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Thursday 10 November 2016

This year, we transformed our Theatrum Anatonicum into a Do-it-Yourself Healthcare Clinic for one night. Empower the patient!

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Monday 07 November 2016

The Pet Shop Food Bar connects three different worlds: DIY biohacking, the rich knowledge of botanical gardens and the societal challenge of food security.

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Thursday 03 November 2016

It is always fun to use maps for a project. Looking for a tool to create a fantasy world map of a respectable size, I found the Fractal World Generator.

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Monday 31 October 2016

Running our Fab Lab Amsterdam for over eight years now we are regularly asked to share experiences on how to set up a lab yourself. To start, here are some pointers for the space and inventory.

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Friday 28 October 2016

At the Cutting Edge festival last week in Oslo, Pieter van Boheemen witnessed yet another debate on the future of genetic engineering. Unfortunately these debates often take the hope versus horror approach.

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Thursday 27 October 2016

Frank Kresin co-hosted a 'Citizens of Tomorrow' workshop in Taipei. For two days, smart citizens, hackable cities & digital social innovation were discussed.

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Wednesday 26 October 2016

According to popular media we are living in a post-fact society. As we moved beyond a society in which facts and truth are used to prove a point, we arrived in a society which doesn't even care about what is truth or not.

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Tuesday 25 October 2016

Ida Poortinga explains her graduation project “Local fabrication of a custom-fit finger splint, using parametric design and additive manufacturing”.

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Monday 24 October 2016

The October Digital Museum Lab meet up was held at Cinekid MediaLab as we expected the interactive installations there to be inspirational for museum professionals.

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Saturday 22 October 2016

Recent research in the Netherlands show that 50% of the IT decision makers, about 70% of freelancers and 30% of SME have not heard of the term the Internet of Things. For the larger public this is less.

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Friday 21 October 2016

How to enable journalists to gain insight in political influence networks by using open data? Clique is a journalistic research application to gain insight in the evolution of political networks.

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Thursday 20 October 2016

We tested the low-tech meter for 'particulated matter' that we made for Smart Kids Lab at our offices in Amsterdam. Here are the results.

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Tuesday 18 October 2016

What if you can combine the experience from the maker movement to create open source hardware and software to map environmental issues that concern citizens everyday?

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Monday 17 October 2016

The European Theatre Lab is 'Europe’s first virtual think tank devoted to exploring a digital strategy for theatres. Waag Society was there as part of the Advisory board of the project.

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Monday 26 September 2016

Want to get in touch with that free maker mindset? The 'Bootcamp Curves' approach might help us to explore, fail, learn and give things another go.

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Monday 19 September 2016

September 7th, the KNAW organised a symposium about gene editing. This is a technically interesting, scientifically exciting, and socially relevant subject.

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