Category: Activities

SETI 2018



SETI: Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligent …
It is an effort to detect evidence of technological civilizations that may exist elsewhere in the universe, particularly in our galaxy.

An International SETI Conference #03 2018
Evolution of The Unknown – To Be or Not To Be Signaling the Aliens ?



     is a symposium which invites participants whose work is on the horizon of the known, from various fields, across science, the arts, astrophysics, astronomy, space science, humanities and other less traditional fields of study. We come together to share our experiences of confronting the unknown, and the impact of the unknown on culture and imagination. Participants are also encouraged to bring any experiments or works they have made that may create encounters with the unknown, in a form that others may interact with. It will also be an opportunity for an experiment in the unknown that will be run during the symposium, with participation from attendees.
(*: Evolution of The Unknown is the first annual International SETI conference in south east asia since 2016)

Speakers and Chairs :

  • Ilham A. Habibie (ID) / Co-Founder, The Habibie Center / THC, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Yusuke Murakami (Jp) / Commander Crew 191 – Team Asia, MDRS – Mars Desert Research Station 2018, Utah, USA
  • Gunawan Admiranto (ID) / Astronomer, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space / LAPAN, Indonesia
  • Premana W. Permadi (ID), Astronomer / Senior Researcher, Galaxy and Cosmology, director of BOSSCHA Observatory, Lembang – Bandung, Indonesia
  • Gregorius Budi Subanar (ID), Lecturer and Researcher, IRB – Religious and Cultural Studies, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Ish Shehrawat (India) , Artist, Curator, Researcher : Sound and Space Exploration, New Delhi, India
  • Lauren Reid (Germany), Curator, Researcher : Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Art and Space Science, Berlin, Germany
  • Dia Hamed (Egypt), Technologist, Artist, Researcher : Medrar Media Lab, Cairo, Egypt)
  • Makoto Kawamura (Japan), Crew 191 – Team Asia, MDRS – Mars Desert Research Station 2018, Utah, USA
  • Rene T.A Lysloff (USA), Senior Researcher : PostHuman, University of California Riverside / UCR, California, USA
  • Mutoha Arkanuddin (ID), Co-Founder, Jogja Astronomy Club, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Venzha Christ (ID), co-founder v.u.f.o.c and HONF Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Nur Agustinus (ID), Founder, BETA UFO Indonesia, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • A. Sudjud Dartanto (ID), Independent Curator and Writer, Indonesia Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Scholastica Wedhowerti (ID), Lecturer and Researcher, English Letters Department, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Special Featuring in the conference :

Screening of a documentary movie from Crew 191 – Team Asia, MDRS – Mars Desert Research Station (2018),Utah, USA (english version) by Makoto     Kawamura (NHK – Japan)


Registration :

Saturday, November, 10th 2018
Ruang Seminar Auditorium Driyakara
Universitas Sanata Dharma
Kampus II, Mrican, Gejayan, Yogyakarta
10.00 – 17.00 WIB



Guest Artist :

11th November 2018 (9pm – 2am)
Tap House



November, 13 -15th 2018
HONF Citizen Lab
Jl. Langenastran Lor No.16, Yogyakarta




More info.
Ratna : 087838205706

XPLORE Showcase Exhibition

In response to the emerging field of new media art scene in Indonesia, ARCOLABS and HONF launch XPLORE New Media Art Incubation, a program designed to support today’s generation of artists by equipping them with the skills and networks needed to contribute solutions to current and future challenge. For this year, we seek to discover ways to create social impact and bring changes into the society through the works and practices of three young artists:

– M. Hafiz @havizmaha (Jakarta)
– Mira Rizki Kurnia @mirarizkik (Bandung)
– Chalida Asawakanjanakit @asawach(Bangkok)

Following the workshops in Jakarta and FabCamp in Yogyakarta, each artist will #xplore various topics from city life to art education through interactive installations and participatory artworks. Come, enjoy, and wonder in the first XPLORE showcase on 13-26 July at @honf_lab, Yogyakarta!



The exhibition of Austrian artist Alexandra Zedtwitz, deals with the topic of exploration.
It consists of two parts: a series of polaroids arranged in diptych compositions and a tableau vivant.
For the tableau vivant the artist collaborated with local Santi Gallery to create seven outfits made out of handwoven Lurik fabric.
Alexandra Zedtwitz is a designer and photographer.
Her pictures are soft and clear, asyndetic and calm.
Natural special effects, ephemeral and transitional situations framed in minimalist compositions and clean colours.
She describes an unaltered image between fiction and documentation. Her focus lies on instant film.
There is no negative, only a positive, which has physically been present at the depicted scene.
The material is strong. Between the layers the atmosphere is captured and every picture is unique.
It’s depth adds a mystic quality to the image.
Alexandra Zedtwitz lives and works in Vienna


23/6/2018 – 7pm

Gamelan Performance by RAKITIKAR
Tableu Vivant & Fashion Performance

Jl. Langenastran Lor No. 16 Yogyakarta

Powered by HONF Foundation
Supported by BKA Austria Kunst


SPATIAL | vision, imagination and reality
A drawing exhibition

What if the human eye doesn’t actually ever create a true image of what we see, instead generating an abstract version of physical reality?
This exhibition will present the relationship between vision, imagination and reality that sits at the cross-roads between science, psychology and art.

Utin Rini
Ican Harem
Anna Nurwidayanti
Bonita Margaret
Ronny Sanjaya
Dhoni Yudhanto
Mahaputra Vito

Bagus Satya
Rupa Bule
Ipo Hadi
Anggito Rahman
S.Gatot “Bofag” Supardi
Nadia Diandra
Daniel Bagas
Lois Nur Tya
Dwiky K.A
Farid Stevy Asta
Venzha Christ

5 – 13 June 2018
5 June 2018 | 8 pm onward
HONF Citizen Space
Jl. Langenastran Lor No. 16 A YK

Opening Act
Curated by Irene Agrivina

Powered by HONF Foundation & Djasuma Production

Transformaking 2017: ALIVE!

International Summit on Critical and Transformative Making


a special tribute to our lovely friend, brother, and family, co-founder of HONF Foundation: Tommy Surya (1976 – 2017)

30 Nov – 2 Dec 2017
IFI LIP Yogyakarta
HONF Foundation Space
BARCODE | Kitchen and Bar


Despite successive advances in the humanities, in science and engineering, humankind has reached an impasse. In East and West alike, societies veer awkwardly to an authoritarian nationalism once deemed a relic of the past. Energy and natural resources are squandered on an inequitable economic system, leaving millions hungry, whilst global warming threatens ecological collapse.

Since the mid-20th century, influential thinkers have critiqued the excesses of rational modernity, and the relativism of post-modernity respectively. In more recent times, a globally networked culture has eclipsed our earlier notions of society. As a result of this global society, an abundance of knowledge based resources has reshaped our idea of what is permissible, and more importantly, what is possible.Given these unique circumstances, we must now challenge ourselves to understand what it means to be alive in an age of contradictions.

Join us at Transformaking 2017: ALIVE as we trace the precarious path ahead through the lens of optimism. We ask vital questions on how new knowledge can be used to empower people in an otherwise exclusive system. On science, technology and innovation, we ask if is it possible to avert catastrophe through rational means alone. On society, we ask how to reconcile individual needs within the local and global collective. Finally, throughout all of this, we explore the significant role matters of dignity and personhood must play in critical dialogues in innovation.

30 Nov: Transformaking Symposium
1 Dec: Transformaking Workshop Series (session_01), Performances and Closing Party
2 Dec: Discussion, Transformaking Workshop Series (session_02)

Transformaking Symposium

30 Nov 2017
IFI LIP Yogyakarta
Jalan Sagan no 3, Sagan, Yogyakarta [map]
12.30pm – 5pm

Keynote Speakers :

– Ilham A Habibie (ID)
(Co-Founder, The Habibie Center / THC, Chair of the Institute for Democracy through Science and Technology / IDST, Leader of the National Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Council, Jakarta, Indonesia)
– Tom Rowlands (UK)
(Senior Researcher, Creative Producer, FACT, Liverpool, UK)

Speakers and Moderators :

– Erianto Rachman (ID)
(CEO, Liberica Homes, Jakarta, Indonesia)
– Agus Hariyadi (ID)
(Senior Researcher, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
– Krzysztof Stasiak (PL)
(Product Designer, Maker, Educator, Poland)
– Irene Agrivina (ID)
(Director, co-founder of HONF Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
– Wan Zaleha (MY)
(Director, co-founder of CATEC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
– Ishan Shapiro (USA)
(Maker, Educator, Creative Producer, Los Angeles, USA)
– Zaqi Fathis (ID)
(Senior Researcher, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
– Jeong-ok Jeon (ID/KR)
(Director, ARCOLABS, Center for Art and Community Management, Jakarta, Indonesia – Korea)
– (*) add
Researcher from IFI Jakarta, Indonesia

Interpreter (if needed)
– Eka Jayani Ayuningtyas (ID)


Transformaking Workshop Series (session_01)

1 Dec 2017
HONF Foundation Space
Jalan Langenastran Lor 16, Panembahan, Kraton, Yogyakarta [map]
10am – 5pm

Selected and Curated by : Dhoni Yudhanto (HONFablab)

– Nur Agustinus (ID)
– Tom Rowlands (UK)
– Ichan Harem + Irene Agrivina + Ratna Djuwita (ID) – BARASUB (ID)
– Krzysztof Stasiak (PL)
– Ishan Shapiro (USA)
– Yudianto Asmoro (ID)
– Dwiky KA (ID)


Performances and Closing Party

Barcode | Kitchen and Bar
Jl. R.W. Monginsidi no. 23, Yogyakarta [map]
9pm – 3am

Selected and Curated by : Argha Mahendra (HONF Foundation)

a visual performance
6 tracks from Random Access Memory + Daft Club + Musique Vol.1

*Beyond (1)
*Lose yourself to Dance (feat. MazBay) (2)
*Robot Rock (feat. Lintang Enrico x Egha) (3)
*Contact (feat. Argha Mahendra) (4) *Overture (feat. Electrocore) (5)
*ALIVE (feat. Irene A. & Ican Harem) (6)

VJ / Visual Art Installation :
*Julian Abraham

DJ :
*Lintang Enrico x Egha

A Charity Night for Cancer and HIV kids Foundation. You may donate your cash, paypal, wire, books, toys, etc.


Transformaking Workshop Series (session_02)
+ Discussion (chill_out)

2 Dec 2017
HONF Foundation Space
Jalan Langenastran Lor 16, Panembahan, Kraton, Yogyakarta [map]
3pm – 12pm

– Ican Harem + Irene Agrivina + Ratna Djuwita (ID) – BARASUB (ID)
– Dwiky KA (ID)

Sunday Sharing Spirit

self made cart, reinforced to the regular motorbike to accommodates wheelchair
self made cart, reinforced to the regular motorbike to accommodates wheelchair

Sharing Spirit was a session of meeting with disable community that been visited us on Sunday, January 29th at HONFablab.
We had old and new friends visited our Honfablab and talking about future collaboration for hacking disability using our machines. Some of them are our ex students at Yakkum Rehabilitation Centre, they grew up become strong independent man and woman. So proud of them!

The group of community visit our lab to exchange stories
The group of community visit our lab to exchange stories

Disability aids are been impressively innovated and manufactured and available in the market globally. Either in Indonesia or anywhere in the world, by orthopedic clinics or orthopedic industries. Although, many disability and mobility aids solutions are available, it would be another story if you can’t afford to buy it!

The unfortunate condition may lead and forces most of them to alternatively seek and wait for help. With the same needs and same rights to have access on disability aids, They seek the opportunity to elevate their luck by founding a community network to distribute any communication, news, or any medical help distributions. The spirit to have self effort and help among the member of the community inspires both of them and us to have future work and collaboration on “Hacking Disabilities”.

We present them about our lab facilities and our activities
We present them about our lab facilities and our activities

Mobile Laboratory | Laboratorium Jalan-jalan

Irene Agrivina collaborate with Vicky Gerrard do a “Laboratorium Jalan-Jalan” or Mobile Laboratory workshop at Surabaya and Solo. On this trip, Vicky has built a convenience volkswagen van transformed into a mobile working space for public. This 2 cities are as initial of the Mobile Lab project and wishes to be continued to another cities, in Java.

Vicky give a design thinking workshop, while Irene gives a basic electronic workshop building Atari Punk console and fermentation workshop.

See you again on the next cities.

Design & illustration by Dwiky K.A
Design by Irene A.

a Report from SETI Conference

Just about v.u.f.o.c lab finished their public presentation-exhibition at ARTJOG 2016 “Universal Influence” for its ISSS (Indonesia Space Science Society) presented by Venzha Christ, an international conference being held on 20th July 2016 at the same venue as ARTJOG 9, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The conference tittled S.E.T.I (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligent: Evolution of the Unknown) invites experts whom focused on the field of science & space science, astronomy, data research and data collecting, astrology, extra-terrestrial conspiracy research and citizen science. The conference also wider its range into science-fiction and citizen discoveries on the other science, that always intriguing to be discussed and debated. Many discoveries are presented not only by academic and mainstream level of science/scientist, but also how the citizen are contributed on scientific theories and discoveries.
The S.E.T.I conference is the first of its kind that being held in South East Asia. It aimed to be an open forum to share knowledges, exploration, discoveries amongs practitioners, academics, scientists and citizen initiative science and anyone that are interested on this area. The next conference will be held in Japan and USA.
The conference opened by Venzha Christ with the welcoming speech by KPH.Wironegoro, and Prof. Rene T.A. Lysloff moderate the 2nd session after Venzha moderate the 1st. Several experts and practitioners were invited are (by session, links of each presentation can be downloaded as PDF file):
Stella Seah, Art Science Museum, Singapore. (unfortunately her presentation files can’t be shared)
Gustaff Hariman Iskandar, Indonesia: A Note from Kasepuhan CiptaGelar “Revisiting Pranatamangsa” — Download PDF
Rhorom Priyatikanto, Indonesia (Researcher, LAPAN / Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space / Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional) — Download PDF
Yusuke Murakami, Japan (Executive Officer, Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station / FMARS): “Life in the Extremes” — Download PDF
Yudianto Asmoro, Indonesia (Senior Engineer): “Radio Astronomy” — Download PDF
Hasmi (the first generation of Indonesia science fiction comic maker), Creator of “GUNDALA PUTRA PETIR”
Nur Agustinus, Indonesia (Founder, BETA UFO Indonesia): BETA UFO Indonesia — Download PDF
Premana W. Permadi, Indonesia (Astronomer / Researcher, Galaxy and Cosmology, BOSSCHA Observatory, Lembang) — Download PDF
Timmy Hartadi, Indonesia (Co-Founder, Turanggaseta): “Nuswantara Code of Atlantis Empire” — Download MP4
Suhardja Wiramihardja, Indonesia (Astronomer / Astronomy Research Group, Institut Teknologi Bandung / ITB): “The  Sundanese and Their Relation to Ethnoastronomy: Time, Seasons, and Megalithicum” —Download PDF
Amrin Hakim, Indonesia (Co-Founder, LPTI-PM): “Maha Data” — Download PDF
After the conference closed around 8-9PM, longer than expected due to so many interesting topics and discussions, continued to S.E.T.I music electronic performance by DJ Ones, Metzdub, Ari Wvlv and visual performance by VJNumberone. Everyone enjoying the star and galaxies scene of the AV perfomance,
Dinner welcoming all speakers:
The Conference at Jogja National Museum:
Closing with AV performaces + Glowing Live Mural
 The video documentation can be viewed here

DCFM: Pirate Market Day

Digital Culture and Forum Media
Pirate Market Day: 2 Days Sharing & Discussion on Digital Culture


In the garage, HONF former HQ we held 2 days session of sharing & discussions on digital culture; Big Datas, Digital DIY Movements, Open Source & digital privacy and closed with warming acoustic music performance by Sungai Band.

Pirate Market Day | Day 01

Pirate Market Day | Day 02

Thanks to:
Yudianto Asmoro (Senior Digital Engineer)
Amrin Hakim (LPTI PM)
Happy Sahrodji (Open Source OS Movement)
XXLab (Female Collective on Citizen Science & Free Technology)