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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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Tuesday 13 September 2016

In the past months, self-driving vehicles often featured in the news. What might be the influence of this development on our lives?

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Thursday 08 September 2016

What started from a very personal interest in small wooden playthings, evolved to become a quest to find the right bend between wood and digital technology.

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Wednesday 07 September 2016

In the weekend of 24-25 September the interactive exhibition ‘The anatomical lesson: dissecting medical futures’ by Agi Haines takes place in our Theatrum Anatomicum.

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Tuesday 30 August 2016

We should do anything in our might to stop mass surveillance from being the default, says Frank Kresin. Time to demand and use end-to-end encryption on all communication channels.

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Tuesday 23 August 2016

Food security, meaning sufficient amounts of nutritious food for a growing world population, is one of the greatest challenges we face. But what is food security and why is it so important?

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Thursday 18 August 2016

Sabine Wildevuur visited 'Weekendoit' in Italy to connect with Fablabs from Italy in the field of healthy ageing and gave a workshop at CreaHub in Macerata.

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Friday 12 August 2016

Fablab Amsterdam is closed for the summer, or not… Architect Christopher de Vries is milling an art work showing four beautiful reliefs at our lab.

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Thursday 11 August 2016

We went looking for bacteria in the red light district of Amsterdam, to map microbes in the area. An image report.

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Thursday 04 August 2016

Recently, Waag Society co-organized the first ever MuseumCamp Amsterdam. Over 70 participants worked really hard for three days to build 17 interactive installations, for 17 selected objects.

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Tuesday 02 August 2016

Machines that think (2016), a publication of magazine Edge, is an effective medicine against the delusion that increasingly has come to dominate the discussion about AI. A guest blog.

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Monday 25 July 2016

Can the human body be a source of materials for the textile industry? Can we innovate ancient techniques and apply them in the 21th century wool industry?

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