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Thursday 17 August 2017

Imagine you would be in need of care at home. Are there objects, tools or devices of in the hospital of which you think: "That might work very nice next to my coffee table at home?"

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Friday 11 August 2017

Many eHealth applications are actually not finding their way into daily practice, because they do not meet the needs of patients and healthcare professionals. What are the conditions to change this?

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Wednesday 09 August 2017

Waag Society was at SHA2017: the hacker event in the Netherlands. How was it and what were the highlights?

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Tuesday 08 August 2017

The government is rapidly developing a large number of digital services. We do not want to leave the development of this digital infrastructure to corporate giants like Google and Microsoft.

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Friday 04 August 2017

Maybe we can soon just type the CC licenses as text symbols, thanks to a proposal to add them to the international Unicode set.

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Wednesday 19 July 2017

The aim of the GammaSense project is to develop an open emergency-infrastructure that can be deployed within minutes, using only your laptop or smartphone and a piece of black tape.

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Monday 17 July 2017

The sharing economy has enormous impact on our cities. To stay resilient we need a paradigm shift, says Marleen Stikker.

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Friday 14 July 2017

Boys' rooms of the early nineties, with the rattling noise of the first digital modems and the smell of sneakers. The project 'Digital City relives' wants to go beyond nostalgia.

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Thursday 13 July 2017

Imagine vibrant communities of people, working together in an open, transparent, fair way, building their cities, their living and learning environments together. Imagine a Society 4.0.

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Tuesday 11 July 2017

The 'Critical Making' project has delivered a position paper as an outcome of three earlier held meetings.

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Thursday 06 July 2017

A 'Maakplaats' is a maker space at one of the Amsterdam public libraries (OBA). Not so visible for the public is the training programme for employees of the municipal public libraries we organise.

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Wednesday 28 June 2017

At the REsite festival we experimented citizen science with architects. A match made in heaven.

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Monday 26 June 2017

In a recent FabSchool series, kids were making their own fidget spinners at Maakplaats 021 Waterlandplein in Amsterdam. With great results!

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Thursday 22 June 2017

In Trust Me, I'm An Artist, artists explore the ethical limits of upcoming (bio)technologies. New is the fact that they, as is practice for scientists, need to justify themselves for an ethics committee.

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Monday 19 June 2017

Stefano Bocconi went to a meetup to find out whether the blockchain technology could be used to bring unaccompanied minors (refugees) back to their relatives in the EU.

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Thursday 15 June 2017

For the 8th year in a row, a group of skilled students graduated from the Fab Academy at Waag Society.

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