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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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Tuesday 06 June 2017

It is hard to participate in classical EC Research programs for civil organisations, social enterprises, co-operations, communities and creative SMEs.

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Friday 02 June 2017

More and more opinion leaders are mistaking a few big corporate platforms for the collaborative economy. We need a pro-active policy framework that bends the collaborative economy towards the public good.

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Thursday 01 June 2017

Why should you measure, when there is nothing to measure? This was the central question at the third meeting in our Making Sense pilot in measuring gamma radiation.

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Monday 29 May 2017

Recently, scientist Tessa Luijben and designer Margherita Soldati started their (graduation) research in the TextileLab. An update!

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Wednesday 17 May 2017

This interview with Marleen Stikker was published in the Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad of 13 May 2017. It is available in Dutch only.

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Friday 12 May 2017

This opinion article witten by Marleen Stikker has not yet been translated. For the moment, please turn to the Dutch version. We may provide a full translation later.

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Thursday 11 May 2017

In the current series of FabSchool (on Wednesday afternoon at the Waag) we are exploring the world of biotechnology. We went hunting for microbes with the kids!

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Tuesday 09 May 2017

Whereas the DSI (digital social innovation) policy agenda was mainly focused on the level of the European Union, we see that cities are strongest in materializing the DSI idea.

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Monday 08 May 2017

It proved more difficult to revive the first social network in The Netherlands than expected, for which are good reasons. Nevertheless, some crucial steps were taken.

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Tuesday 25 April 2017

At the Fablearn conference in Denmark we hosted a workshop on our educational programme ‘Who is the boss of the Internet?’ and presented our collaboration with the Amsterdam Public Library to develop 10 maker spaces.

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