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The 1st Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival held by HONF in 2007. Click here to view the archive


2nd Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival "We Are The Cells" in 2008. click here to view the archives


3rd Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival "Circle Cells" in 2009. click here to view the archives.


4th Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival "Invisible Cells" in 2010. this festival is about to happen from 27th July - 7th August 2010


The 1st Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival held by HONF in 2007. Click here to view the archive

Education Focus Program (EFP)

Education Focus Program (EFP), is a curriculum of every HONF activities that is innovated responding the global situations and conditions in Indonesia. EFP concentrate on interdisciplinary knowledge exchanges and collaborations in critical analysis towards local and global issues and creating innovative ideas to seek solutions toward it. EFP main objective is to build a modern mind and mentality of society by bridging art, science and technology that is useful in processing local potentials into beneficial outputs for the society based on human uses and urgent needs. In the implementation of EFP programs, HONF use Open-Community form, a methodology that invites local communities in Yogyakarta to take various roles accordingly to their ability and competency, which allows them to be involved in the activities with HONF acted as navigator. This method is chosen, as community is a primary working method that is used by the society in Indonesia at the present time. It is also enabling EFP to be a generic infrastructure that enhance and amplify the dissemination of knowledge to involving communities and wide range society. EFP programs are presented in informal educative platforms that are accessible by the society to overcome the current Infrastructures and curriculum of overall education system in Indonesia that is far from efficient.

Open-community, HONF methodology in implementing EFP to Yogyakarta society is mostly concerned to the needs of cross-collaborative actions responding to technology development and practical use in daily life. Inadequate infrastructure and conditions in Indonesia especially in terms of technological usage and working methods has created innovative responds from the society. Sustainable actions were done to systematically expand or convert accessible technology to be used as multifunctional and cross-functional tools. By working in diversity as a unity, open-community enrich innovative ideas and creations; enlarge educational scopes in a flexible working methodology.

The house of natural fiber / HONF, yogyakarta new media art laboratory program :

  1. Art and Technology Projects
    1. Laboratory Work, Research, and Development
    2. New media art presentation
      • On going projects
      • Final result
      • Performance and exhibition
    3. Various workshop
      • Art, Technology, and Communication
      • Art and environment
      • Art and humanity
  2. Technology and Culture Research
    1. Humanity and Community
    2. Social Responsibility
    3. Telecommunication Center for Media Art
      • Residency program
      • Exchange program
  3. Internet Technology
    1. Networking community result
    2. International networking

EFP curriculum is divided into phases to reach its main objective. These phases have certain focuses that serve as sub-objectives that counteract one to another to reach EFP main objectives. It became the guidelines for HONF to determine the necessary activities that is suitable and efficient with the surroundings with the most significant impact that could be reachable under the working condition. To accelerate the achievement of EFP objective to the society, HONF have initiated two annual community-based international festivals called CELLSBUTTON – Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival and YIVF – Yogyakarta International Videoworks Festival.

Community-base is the most appropriate method responding the needs of cross-collaborative works between communities to overcome inadequate and the lack of governmental support and other domestic and/or international in organizing the festivals. Cellsbutton is the first and only international media art festival in Indonesia that focuses on interdisciplinary education field. It has became EFP primary instrument to provide the proper dissemination of knowledge, information and networking through media art for the society in Indonesia especially Yogyakarta; a special province that contain great deal potential of intellectuality and a center for Indonesian higher education.

EFP / Education Focus Program Curriculum :

1999 - 2001

Introduction to Media Art
Exploring + Gathering Local & International Resource

2002 - 2004

Mapping Local and International Resource (Creative/Scientific Communities)
Creating and Expanding New Networking

2005 - 2006

Generic Infrastructure Planning and Design
Mapping Media Workers/Initiative and Potentials
Developing projects based on open community
Initiations of YIVF - Yogyakarta International Videoworks Festival


Generic Infrastructure Basic Construction
Mapping International Media Workers
Initiations of CELLSBUTTON - Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival

2008 - 2009

Generic Infrastructure Structural Construction
Sustainability in Creative Community
Sustainability in Ecology and Environments

2010 - 2012

Generic Infrastructure Implementation
Application in Multi-disciplinal Collaborative Potentials
Application in Local Multi-disciplinal Community Resource


The communities and/or institutions that intensively involved in the realization of EFP are :

- Gadjah Mada University, Micro Biology Lab

- Duta Wacana University, Informatics Lab

- ISTA, Institute Sains and Technology AKPRIND

- SMPN 5, Robotic Community (junior high school)

- SMU 3, Robotic Community (seniour high school)

- YAKKUM rehabilitation centre

- PPSJ, Wild Animal Rescue Centre



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