce …, ki tvitajo (predvsem) o […]
Kulturnik Blog on February 15, 2016 07:06 PM

Tviti na Kulturniku

Slovenska kultura na tviterju? Združena redakcija portalov in na Ljudmili že več let vzdržuje področne sezname tviterašev. Nanje vključujemo tako uradne račune kulturnih institucij, producentov, festivalov … kot tudi posameznike – novinarje, knjižničarje, kustose, domoznance, producente, ustvarjalce …, ki tvitajo (predvsem) o svojem delu. Kaj delamo s temi podatki? Tvite s področnih seznamov prikazujemo v gradnikih ob […]
Kulturnik Blog on February 15, 2016 06:52 PM

February 04, 2016

MENTal notes (pt1) – on meritocracy and music

The second edition of MENT Ljubljana – an international music showcase-cum-festival-cum-conference, further described here – started just yesterday in the city of Ljubljana. Since a lot of curious people from all over the world have been invited, the occasion has provided for some very funky interviews and discussions on the way that music-business systems and their various functions (among them – in a marginal way – also the portal) work. An array of observations and mental notes were made, some of which will be touched upon in this and future blog posts.


One of the issues opened was that of meritocracy, which, in short, is the notion of a system that distributes “success” according to the merit of individuals. Supposedly, this model – which features equal opportunities for everyone involved as a necessary precondition – serves as a value in contemporary societies. It is, furthermore, also something deeply ingrained in the various musical mythologies. And yet – it seems that for a variety of reasons the music business has very little to do with it.

One reason I’ll focus upon here is geography. As the vast majority of “successful” music acts come from a certain small number of cities, aspiring artists from the vast majority of populations are obviously filtered out almost by default. Further down that road, these few urban areas (London, New York, Nashville, Berlin, etc.) host a complex network of industry ecosystems, which again work as a filter that is only marginally connected to music – of at least equal importance are factors like: knowing the right nodes of the network, having the psychological preconditions to internalise the specific behavioural codes of conduct, and (quite possibly accidentally) hooking up for a drink with the right person. So, if anything can be said about the music business, it’s not that it is not fair – it’s that its logic functions more along the lines of a murky, but managed, chaos.

Showcases such as MENT enter this situation in a rather funny (read: peculiar) way. Though they are (alongside music export offices) often lamented as a neo-liberal vehicle, one can also see them as an equal opportunity measure – as an old-school social democratic notion, if any. By congregating all sorts of industry peoples and artists, the showcases are in a way creating simulations of a metropolitan hub and are as such an artificial polygon for fast-forwarding the creation of personal networks.

They are also a recognition that the classical sociologist’s notion of Gemeinschaft, a system of social ties founded on traditional, charisma-based interactions, is in the end the guiding mechanism of the industry. So, if anything, this practice recognises that the “invisible hand” is definitely not an organising principle and that the market as such actually works rather poorly. To take this argument even further, the belief that the musician should deal purely with his art – and success will come along the way – is actually the one which is much more aligned with the neoliberal dogma of trusting the infallibility of the market. Funny that.

Anže Zorman on February 04, 2016 11:19 AM

December 31, 2015

Kulturnikovih petkrat top pet v 2015

Kulturnik je še mlad, novembra je komaj prilezel iz omare v Pritličje in vas vabi, da ga privzamete za svojega. V 2015 smo vsak dan dodajali nove vire in prizorišča, zato je težko presojati dejansko priljubljenost Kulturnikovih vsebin v koledarskem letu. A vendar so spodnje lestvice zanimive in tudi presenetljive! NOVICE, najbolj priljubljena področja: gledališče […]
Kulturnik Blog on December 31, 2015 12:22 PM

December 30, 2015

Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden

Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden
Durational performance | sound installation | open laboratory
By Robertina Šebjanič and Aleš Hieng - Zergon
Curated by Ida Hiršenfelder

Video documentation by Senad Toromanović.

more about the project:

The project was first exhibited in December 2015 at the Aksioma Project Space in Ljubljana in production of Projekt Atol & LJUDMILA Art and Science Laboratory.

„In crystal we have a pure evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and although in spite of everything we cannot understand the life of crystals – it is still a living being.” (Nikola Tesla, 1900)

Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden is an interactive generative chemical sound installation. The installation explores a relationship between hydrothermal chemistry, the passage of time, and sensory systems tracing changes outside of the human scale.

Artists created an installment comprised of several small chemical garden formations in a water glass (sodium metasilicate) solution, to provide an insight into research on the origin of life and on chemical processes.

The project’s theoretical background is based on a paper entitled From chemical gardens to chemobrionics, written and issued by a group of 21 distinguished scientists on 29 May 2015, a reiterating call for research into the principles of self-assembling structures, to produce – as they suggest – new insights into the origin of metabolism in Earth’s early geological periods.

The chemical reactions are monitored by cameras to detect changes in colour and in shape by means of a microcontrollers. The changes affect the code for live sound generation, and slowly work to alter the generative drone composition pervading the gallery space. It goes beyond the human perception of time. It calls for a perspective that considers multiple dimensions of temporal rhythms in space with slow modulation beyond the spectrum audible to the human ear.

The core proposition of this piece is to create a situation in which the growth of chemical structures takes the centre stage. The human expectations are put in the background in order to stimulate a state of altered listening in which one is exposed to the geological passage of time.

The antagonism between the human and the Earth’s processes is a direct result of anthropocentric perspective. In the age of anthropocene we need a radical shift in perspective if we are to survive as a species. Scientists are on a new quest to find in these abiotic formations the root of biotic protocells. In addition, Time Displacement poses a question of giving way to life by means of shifting ways of sensing. The question of the origin of life inevitably seeks to ask the question of finite nature of life forms themselves.

The colourful biomimetic morphologies of chemical gardens are a fascinating imitation of life. In the last few centuries, chemical gardens have progressed from being a counterfeit of biotic life to being the original; from childlike imitations of life to the sheer origin of life on Earth.

Cast: Robertina Sebjanic

Tags: Aleš Hieng - Zergon, Time Displacement, Robertina Šebjanič, Chemobrionic Garden, Ida Hiršenfelder, Projekt Atol, LJUDMILA and Anthropocene

Robertina's videos on December 30, 2015 12:37 PM

December 13, 2015

Getting a clearer picture (and a better sound)


Since 2013, the creators of the Internet portal at Ljudmila Laboratory have been running a cousin project called Kulturnik, which had its official launch at the end of this November. Though in some important ways akin to, it is of a decidedly more general nature. Kulturnik is a tool that aggregates a significant portion of original cultural and arts-related web content in Slovenian language. In fact, it is extraordinarily comprehensive and quite possibly covers (or will soon cover) most of the Slovenian language-based Internet databases, news sources and actual events that in one way or another deal with culture.

Kulturnik has just received the Netko award for the best Slovenian digital media endeavour in the year 2015. By extension, can proudly claim the prize as well, as the two projects are closely intertwined. Through its vault of articles, provides Kulturnik with info on venues and their locations as well as contacts and social media profiles and is also one of the sources from which the Kulturnik (meta)search engine gathers referential articles. Both share a common editorial and development team, thus pooling skills, knowledge, ideas and many a wry joke. And, last but not least, they are tied together by a common agenda*.

An astounding wealth of credible databases on Slovenian culture exist on the web, with most of them one way or another funded through public means. Yet, many of these rich databases were built without a proper understanding of the concept of public domain, using digital solutions that do not adhere to the principles of open source and inter-operability. Thus, although information was accessible, it was accessible in a quite disorderly and disconnected ecosystem of data. Consequently, a lot of tedious work and fine-tuning was demanded for Kulturnik’s search engine to give a reasonably coherent picture of the data available out of the amorphous mass of content.

Creating an oasis of moderate orderliness

Even if on its surface Kulturnik is but a neutral aggregator, its conception and day-to-day running recurrently imply all sorts of conscious processing, identifying, grouping and categorising of data. As such, Kulturnik is quite similar to the portal in its goal to … well, make some sense out of the chaotic, inconclusive, unfiltered, fragmentary and unauthorised data floating around.

Besides functioning as tools for producing and providing information, and Kulturnik are also systematic archives with a built-in capability to track data and subsequent changes to it. The incredible richness of cultural artefacts and the plethora of institutions, practices, histories, communication outlets and production vehicles is now here to stay – all in one place, and not dispersed throughout thousands of Google search pages and private digital gardens. Where Kulturnik and also meet is in defying the murky pervasiveness of the “now” and in challenging the impenetrable polycentric feed of the web – and consequently, providing a more nuanced and diverse image of culture on the Slovenian web. Which, it must be said, is richer than we could have ever imagined.

We see this as a just cause and with the full awareness of the enterprise being but a drop in the ocean … the award is well deserved.


Text: Anže Zorman; photo by Matej Švarc

* More on the digital agenda of Kulturnik & can be found here. on December 13, 2015 05:23 PM

November 27, 2015

Ime česa je Kulturnik?

Kulturnik, spletni portal za boljšo orientacijo po slovenski kulturi, smo pri Ljudmili postavili na splet že pred časom. Pred parimi dnevi smo na Kavi s Kulturnikom v Pritličju z njim tudi v živo seznanili javnost in ta dogodek naslovili z nečim prijetneje dišečim kot zgolj z vabilom na tiskovno konferenco, tem hecnim prežitkom dobe analognih medijev. A ta naslov meri tudi širše, namiguje ravno na […]
Kulturnik Blog on November 27, 2015 12:43 PM

November 13, 2015

Maks Fabiani – The architect, town planner and thinker on the crossroads of histories

Not only did he live for almost a century, the architect and urbanist Maks Fabiani led an extremely eventful life that was deeply and curiously imbued with the myriad social, political and aesthetic contexts of his times. Having been born into the multinational Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1865, he emerged into a society marked by rapid demographic expansion, by intense industrialisation and urbanisation and also by the distinctively modernist faith in science and progress. He saw the empire dissolve, world wars unfold and new nations rise. All in all, lots of stuff happened during his lifetime.

Though born in Štanjel, a village in the hilly provincial backyard of the empire, Fabiani nevertheless tapped into this history that was just unfolding. He left his mark in academia and together with the famed architect Otto Wagner co-wrote the much acclaimed book Modern Architecture (first published in 1896 and now freely available on-line). He frequented the wealthy circles of the Viennese aristocracy and bourgeoisie and acted as a personal advisor on arts and architecture to Franz Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. Supposedly, he advised him not to go to Sarajevo, a hunch that world history proved to be valid. He also repeatedly met with the fascist leader Benito Mussolini and rather fully endorsed the fascist regime, which, as world histories go, was a somewhat less valid idea. Yet, a significant part of his career was also dedicated to the bucolic rural area around the Štanjel village and as the appointed mayor he managed small village affairs there. 

He also fired Adolf Hitler from Otto Wagner’s studio, made plans for building a Da Vinci-esqe flying machine and somehow persuaded the Italian army to finance the prototype.


Fabiani’s creation from 1910, the palace Urania in Vienna.

As his architectural and urban planning work left a strong mark in the empire’s metropolises like Vienna and Trieste, as his legacy is widely dispersed, reaching from the coastal Croatian city of Opatija to the Polish town of Bielsko Biala, and as it still strongly defines the urban landscape of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, the 150th anniversary of this remarkable person’s birth is being commemorated with a project called The Year of Maks Fabiani. This was initiated by the Municipality of Ljubljana with a number of institutions joining in; notably, the Maks Fabiani Foundation and the Museum of Architecture and Design offered their knowledge and expertise.

Dozens of events in Ljubljana, Nova Gorica, Trieste, Štanjel and elsewhere took place throughout this past year. For example, the Maks Fabiani Award (given by the Slovene Association of Urban and Space Planners) was bestowed in November in the Lojze Spacal Gallery to the most exceptional projects of spatial planning undertaken in Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Hungary or Croatia in the last decade. Meanwhile in Vienna, the Architekturzentrum Wien hosted the exhibition Max Fabiani, Architekt der Monarchie until the end of November 2015. 

To sum it up, Fabiani was a remarkable person living through remarkable times and leaving a remarkable legacy. Some of the related sources at are listed at our Fabiani Heritage page, with a semi-comprehensive biography available here. on November 13, 2015 03:07 PM

November 04, 2015

Kava s Kulturnikom v Pritličju

Prisrčno vabljeni na predstavitev portala Kulturnik, novinarsko konferenco in na kavo v Pritličje, 24. novembra 2015 ob 11. uri. Kulturnik je spletni portal, namenjen lažji in kvalitetnejši orientaciji po kulturi in umetnosti. Na enem mestu lahko hitro in enostavno pokukate v sicer težje dostopno digitalizirano bogastvo slovenskih knjižnic, arhivov, muzejev in ste na tekočem z […]
Kulturnik Blog on November 04, 2015 07:35 AM

October 30, 2015

walking stegosaurus

3D printed "walking stegosaurus".

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on October 30, 2015 10:18 AM

October 26, 2015



LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on October 26, 2015 10:55 AM

October 23, 2015

Bug Bot 2

Made a bigger, badder brother to my original Bug Bot ( with some design improvements to make it easier for little hands to assemble:

+Built in battery case (I will upload as a separate piece in upcoming days)
--Using metal zip tie idea** from original Bug Bot, the contacts are extremely easy to make.
--Jumper cable cutouts at all battery contacts for solderless connections. The battery pressing up against it gives enough resistance to hold jumpers in.
--Easy to add ON/OFF switch with 2 small screws and a small piece of metal zip tie. (OR, you can place a jumper between the two batteries for constant power.)

+Bug shaped base/body

+Larger area for vibration motor.

NOTE: I am aware that spiders have 8 legs versus 6 (hence the name "BUG Bot" and not "Spider Bot.") I experimented with 8 legs and found it to be a more difficult setup than 6 (especially for little hands.) If you want to make it more accurate, you can easily drill two more holes. Happy building and good luck!

**I don't work or sell the metal zip ties, just sharing a cool idea I had that worked better than I had expected :-)

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on October 23, 2015 03:24 AM

October 13, 2015

Culture Online – Beyond Commercial Algorithms. A Case from Slovenia


Ljudmila Art & Science Laboratory has been active for over 20 years as an open-access digital media laboratory, new media art producer and a learning hub. Its activities are rooted in the principles of open source, open access, DIY and DIWO. The lab also has wide experience with information/data exchange in arts and culture. Ljudmila develops and operates the Slovenian culture portals (in English) and (in Slovene), commissioned by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia in 2009/2010. Each has been conceived according to the problems & goals it addresses: runs on the semantic MediaWiki, for Kulturnik, however, an original metasearch engine was developed.

Audience benefits

The users of benefit from online culture sources in one place. No accounts, no liking and no friending are needed before accessing the information. The portals inform the potential audiences of the wealth that is already there, ready to be discovered, explored, followed, consumed, reused or acted upon. Unlike most of the current, almost too convenient commercial platforms, and are not walled gardens. We have created a flat, shared information space, juxtaposing the small or marginalised in the same space as mainstream and established sources. They boost visibility of open web content and metadata. This not only gives a voice to everyone, it also enables new discussions and contextualisations, leading to greater citizen engagement. and a distinctive production model with an agenda

The collaboration between the Ministry of Culture and a not-for-profit artist-run NGO has resulted in a well-managed national-level programme of online presence for Slovenian art, culture and heritage in Slovene and English languages. Our approach has been a bit different than it usually is when national culture is in question: less glossy and representational, but more useful, in-depth and practice driven, covering also non-iconic and fringe content along with the mainstream. The Creative Commons licences are no longer merely an alternative, but have been widely embraced by the cultural institutions. In our case, they cater easy reuse without payment but under reasonable conditions, and boost good media coverage of Slovenian artists.

Another distinct feature in our case is a tight, well-informed interdisciplinary team working on the portals, where editors, writers and programmers work under one roof, many of whom also wear multiple hats in the cultural sphere and bring their experiences as artists, journalists and producers to the table.

In 2013 Ljudmila Art & Science Laboratory took part in a national discussion set off by the Digital Agenda in the Field of Culture. We successfully collaborated with the National and University Library, the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia and other stakeholders. This collaboration resulted in the national Digitisation Guidelines – Cultural Heritage Long-term Preservation and Access (in Slovenian), a document endorsed by the Slovenian Ministry of Culture.

Pitfalls of the online environment

Not all of the commonly used protocols are interoperability-friendly. The RSS works fine, but the events databases are still critical as many a producer has migrated to social platforms and has thus lost control of his/her organisation’s data. Also, the search function is by necessity dependant on our custom built scrapers instead of using the potential of Open Search protocols. We miss brothers-in-arms; people networking for common formats!

Digitisation has almost become an euphemism for privatisation. The access to public digitised resources is restrained by giving technical or copyright reasons and excuses. This means that local, non-iconic works, modern and contemporary art(ists) lose visibility. The loss of open public access by cultural providers outsourcing communication and content to big social networks, walled gardens which are closed by default, have privacy problems and build a bubble around each user. Social networks are good for marketing but extremely bad at memory! Europeana is a good example though, as it has boosted the visibility of digitised national heritage archives, tying them into one open web system, but it lacks the “living culture” that the Europeans are creating and experiencing now!


How about “Kulturnik” for Europe, in English? Is there a pan-European meta-editor team on the horizon? Imagine arts and culture beyond commercial algorithms!


Written by the & team for the Council of Europe Platform Exchange on Culture and Digitisation (an excerpt) on October 13, 2015 09:31 PM

October 10, 2015

Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Stand

I needed a little stand to hold my Raspberry Pi Touchscreen on my desk while I'm working on software for it. You need to print two of the legs. It needs four M3 screws to attach the them. M3x10mm screws will work but M3x12mm with a washer works even better. I printed mine with 20% infill.

This is for the 7" touchscreen made by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

[UPDATE 2016-03-27]
I noticed recently the glass on my touchscreen had slid down out of alignment with display underneath. It appears over time the heat of the display backlight causes the double stick tape between the glass and display to soften. If unsupported the glass begins to slide down. Mine had moved down about 5mm. To address this problem I uploaded a new version of the stand that has a lip for the glass to rest on and prevent this. I was able to push the glass back into place with the help of a heat gun. Also included in this update is a version with a notch cutout to allow for USB powering of the display.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on October 10, 2015 03:23 PM

September 30, 2015

Come autumn, the festival fever subsides

According to the interactive infographic on how Slovenian festivals are dispersed throughout the year, we can now make a rather qualified announcement that the festive season is (finally) about to be over. Culture is once again blissfully sliding into the blandness of the everyday, and most of the 217 active festivals in our database have already happened for 2015.


Also, the editorship is now more or less done with compiling the data on festivals, an enterprise onto which we have put our focus this past summer. Though finding that total comprehensiveness is a desperately futile endeavour (rather similar to an infinite whack-a-mole game), we’re at the moment reasonably content with the current state of affairs.

As the portal is foremost focused on the international audience, the primary criteria for including a festival into our listing is an internationally-minded programme. Yet, as we nevertheless wished for a broader picture of Slovenian culture to emerge, this did feel a bit unsatisfactory and so some additional entries have been included. Admittedly, these exceptions were chosen on a somewhat arbitrary assessment of either their historical prominence or just plain contemporary impact (naturally, we stand to be corrected or challenged here). Thus you can find in the list a few of the more prominent folk pop music festivals (Števerjan Festival, Ptuj Festival, Slovenian Polka and Waltz Festival, Avsenik Festival) listed alongiside the already diverse package with the likes of Beer and Flower FestivalClub Marathon, Kurentovanje, the Slovene Advertising Festival and the Škofja Loka Passion Play.

Festival Pivo in cvetje 2013, prvi dan

This colourful mélange brings into askance the definition or at least the borders of the concept of a festival. The burgeoning meta-festival landscape (which spans from culture studies musings and a whole statistical sub-genre to tons of EU-funded papers and guidelines) is not very forthcoming on this, but annual (or bi-tri-ennial) repetition works reasonably well as a starting point. Be it a graphic biennial, a showcase, a tradition manifestation or a good old party-in-the-mud type of thing, if it quacks, it’s a duck. Yet, even if barks but calls itself a duck (like regular programme cycles claiming to be festivals), well, then it’s a duck as well.

It seems that the festival does not actually stand for any particular mode of culture production; rather it is a semantic fishnet that helps to catch the countless and unaccountable freelancing forms through which arts and culture perform their daily strivings for attention, recognition, funds, space, originality, survival, history, and – obviously – very often also the summer sun.

Anže Zorman on September 30, 2015 05:48 PM

September 05, 2015

Yogi People

Yogi minimalist figurines in various Yoga. Positions, poses include Downward Dog, Vrksasana, Cobra and Warrior.

No need for support parts.
The Warrior needs assembling & mat.
The Vrksasana needs assembling & mat.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on September 05, 2015 05:02 PM

September 02, 2015

Smart Creativity, Smart Democracy


The old-school democracy is gone and the role of culture in our societies is “under construction“. The migration of art, culture and heritage to a digital environment has become universal and omnipresent. Cultural workers, institutions and producers have to cope with a new realm where commercial algorithms, cookie directive, privatisation of cultural databases, copyright issues, and such shape a great deal of their scope.

The 2nd Council of Europe Platform Exchange on Culture and Digitisation will take place on Saturday, 5 September 2015 during the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. The conference will challenge the technocratic view on digitised culture and promote the concept of “Internet of Citizens“.

One of the speakers at the innovators’ panel will be Luka Frelih from the Ljudmila Art & Science Laboratory in Ljubljana. The team has developed the & Kulturnik portals for the Slovenian Ministry of Culture. They are based on open source platforms, open licences and interoperability. Luka will share our experience and will dare to propose a concrete, paneuropean project. Stay tuned!

Alenka Pirman


Related reading: Brothers in digital arms, a Slovenian take on the digitisation of culture in the light of the Recommendation on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation./EC on the reuse of public sector information. on September 02, 2015 04:15 PM

August 19, 2015

Strictly Analog Ljubljana #3

Festival Strictly Analog Ljubljana #3 Strictly in the dark

May 30th – June 1st 2015 @ Cirkulacija 2 at Tobačna & Streets of Ljubljana

The third edition of the Strictly Analog Ljubljana moved away from the cold winter weather and joined forces with the Lighting Guerrilla festival. Instead of a one-day event the comprehensive audio-visual experience stretched into a three-day festival event with public interventions, AV performances and workshops of local and foreign artists.
Audiovisual performances by: Michael Bosanko (light graffiti), Claudia Reh (projections) & Saša Spačal and Simon Bergoč (sound), Cirkulacija 2 (social interactions); Lenka Đorojević, Lina Rica, Maja Burja, Staš Vrenko and Saša Spačal: Pile (AV performance); Dewi de Vree and Neja Tomšič: Ground (AV performance), Casperelectronics (AV performance) and RaumZeitPiraten (AV walk).

Production: Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory, Projekt Atol Institute & Forum Ljubljana

Cast: Ljudmila and Tilen Sepic

Tags: analogue, audiovisual, ljudmila and strictly analog festival

Ljudmila's Videos on August 19, 2015 01:32 PM

August 13, 2015

Dremel wheel protector

A protective cover for thin Dremel and similar cut-off grinding wheels.

I did a remix

Update 9-15
Another remix. This one has a screw-on cap.
It's probably finished but is marked a "Work in Progress"

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on August 13, 2015 09:19 AM

May 14, 2015

Bongo Tie Rubber Band Cable Fastener

This is a replica of the popular Bongo Tie rubber band fastener for holding things together, just add a rubber band! These are also great for attaching a cable to a pole or two long or bulky objects together.

It's a few millimeters shorter than the original but this makes it more stable to print and fits better with normal sized rubber bands. I may add a different sizes in the future.

May 04, 2015

Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva sonification

Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva sonification - a short extract of the 20 min of audio ­ visual performance at Le Cube - Centre de création numérique, Paris France, February 2015

Concept and realisation: Robertina Šebjanič
Programming and consultancy: Slavko Glamočanin
coordination & curating: Natacha Seignolles (DécaLab)
curating advisor: Annick Bureaud
co ­- production: DécaLab and Le Cube ­- Centre de création numérique, Paris France, February 2015
video recording and editing by François Hebras

The sound performance features sound transmitted live as generated by Aurelia Aurita ­jellyfish. Mixed with the sound recordings, an archive of time reminiscence, collected during the time of the sonification experiments with jellyfish at project development during Portizmir#3 ­by Deep Blue team (art/science research). Both the field recording and the live sound establish a new soundscape. All together assembles into an immersive – sonic­ – visual experience.

The most substantial aims of the Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva sonification project are to explore the phenomena of interspecies communication, sonification of the environment and the acoustic of the space that surrounded’s living creatures. From the preceding it is clear that many sea animals use sound in a variety of ways.

Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva sonification is an interactive performance that explores the phenomena of interspecies’ communication. It features live transmitted sound generated by Aurelia Aurita jellyfish and performer. Sound loops containing recordings of jellyfish in closed environment and prerecorded sonic experiments from the sea are mixed in generative score which is assembled into immersive sonic and visual experience.

For over 500 hundred million years jellyfish have been pulsating in the world’s oceans and seas. Nowadays, amidst the immense environmental changes, their numbers are rapidly growing. Jellyfish are one of the rare organisms that seem perfectly suited for the Anthropocene era. The current 6th Mass Extinction may not apply to them. There are several species of jellies (some of them immortal), however, it is not established (yet) how they communicate? Do they smell each other? Do they hear? Do they feel vibration?

Aurelia Aurita has rudimentary sensory nerves at the base of its tentacles which allows it to perceive light, smell and orientation. Its gravity receptors (calcium crystals) are the same as with humans’ inner ear. The relationship between human and animal is a key to better understanding of natural environment. Humans have massive impact on other species and thus it is crucial to decode what they signal us and how they see us.

Cast: Robertina Sebjanic

Tags: sonification, jellyfish, robertina sebjanic, slavko glamočanin, a-v performance, immersive, sonic, Le Cube, DécaLab, jellyfish art and Anthropocene

May 03, 2015

Aurelia1+Hz / proto viva generator

Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva generator is an installation that addresses possible coexistence of humans, animals and machines. The project uses living organisms to process “aliveness” of a simple robotic machine. The installation addresses two entities – jellyfish and robot – separated, but if they merged into one, causing new biocybernetic organism to occur, would they be able to live eternal life?

Context and inspiration:
In the era of the Sixth Extinction of species, after pulsating through the world’s seas and oceans for over 500 million years without ever being endangered, the jellyfish are the perfect evolutional archive, showing us potential moves the future might make. The eternity of the jellyfish – some are even immortal as a species – has been fueling even the most ancient human thoughts on eternal life, on the mythical search for the fountain of youth and on immortality.
Improved living conditions in a technologically advanced world enable us to lead a significantly longer life than in the past. But how long is long enough? The answer to this question appears to be in the hands of the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, which use the powers of biopolitics and capital to divide our society into those who are able to prolong their life, and into those who are merely trying to survive. The historical tactics of civilizations trying to ensure their cultural immortality are today contrasted by the biotechnological possibilities of actually designing and controlling life, demanding a new, critical redefinition of social values.

Concept and realization_ Robertina Šebjanič
Programming and consultancy_ Slavko Glamočanin
Mechanical part development and consultancy_ Miha Presker
Care of biological part _ Kristijan Tkalec
Consultancy_ prof. dr. Alenka Malej, Marine biology station Piran, Slovenia

Exhibition _ Gallery Kapelica Ljubljana, Slovenia
[30. October – 19 November, 2014]

co-production: Gallery Kapelica and Zavod Praksa, 2014

camera_Senad Toromanović
editing_Robertina Šebjanič

The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana Department for Culture

Cast: Robertina Sebjanic

Tags: jellyfish, aurelia aurita, animals, machines, robertina, sebjanic, miha presker, slavko glamočanin, galerija kapelica and Anthropocene

April 17, 2015
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April 09, 2015

Some good philosophy, with a twist.

Now, you too can own a historic piece of visual theory!
Wowza, the simulacra never smelled quite as much of hot plastic ever before!

Get your's before the aura on this one of a kind piece fades!

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March 09, 2015


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March 05, 2015


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January 23, 2015

Strictly Analog Ljubljana #2

Festival Strictly Analog Ljubljana #2

AV performances, talks and workshops on not so strictly analogue technologies.
13th December 2014 @ Poligon Creative Centre, Tobačna 5, Ljubljana

Audiovisual performances by: Tilen Sepič & Luka Bernetič, Gernot Tutner + Vesna Krebs & Borut Kumperščak, OchoReSotto + Regolith, Niplodok + Kaja & Lea
Music by: Tilen Sepič & Luka Bernetič, Gernot Tutner, Regolith, Niplodok

Production: Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory

Cast: Ljudmila and Tilen Sepic

Tags: analogue, audiovisual, ljudmila and strictly analog festival

Ljudmila's Videos on January 23, 2015 01:55 PM

January 22, 2015

Starriost in Bosnia and herzegovina

Starriost in Bosnia and herzegovina

One of the YOKOSO JAPAN 2020 Diolama

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January 17, 2015


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January 15, 2015


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January 14, 2015


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January 04, 2015

Tomos logo

Tomos moped logo (fi50 mm)

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 04, 2015 11:17 AM

November 27, 2014


Keyboard AKAI APC Key 25. with more or less precise measures. I used photos and physical model to get proper measures, so it's not totally accurate, but close enough i guess..

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on November 27, 2014 03:32 PM

October 26, 2014


Small image of four-legged animal using only one servo motor. The legs have to be adjusted with a little heating, such that the total weight is in balance. Housing for the battery is double for 2 x AAA size, which is also the holder for PCB.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on October 26, 2014 10:05 AM

October 16, 2014

Explore the experienced: EU funded cultural organisations from Slovenia 2002-2013

Slovenia has participated in the EU culture, film and audiovisual sector programmes since 2002/2003. In these 12 years cultural and creative organisations, institutions, producers and professionals have gained a lot of experience and have successfully raised funds. Based on the Culture! project prepared by Creative Europe Desk Slovenia (previously Cultural Contact Point Slovenia and MEDIA Desk Slovenia), and Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory, we provide you with several new features on the portal.


List of 159 Slovene organisations funded by the Culture and MEDIA Programmes


Now you can check the comprehensive list of all organisations in Slovenia that have successfully raised funds from the above programmes.

 List Culture!


You can combine this list with an interactive graphic overview of funded projects by the year, field, public/private status or the role in the project.

Treasury of 606 EU funded projects


On the portal the cultural producers and institutions are presented in referential articles complete with profiles and contacts that are continuously updated and complemented. In the right column you can now find the list of all EU projects that a particular organisation was involved in! We also included a link to a project summary. A neat resource of ideas & experience for your consultation!

EU projects in articles on October 16, 2014 07:45 AM

October 14, 2014

Reconstruction of the Divje babe bone flute

This is based on a reconstruction of a 36,000 year old bone flute found at the Divje babe I cave site in Slovenia. This 3D-printable version was created based on the work of archeologist Ivan Turk. The figures used to trace the flute's shape are from Chapter 15 of "Origins of Music" (©2000 MIT Press).
I tried to copy the shape of the flute as closely as possible, and ended up with a flute that is pretty difficult for me to play, though I'm not a professional player. I have at times managed to play several notes with it. (You can find videos of the reconstruction made by Ivan Turk et. al. being played by a professional player.) It's basically an edge-blown flute with a diatonic scale, with the opening covered for some notes.
Please iterate on the design or comment on how this flute can be made more accurate and/or easier to play.
Flute image and figure source:
Kunej, D., & Turk, I. (2000). New Perspectives on the Beginnings of Music: Archeological and Musicological Analysis of a Middle Paleolithic Bone "Flute" In N. Walin, B. Merker, & S. Brown (Eds.), The Origins of Music (pp. 235-268). Cambridge: The MIT Press.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on October 14, 2014 04:59 PM

October 07, 2014

EU funding for culture? 4 observations from Slovenia

From Culture 2000 to Creative Europe


The European Commission’s launch of its new funding scheme (Creative Europe programme, 2014–2020) seemed a good opportunity to collect and analyse the related experience of the Slovenian culture, film and audiovisual sectors in the period 2002–2013. The Cultural Contact Point Slovenia and the MEDIA Desk Slovenia offices (today united in Creative Europe Desk Slovenia – CED) have joined forces with the team and prepared a few interactive charts under the title Kultura!/Culture!. What have we learned?

1. Culture, film and AV media in one picture.


Project Culture! is the only analysis known to us that has used data from both sectors (culture and film/AV media) in order to get a comprehensive picture of the EU fundraising experience of Slovenia (the administrative divisions and pigeonholing usually obscure the view). In 12 years, 606 projects by 159 Slovenian organisations have been awarded a grant in the previous versions of the Culture and Media programmes of the EU.

The centralised Culture and MEDIA EU programmes were “established to enhance the cultural area shared by Europeans” and to strengthen the European AV sector, and the fundraising results based on a national level can only be evaluated by comparison. Nevertheless, our chart which shows all the funded projects by field reveals a notable growth in number over the years, evidence to the increase of participation and success of the Slovenian producers. Consequently, more and more cultural producers, institutions and artists have

  • interwoven (new) international partnerships in their management;
  • gained new experiences and competences and thus professionalised;
  • gained international visibility and recognition.

Furthermore, the chart reveals another phenomenon: while the number of the film and AV projects (in blue) grew almost constantly, the number of awarded projects from other cultural fields varied from year to year. Why is that?

2. A transparent matching funds policy by the Ministry of Culture stimulates cultural organisations to apply for EU funding.


The existence of matching funds seem to be a critical issue as the administrative procedures in the domicile country are rarely tuned with the European Commission’s and the number and value of sponsorships are decreasing. Such uncertainties can be regulated by a transparent national co-financing policy. In the years 2006, 2007, and 2010, the Slovenian Ministry of Culture introduced a special matching funds grant scheme for projects supported within the previous Culture 2000 and Culture programmes. A successive increase in the number of EU grant winners from Slovenia supports our claim. In 2013, the Ministry re-established such a co-funding mechanism, for the first time also for the MEDIA grantees. Hopefully, it will become a fixed and regular system since the positive effect of such a mechanism is clear.

On the other hand, in the ever-changing audiovisual field, strongly influenced by the digital shift, the MEDIA 2007 programme in recent years offered some new possibilities for different audiovisual players to garner support. Using the available opportunities, Slovenian film and AV organisations – even if acquiring the sufficient matching funds at home met with difficulty – proved that their projects were on the European level: the number of EU granted audiovisual projects grew slowly but steadily.

3. EU titles and the rotating presidency stimulate the interest for cultural cooperation and partnerships.


Several EU grant programmes for culture are based on partnerships and Slovenia may not be on the top of the list when looking for a new partner. However, in 2004 Slovenia joined the EU, in 2008 it held the Presidency of the Council of the EU, and in 2012 Maribor with several other partner cities was designated European Capital of Culture. Our results show a relation between these highly exposed events and the number of Slovenian cultural organisations involved in the EU-supported projects.

4. Private organisations are agile, public institutions still to catch up.


Culture! by public/private status

We were particularly interested also in the engagement of the private and public sectors. The results have revealed the dominance of the private sector. In the case of the MEDIA programme for project development the reason is clear – often only independent private organisations (companies) have been eligible. What is perhaps more surprising is that the dominance of the private sector applies also for the Culture programme (arts & heritage)!

Culture! by public/private sector (CULTURE programmes only)

The non-governmental organisations (in orange) seem to be more proactive in raising funds from the cultural EU programmes. It would be interesting to analyse the reasons for this phenomenon. Has it become a part of the survival tactics of NGOs? Or is it perhaps rooted in their core proactivity principles (choosing their own missions, projects and partners)? What if the non-governmental cultural organisations were the first to internalise the idea of arts & culture as transnational human activities and have served as vanguard carriers of the European Union’s initial intent to produce “the emergence of European citizenship”? Indeed, a rich avenue for further research!

Post Scriptum


The success of the Slovenian cultural producers and institutions stands out also as a high ratio between the number of applications and approved projects. It was acknowledged by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in its publication Culture Programme 2007-2013 in Poland – analysis and summary (2013) and the British company Euclid singled out Slovenia in its ConDo #011: Good for Slovenia – Analysing Applications to the EU Culture Programme 2007-2013 (2014). Both analyses, however, are based exclusively on the Culture programme data and do not include the film and AV sector.

Genuinely, the Polish, British and Slovenian attempts to analyse the EU cultural funding are rare birds and therefore extremely valuable. On the other hand, they can only provide a partial contribution to get the whole picture of the benefits and impacts of the long-term EU cultural funding. Each of the three teams has been challenged by some serious data mining and methodological issues and has opted for a different approach. If you are interested in the details of our work and dilemmas, please, contact us.

Note: The Culture! project is based exclusively on the publicly available databases of the projects/grantees awarded EU grants in the frame of the EU culture, film and AV programmes in the period 2002-2013 (Culture 2000, MEDIA Plus, Culture, MEDIA).

Editorial team: Helena Pivec, Alenka Pirman (, Mateja Lazar, Maša Ekar, Sabina Briški (CED Slovenia). Graphic visualisation (print): Helena Božič. Web development: Jure Čuhalev & Ljudmila. Special thanks to Domen Fras, Jana Renee Wilcoxen, Mitja Doma, Živa Zupan. on October 07, 2014 11:33 AM

August 15, 2014

Sphero Landstrider #make5000

Behold the Sphero Landstrider! This accessory allows Sphero to walk about on his own 8 legs. This unique powertrain harnesses Sphero’s rotational motion and converts it into an elegant stride inspired by the Theo Jansen mechanism. Future versions of the Landstrider could include interchangeable gears for teaching young students the principles of mechanical advantage and general engineering skills. The powertrain could also be adapted to power other vehicles with wheels, tank treads, or even propel a boat. All rights reserved #make5000.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on August 15, 2014 12:48 AM

July 17, 2014

How to make a Theremidi Orchestra?

Theremidi Orchestra workshop @Piksel Festival, Bergen 2013

Cast: Ljudmila

Tags: theremidi orchestra, ljudmila and piksel

Ljudmila's Videos on July 17, 2014 08:54 AM

July 02, 2014

DIY Raspberry Pi Gameboy
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of that classic gaming device by building your own with 3D printing and DIY electronics from adafruit.

The 3D printed enclosure will house all the components and you can print it in your favorite color.

We'll hack this classic gaming controller and reuse the printed circuit board, buttons and elastomer gaskets.

Find out how to assemble and program this project by checking out the guide on The Adafruit Learning System.

You can get the all parts for this build from Adafruit.

Edit and modify the original solids on 123D Design.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on July 02, 2014 06:31 PM

June 27, 2014

June 02, 2014

Chameleon eye toy

Let your finger see the light and train your puppeteer skills!
If you are skilled, you can move the eyeballs.
The toy is customizable: E.g. select the number of eye pairs you want or adjust the ring size.
Also checkout the Chameleon Eye Toy II, a version where the eyes are controllable using an extra ring.
Bugfix: Now the ring diameter customization works correctly.
Second fix:

  • Use Version 12 if you do not have a Makerbot but a printer with a bigger nozzle diameter (bigger than 0.35mm, e.g. a RepRap Neo)
  • Use Version 7 if you have a Makerbot
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on June 02, 2014 09:04 PM

May 18, 2014

Molecular model set

This is a set of model atoms that can be connected together with flexible tubing to create molecular models. I've created them to assist me in my tutoring of high school students in chemistry. True, these can be bought in scientific book shops, but then they are incredibly expensive. In addition, you never get S+, O+, O-, and N+ to build ozone, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and derived substances.

With this set of drawings, you can print your own, you can freely extend your set if you need more, and with the added SCAD files you can even customize them.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on May 18, 2014 08:46 PM

Animatronic conforming Hand with Opposable Primate Thumb

This is a single 3D printed Conforming Animatronic hand with an "Opposable" Primate thumb.
It uses Fly-By-Cable wires to activate each finger , thumb and knuckle joints.
UPDATE 20140627 :- Programming with Python (Fail however Hilarious video)
UPDATE 20140525 :- New Video "Servos Connected"
Full Build Instructions can be found here :-
Each cable can be operated individually or in combination to animate the hand either manually or autonomously with Hobby Servo control.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on May 18, 2014 04:05 PM

May 01, 2014

40 Penny Analog Sustain -- Key Weight for Musical Keyboards

This is my first 3D design and one of my first prints on my Printrbot Simple Metal. It's a weight designed to hold down musical keyboard keys for ambient, electronic, drone, and
experimental music. When you need more than 10 fingers, reach for one of these.
Print the two parts, fill with 40 pennies, snap the pieces together, and voila! This should be heavy enough to hold down even heavily-weighted keys. I designed it with ramps on the side panels to help balance it on the smaller ebony keys. All sides can be used as the press-down side. Please let me know your experiences!

I'm including two versions for download -- one with the Circuit Benders' Ball logo and one without. Feel free to customize with your festival, band or company name.

April 30, 2014

MozLove Box

A nifty box inspired by Sean Martell's mozlove avatar. It uses a pair of magnets to snap shut. You could choose either the embossed mozilla for the top, or print the letters in another color and glue them to the top using the peg holes as guides.

You can get the OpenSCAD sources from this github repo.

Here is a video of the hinge and magnet mechanism.

Update May 6th: Uploaded new STL files with smoother surfaces.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on April 30, 2014 01:43 AM

April 24, 2014


Based on the Micro-Hexapod (lion) and the Hexapoduino and the Hexapoduino (pic tux) this version fits an Arduino Uno and a ming breadboard on the top and has space to attach a battery holder underneath. The top can be used by itself to make small prototypes or can be connected to the belly to have a walking insect. It has been designed to be used to teach electronics and Arduino to children and adults.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on April 24, 2014 01:28 PM


Hi, just want to show you a new project I'™ve almost finished:
The pLamp

features are:
-3-channel brightness control (each two of the bulbs are separately dimmable)
-adjustable focus position via stepper driven mechanic (see pictures)
-wireless remote controlled (3channel brightness + focus position)
-remote can be hooked to a computer to control the lamp via client.
-most parts are 3d-printed, the rest of them are easy to gather
-6 Standard 5W Led GU5.3 bulbs

It was originally designed to be a living room lamp, but with color filters
(different color attached to each channel) plus a small disco ball, it think it's a nice disco lamp too:)

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on April 24, 2014 11:40 AM

April 23, 2014

Universal Lens Adapters from GuerillaBeam

Prototypes of 3d printable adapters for SLR lenses.

Retired in favour of GuerillaBeam SLR lens adapters

Prints available at the GuerillaBeam website (worldwide shipping).

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on April 23, 2014 06:28 PM

April 21, 2014

Readymake: Duchamp Chess Set

Due to unforeseen legal issues, the original files posted can no longer be made available.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on April 21, 2014 07:02 PM

April 11, 2014

X-Wing smartphone holder (OS)

Smartphone holder, flexible to hold many different phone sizes. It is compatible with OpenStructure ecosystem.

use the force, luke

Examples; as "tripod" (with copper wire, used for legs):

  • shooting still video, similar as Joby tripods
  • video conferencing
  • in car use
  • attaching or hanging smartphone for using it as LED torch

Developed during 3De-Generik experiment/workshop at Ljudmila Lab.
Designed by Tilen Sepič.

LJUDMILA's Fabulous Things on April 11, 2014 12:13 PM

April 09, 2014

Plečnik Horse Door Handle

This door handle is a 3D scanned and a bit remodelled replica of distinctive Pegasus door hook, designed by famous Slovene architect Jože Plečnik. This small part of Slovene national heritage is used to enter the Slovene National and University Library (NUK) in Ljubljana.

open sesame

Object was developed during 3De-Generik experiment/workshop at Ljudmila Lab.

LJUDMILA's Fabulous Things on April 09, 2014 02:16 PM

April 01, 2014

Dish Antenna Wall Hook

Multifunctional hanger, inspired by Ljudmila logo.
First part is dish and second is angle-adapter, easily installed with a long drill nail fastener.

Developed during 3De-Generik experiment/workshop at Ljudmila Lab.

LJUDMILA's Fabulous Things on April 01, 2014 12:08 PM

March 22, 2014

Open Source CT Scanner

Have you ever wondered what's inside of vegetables you don't intend to eat? Wished you could see through solid objects? Now you can begin to find answers. By harnessing the power of the atom, and using your advanced knowledge of medical imaging, radiology, physics, and nuclear safety, you too may be able to construct this nuclear powered desktop computed tomography (CT) scanner. And it's completely open source.

As featured in the MAKE Magazine Volume 38 Homebrew Section

For more information, documentation, photos, and source, please see:

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on March 22, 2014 05:57 AM

March 10, 2014

Strictly Analog Ljubljana

One day festival of audio-visual performances and lectures about not so obsolete strictly analogue technology.
14th December 2013 @Pop-up dom, Tobačna 5, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Performers: Roiiro & Zergon (Ljubljana/SI), VirageVisuals (Trieste/IT) + jesusonecstasy (Koper/SI), OchoReSotto (Graz/AT) and Izland (Izola/SI) + Yanoosh (SI)
Music by: Zergon, OchoReSotto, jesusonecstasy, Yanoosh
Production: Ljudmila, Pop-up Dom

Cast: Ljudmila and Tilen Sepic

Tags: ljudmila and strictly analog festival

Ljudmila's Videos on March 10, 2014 05:38 PM

March 06, 2014

Amanda Ghassaei Walker

This is my 3D interpretation of Amanda's walker linkage system. I'm planing to do full scale model, but first I need a workable printed model.

Scale is 1:1 to Amanda's Mathematica's units. Her thesis on this subject can be found here:

This is first model and it is not (properly) walking yet. It's basically a proof of concept.

I'm allready working on a second model, just arhiving that one here.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on March 06, 2014 11:47 AM

March 05, 2014

Troublemaker 3D printer (Ultimaker derivative)

Troublemaker is a derivative from the highly popular open-source 3D printer Ultimaker Original by active individuals of Drustvo Elektronikov Slovenije (hobby electronics society) designed for the members group 3D printer build lead by myself. With about 80 members very interested in having a 3D printer, we have incorporated modifications and improvements into a derivative design nicknamed Troublemaker.
The main differences from Ultimaker original are:

  • Improved enclosure design, allowing for easy heated chamber upgrade. The enclosure has been enlarged to house the bowden above print head, so only flat plexy pieces are needed to enclose it.
  • Added support to mount two extruders and reels for dual-print configuration.
  • Can support almost any printhead with a 3D printer mount, the main choice is E3D metal-only hotend, which performs very well with PLA and ABS. The use of EasyE3DMount design is suggested to mount it, the new version has magnetic mounted cooling fan for easy swapping of different fan duct designs and removing it.
  • Uses 3D printer electronics available at PlanetCNC, that is directly mounted into the front panel.
  • The design includes mostly widely available parts.
  • Belts and pulleys proposed for use are GT2, with PlanetCNC 3D printer carriage design, open belts can be used.
  • The print bead has been modified to use 3-point levelling and its sturdiness increased, however higher precision laser cutting is required for it.
  • PlanetCNC Extruder design uses a NEMA 17 stepper with planetary reductor, a more compact design compared to the original one.
  • Enclosure includes mounting holes for motor belt tensioner modification, Z switch adjustment modification.
  • Bottom side mounting holes for power supplies, stepper drivers.
  • Enclosure mounted mains IEC socket with a built in fuse and switch.
  • Mounting holes for cables.
  • Printers are fully stackable
    The documentation includes:
  • Bill of materials
  • Assembly instructions (Slovenian language only for now)
  • Laser cut drawings
    Power supply socket JR-101-1-FRSG-02
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on March 05, 2014 02:21 PM

February 10, 2014

ANICE stool

Parametric core to build a(n)ice stool.
You can choose:

  • legs diameter
  • support height / thickness
  • tilt angle
    OpenScad file 1 and 2 have a different support system (1 is as pictured and 2 has a circular support).
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on February 10, 2014 08:32 PM

January 30, 2014

8 Bit Skull Throwie

A fun 8 Bit Skull Throwie.
Add 2 5mm LED's and a 2032 battery

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 30, 2014 02:21 AM

January 26, 2014

Conway's Game of Life pillow

A pillow, for keeping your head comfortable while you watch netflix or for contemplating the nature of cellular automata.

The vectors were generated using a small python script which simulates Conway's game of life. You can find some interesting patterns to generate on the Conway's game of life wiki:

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 26, 2014 12:38 AM

January 16, 2014

littleBits zoetrope

See instructions here:

sample models for making littleBits zoetrope.
This is originally from Blender tutorial (

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 16, 2014 03:04 PM

January 14, 2014

Plant Cell

I made a model of the plant cell for a biology class. I was assigned a project in biology class to create a 3d cell model so instead of going out to Michaels and buying everything I decided to try and design the entire thing and put it together. This is just a normal plant cell with nothing fancy on it.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 14, 2014 05:26 PM

January 13, 2014

LoopHook 004

A simple wall hanger. Printed with Makerbot Replicator 2.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 13, 2014 12:37 PM

January 12, 2014

December 23, 2013

Raspberry pi Camera - Focus ring

I designed this focus ring that you can super glue to your raspberry pi camera. It allows you to easily focus the manual focus lens.

Make sure you just put a bit of glue on the top of the pi camera lens on the outside (not near the lens opening). You have to make sure that when your press the focus ring on the lens, no glue is being sqeezed out into the lens opening.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on December 23, 2013 09:06 PM

December 22, 2013


Promocijski video za projekt (Ljudmila)

Scenarij, režija: Žiga Aljaž, Žiga Artnak
Kamera, montaža: Urša Kastelic, Gregor Gobec
Tekstopiska: Irena Duša
Glasba: Borka - One Day Beat

Lokacije: Cankarjev dom, Križanke, Ljubljansko barje, Ljudmila, Metelkova mesto, MSUM, Narodna galerija, Stripburger, Tartinijev trg

Ljubljana, 2013

Cast: Ljudmila

Ljudmila's Videos on December 22, 2013 02:51 AM

December 18, 2013

Gesture controlled Sock Puppet

Meet Mr Sock!
Repurpose your old socks into puppets that can be hand-controlled using a Softkinetic/Creative 3D camera (no need to program anything!)

See Mr Sock in action:
Watch the assembling instructions: :
and this instructable on "how to control almost anything with a 3D camera" ... including Mr Sock!

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on December 18, 2013 11:55 AM

December 15, 2013


Raspberry Pi box with servo driven camera module.
In central differential joint using additional steel axle between left and right gears throught hub, it made from core of blind rivet (2mm dia, 35mm long)
Small video here
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on December 15, 2013 06:46 PM

December 03, 2013

echo // a-v performance // Robertina Šebjanič - roiiro & Aleš Hieng - Zergon

echo 10-9
Audiovisual performance with ferrofluids, nanofluids and modular synths

The sonochemical a-v performance echo 10-9 takes place on the nano and micro scale. With a clear

analogue aesthetics it demonstrates the formal characteristics of materials, which are transformed in

real-time, creating ambiental audio-video landscapes.

The development of the echo 10-9 project is based on research and experiments with ferrofluids and oils

with the aim to create their own choreography in relation to magnetic fields and other physical and

chemical reactions, which are projected through DIY microscope set. The sound waves and movements

of the fluids are effecting and disturbing each other in a feedback loop. With their physical interventions,

the authors also stimulate the self-generated e.g. autopoetic chemical reactions on multiple levels,

influencing the sonic composition and choreography of the sounds and fluids.

The combination of physics and chemistry creates an immersive environment and reveals invisible fields

that create (auto)poetic effects with the sensory experience. By expanding the sensory specter the

performance challenges the question of perception and raises the notion of small-size (e.g. smaller than

human size) worlds with alternative laws of behaviour, co-existing on multiple levels – like an insight

into a new dimension giving the possibility to think the world in a different way.

Authors: Robertina Šebjanič and Aleš Hieng Zergon
Consultant: Ida Hiršenfelder
Special credits: Dr. Samuel Sanchez Ordonez and Marc R. Dusseiller
Coproduction: KIBLA and LJUDMILA
Slovenia, 2013

premiere of the performance echo 10-9 at Kiblix festival in Maribor 2013, video by Matej Kristovič (Kibla archive)

Cast: Robertina Sebjanic

Tags: roiiro, zergon, a-v performance, micro, nano, ferrofluids, ferrofluid and magnet

Robertina's videos on December 03, 2013 08:02 PM

November 18, 2013

Counting Body Parts

Counting can be really fun with these easy-to-print body parts. They are a big hit at a special needs school in Slovenia where we are using them since this spring.

The children like them much more than blank beans or beads and learn about their body and numbers at the same time. As you can see in the pictures we ask kids to put the correct number of objects on the dots next to each number.

We find using physical objects helps associate numbers to their symbols. A pair of feet, ears and a head are included, all sized appropriately for little hands to grab. We usually try to combine different topics in one lesson when teaching these children, as in this case the human body and counting.

Ears are half-size from the original, the head of doctor Oh is shrunk to 30%, both otherwise unchanged from the referenced sources. The foot was leveled and mirrored to make the pair. Not sure where it comes from, we tried searching for it but nothing came up. Use support to get better quality prints - only a very small amount is necessary at the bottom of feet and chin.

We hope you like them and will make more similar ones!

Nina (teacher) & Luka (printer)

LJUDMILA's Fabulous Things on November 18, 2013 09:31 PM

November 09, 2013

Open Theremin UNO Laser Housing

Simple laser cut click housing for the theremin. Open.Theremin.UNO is an Arduino shield to build the legendary music instrument invented by Leon Theremin back in 1920. The theremin is played with two antennas, one to control the pitch and one for volume. The case has openings for the two antennas, the audio jack, the CV jack and the USB and power plug of the Arduino.
For more information on the theremin shield see:
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on November 09, 2013 08:38 PM

October 31, 2013


Great little ghost, with plug for string. Hang on doors, trees scale up or scale down. Printed on MakerBot Replicator 1 in PLA
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on October 31, 2013 09:38 AM

October 27, 2013

Animatronic eye mechanism

I built this to see if I could create an affordable but "professional" animatronic eye mechanism.
It uses 6 Turnigy servo's (, an LM8UU linear bearing (, a piece of 8mm smooth rod, some push rods and ball links, some M3 hex cap screws, a four channel radio system (minimum) and the printed parts.
All in all, anybody with access to a 3d printer could build this for less than 150 dollars.
Here's a video of the end product:
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on October 27, 2013 12:22 PM

October 02, 2013


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September 29, 2013

Mini Commodore C64 with 1541 disk drive

Two inches wide, and ready to load your 1" floppy disks! This is an improved version of my previous Mini C64. This one has function keys, joystick ports, the 1541 drive (click! click!), stickers for the logos, and an awesome styrofoam cardboard box, much like the real thing had.
Too lazy to print your own? Buy a print at
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on September 29, 2013 05:32 AM

September 28, 2013

Slixtar MIDI Controller

Slixtar is a 3D printed MIDI controller. You can customize and configure it anyway you want. You 3D Print the case, get the compontents and assemble everything yourself. You can porgram the Makey Makey and Flora to do anything you want!

Slixtar is a change from the typical midi boxes with square buttons on a grid. The form factor allows you to stand up and shred like a musician. Break away from the square buttons and keys and jam out. The configuration is customizable so you can make it just for you. Great for live performances, sequencing and producing.

[Slixtar Website][1]
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on September 28, 2013 01:15 AM

September 27, 2013

Handheld Tiny Microscope

This is a tiny and cheap microscope that I've created, that anyone can build with almost no money and with just 9 minutes of print.

What you need is two lenses and one spring from two broken DVD players, a needle, two screws and two bolts.

I printed it in yellow but it's preferably a dark color to better frame the images.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on September 27, 2013 03:07 PM

September 22, 2013

Butter knife handle replacement

Replacing a fallen apart butter knife handle with a 3D printed one. Printed in two halves, joined with acetone to form a nice handle. The hole for the knife atachment was softned with acetone as well, moulding perfectlya round it and creating a solid joint.

Finally the assembled handle has been acetone vapour treated to get this nice finish.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on September 22, 2013 07:28 AM

September 20, 2013

Kultura! uspešno črpa iz programov EU za kulturo, film in AV področje


V sredo, 23. oktobra 2013 vas med 10. in 13. uro vabimo v CUK Kino Šiška!

Ob prehodu na nov program EU Ustvarjalna Evropa (2014–2020) bomo predstavili kratko analizo intenzivnosti in uspešnosti črpanja slovenskih kulturnih izvajalcev na področju kulture, filma in AV sektorja v obdobju od 2002 do 2012.

Ob tej priložnosti bo predstavnica Ministrstva za kulturo predstavila tudi nov program EU Ustvarjalna Evropa, ki bo s 1. januarjem 2014 pod eno streho združil iztekajoča programa MEDIA in Kultura, ter morebiti najavila že prve razpise za sofinanciranje aktivnosti na področju kulturnih in ustvarjalnih sektorjev za prihodnje leto.

Dogodek je namenjen tako predstavnikom organizacij, ki so že pridobili sredstva iz programov Evropske unije za kulturo, film in AV sektor, kot tudi tistim, ki načrtujejo kandidaturo na prihodnjih razpisih v okviru Ustvarjalne Evrope pa tudi širši zainetresirani javnosti.

Dogodek organiziramo Kulturna stična točka v Sloveniji (SCCA–Ljubljana), MEDIA Desk Slovenija (Slovenski filmski center) in (Ljudmila) v sodelovanju s CUK Kino Šiška.

Podrobnejši program in prijave bodo kmalu na voljo na:!/ on September 20, 2013 06:49 PM

September 15, 2013

3DP (3D Inkjet Powder) printer

After concluding that Focus lacks vital components for SLS printing, I went to (one of) my backup plans. Converting Focus into a working 3DP printer.

I have now reached a point where I think it is worth sharing.
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September 10, 2013


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September 09, 2013

Open Mini Spectrometer

an open-source, inexpensive 3D printable mini visible light spectrometer that can be interfaced to a microcontroller (like an arduinio). a part of the open source science tricorder project.

for more information about the design, specifications, example data, and ways you can contribute, please see the blog post at:
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on September 09, 2013 05:19 AM

September 02, 2013


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September 01, 2013

Bilbao Effect and Other Stories (5-7 September, Ljubljana)


The archive of the #EWACE tweets is available in the Storify archive.


We are happy to announce the Sixth European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics, hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Asociacija – Association of Arts and Culture NGOs and Freelancers in Ljubljana.

Experts from over 20 universities, colleges, and institutes will share their recent studies and discuss the developments in the field. The programme includes the following topics: Cities and Cultural Sites, Labour Markets: Migration and Networks, Attendance/Participation in the Arts, Audiovisual Industries, Public Provision of the Arts, Theatre Sector, and Demand/City Branding. will tweet from the event to offer a glimpse into the discussed papers. You are welcome to follow the @CultureSi timeline on Twitter (#EWACE) from 5-7 September!

The portal is designed to help professionals explore possibilities for collaboration with Slovene cultural organisations in the fields of arts, culture, and heritage. Due to the economic crisis the emphasis on cultural economics has been reintroduced by politicians and decision-makers and the Slovene ones are no exception. This, however, has raised many questions not only among cultural producers and practitioners but among cultural economists as well. We’d like to shed some light on the methodological issues as discussed by the most prominent European experts in the field. Stay tuned!

> EWACE on Facebook on September 01, 2013 07:21 PM

5.8gHz Cloverleaf/Skewplane Case

Not my most inspired design work but it functions all the same. It's designed with very thin walls for minimum effect on the signal. The bottom aligns with the three lobe antenna and will also tell you how well you it was built. There is also a file for the skewplane 4 lobe antenna.The bottom is a snap fit with the top but a drop of thin CA will ensure it won't come off.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on September 01, 2013 02:22 AM

August 28, 2013


Making hexaflexagons is a popular past time with my kids - so who would have thought that a hexaflexagon could be designed and printed in 3D. Well, it turns out it can, and it works just like the paper ones, only with a pleasing feel in the hands, strangely like prayer beads, once you start you can't put it down - enjoy!

If you are not familior with the joys of hexaflexagation, here is **Viheart's** video on the subject
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on August 28, 2013 02:14 AM

August 27, 2013

Young Andy Warhol Portrait

3D modeling is tough. I was inspired by Andy Warhol's 3dimentional drawing from but of course failed to reproduce it. I just wanted to create an ugly timid youngster which he was at that time. But he had a talent.

I wish someone could spray the model with colors.

I hate smoothing scans or models so it looks a bit decimated. Whatever.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on August 27, 2013 11:57 AM

August 09, 2013

SOIC16 300mil DIY programming socket

Simply print this programming socket, insert some wires and you can program SOIC16 300mil wide ICs without soldering them or buying ridicoulously expensive sockets.

The bottom part has side holes in which you push in 0.75mm diameter wires (diameter with insulation), with about 8mm stripped and soldered on the end. By pushing them slightly in, the insulation jamms in the hole and holds the wire, make sure the stripped wire comes slightly in the center open space.

This is the first prototype, more a proof-of concept. In combination with a PCB and a set of holders an universal programming kit can be created. Working on it :)

The cover is for now held in place with M3 screws, but can be improved to a manual clip with a spring.

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on August 09, 2013 10:46 AM

August 07, 2013

Raspberry Pi Glass | Wearable Computer

This is a project I build for the first Maker Faire in Germany (in Hannover):

The Raspberry Pi Glass (or wearable Raspberry Pi)

Most of the project is printable with a 3D printer, I used gold colored PLA to get a retro futuristic look.

In addition to the printable parts you will need:

- A Raspberry Pi ;-)
- SainSmart 1.8 ST7735R TFT LCD Module:
- The kernel module for this display:
- 2 small plastic or glass lenses
- Small Bluetooth keyboard:
- Bluetooth dongle:
- USB Powerbank:
- ~40 brass screws M3x20 (some has to be shortened)
- 1 brass screw M3x30
- 2 brass screws M4x20
- ~50 brass nuts M3
- 4 brass nuts M4
- 2 self tapping screws (must fit through the holes of the Raspberry Pi)
- Artificial or real leather
- A cheap wristwatch
- Acrylic glass (fluorescent for a nicer look)
- 2 5mm UV LEDs and two matching resistors
- A small switch

You will also need some small parts like rivets, cables, USB plugs etc.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on August 07, 2013 04:22 AM

August 05, 2013

The Scan-O-Tron 3000

Its here- The second half of my full body 3D scanning setup is ready to be shared with the world! Building upon my Heavy Duty Lazy Susan for Full Body Scanning ( ), this 3D Scanning rig greatly improves the quality of full body scans captured with a Microsoft Kinect using ReconstructMe or Skanect software. I have scanned over 400 people with this rig (in groups from 1-4 people) and get consistently great results that can be cleaned up in just moments using Netfabb basic.

In additions to the instructions posted here, you can also see Make Magazine's project build instructions here:

BOM on Inventables (I earn 10% if you buy your materials from this link):

Kickstarter Campaign
This thing was published as the culmination of my Coney Island Scan-A-Rama Kickstarter campaign

Special thanks to our open Hardware Backers: Rachel Uwa, Chris Thorpe, Chee Yue, Matt Griffin, Marco Barnig, Paul R, Theron, Trowbridge, Dillon Zwick, John Dimatos, B Alan Eisen, Seth Madej, Tony Buser, Bridget Dearborn, Victor Bourdon, Sergey Key, Nick Blackledge, Opal Lechmanski, Mike and Brenda Sessums, Gael Langevin, Marianne R. Petit, RFimages, Britt,, Mike Kaltschnee, Edith Harari, Ross Tsukashima, and more.

Video link:
Video link:
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on August 05, 2013 03:08 AM

July 13, 2013

Hinko Smrekar, our contemporary!

During preparations for the recent exhibition Slovenian Impressionists and their Time 1890-1920 in Paris, the works by Hinko Smrekar received the attention of Sylvain Lecombre, head curator of the Petit Palais. Consequently, quite a large number of drawings by our sharp-witted illustrator and caricaturist were selected for the exhibition.

Hinko Smrekar's works on view in Paris

Hinko Smrekar’s works on view in Paris.

The Slovene curator Barbara Jaki, director of the National Gallery of Slovenia, noted that positive feedback in Paris came not only because of Smrekar’s brilliant drawing technique but surprisingly also because of a good understanding of his critical viewpoint. Obviously Smrekar mastered the visual language that works beyond limitations of national language and historical context. In the years to come the National Gallery is planning a comprehensive retrospective of Smrekar’s works.

On the occasion of the artist’s 130th birth anniversary, which happens to be the closing day of the Paris exhibition, is pleased to publish Jani Pirnat’s blog post about Hinko Smrekar and his work.

Surveilled till his bitter end…

Still regarded as one of the best and most sincere Slovene caricaturists, Hinko Smrekar (13 July 1883, Ljubljana – 1 October 1942, Ljubljana) was one of the first Slovene comic artists, as well as a book illustrator and a contemporary and caricature chronicler of Slovene writers, poets, artists, and other public personalities living in the turbulent times at the beginning of the 20th century and during both Great Wars.

Slovene literature authors, Hinko Smrekar's caricature, 1913 (a reproduction from the Maleš collection in the DLib, National and University Library Ljubljana)

Slovene literature authors, Hinko Smrekar’s caricature, 1913 (a reproduction from the Miha Maleš’ collection, DLib, National and University Library, Ljubljana)

Smrekar was a pacifist, relentlessly criticising violence, social inequalities, double standards, general ignorance, superstition, decadence, and exploitation. He also didn’t lack self-criticism. His cruellest jokes were undoubtedly on his contemporaries with whom he was in close contact as well as his close friends from the Slovene art scene. He often staged himself in caricatures as an offended sad clown beautifully contemplating the misunderstandings and prejudices that the Slovene society had towards culture and vice versa.

Hinko Smrekar's self-caricature as Napoleon (from Fran Vesel's photo collection, DLib, National and University Library Ljubljana)

Hinko Smrekar’s self-caricature as Napoleon (from Fran Vesel’s photo collection, DLib, National and University Library, Ljubljana)

As a young member of the Vienna-based Vesna group in his early career he received artistic and stylistic influences of the Secessionist movement’s linear style of caricatures, together with his Slovene contemporaries Gvidon Birolla and Maksim Gaspari. He got an opportunity to draw for the satiric newspaper Osa [The Wasp], leaning on the caricatures from satiric newspapers as Der wahre Jacob from Stuttgart or Simplicimus from Munich or the Viennese editions of Muskette, Der liebe Augustin, Die Fackel,…  Later on he developed his own style which was closer to narrative illustration full of personifications and satiric allegories.

"Art critics", Hinko Smrekar's caricature in Dom in svet monthly published by Catholic Printers Society, 1912, XXVII, no 8 (DLib, National and University Library)

“Art critics”, Hinko Smrekar’s caricature in the Dom in svet monthly published by Catholic Printers Society, 1912, XXVII, no 8 (DLib, National and University Library, Ljubljana)

As a witness to all kinds of political crises, he didn’t hesitate to publicly express his views in his chosen medium, as long there was a publisher willing to publish his works or a gallery to present him. Throughout his life, Smrekar had had troubles with the authorities: from primary school and his brief study of law in Innsbruck to disobedience in the army during World War I and a stay in a concentration camp for political dissidents in Judenburg. He was under nearly constant police surveillance till his bitter end. The visionary prediction which he depicted in his satiric cycle named Mirror of the World from 1933 had eventually come true: war, violence, and death. On 1 October 1942 he was abducted by Italian Fascists and then tortured and executed in Gramozna jama (Ljubljana). Almost immediately following his abduction his works were stolen from his house in the Ljubljana neighbourhood of Šiška and vanished. Ironically, the best compliment a caricaturist can get for his work, since he was living most of the time from hand-to-mouth surviving from occasional commissions.

Hinko Smrekar's portrait by Fran Vesel, 1930-40 (DLib, National and University Library, Ljubljana)

Hinko Smrekar’s portrait by Fran Vesel, 1930-40 (DLib, National and University Library, Ljubljana)

From time to time parts of his unpublished stolen opus emerge on the art market and quickly disappear. Many of the lost caricatures that we know existed were documented by photographer and collector Fran Vesel who was closely following almost every Slovene significant personality during the interwar period. The most important collection of Hinko Smrekar’s works is housed in the National Gallery of Slovenia. The Hinko Smrekar Award  has been given every year since 1993 for achievements in Slovene book illustration.

As an author Hinko Smrekar is worthy of a closer academic review and extensive research since the only monograph about him was made by Karel Dobida in 1957. In correlation to contemporary politics, some of his caricatures could even be printed in today’s newspaper without losing their edge or timeliness.

Jani Pirnat, art historian and free-lance curator



Hinko Smrekar’s illustration for Krpan’s Mare by Ivan Cankar, 1907 (DLib, National and University Library, Ljubljana) on July 13, 2013 12:05 PM

July 09, 2013

Sun lovi'n solar panel

Update: Code added as an *.ino file
My first moving thing. I'ts still ongoing. I created it as an experiment to see how effecient i could make it. The plan beeing is to make it self sufficient. So far i have failed to locate a rechargeable powersource around 5 volts that is small enough to make this a challenge.

It's an easy build containing:
2x 9g servos
1x Arduino Nano
4x 91 Ohm resistors
1x solarpanel
1x Soldering lab board
4x Light sensitive resistors
some cables
Glue gun

All the pieces are easy to find online. If you need the code (fairly basic so far) it's in the files section. I included the CATparts if you want to scale this to fit other solarpanels and/or lab boards. It will probably work in any scale. Using steppers probably works just as good if you change the code an build a stepper driver..
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on July 09, 2013 09:49 AM

July 05, 2013

dynamo (alternator)- energy module

Building a homemade alternator that produces 10 volts 150 mA is a satisfaction.
For this print I used other my jobs like winder and coil customized

- Wire copper coil 0.018
- 2 bearings 4.5/13mm
- Central magnet 30/10
- 4 magnets 25/3
- 2 smaller magnets as terminals
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on July 05, 2013 11:13 AM

June 17, 2013

penguin gezi

penguin with a gas mask
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on June 17, 2013 08:39 AM

June 08, 2013

"Zlatko" the kitchen sink plug

The sink plug that catches everything!

Tired of old food clogging up that drain? The answer to your needs is named Zlatko, the kitchen sink plug.

Gives a perfect fit for 40mm drainhole that is 15mm high.

It's printed in two parts that snaps together, this means that a minimum of support material is required to create this otherwise complex part.

Update: I added a high-poly "lowrider" edition with half the drain hole height (8mm). The width is still the same and fits together with the disc.

If you want a specific dimension please leave a comment and I'll se what I can do.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on June 08, 2013 07:57 PM

June 05, 2013

Brothers in digital arms

Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

In 2011 the European Commission released the Recommendation on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation. It has been calculated that the reuse of such cultural wealth will optimise “economic growth, job creation and the quality of life of European citizens.”

Slovene Ministry of Culture has used this opportunity to mobilise the experts in order to identify the issues and receive recommendations for a common strategy. Better late than never. In March 2013 three working groups were formed to discuss the processes of digitisation (coordinated by National University Library), accessibility (coordinated by Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory), and permanent preservation (coordinated by Archives of the Republic of Slovenia).

After the interim reports on a plenary session in June 2013 it became clear that we are participating in a unique cross-disciplinary and cross-sector endeavour that has united different stakeholders as ‘brothers in digital arms.’ The discussions have enjoyed the attention of the Minister of Culture, and have attracted also scientists, copyright experts, and ARNES, the academic IT infrastructure provider. This unusual list of synergies includes also the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration, responsible for the implementation of the Directive 2003/98/EC on the reuse of public sector information

These cross-disciplinary working groups have prepared draft proposals for recommended formats, basic common metadata, copyright licences etc. on a national level and are still open for new participants to join in. Till September, when the final document will be presented, the groups will also work on a common Terminology Vocabulary and on a proposed survey on the current state-of-the-art of infrastructure. All documents are available on the working groups’ wiki (in Slovenian).

This working model has enabled the experts from the private non-profits to contribute on an equal basis and the general positive experience gave all the participants a tremendous boost. It is expected that this process will be complemented by the National Culture Programme for 2014-2017 (currently under public discussion) and will result in a set of support mechanisms and programmes that will sustain the complex processes of digitisation, online accessibility and digital preservation. How symptomatic that this clever initiative for a better management of the cultural heritage as a digital public good has grown in the shadow of a generous calculation of its commercial potential.

Alenka Pirman on June 05, 2013 06:13 PM

June 03, 2013

Bust of Peter Weibel

Der Denker des ZKM.

May 26, 2013

Mr. Twisty Dance:a vertical wind turbine or wind art

I made this while playing with openscad. It didn't need the twist, but I think it's much more beautiful this way. I didn't use a raft layer when I printed it so it came unglued about 2/3 of the way through. I'm using it with a 7mm screw along with a generator, though I don't think it will provide very much power. You can also hang on a string and use it as wind art.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on May 26, 2013 10:41 PM

May 20, 2013

Cultural Industries in Slovenia (2007)

A text from the archive! It was compiled by Helena Pivec in 2007 for the 2nd edition of the Slovenia Cultural Profile to introduce the emerging field of cultural industries in Slovenia. Six years later we decided to republish it on our blog to reintroduce the subject. Please, note that in this article the data is not updated and that some sectors have been reformed. In the following occasional posts we will look into the current situation and the development of the concept of the cultural and creative industries in European Union and in Slovenia.

Terminology and definition



The terms ‘cultural industries’ or ‘creative industries’ have become very common in the field of cultural policy research, regional policy or economic policy. However, not many people know that the term itself has changed over time with the emergence of each new technology. It began with Adorno and Horkheimer’s definition of the ‘Culture Industry’, that occurred as a result of the emergence of radio, TV and cinema. The term acquired its plural form ‘cultural industries’ with the work of Bernard Miege’s team for UNESCO and John Myerscough’s report The Economic Importance of the Arts in Britain (London: Policy Studies Institute, 1988), which highlighted the abundance of cultural production occurring during the last century, countering the negative critique of Adorno and Horkheimer.

Digitalization brought a new wave of cultural mass production and consequently a number of new variations on the term emerged, including ‘creative industries’, ‘creative economy’, ‘content industries’ (in the USA), ‘entertainment industries’ and ‘copyright industries’. ‘Creative industries’ should be a broader counterpart of the term ‘cultural industries’ as it covers also software production, advertising, PR and similar activities.

The UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) pioneered the definition mapping of the creative industries with its Creative industries mapping document, the first edition of which was issued in 1998. The DCMS defined the creative industries as ‘those activities which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property’, e g. advertising, architecture, the art and antiques market, crafts, design, designer fashion, film and video, interactive leisure software, music, the performing arts, publishing, software and computer services, television and radio. They showed how the profile of the creative industries could be raised and their role in economic and social regeneration strengthened by creating dialogue between professionals from the creative sector and policy makers.

Scratching the surface – first statistics


Maribor, European Capital of Culture 2012

As yet there is no specific definition of the cultural industries in Slovenia, nor any specific overall legal framework within which the Slovene cultural industries can be promoted and developed. There is no programmed and systematic support for the cultural industries in Slovenia, though some attempt to design strategies has been made in the context of the National Programmes of Culture conceived by the Ministry of Culture. An interesting attempt at developing strategies for the promotion of the cultural industries was outlined on the local level as a part of the winning programme proposed by the Municipality of Maribor (prepared by Kibla Multimedia Centre) for the European Capital of Culture that was nominated by the Slovene Government to the relevant EU institutions in 2007. Submitted under the motto ‘Pure Energy’, the joint bid of Maribor, Velenje, Slovenj Gradec, Ptuj, Murska Sobota and Novo mesto was based on the notion that culture is a generator of development and that cultural services, creative industries and cultural tourism should present an important vehicle for European future development. In this way the intertwining of arts and culture with science, education, tourism and economy is in envisaged.

Attempts have also been made to develop a dynamic business environment; to develop and expand the talent and skills base; to increase innovation; and to enhance the international reputation of Slovene arts and culture also in the sense of creative industries.
In Slovenia sectors such as publishing or film and music distribution and production are generally privatised, generating funds from a variety of sources including public funding, sponsorship and also direct investment and earned income. The products of domestic cultural industries are distributed and consumed, not only in the domestic market but also internationally. For instance, films find their way to international audiences (mainly through festivals) and there are a few writers whose works are translated and distributed abroad. The EU support into these endeavours is valuable.

It is not yet known what revenues Slovene cultural industries generate or how many people are currently employed in the sector, although it should be noted that producing exact figures for the sector is difficult even in the UK, as the creative sector doesn’t follow traditional industry models. It has a high number of freelancers and micro businesses who move fluidly between commercial and non-commercial contexts. Some researches related to culture, especially in connection with the creative industries, tourism and sponsorship, have been carried out by the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development (UMAR).

Brief information and statistics prepared by the Ministry of Culture covering audio-visual culture (film, broadcasting) and the publishing of music and books or periodicals is available in the Slovenia section of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 8th edition, 2007 (Council of Europe/European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts)). The presentation of the scope of the cultural industries in Slovenia follows the categorisation of business activities within the Business Register of Slovenia and features estimated data on the size of the cultural industries in Slovenia for 2005, according to which the total number of employees in the sector is in the region of 8.300 (in 1.810 organisations).

Some funding schemes



Although it is generally accepted that the growth of the sector will increase exports and create new jobs, there are as yet no specialised funding bodies which can invest in strategic projects and feasibility work in the sector. However, the Ministry of Culture has already introduced a number of funding schemes within its Directorates, offering support for the cultural industries within individual art fields.

In the field of audiovisual culture the Slovene state allocation for 2005 was 5.13 million euros or 3.5 per cent of the national budget for culture. Public tenders for subsidies are administered by the Directorate for Media and Slovene Film Fund. Slovenia also participates in the community programme for the development of the audiovisual sector Media Plus and is a member of the Council of Europe’s Euroimages Europa Cinemas Support Fund and of the Europe Cinemas network.

In the field of music publishing, too, the Ministry of Culture subsidizes new publications and audio recordings by top Slovene composers and performers, as well as supporting the publication of scores in co-operation with the Society of Slovene Composers and private publishers. The Ministry’s most frequent contractual partner in the publication of non-commercial CDs is the Založba kaset in plošč RTV Slovenija (publisher associated with the Slovene national radio and television), The Ministry works to a lesser extent with private publishers. The main criteria for the Ministry to grant subsidies in the area of musical publishing are top quality, notable success and appearance on non-commercial radio and television stations or on international concert stages, Slovene origins and first publication of archive music scores. It has also become traditional for the Ministry of Culture to subsidize portraits of individual Slovene composers on CD (five each year). Various societies also appear as publishers, this being their supplementary activity. In 2005, the Ministry of Culture subsidised the publication of 38 CDs, 47 scores and two musical journals. The Music Information Centre of Slovenia is a basic information point for access to information on Slovene musicians, music, musical heritage, and contemporary activities. The Centre promotes Slovene music to Slovenes and to an international public and provides access to musical material.


The Ministry of Culture also supports activities in the book sector by co-financing programmes and projects. Until 2002 the majority of state aid was devoted to the publishing of books in the fields of literature and humanist studies, non-commercial journals in the areas of art, culture and magazines for the young, plus to a lesser extent projects in the areas of reading culture, promotional projects, literary festivals and international activities. In 2003 the Ministry published its first call for applications for bookstore programme support, specifically programmes in the field of reading culture, promotion of authors and promotion of bookshops. Since that time, in order to apply for the funding, bookstores should offer a variety of literature from the fields of belles-lettres and humanist studies, their trade must be created mainly by the sale of books, and their programmes must focus on the popularisation of reading. This measure has received wide support among the professional public. In 2004 the Ministry also introduced a special budget item to support bookshop networks, and in the period 2004-2006 the priority theme of public calls for tenders and appeals has been “developing a reading culture at all age levels”.

In this way the Ministry, in cooperation with other ministries, is attempting to encourage a systematic and harmonised approach of all actors which encourage a reading culture and increases the extent of existing programmes. Some new forms of support of the book sector has also been introduced since 2004 within the framework of the National Programme for Culture. One of these is the campaign “An Original Slovene Picture Book for Each Newborn”. Via this programme the Ministry pursues two aims: to draw attention to the importance of “family reading” and the importance of the book as an accompaniment of mankind from the cradle onwards; and to provide targeted support to contemporary creativity and the publication of original picture books.

Support organisations, festivals, awards, education


Poster for Magdalena International Festival of Creative Communication by Vladan Srdić, 2005

Magdalena International Festival of Creative Communication, 2005

Support organisations for the cultural industries in Slovenia are rare, and as yet there are no agencies, which specialise in the creative industries. However, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry or the Chamber of Craft provide umbrella support through its subordinate bodies. Numerous relevant organisations are engaged in advertising and design, e.g. Slovene Designers Society, the Brumen Foundation, or MM – Media Magazine. The database lists several Slovene advertising festivals as these show significant graphic design and audio-visual achievements. The sector brings high-quality products that are highly appraised also internationally.

Some awards were initiated several years ago, most notably the Trend Award for Fashion and Visual Creativity which has been bestowed since 2001 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry on creators of fashion, interiors, architecture, photography, graphic or product design and visual arts. To date Trend Awards have been bestowed on around 50 creators. In 2005 the prize was given to Almira Sadar (fashion design), Tomo Brejc (photography), SOTO (fashion design agency), Irwin group (visual arts) and Sadar Vuga arhitekti (architecture), in 2006 the prize-winners were dr. Andreja Vrišer (art history), Špela Lenarčič (stylist), Gregor Podnar (gallerist), Miljenko Licul (graphic design) and studio Nuvolari-Lenard Naval Design (product design). In the years since the Award’s inception recipients of the Trend Award for Lifetime Achievements have included Majna Sevnik (dance pedagogue), Bernarda Jeklin (fashion publicist), Vesna Gaberščik (fashion design pedagogue), Niko Kralj (product design), Saša J. Maechtig (architecture) and Matjaž Vipotnik (graphic design).

Another two interesting awards are the International Young Design Entrepreneur of the Year (IYDEY) Award and the International Young Screen Entrepreneur of the Year (IYSEY) Award, both launched by British Council. The awards champion the achievements of young design entrepreneurs – people working in the fields of architecture, design promotion, graphic design, interior design, product design and digital media – or working in the field of film and television, particularly in often untapped markets. In 2006 the British Council Slovenia launched the first competition for IYSEY. In 2007 the IYDEY award was organised for the third time in partnership with 100% Design, London’s international trade fair for furniture and interiors. Slovene finalist from the field of publishing was also sent to the UK networking trip.

T-5 Project Space is a space in Ljubljana for lectures, design exhibitions, art fairs and the Pecha Kucha Night events. The Pecha Kucha Night programme features 10-15 short lectures per night during which projects and ideas are presented with each presenter being permitted 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The first Pecha Kucha Night Ljubljana was staged in April 2007.

Where training and education programmes for cultural industry professionals are concerned, a special study programme for publishing at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. The Association of Publishers and Booksellers of the Slovene Chamber of Commerce and Industry has also developed regular training activities with the aim of informing, educating, sharing experience and discussing topics from the field. A major event in this regard is the Publishing Academy, which has taken place for the past six years during the annual Book Fair in Ljubljana.

Some initiatives relating to education for the cultural industries are international in scope, see SAE Ljubljana. Some workshops or seminars organised by the British Council Slovenia, the Faculty of Social Sciences organises an annual International Conferences on Corporate and Marketing Communications – the 13th International Conference took place April 24-26, 2008, featuring for the first time a special session involving academic journal editors. The theme of the CMC 2008 conference was “Corporate and Marketing Communications as a Strategic Resource; Response to Contemporary use, Challenges and Criticism”.



Culture Ltd: Material Conditions of Cultural Production, Peace Institute Ljubljana, 2005

Culture Ltd, 2005

Extensive research on the Slovene cultural industries has been carried out by the Centre for Cultural Policy Research, Peace Institute, whose 2005 book Culture Ltd: Material Conditions of Cultural Production can be downloaded from the Internet in pdf format. This publication offers a social analysis that reaches beyond a purely economic approach, incorporating texts on cultural education programmes, investment in cultural infrastructure, and employment in culture and the wider (global) context in which cultural goods are increasingly being converted into market commodities. Aldo Milohnić and Maja Breznik also contributed to the conference/course Cultural Co-operation in South Eastern Europe. Managing Cultural Transitions: The Impact of Creative Industries, organised by Culturelink, the proceedings of which were published in the The Emerging Creative Industries in Southeastern Europe, also available as a pdf download. Maja Breznik concluded that the local cultural industries do not protect the community from the global entertainment industries, but are rather their Trojan horse.
Some books on the Slovene film and book publishing sectors have also been published by UMco.


  • Kulturna industrija (“Cultural Industry”), Mirovni inštitut, 2000 – final report o the research undertaken by Peace Institute and led by Dr Gregor Tomc; done on request of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Culture
  • Analysis of the Impact of the Potential/Introduction of a Flat Tax Rate in Slovenia, Aleš Vahčič, Faculty of Economics, Ljubljana, 2005, commissioned by the Ministry of Culture
  • Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 8th edition, 2007 (Council of Europe/European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts)).
  • Culture Ltd: Material Conditions of Cultural Production, Peace Institute Ljubljana, 2005 (pdf)
  • Cultural Co-operation in South Eastern Europe. Managing Cultural Transitions: The Impact of Creative Industries – The Emerging Creative Industries in Southeastern Europe (pdf; contributors from Slovenia: Aldo Milohnić and Maja Breznik)


Compiled and researched by Helena Pivec, Consultant Editor, edited by Tim Doling, Managing Editor, Cultural Profiles Project. Slovenia Cultural Profile is a defunct collaborative project of the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia and Visiting Arts, supported by the British Council Slovenia 2002-2008. Read more… on May 20, 2013 05:27 PM

May 17, 2013


the old square 7x7mm squareconnector watertab broke and a replacement was not around. i designed a new one in tinkercad - polygon stile.

to make it more rigid, i came up with a nice detail: two slots on each side of the square-hole will carry two small coins to work as stong metal guidance.

seems to work good so far!
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on May 17, 2013 02:04 PM

May 16, 2013

May 15, 2013

Top #2: Spinning Top Toy for Inverted Soda Can

Flip over a soda can, and spin the printed top. The top can spin for over three minutes with a good start.

The concave shape of the bottom of a soda can provides an excellent base for a top.

As long as the center of gravity of the top is below the tip on which the top spins, the top can spin for a very long time. My initial design of a top for an inverted soda can had the center of gravity above the top tip, and that top-heavy top could only spin for about 30 seconds with a good start.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on May 15, 2013 11:32 PM

Lightening Video @Ljudmila

We made this video in 5 minutes max for Pixelache // presentation of Jerneja Rebernak.
Make fun of us, we do :)

Cast: Ljudmila

Tags: ljudmila, Pixelache and LighteningVideo

Ljudmila's Videos on May 15, 2013 09:00 PM

April 16, 2013

A Bird’s Eye View of Slovene Impressionism in Paris

Slovene Impressionist and Their Time exhibition poster,  Petit Palais Paris 2013

Slovene Impressionist and Their Time exhibition poster, Petit Palais Paris 2013

From 18 April through 13 July 2013 the international public has the chance to see 200 selected art pieces at the Petit Palais in Paris which present Slovene Impressionism and their Time 1890–1920. Five years ago a comprehensive project was presented at the National Gallery of Slovenia: four Slovene painters – Ivan Grohar, Rihard Jakopič, Matija Jama, and Matej Sternen – were exhibited along with their Slovene contemporaries in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, film, architecture, book illustration and caricature, outlining the peculiarities of the modernist movement around 1900 in a country that at the time belonged to the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.

The nearly one-hundred-year-old vivid debate regarding modernism in Slovene fine arts has brought much mythologisation as well as many controversies about the sources and repercussions of its representatives. The interpretation of impressionism or “naturlyricism”, postimpressionism or symbolism goes hand in hand with the analysis of a  social and cultural-political context. Namely, that this group of artists which communicated across many art disciplines had a significant impact on the development of Slovene art as well as the establishment of the local art scene and its institutions (Jakopič set up the first exhibition space in 1909).

Jakopič Pavillion in Ljubljana and the group of artists, 1909. Fran Vesel Photo Collection. Source: dLib

Jakopič Pavilion in Ljubljana and the group of artists, 1909. Fran Vesel Photo Collection. Source: dLib

Let us mention just one example of such cross-impacts: Ivan Grohar’s Sower (1907) is  linked to Giovanni Segantini’s painting and based on Avgust Bertholdi’s photo of the sower. It acquired the status of a national icon quite soon and now remains imprinted in the collective visual memory also as the sower of stars on the 5-cent euro coin. In 1987 the painters’ collective Irwin of the Neue Slowenische Kunst used the sower as the dominant motif in the project Slovenske Atene (Slovenian Athens) that also resulted in the international exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana in 1991.

Ivan Grohar's Sower, 1907. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Slovenia.

Ivan Grohar’s Sower, 1907. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Slovenia.

The Slovene impressionist painters connected in Munich: the impact of the Munich academy, the Secession movement and a well-known private painting school by the Slovene Anton Ažbe were formative for their creation.  A shift to the French context brings new departure points – we read in the press release for the Paris exhibition:

“Their style, however, drew less on the original Impressionism born in France in 1860–1870 than on the form it was given by Monet in his Haystacks and Rouen Cathedral series, Van Gogh and his gestural Expressionism, and Giovanni Segantini, whose symbolism-inflected landscapes were a potent influence in this part of Europe. Their ambition was to transcend landscape painting’s anecdotal realism in favour of an emotional power some of them strove for in compositions verging on the abstract.”

In the next few months the team will bring you selected chapters from the period. Check out also the Slovene Impressionism related content on our portal.

Helena Pivec on April 16, 2013 06:22 PM

April 15, 2013

Conference of European Ministers of Culture


“Everybody should have access to culture and participate in cultural life.”*

On 15 and 16 April the representatives of the European cultural ministries have gathered in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow to participate at the 10th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Culture.

As Peter Inkei from Budapest Observatory remarks, not so long ago “the western democracies (they were the only members of CoE before 1990) felt indecent to mix culture with politics” and here we are now, trying to establish cultural policies as “a resource for genuine democracies and fuller participation of citizens”.

The conference addresses the innovative approaches in the field of cultural governance, policy and practice, promoting the access to culture. The team is proud to announce that our portal has been considered as a case of good practice!

Want to learn more? Follow these links:

* The slogan is taken from the trailer on the conference.

The image of Bolshoi Theatre is taken from Wikimedia. on April 15, 2013 11:15 AM

April 12, 2013 flyers available!

The new flyers are out! Designed by Atelje.Balant, who has provided also the portal’s layout, they are available for distribution. Please, let us know if you’d like some!

Can you recognise the images behind each CULTURE.SI letter? All nine of them were taken from our free images collection:

csi flyer front

CLaibach, documentation from shopping mall performance action Einkauf, 2003 (Photo by Bolha)
UDandelion Children at the FV Music Festival, 2011 (Photo by Janez Gerčar)
L = A skeleton of young Fin Whale found in Piran Bay in 2003, the largest exhibit in the Slovenian Museum of Natural History (Photo by Ciril Mlinar)
T = The Italian ossuary near Kobarid with the mortal remains of 7014 Italian soldiers who fell on the WWI Soča Front (Photo by Kobarid Museum)
U = ‘Ta terjast’, a Cerkno carnival figure from the Cerkno Museum (Photo by Tomaž Lauko)
RLea Menard in Uncle Vanya and the 12 Bouquets directed by Barbara Novakovič Kolenc and produced by Muzeum Institute, 2008 (Photo by Matic Sonnenwald)
E = Loka Castle on the hills above Škofja Loka (Photo by
S = Illustration for Mišo Alkalaj’s article about the Big-Bang theory by Dušan Kastelic, Bugbrain Studio
I = Cover of the Tribuna Magazine, 2010 (Designed by Aljaž Vindiš)

csi flyer back

You are kindly invited to visit the portal, re-use its content or download the address book (for iOS). Make a connection! Team on April 12, 2013 08:43 PM

March 31, 2013


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March 30, 2013

webcam autofocus gears

Control webcam lens with standard servo would be fun.

See the video -

Next thing? Autofocusing the webcam, of course!
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on March 30, 2013 02:09 PM

March 29, 2013

Head for Robot InMoov

Here is "InMoov", the robot you can print and animate. You have a 3D printer, some building skills, This project is for you!!

Remember this all these parts are under a non-commercial license, see the terms.

This is the head (obviously) which is controlled and assembled to the rest of the body, see for the parts on my blog.
There is a jaw mechanism and eyes mechanism which can be added or not.

A bit of history videos:

Last of all:

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on March 29, 2013 10:30 PM

Sitting Cartoon Girl

I grabbed a Cartoon Girl by Shados, posed her and did some basic solidifying. Still has a bit of internal and non-manifold geometry, but worked anyways. I didn't polygonize the hair, so feel free to give her a little wig.

Cartoon Girl is by Shadosk, and all attributions go to him/her.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on March 29, 2013 04:53 AM

March 23, 2013

Mr Door Stopper

Mr. Door Stopper got killed by your Door!
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on March 23, 2013 05:43 PM

Adjustable Volume Straw Pipette

This is a simple adjustable-volume straw pipette. It should be very useful around any wet lab and works nicely with a relatively high range of possible volume settings. You can calibrate the volume but it is generally only good for low precision work. The pipette has two thumb nuts for adjusting upper and lower stops.

To complete the build you will also need a spring (Pez dispenser) but it may work without as the membrane is elastic, a kids balloon, drinking straw, and some tape. Good luck!

See a demo:
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on March 23, 2013 02:44 PM

March 18, 2013

March 05, 2013


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Artepakt on March 05, 2013 08:48 PM

Customizable Half Letter/A5 bookbinding

A system to make an A5 or Half Letter format bookbinding, for 100 perforated sheets or more, with a standard hole distance of 80 mm . A heading could be wrote on the back.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on March 05, 2013 12:10 PM

March 04, 2013

LjudmilaLab: RT @jgyorkos: EU sponsored event in Ljubljana on @DigitalAgendaEU and Culture. Setup of e-content WGs.

LjudmilaLab: RT @jgyorkos: EU sponsored event in Ljubljana on @DigitalAgendaEU and Culture. Setup of e-content WGs.

March 02, 2013

LjudmilaLab: RT @squaresolid: #DIY #DIYelectronics print & remake minimum theremin, pcb print design from @JULIAN_ABRAHM

LjudmilaLab: RT @squaresolid: #DIY #DIYelectronics print & remake minimum theremin, pcb print design from @JULIAN_ABRAHM

March 01, 2013

LjudmilaLab: theoretical/practical/gender free/queer/tech/anti-normative workshop!! apply on #reddawnsfest

LjudmilaLab: theoretical/practical/gender free/queer/tech/anti-normative workshop!! apply on #reddawnsfest

February 28, 2013

LjudmilaLab: preparations for Red Dawns! #TheremidiOrchestra @malinovc @SasaSpacal @roiiroiiro #ida

LjudmilaLab: preparations for Red Dawns! #TheremidiOrchestra @malinovc @SasaSpacal @roiiroiiro #ida
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on February 28, 2013 11:47 PM

Pocket Van De Graaff generator

A small Van De Graff generator, probably best not used in your pockets, and probably best not to run it near delicate electrical equipment.

####### Version 4 #######

May 2013

This version uses ABS conductive filament from, which greatly simplifies the top and bottom electrostatic combs.

The combs are completely printed, so no messing about bending and shaping wires. This also makes the parts much more reproducible and consistent.

The plastic has a resistivity of about 100 Ohm-cm. As printed, with 10% infill, I was measuring around 150 Kohms for each comb. As we are dealing with very small currents this is acceptable.

The bottom comb is in two parts, which acts as a clamp for the earth wire.

The top comb has a "shelf" such that the tin foil wrapped sphere rests on it to provide the electrical contact.

I had hoped to print the sphere with the conductive filament but I think the resistivity was too high.

The only wire needed now is the earth wire, I usually hold this while shocking myself.

Holder for battery pack added to the base.

All parts printed on my Rep2 in PLA, except the combs which were printed on my thing-o-matic mk6.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on February 28, 2013 01:28 PM

LjudmilaLab: Call for Collaborators: Interactivos?'13 Tools for a Read-Write World @medialabprado

LjudmilaLab: Call for Collaborators: Interactivos?'13 Tools for a Read-Write World @medialabprado
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on February 28, 2013 01:14 PM

February 27, 2013

LjudmilaLab: RT @ovtsa: Parteeeeeeey! #wlanslo

LjudmilaLab: RT @ovtsa: Parteeeeeeey! #wlanslo
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on February 27, 2013 06:10 PM

February 26, 2013

LjudmilaLab: RT @CultureSi: Organizatorji festivalov! Sporočite nam datume za 2013 na! Festivalski koledar je zaenkrat tak: http ...

LjudmilaLab: RT @CultureSi: Organizatorji festivalov! Sporočite nam datume za 2013 na! Festivalski koledar je zaenkrat tak: http ...
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LjudmilaLab: RT @wlanslovenija: wlan slovenija online shop opening invitation – Blog – wlan slovenija #cake

LjudmilaLab: RT @wlanslovenija: wlan slovenija online shop opening invitation – Blog – wlan slovenija #cake
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February 25, 2013

LjudmilaLab: Wooohooo sunday night action at Ljudmila !! really nice :) #dancingwebsite

LjudmilaLab: Wooohooo sunday night action at Ljudmila !! really nice :) #dancingwebsite
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on February 25, 2013 09:23 AM

February 21, 2013

Che T-Shirt

I reccomend no thicker than .15 layer height at the size I printed the face was two layers @ .15 each.

I added another file now there is one thick and one thin... personal preferance.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on February 21, 2013 01:59 AM

February 19, 2013

LjudmilaLab: Od iskanja do poizvedovanja in odkrivanja ... @ikanic v svojem članku omenja tudi naš izdelek v razvoju!

LjudmilaLab: Od iskanja do poizvedovanja in odkrivanja ... @ikanic v svojem članku omenja tudi naš izdelek v razvoju!
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February 16, 2013

LjudmilaLab: Sparks Called And They Want Their Ideas Back - a joyous plagiarist's tune: #intellectualproperty

LjudmilaLab: Sparks Called And They Want Their Ideas Back - a joyous plagiarist's tune: #intellectualproperty
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on February 16, 2013 09:24 AM

February 13, 2013

cuddling Owls

The title says it all ;-)
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on February 13, 2013 11:27 PM

February 08, 2013

LjudmilaLab: RT @creativecommons: Pirate Bay documentary premieres tonight at #berlinale and online under CC. @tpb_afk #ccfilm

LjudmilaLab: RT @creativecommons: Pirate Bay documentary premieres tonight at #berlinale and online under CC. @tpb_afk #ccfilm
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on February 08, 2013 06:39 PM

LjudmilaLab: RT @laquadrature: [en][ZDNet] After ACTA, EU kicks off 'Licences for Europe' copyright reform

LjudmilaLab: RT @laquadrature: [en][ZDNet] After ACTA, EU kicks off 'Licences for Europe' copyright reform
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on February 08, 2013 05:15 PM

February 07, 2013

LjudmilaLab: RIP. Skicirka za SKICO na Dunaju:

LjudmilaLab: RIP. Skicirka za SKICO na Dunaju:
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on February 07, 2013 10:26 PM

LjudmilaLab: RT @intima: Slovenian Gov. reallocated the €10M subsidy initially earmarked for the art gallery in favour of the mi ...

LjudmilaLab: RT @intima: Slovenian Gov. reallocated the €10M subsidy initially earmarked for the art gallery in favour of the mi ...
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on February 07, 2013 09:29 AM

February 06, 2013

LjudmilaLab: Interactivos?'12 Ljubljana project Mycophone will be shown on Device_art in Prague, 9-15 February!!

LjudmilaLab: Interactivos?'12 Ljubljana project Mycophone will be shown on Device_art in Prague, 9-15 February!!
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on February 06, 2013 01:30 PM

February 05, 2013

Zbornik "Glasba in avtorska pravica" pri Studia Humanitatis

Avtorja S. Frith in L. Marshall v zborniku o avtorskih pravicah (SH, 2012, v prevodu I. Vidmarja, s spremno besedo I. Vidmarja in J. Vogrinca):

Vec na:

Spletna stran Studie Humanitatis

Creative Commons Slovenia on February 05, 2013 02:00 PM

GEMA v Nemčiji dobiva konkurenco v obliki CC kolektivke

C3S is a collaborative effort to found a new and ground-breaking European collecting society for musical creators being build with themselves participating. C3S is intended to become a non-exclusive collective society to register musicians’ works outside of traditional schemes, released under Creative Commons non-commercial licences, but monetised in commercial use. More than that, C3S will offer registering works for commercial purpose released under other free licences as well, including those works released under no explicitly defined licences.


preberi več

Creative Commons Slovenia on February 05, 2013 01:56 PM

January 29, 2013

Modular Snap-Fit Airship Trireme Upgrade

This is a Trireme hull upgrade for the Modular Snap-Fit Airship: It is currently available in a shell version but I am working on a solid version as well.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 29, 2013 09:03 PM

LjudmilaLab: RT @DomaceRaziskave: Ste že prebrali prvo slovensko negativno utopijo? Anton Mahnič: Indija Komandija (1884)

LjudmilaLab: RT @DomaceRaziskave: Ste že prebrali prvo slovensko negativno utopijo? Anton Mahnič: Indija Komandija (1884)

January 28, 2013

LED Light Clip

Small clip to hold a LED and batteries. Works with 2 x CR2016 batteries or 1 x CR2032 battery. Supports multiple LEDs.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 28, 2013 09:00 AM

January 27, 2013

LjudmilaLab: RT @timsoos: V digitalni svet stopiclja tudi @knjiznicaNUK: letos bodo v arhiviranje vključili tudi tvite. Pohvalno! via @DELO_TW http:/ ...

LjudmilaLab: RT @timsoos: V digitalni svet stopiclja tudi @knjiznicaNUK: letos bodo v arhiviranje vključili tudi tvite. Pohvalno! via @DELO_TW http:/ ...

January 26, 2013

3D Voronoi Yoda - by @Dizingof

"..the home 3D printing revolution needs more than a Yoda.." -

Complex, organic, 3D (volume) Voronoi structure grown inside a Yoda bust.

Great as a booksend or as a unique, conversation starter, pencils holder on your desk.

Size: 110x87x87mm
Thickness: varies 1~5mm (organic)
Volume: 81 cm^3

NPR reporter on Yoda bust:
"One of the more popular things on the site is a bust of Yoda, and some designers on Thingiverse are doing amazing things with it. Someone turned it into a vase for flowers, another used math (fractals) to hollow it out in an incredibly beautiful, illegal way.. "

** I respect copyright laws and will remove this version of Yoda the second Lucas Films asks for a take down.
I've uploaded this design with the impression that it was OK for some time now by the copyright owner for the original Yoda bust.

*** CNET discusses this Yoda:

Enjoy !

LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 26, 2013 04:59 AM

January 24, 2013

LjudmilaLab: V torek 29. januarja začnemo z dvomesečnim Blender 3D tečajem! Na delavnici je še nekaj prostih mest! See you!

LjudmilaLab: V torek 29. januarja začnemo z dvomesečnim Blender 3D tečajem! Na delavnici je še nekaj prostih mest! See you!

LjudmilaLab: RT @DomaceRaziskave: Slovenija nima kulturnih centrov po vzoru ex-kolonialnih evangelizatorjev, ima pa SKICO! Podpiši izjavo proti ukini ...

LjudmilaLab: RT @DomaceRaziskave: Slovenija nima kulturnih centrov po vzoru ex-kolonialnih evangelizatorjev, ima pa SKICO! Podpiši izjavo proti ukini ...

Complete set of mechanical anatomically driven fingers

Thank you to everyone who is interested in our Project, made a donation or prepared to help in some way. This is what it's all about. PAY IT FORWARD!

This set of functional mechanical fingers was developed by Robohand

To learn more about our project, please go to:
or watch the [video](
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 24, 2013 02:07 AM

January 22, 2013

LjudmilaLab: RT @hruske: Urad za intelektualno lastnino bi rad spisal nacionalno strategijo razvoja intelektualne lastnine (brez vašega mnenja) https ...

LjudmilaLab: RT @hruske: Urad za intelektualno lastnino bi rad spisal nacionalno strategijo razvoja intelektualne lastnine (brez vašega mnenja) https ...

LjudmilaLab: RT @hackteria: #HackteriaLab 2013 Bangalore → coming soon

LjudmilaLab: RT @hackteria: #HackteriaLab 2013 Bangalore → coming soon

LjudmilaLab: RT @hackteria: HackteriaLab 2013 Bagalore → coming soon

LjudmilaLab: RT @hackteria: HackteriaLab 2013 Bagalore → coming soon

January 21, 2013


a 4 DoF biped based on 9g servos and ping sensor with led mouth.

1/21- set files flat on bed to print

1/22-due to some having problems, removed servo mount holes from feet. use double sided tape to mount servos

1/25- made servo holes a little bigger for better fit and spaces screw holes more. branded head with bobs name.
on another note i am working on a 2nd head file for use with the more common hc-sr04 sonar sensor

just got a makeover. new sleeker look.(pictures of parts and assembled bob are older version)
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 21, 2013 06:00 PM

January 17, 2013

LjudmilaLab: RT @DomaceRaziskave: TRDA DEJSTVA, dokumentarne risbe z razstave na @LjudmilaLab. Riše: @RaccoonDude. ...

LjudmilaLab: RT @DomaceRaziskave: TRDA DEJSTVA, dokumentarne risbe z razstave na @LjudmilaLab. Riše: @RaccoonDude. ...

January 16, 2013

Seej Bloxen, Voronoi

"The dryads weave, and the dryads weep."

--Qie Zi, The Art of Seej

This is a Voronoi-patterned bloxen for Seej.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 16, 2013 02:33 PM

January 15, 2013

Slo-Tech portal: vse od čipa do avtorskih pravic

Največji slovenski računalniški portal, že od leta 1999:

Slo-Tech portal

Creative Commons Slovenia on January 15, 2013 08:56 PM

10. obletnica CC - vse najboljše!

Med 7. in 16. decembrom 2012 je potekalo praznovanje ob 10. obletnici Creative Commons, zabava še traja:

CC mix za 10 let

Creative Commons Slovenia on January 15, 2013 08:47 PM

January 13, 2013

Hard Drive Printable Tesla Turbine 3-Phase Generator

This is a printable housing for a 3-phase generator driven by a boundary-layer effect turbine. The turbine is constructed almost entirely from scrap hard drive parts.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 13, 2013 07:08 AM

January 12, 2013

LjudmilaLab: RT @MajdaSirca: zarote, maščevanje,moč, slast, oblast, eros, biti-ne biti, preživeti,zblazneti, umakniti, zatreti...danes tudi v Drami. ...

LjudmilaLab: RT @MajdaSirca: zarote, maščevanje,moč, slast, oblast, eros, biti-ne biti, preživeti,zblazneti, umakniti, zatreti...danes tudi v Drami. ...

Fishy Bag Clamp

The little plastic bag clip that held our English muffin bag closed broke, so my little boy and I designed a new and improved one. This one isn't so hard to get off, and the fish body is just the right size for a firm grip.

You can scale it with the OpenSCAD file. (Once customizer allows importing dxf files, you'll be able to use that, too.)

I added an image that shows how the design progressed on the whiteboard. My boy was the primary artist. It started off with a clasp mechanism, then took a turn toward simple and practical, and finally it got a little wild. There's another one I left out that had the clasp at the end of the trunk or a very large elephant. (We decided that would wouldn't fit on the printer.)
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 12, 2013 06:43 PM

Key Cam 3D Stereo Mount

This is a derivate of the key cam helmet holder by jfpion ( check there first for instructions !

I love the 40$ cheap and awesome Keycam 808 #16 so why not put two on your helmet and film in 3D stereo.
I used the Thing from jfpion and put two of them together.
I also changed it so it is printable without support. You have to glue the center piece upside down into the holder, it can not fall out by itself though.
I made the main plate smaller but you can use the original one too.

You only need 'center piece A', if you dont have a 40mm M5 you might use 'center piece B' with two shorter screws instead.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 12, 2013 07:23 AM

Motocompo Folding Scooter

This is a fairly accurate 1/10 scale model of Honda's early 1980s folding scooter, the Motocompo. There's already plastic model kit versions out there, and a papercraft version (which I've built), but they tend to accomplish the folding by having you take parts off, then put them back in the "folded" position. Good excuse to play with designing things that print with built-in joints!

The papercraft version can be found here , you may notice it inspired my seat folding mechanism.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 12, 2013 05:14 AM

January 06, 2013

LjudmilaLab: RT @had: 40 Technology Predictions For The Next 150 Years [Infographic]

LjudmilaLab: RT @had: 40 Technology Predictions For The Next 150 Years [Infographic]

LjudmilaLab: RT @slavko321: The future is here:DD #robots #music #realisticheadnodding

LjudmilaLab: RT @slavko321: The future is here:DD #robots #music #realisticheadnodding

LjudmilaLab: RT @antirender: RT @lifepatch_: Dusjagr memperkenalkan sebuah mikrokontroler berukuran USB sederhana.

LjudmilaLab: RT @antirender: RT @lifepatch_: Dusjagr memperkenalkan sebuah mikrokontroler berukuran USB sederhana.

LjudmilaLab: RT @SpletnaMladina: Na protestih po vsej državi prostovoljno in samoiniciativno sodelujejo tudi glasbeniki.

LjudmilaLab: RT @SpletnaMladina: Na protestih po vsej državi prostovoljno in samoiniciativno sodelujejo tudi glasbeniki.

January 05, 2013

LjudmilaLab: #humalga Symposium, 8., 9. and 10. of January 2013

LjudmilaLab: #humalga Symposium, 8., 9. and 10. of January 2013

January 04, 2013

LjudmilaLab: Humalga simpozij / 8, 9 in 10 januar /vabljeni!

LjudmilaLab: Humalga simpozij / 8, 9 in 10 januar /vabljeni!

January 02, 2013

LjudmilaLab: RT @cyberwanderlust: Još jedan dan! Sad je January 03, 2013 at 12:01AM !

LjudmilaLab: RT @cyberwanderlust: Još jedan dan! Sad je January 03, 2013 at 12:01AM !

Wiggly Snake/Worm - bends both ways

Loved the original snake file created by Zomboe. Thought I would modify the design slightly to make the snake bend both ways, by alternating the joiners between each fin 90 degrees.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 02, 2013 08:56 AM

Origami Crane

To wish us peace and luck in the new year, I designed a 3D printable origami crane. I like the idea of translating folded paper into plastic. The crane comes in parts that can be put together. Eventually I'd like to modify wings to build a family of different sized cranes.
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 02, 2013 02:29 AM

January 01, 2013

LjudmilaLab: RT @Mister_Robotics: The scientific method

LjudmilaLab: RT @Mister_Robotics: The scientific method

LjudmilaLab: .-!!♥!!-.we wish you a happy 2013, awesome 3D prints & great PCB boards and a theremin vibe always in the background

LjudmilaLab: .-!!♥!!-.we wish you a happy 2013, awesome 3D prints & great PCB boards and a theremin vibe always in the background

Revised X-wing Car

I printed the original X-wing car for my 3yo nephew and it took him all of about a day to break it, which at least shows he was playing with it :). It broke off one of the wings where the wheel was too near an edge.

So I took the SCAD file and made some modifications:

- Shrunk the wheel holes (they were way too big).

- Tidied the code ... a lot. This was clearly a modified version of another piece of code so I stripped out the bits that weren't needed and re-wrote the code in a way that (to my view) is easier to follow and tried to comment it completely.

- Flipped the wings over. X-wings have forward swept wings for some reason.

- Split the model in 2 and added a joining piece (so it can still be printed without support).

- Made a SCAD for the guns and engines (my design) and wheels and R2D2 (original design)

So here I present my derivative ...
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on January 01, 2013 03:48 PM

December 30, 2012

Parametric tool panel hook

A parametric hook for wall tool panels.
It fits in my tool panel, but is adjustable to your needs;)
LJUDMILA's Favorite Things on December 30, 2012 11:58 AM

December 27, 2012

LjudmilaLab: RT @wlanslovenija: Hackaton is on! @LjudmilaLab

LjudmilaLab: RT @wlanslovenija: Hackaton is on! @LjudmilaLab
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on December 27, 2012 08:30 AM

December 25, 2012

LjudmilaLab: 26 Dec - 6pm - epic event - Orbital Academy at Ksevt Vitanje. 120th anniversary - pioneer of cosmonautics Herman Potočnik Noordung.

LjudmilaLab: 26 Dec - 6pm - epic event - Orbital Academy at Ksevt Vitanje. 120th anniversary - pioneer of cosmonautics Herman Potočnik Noordung.
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on December 25, 2012 03:23 PM

LjudmilaLab: from 26 till 30 December @wlanslovenija Hackaton 2012 at @LjudmilaLab

LjudmilaLab: from 26 till 30 December @wlanslovenija Hackaton 2012 at @LjudmilaLab
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on December 25, 2012 03:20 PM

LjudmilaLab: RT @wlanslovenija: wlan slovenija hackaton 2012 – Blog – wlan slovenija

LjudmilaLab: RT @wlanslovenija: wlan slovenija hackaton 2012 – Blog – wlan slovenija
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on December 25, 2012 03:17 PM

December 22, 2012

LjudmilaLab: RT @rtvslo: Povorka se je ustavila pred podhodom do Kongresnega trga, kjer prepevajo skupaj s clani Terrafolka T.H. #protestival

LjudmilaLab: RT @rtvslo: Povorka se je ustavila pred podhodom do Kongresnega trga, kjer prepevajo skupaj s clani Terrafolka T.H. #protestival
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on December 22, 2012 08:40 PM

LjudmilaLab: RT @madpixel: Od ljudstva ločeni z ograjo, pijani od oblasti slavijo samostojnost in enotnost. Pre drzno.

LjudmilaLab: RT @madpixel: Od ljudstva ločeni z ograjo, pijani od oblasti slavijo samostojnost in enotnost. Pre drzno.
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on December 22, 2012 07:41 PM

LjudmilaLab: RT @siliconia: Danasnji doodle na je posvecen Hermanu Potocniku Noordungu (via @dplaninc: / @miharejc )

LjudmilaLab: RT @siliconia: Danasnji doodle na je posvecen Hermanu Potocniku Noordungu (via @dplaninc: / @miharejc )
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on December 22, 2012 07:41 PM

LjudmilaLab: RT @DELO_TW: 500 glava množica glasno izžvižgala politike, ki odhajajo na državno proslavo v CD. "Janša v zapor"

LjudmilaLab: RT @DELO_TW: 500 glava množica glasno izžvižgala politike, ki odhajajo na državno proslavo v CD. "Janša v zapor"
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on December 22, 2012 06:22 PM

LjudmilaLab: RT @opica: super! RT @AndrejRavnikar: Pojemo in se druzimo. #ljprotest

LjudmilaLab: RT @opica: super! RT @AndrejRavnikar: Pojemo in se druzimo. #ljprotest
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on December 22, 2012 06:08 PM

LjudmilaLab: RT @ZoranPavlovicLj: "@LJ_Taksist: Zombije peljam u pola tarife."

LjudmilaLab: RT @ZoranPavlovicLj: "@LJ_Taksist: Zombije peljam u pola tarife."
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on December 22, 2012 05:06 PM

LjudmilaLab: RT @Dnevnik_si: Vuk Ćosić: SDS se na tviterju obnaša kot nekakšen trol in škoduje kvaliteti javnega dialoga | ...

LjudmilaLab: RT @Dnevnik_si: Vuk Ćosić: SDS se na tviterju obnaša kot nekakšen trol in škoduje kvaliteti javnega dialoga | ...
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on December 22, 2012 05:00 PM

LjudmilaLab: RT @radiostudent: ob 18h naprej poročanja in javljanja iz dogajanja v centru mesta. stay tuned ...

LjudmilaLab: RT @radiostudent: ob 18h naprej poročanja in javljanja iz dogajanja v centru mesta. stay tuned ...
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on December 22, 2012 04:41 PM

LjudmilaLab: @Dnevnik_si a bo stream? Bi lahko podelili link?

LjudmilaLab: @Dnevnik_si a bo stream? Bi lahko podelili link?
LjudmilaLab @ Twitter on December 22, 2012 04:31 PM