The Dutch secret services AIVD and MIVD can exchange telecommunication data with the American security service NSA. This court decision was taken on 23 July 2014 in a case against the State by a initiative called 'Burgers tegen Plasterk' (Citizens against Plasterk).
Running DNA tests, creating electricity with biologic materials or using muscle power to make sounds? Within three interactive workshops Waag Society showed youngsters between 14 and 17 years old what biotech is all about.
For the project WEAVE we will be taking over the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam for an entire day in September and create a world with textiles, together with children between 3 and 12 years old, Dutch artists and students.
The definition of Do-It-Yourself Bio (DIY Bio) is not trivial. So when the Dutch governmental advisory committee on genetic modification asked us to write a report on DIY Bio in The Netherlands we were faced with the challenge to create a definition.
Creative Industries Fund made an open call for new visions and ideas regarding educational environments. Waag Society and Creative Industries Fund selected the best five concepts for further development.
As part of the Smart Citizen kit project, the artists of Cascoland showed during "Fresh air!" in a public event on June 16th at the Nieuwmarkt what Coughing Shrubs are, how stressed a plant can be, and served a herby soup.