Waag @ PICNIC '12 (Day 2)

As a premium sponsor of PICNIC, we're proud to be omnipresent at PICNIC, Europe’s largest platform for innovation and creativity, taking place this year at the Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam on 17 & 18 September 2012. All our labs have valuable input around this year’s theme of “New Ownership: the shift from top down to bottom up”.

Join Waag at PICNIC, whether you’re into DIY Bio, Open Design or education, there’s something for you. 


Waag Fair
10:00 - 17:00 (Waag Fair - outside EYE)

Risk it
A lower leg prosthesis that costs less than $50 and can be locally produced by small businesses? Learn about our project 'Low Cost Prosthesis’, experience what it is to have only one leg and discover how you can participate. Do you dare?

Open it
Do you have any idea what your mobile phone looks like on the inside? Come and find out in our Urban Mine. Because we believe: 'If you can’t open it, you don’t own it!’

Data Visualization
10:00 - 17:00 (App Ecosystem Tent) 
Waag presents a data visualization using all available open data sets for Amsterdam. Come and create your own map of the city based on open data. A visualiation for our project City SDK.

Day 2

Waag and Rijksmuseum Rijks Studio Fablab Workshop 
10:00 - 12:00 (Fablab)
The Rijksmuseum invites designers, creators and the curious to create things based on images from its world-class art collection. Waag’s experts help you channel your DIY-talents with 3D printers, a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter or good, old-fashioned canvas and paint.

PICNIC Young - Workplace of the future (Socratic Conversation)
With Keimpe de Heer, Director of our Creative Learning Lab
10:00 - 12:00 (Open Coop)
What does education look like in the 21st century? What would be the ideal workplace? A group of students will discuss these issues during a Socratic conversation with philosopher Humberto Schwab.

Mobiles for Good Nominee Presentations
13:30 - 15:00 (Cinema 3)
The 6 finalists of the Mobiles for Good Challenge will try to convince the jury in a 7 minute pitch. The goal of the competition is to select and develop mobile solutions that improve health and wellbeing. Organized by the Vodafone Foundation and Waag.

PICNIC Young - Fablab session 
13:30 - 17:15 (Fablab) 
A group of young creatives will show you what their ideal future looks like! Inspired by the Socratic conversation with by philosopher Humberto Schwab, students will work on designing their 21st century workplace in a mobile Fablab (Fabrication Laboratory).

Clash of Systems: A Socratic Conversation
With our Director Marleen Stikker 
16:00 - 16:40 (Cinema 1)
Where great thinkers Tim O’Reilly, Marleen Stikker, Farid Tabarki and Humberto Schwab clash.

Mobiles for Good Award Ceremony
17:00 - 18:00 (Cinema 1)
Find out who wins the award for the most innovative mobile solution for health and wellbeing. Asi Sharabi, strategy director of Sidekicks Studios in London, shares his view on trends in mHealth. Rob Shuter, CEO of Vodafone Netherlands, announces the three winners of the Mobiles for Good Challenge.

Social Innovation Manifesto
With our Director Marleen Stikker
13:30 - 15:00 (Exhibition 4)
Waag and Kennisland joined forces by creating a Manifesto for Social Innovation. During this interactive session we will investigate what it takes to get Social Innovation on the political agenda; in the Netherlands and internationally.


Eye Film Institute, IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam