Island Creative Quarantine is an international, interactive meeting place between students, teachers, scientists and artists from the various partner universities from Finland, Latvia, Hungary and the Netherlands.
From November 4 till November 15 2010, the Dutch island Ameland forms a temporal laboratory for all kinds of workshops and exhibitions on media, art, technology and sustainable development. This year leading themes are play and sustainability.

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That was the week that was.

The Covering IslandCQ team closes its twitter flow. Hope you enjoyed it!

You can check our final presentation on Prezi.

Good luck! Have fun!

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Due to the tiredness of all the participants of IslandCQ, the breakfast is organised later and later in the morning. On 6 November, the first breakfast in Ameland started at 9 o’clock with all the students attending. Later on, however, less and less people seemed to be hungry at such an early time. Soon we got to a point when the starting date of breakfast was postponed to 10 o’clock, though not really officially. Of course, the incident has nothing to do with the parties organised late at night every day.

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Today, after eight days of tough work, the members of Covering IslandCQ workshop finally reached their 50th post on Tumblr. Eszter Málna Kovács, Hunor Sövény, Ildikó Hepp, Márton Csanádi, Viktória Faltusz, and Eszter Szemerey, under the supervision of Györgyi Rétfalvi, were trying to find all the interesting stories which occured in Ameland. They kept their eyes peeled in order to be aware of every news happening on the island. Though all the participants got very tired by the end of the week, they were really proud of their final presentation set out in Ballum. We hope you enjoyed every report, and don’t be afraid: we still have several things to offer.

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Balázs, member of the Broadcast workshop, has an exciting surpirse for the islanders.
"We have this project, the Interview shortfilm and I’m gathering statistics for a little fun event which will be held either tonight or tomorrow night."

They will present the whole film in an interactive and playful way. They would like to ask people about the best answers and give a little present for them.

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Lectures have started today in Ballum at the expo building. Participants were listening first to Albert van der Kooij about how Islandcq got started. Secondly Wikivideo project was shown by VJ Eboman (Jeroen Hofs), who is performing since 1995 at festivals and multi-media projects from Hong Kong to New York and has worked with names and brands as The Prodigy, Bellefire and Ferry Corsten.Participants then met Pawel Pokutycki, - an interaction designer working in the field of concept development for media, technology and education - on postdigital life.
By EszterMalna

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After everyone safely arrived from the grand opening ceremony back to Hollum, there was a VJ party provided by Michel. Most of the students were dancing, and they all went crazy. Thanks a lot to IslandCQ staff for the beers. :)

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Yesterday evening, after 9 o’clock, the exhibition was opened in Ballum. Albert had just arrived from the mainland, then Adri told some sentences about the workshops, the hard-working students, and he returned thanks for everyone’s job, and finally he made the Ultimate Machine start.

The location looked like an old-fashioned house, but inside it was totally full of multimedia devices and high-tech equipments. Part of the opening ceremony, there was an atmospheric performance presented by Jos and his band.

photo by@Csanadim

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Yesterday afternoon, our bravest student, Viki continued her standard hobby on the island: animal-feeding. Her new victims were several cows, horses and two donkeys. Viki is really interested in the local fauna, that’s why she is eager to get in contact with as many animals as possible (though she was one of the students skipping horse riding). This time, she was accompanied by Eszter Málna, another Hungarian student of IslandCQ. Of course, there is no such thing as animal-feeding without a camera, so enjoy her latest action!

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Introducing ”Heart to sea” project by Adriana García Gaitan, Aggeliki Tsekeni and Nicole McKenna. Their workshop is part of the Mixed up sensation. The girls are doing their Masters studies in Holland, and are originally from Greece, Columbia and Ireland. ”Heart to sea” focuses on ”seeing sound /sounding sea”.Because of the structure of the island when you’re inside,you can’t see the sea. ”When we first got here we were wonderig what the main feature of the island could be,what makes this island Ameland, what makes it completely different from the rest of the islands, such as where we came from (Greek islands and Ireland)” - Adriana and Aggeliki said. They took a walk and recorded the sound of the sea, and they will be working with it in order to show it as a heartbeat.According to locals, every lighthouse has a different rhythm, so they tried to capture it also. That way they developed the sound of the island – synchronized with the lighthouse.The girls made a boombox: This will be an interaction between the boombox and the lighthouse.Participants can use walky-talkys to experience it at the exhibition.
by EszterMalna

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With the final deadline of the IslandCQ’s projects approaching swiftly, all the participants are getting more and more excited. On 11 November, all the students of all the workshops are working hectically in order to get ready for the expo organised in Ballum. Though there are still a lot of work to do, most of the groups say that they are not worrying about the shortness of time. Judit Salamon, one of the main figures of the Broadcasting workshop claimed: „We are concentrating on the final touches. Yesterday, we finished work at 3:30 am, but fortunately Inge and Annelotte offered their help with the Dutch translation.” While everyone is trying to live up to the expectations by being perfectionist, they also enjoy work to the full. Students will have enough time to sleep after the exhibition.