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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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Thursday 14 July 2016

Pokémon Go: playing in the streets is a big success, but comes with a notable social impact. But when did playing mobile games in the streets actually begin?

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Wednesday 13 July 2016

Urban AirQ gives citizens the power to assess the air quality of their streets and neighbourhoods. What happened so far?

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Thursday 07 July 2016

Over the last four years, the Dutch Do It Yourself Biology (DIY Bio) community has continued to incubate and grow within the walls of Waag Society's Open Wetlab. Their research relating to biological applications of hardware, software, wetware, and other DIY tools is never dull, and there...

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Wednesday 06 July 2016

Frank Kresin shared his views on Digital Social Innovation in the closing statements of a recent workshop in Brussels.

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Tuesday 05 July 2016

The critical thinkers of the third MakeHealth meetup presented a radically innovative perspective on healthcare design.

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Monday 04 July 2016

More and more cultural (heritage) institutions are trying to redefine their role in society. This also applies to the 15 botanical gardens in Europe and Uganda that are partners in the new European project BigPicnic.

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Friday 01 July 2016

Waag Society finds its roots in De Digitale Stad (DDS), the first public exploration of the Internet in The Netherlands. A group of UvA and Vu computer science students have been working on the data freeze of the Digital City.

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Friday 01 July 2016

With this nifty online tool, everyone can now create beautiful objects from their favourite street patterns.

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Thursday 30 June 2016

From June 20th to 22nd, we held three Smart Citizens crash courses about measuring air, water quality and noise pollution at the temporary FabCity Campus in Amsterdam.

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Monday 27 June 2016

This week, a number of our posters appeared in the neighbourhood where we currently measure the air quality (Vakenburgerstraat, Weesperstraat) in our Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab.

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Thursday 23 June 2016

Frank Kresin visited the first Personal Democracy Forum in Ukraine and writes us his observations, straight from Kiev.

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Tuesday 21 June 2016

Waag Society presented another group of Fab Academy students and their final projects, graduating in the 2016 program.

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