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From Pompeï to Almere: The Digital City revives

With "The Digital City revives", Waag Society, Amsterdam Museum, Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision and University of Amsterdam want to address the problem of archiving our digital heritage. In this collaboration between museums, innovators, creative industries, archives and academia we will preserve The Digital City (DDS) for present and future generations. We will unlock and share new insights and methods for handling and preserving our cultural digital heritage scholars, heritage professionals and historians.

To share our findings and to place the heritage of the Digital City in perspective we organize four Hacking Heritage Labs. On the anniversary of the DDS, 15 January, the first one of those meetings was held. See the pictures here.

The next Hacking Heritage Lab takes place on the 4th of April and will further discus which archeological methods are assembled and how these will be used in practice to be able the archive The Digital City sustainably in an e-depot.

Recent blog posts

- Monday 20 March 2017

What if you could measure nuclear radiation with the camera in your laptop or smartphone? Living near a nuclear power plant, you might take this opportunity very serious.

- Thursday 16 March 2017

AGA Lab and Waag Society present three artists in residence that experiment with digital fabrication, old and new print techniques and biotechnology.

- Wednesday 08 March 2017

The speed at which our biotechnological world is changing makes it difficult to reflect on how we feel about it. Het Praktikum offers a platform for this, during the first edition we analyzed CRISPR technology and debat.

- Thursday 02 March 2017

Some weeks ago, the fourth edition of the BioHack Academy started. During this international course, the participants build their own biolab. How are they doing?

- Tuesday 28 February 2017

Since the start of the Smart Kids Lab pilot at three elementary schools in Amsterdam, the Smart Citizen Kit made its first appearance at these schools.

- Tuesday 21 February 2017

A new week, a new episode of #OPENBIOTECH! In this one I’m showing you how to get in jail as a biohacker. Yep, that’s right.