Waag is open

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On Thursday, everyone is welcome to come and unravel technology with us. During these days there is room within our public events programme to think critically about advancing technologies, data, ownership and the makeability of our world.

During various workshops we take a look under the hood of different devices. In addition, we invite thinkers to address ethical issues, experiment with new applications and investigate future developments. Citizens, policy makers, artists, makers, thinkers and entrepreneurs: everyone is welcome.

The Thursday evening programming is made up of the following, frequently returning topics:

Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab

The programme series of the Smart Citizens Lab consists of workshops, presentations and design sessions aimed at improving and mapping our living environment. In what kind of world do we want to live, and what role does technology play in it? We’ll explore solutions that directly influence us. Together, we develop do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) solutions and creative interventions. There is room to experiment and learn, to explore together what we want and how we can achieve it.

Critical Making

In this workshop series we invite a maker, thinker, inventor, designer or artist to come in and discuss their work. We engage in conversation and get to work in the Fablab ourselves.

Do worry, be happy

In this series, we enter into dialogue with experts from the field of technology, innovation and ethics about new developments. Should we be worried? How do we stay in control? 

Manifesting Futures

Manifesting Futures is a series of avant-garde club nights full of critical sounds, art and technology. In each edition, we discover and explore an experimental future scenario of an artist, critical thinker or musician.