Selemca is a project within the framework of Crisp, short for Creative Industry Scientific Programme. For Selemca we are concerned with the development of a Care droid. The aim of this droid is to support both those in need of care as well as care providers.
Explore the city’s gay & lesbian history with your smartphone. For this reason why many others and I gathered at the Amsterdam Museum: the launch of the PinkPerspectives tour. With my cell phone in my hand I was ready for some pink history.
Keimpe de Heer, head of our Creative Learning Lab, is also part of the young advisers team of Neelie Kroes (European Commissioner for Digital Agenda). In this role, he wrote the first crowd-sourced blog post about hypercrafting the economy.
Marise Schot en Meia Wippoo talk about the pilot ‘Play’, that falls within the project ‘Virtual Worlds for Wellbeing’ of COMMIT. In this pilot we develop an application that expresses the way you feel and that facilitates sharing these feelings by letting others experience them visually.
The different companies taking part in the Bethnal Geen Ventures acceleration program are busy with strategies, naming, business modelling and meetings. In short; making a giant step forward for social innovation.
Wednesday the 27th of June, Waag Society was all about science. Citizen Science to be exact. Together with Utrecht University and 7scenes, Waag Society organized an inspiring three-day conference: ‘Citizen Scientist on the Move’.
In a crowded Waag building, our workshop Beta Textiles, fabric and code took place. Fashion designers, architects, interaction designers, programmers and textile makers came together to find interesting combinations of fabric and technology.
On Friday 25 June, the concept team of Waag Society organized a Design Research Hot Pot. Designers and researchers in the field of User & Design Research waren were invited to share insights, but also discuss the most important issues.
Recently Apple released a new MacBook Pro with a 'Retina' display and the response from the early users was in general very positive. But it is also almost impossible to expand, repair or recycle this new machine.
I was asked for the annual Nuit Blanche in Amsterdam to make a visual installation that surprises and challenges. The Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag was the location and DJ ladies Flamma + support were reponsible for the sound.
"We are living in an information society. The city gathers a lot of information on the city and her citizens,” says Ivonne Jansen-Dings (33) of Waag Society, one of the initiators of Apps for Amsterdam. “That information should be shared".
Social innovation is a core term in Waag Society's policy. We promote innovation that breaks with well-worn patterns, comes with solutions for the dynamics between and within organisations and pays attention to the complexity of human behaviour and desires.
On Monday 4 June 2012, within the framework of Apps for Amsterdam, an Waag Open Space was held at the Waag in Amsterdam. About 60 developers and entrepreneurs came together to discuss 'Apps and Business'.
The opening of the new Designers & Artists 4 Genomics exhibition is a fact! In the crowded Life Science room in Naturalis, the winning teams of designers/artists and scientists were put in the spotlight.
On 30 May 2012, through a live video link at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam more than 50 end presentations could be followed from fourteen Fablabs around the world. On the screen we jumped from that very special project on one end of the world to another at the other side.