art & science

Art & Science is the field where art and science interact. Within our projects, this mainly involves scientists and research engineers who collaborate with artists on common projects resulting in both scientific discoveries as well as the production of art works.

 

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You can probably imagine our brain. But never before have there been images available at such a high resolution.

 

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The third meetup of planet B is dedicated to human presence in outer space and the work of Antti Tenetz.

 

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Waag & Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen present the opening of the Supre:organism exihibition.

 

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Waag & Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen present: Supre:organism, with alternative, critical perspectives on human space efforts.

 

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The second meetup of planet B is dedicated to the work of artists operating at the intersection of games and machine learning.

 

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The WeMakeThe.City festival was held for the second time in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Where could you find Waag?

 

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22-05-2019

AI Culture Lab

The AI Culture Lab sets out to explore the role and potential of AI in our shared futures

 

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Špela Petrič is one of this year's winners of an Award of Distinction at the Prix Ars Electronica for her project Confronting Vegetal Otherness.

 

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In 2019 the STARTS prize goes to an innovation agency from Barcelona and two artists who work with AI and machine learning.

 

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The artists duo Xin Liu and Gershon Dublon (slow immediate) gained a residency to create their project "The wandering mind".

 

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Waag is pleased to announce Antti Tenetz as the recipient of the Supre:organism residency as part of our AI Lab.

 

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On Sunday 24 March, Lucas Evers van Waag will talk to artists about art science at the 'Experiment Zukunft' exhibition.

 

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The Supre:organism residency of Waag’s AI Lab aims to engage artistic perspectives on understanding living materiality in outer space with use of emerging AI technologies.

 

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This workshop by artist Larisa Blazic explores the concepts of unions and strikes in relation to the data use and abuse of users online.

 

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Lucas Evers of Waag will participate in a panel at the event 'Future Digital Life: A World Without Us?' organised by Impakt in Utrecht.

 

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Until March 1st, one can submit projects for the STARTS Prize 2019. Two prizes to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts.

 

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The Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal recently published an element of Anna Dumitriu's FEAT residency outcome on its cover.

 

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On Friday, December 28th, at 4.30 pm Isabel Burr Raty will present her ongoing research project The Beauty Kit at M4gastatelier.

 

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The European ARTificial Intelligence Lab brings AI related scientific and technological topics to general citizens and art audiences.

 

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Lucas Evers of Waag visits Taiwan and will give a workshop on 5 November at Taipei National University of Arts.

 

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The Embassy of Health at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven showed how we can shape care together.

 

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In this participatory lecture performance by Isabel Burr Raty displays the beauty bio-products that she manufactures with genital female fluids.

 

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Artists Yin Aiwen and Jelena Viskovic propose an interpersonal contract platform based on blockchain technology.

 

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Exhibitions, conferences, speeches, presentations, workshops, open labs, galleries, performances, interventions, screenings, concerts—the Ars Electronica Festival offers something for everyone.

 

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Kuang-Yi Ku is a Taiwanese practising dentist, bio-artist, social designer and co-founder of TW BioArt. In 2018, he is working as artist in residence at Waag.

 

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During this event we will examine our own bodies as sensors with the help of artist Kuang-Yi Ku.

 

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Join us for the opening on 30 August 20:00 when the artists Marta de Menezes, Herwig Turk and Andrew Carnie present their work.

 

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Three art-science works by Marta de Menezes, Herwig Turk and Andrew Carnie are on display at the Waag from 31 August until 5 September 2018.

 

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Can we grow our own brain or muscles in a petri dish? Guy Ben-Ary will show and tell us how he was able to make living cells in the lab.

 

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On 22 June, during the WeMakeThe.City festival in Amsterdam, another STARTS Talk was organised. Lucas Evers reports.

 

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Lucas Evers of Waag will join an interactive session titled 'The Creative Democracy' at the SNET Annual meeting in Maastricht.

 

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As part of the START initiative we hosted STARTS Talks with winner Giulia Tomasello. Lucas Evers moderated both in Hannover and Amsterdam.

 

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A Dutch 3D-printed steel bridge, by MX3D en Joris Laarman Lab, will receive the STARTS Prize. Visit their studio during the WeMakeThe.City.

 

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The 2018 STARTS Prize is for MX3D & Joris Laarman Lab (NL) and Giulia Tomasello (IT).

 

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How can the arts make technology more human, citizens more smart and societies more inclusive? STARTS Talk on the role of art in city innovation.

 

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Hannah took place at the dinner prepared by artist Pei-Ying Lin. About inventive recipes, raw eggs and the future of food.

 

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An interview with two of the STARTS Prize 2018 jurors, Francesca Bria and Seiichi Saito, on trends amongst the 2018 applications.

 

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During this workshop we explore incorporating viruses into our cooking practices with 3Package Deal artist Pei-Ying Lin. What will our viral future look like?

 

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An article about the role that art can play in ethical reflection on risky and controversial technologies.

 

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The STARTS programme supporting innovation through science, technology and arts, has been invited to the Milano Digital Week.

 

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With this meeting ArtScience Forum connects the ArtScience research community to kickstart a collaborative project. Miha Turšič from Waag is one of the key speakers.

 

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As part of Trust Me, I'm an Artist, artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy are each taking multiple Ancestry DNA tests. During this event, the artists will present their findings and discuss the bioethical issues with a specially convened ethics committee.

 

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On Thursday 16 November the performance from artist Maja Smrekar with ethics panel takes place. Followed the next day by the conclusive symposium of ‘Trust me, I’m an artist’ during which artists, ethicists, scientists and representatives of the institutions involved will present their vision and thought.

 

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Four artists who had a Mondriaan funded artist-in-residency at AGA LAB and Waag will show their work at Urban Resort LELY (opposite Lelylaan train station) from 6-13 May 2017: Kaleb de Groot, Claudia Doms and Eva Pel and Debra Solomon.

 

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Future Emerging Art and Technology, an exhibition of artworks created by internationally acclaimed artists working in collaboration with cutting edge European Union research projects, exploring gene regulation, quantum physics, underwater robotics, carbon capture, and exascale computing.

 

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In "Heirloom", Gina Czarnecki grows skin portraits of her daughters from their own cells onto glass casts. The growing portraits are bathed in a liquid that feeds them and prevents infection. When the growing cells reach the thickness of tissue paper they are removed, preserved, and displayed.

 

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Marleen Stikker will attend the session 'Success stories from industry and regional development' at the meeting 'Innovation at the intersection of Arts, Sciences and Technology' on December 1st, 2015 in Brussels.

 

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CIANT Prague is organizing another installment of the Trust me, I’m an Artist series.

 

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Gard du Nord is primarily a show about the body: its shape, its membrane, and its boundaries. The sentence written along the walls of the theatre (a quote by the humanist Caspar Barlaeus) has been interpreted by the three artists in different ways. In their works, these artists have chosen different scales of perception, touch, and sight. All the works are new, site-specific commissions.

 

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This evening will be the concluding event of The Future of Art and Science Collaborations, a project started in the Fall of 2013, set out to investigate the collaborative aspects of the interactions between the arts and sciences.

 

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The next FEAT Workshop will be held at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz on September 8th 2016. It is open to the public and will not only provide great insight into the work done so far by the FEAT teams and art/science collaborations in general.

 

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6-02-2018

Gare de l'est

or the first time ever, works by Alberto Burri (Città di Castello, 1915 – Nice, 1995) from the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri will be shown alongside pieces by Nicola Samorì (Forlì, 1977) and Gustave Joseph Witkowski (Nevers, 1844 – Paris, 1922) at the University of Padua’s Anatomical theatre and the Cucina Anatomica, where students once prepared the corpses for anatomy lessons.

 

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What do the emerging field of bio art and science have in common? Artist Charlotte Jarvis, professor of Molecular Genetics Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute) and writer Bas Heijne discuss societal, scientific and ethical questions regarding a challenging and innovative bio art project, designed to raise awareness and understanding of colon cancer.

 

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'The Romantic Disease' exhibition by Anna Dumitriu explores the history of tuberculosis (TB) from artistic, social and scientific perspectives and covers subjects such as superstition, TB's literary and romantic associations, the development of antibiotics and the latest research into whole-genome sequencing of mycobacteria. From 21 June to 27 July (Thursday to Sunday 11.00 – 17.00).

 

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During Ars Electronica 2014 you can join the BIO KiiCS Open Training presentations and discussion, and get an exclusive preview to the ICT ART CONNECT.study.

 

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Lucas Evers (Head of Open Wetlab) will be one of the speakers at the international conference 'Naturally Hypernatural: Visions of Nature' at the School of Visual Arts in New York (USA).

 

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ICT Art Connect 2013 is a 3-day event at the European Parliament, BOZAR, iMAL, HLP Gallery, and Hotel Bloom in Brussels, that will explore crossings of ICT and art as a promising path for new technology-based creative responses to contemporary societal challenges.

 

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Who, what and why we eat, or not, are no longer just matters of personal preference; it is no longer a neutral topic of small talk as nowadays food is deeply marked by ethics, politics, economy and health issues. What is it going to look like in the future?

 

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ICT & Art Connect sets out to bring together artists and technologists to explore new ways of working. Collaborative acts of co-creation, together with an open and multidisciplinary discussion will foster the blending of Art and Technology.

 

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Discuss, experience and co-create with leading artists, technologists and thought leaders during our ICT and Art Connect event: Economies of Art and Technology Collaboration: Politics, Ethics, Power and Propaganda. We will critically interrogate the assumptions around the market potential and value of artists. And look at ways in which artists and technologists can develop successful collaborations which are viable and sustainable.

 

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The performative turn in humanities strongly influences the way we analyze reality. It does not only concern performance art but also social and political aspects of modernity. The key features of performativity are agency and embodied experience, which are also crucial in bioartistic practices. What are the contexts of our encounters with a living, artistic medium and how it impacts the way we perceive Life?

 

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Hybridity is one of the most fashionable words in modern society; it is used to describe culture, architecture, media, medicine and even car engines. Thinking about mythological creatures such as the centaur and Cyclops, and the fears and anxieties those represented and tried to exorcise, hybridity shows a long and fascinating history.

 

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Lucas Evers of Waag's Open Wetlab will speak at a BioArt & BioDesign meeting in Paris, France on 6 March 2014.

 

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4-02-2018

Opening Gluon

Lucas Evers (Head of Programme Open Wetlab) will give a presentation at the opening of Gluon - platform for art, science and technology in Brussels, Belgium.

 

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The Future of Art & Science Collaborations is a series of double lectures by eminent international researchers and practitioners from the field where art and science interact.

 

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The Future of Art & Science Collaborations is a series of double lectures by eminent international researchers and practitioners from the field where art and science interact.

 

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The Future of Art & Science Collaborations is a series of double lectures by eminent international researchers and practitioners from the field where art and science interact.

 

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The Future of Art & Science Collaborations is a series of double lectures by eminent international researchers and practitioners from the field where art and science interact.

 

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20,000 euros await the winners of the STARTS Prize 2018. The international STARTS Prize is launched to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts.

 

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Lucas Evers of the Open Wetlab of Waag participates in the webinar 'The Power of Arts and Technology Collaboration' on Thursday 14th, December, 2017.

 

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On Thursday 16 November a performance by award-winning Slovenian artist Maja Smrekar will take place at Waag. Smrekar challenges us to rethink our attitude and relationships with other species.

 

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During the second STARTS Talk the advantages and challenges of collaborations between science, technology and arts were discussed during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, focus specifically on the healthcare industry.

 

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Artist-designer Garnet Hertz, designer-strategist Heinrich Eisele, psychologist-artist Philippe Bertrand and media-theorist Kristoffer Gansing were invited to Drive Volkswagen Forum in Berlin to discuss the advantages and challenges of collaborations between sciences, technology and the arts in the first STARTS Talks in Berlin.

 

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Waag is initiating a brand-new format of inspiring talks this autumn and taking it on the road through Europe. How can science, technology and art interact more tightly, and how do they benefit from each other?

 

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In this edition of the STARTS Talks the focus is on artistic research and the relevance for industry and science.

 

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The 'Future and Emergent Art and Technology' project has resulted in the publication of an illustrated catalogue, that documents the processes and outcomes of unique and in depth collaborations between artists and scientists.

 

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STARTS Talks is a series of presentations and discussions that bring together prominent practitioners and speakers to present their work and vision on the interactions between Science, Technology and the ARTS.

 

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On Tuesday the 19th of September, Frank Kolkman performed the first of a series of public experiments called ‘Outrospectre’ at Waag

 

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The FEAT project – Future Emerging Art and Technology – has paired artists with FET research consortia across Europe.

 

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During this symposium, artists and researchers from different fields will briefly present what they have achieved within STARTS and other similar research programs.

 

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In Trust Me, I'm An Artist, artists explore the ethical limits of upcoming (bio)technologies. New is the fact that they, as is practice for scientists, need to justify themselves for an ethics committee.

 

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The program of every Ars Electronica Festival is an extraordinary mix of diverse formats and features.

 

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De biokunstenaars Xandra van der Eijk met ‘Seasynthesis’, Cheng Guo met ‘Anon. - An intervention in the Anthropocene’ en Jiwon Woo (USA) met ‘Mother's Hand Taste (Son-mat)’ zijn op vrijdag 19 mei uitgeroepen tot de winnaars van de Bio Art & Design Award 2017 (BAD Award).

 

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This year’s STARTS PRIZE recipients come from Japan and Switzerland. “I’m Humanity” garnered the Grand Prize for Artistic Exploration for Etsuko Yakushimaru; the Grand Prize for Innovative Collaboration goes to Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH–Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT for their “Rock Print” installation.

 

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A group exhibition as a result of Trust Me, I'm an Artist at Zone2Source with art works on the ethical complexities of emerging (bio)technologies. Until June 25th at Het Glazen Huis, Amstelpark.

 

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The work 'Parting the waves' of Semiconductor (artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) is part of the exhibition 'Future Emerging Art and Technology' .

 

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13-02-2017

STARTS prize

The STARTS Prize is an annual recognition of two innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art.

 

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Internationally renowned artists and Future and Emerging Technology researchers team up and work for 9 months together in the cross-disciplinary FEAT initiative.

 

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Lucas Evers is a guest in the programme of Museum Boerhaave during the Nacht van Kunst & Kennis in Leiden. The information about this event is only available in Dutch.

 

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In the weekend of 24 - 25 September the interactive exhibition ‘The anatomical lesson: dissecting medical futures’ by Agi Haines takes place in the Theatrum Anatomicum, in which historical anatomical lessons are linked to 3D printing and human modification.

 

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We have created a booklet to present the participating artists and scientific projects of FEAT.

 

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Heirloom is a project by artist Gina Czarnecki. The Heirloom project involves growing “skin portraits” of Czarnecki’s daughters.

 

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Future and Emerging Art and Technologies (FEAT) has paired six artists with scientists running research projects in the context of the EU backed programme, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET).

 

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The next performance in the Trust Me, I'm an Artist (TMIAA) project will take place at the transmediale festival in Berlin. TMIAA focuses on the ethical issues that occur at the intersection of art, biotechnology, and biomedicine. Waag is a lead partner within the TMIAA project and Lucas Evers, head of our Open Wetlab, works closely with our artists in residence. Because Lucas has such a unique perspective on the initiative, I recently decided to interview him. The following is a condensed account of our conversation.

 

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Marleen Stikker participated in the Dutch Nationale Wetenschapsquiz 2015 (national science quiz), in the (winning!) team of 'inventors'.

 

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Six leading international artists were hosted within FET projects through fully funded embedded residencies.

 

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Lucas Evers of our Open Wetlab will speak at a BIO·FICTION special on 7 November of the InScience festival in Nijmegen.

 

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“Larger processes of cultural significance”: this is what of the brochure of Gare du Nord contained and released in reference to the piece of Sonja Bäumel. This statement gained more significance from the second week of the exhibition period onwards as the artwork has indeed faced a growth that challenged its own structure, materials, its author, its environment, the other pieces in the show and all the different individuals related to it, such as the curator and all the visitors.

 

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5-06-2015

Gare du Nord

Gare du Nord was an exhibition that explored the nature of men inside the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam and questions the identity of the building as a space in the past as well as the present. In the Waag building, the visual arts and medical sciences continue to mingle in collaborations that provide novel insights into bodies and technology.

 

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Marit Mihklepp (Estonia) was one of the students that followed the 'Life Live, Live Life' bio art course that we gave at the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Academy of Visual Art and the Royal Conservatory at The Hague. She wrote this contribution about microbial perfumes.

 

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Developing ethical frameworks for artists, cultural institutions and audiences engaged in the challenges of creating and experiencing new art forms in biotechnology and biomedicine in Europe.

 

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The Open Wetlab was asked to organize a course on biotechnology at the Art Science Interfaculty, an interdisciplinary bachelor and master programme that fosters curiosity driven research as approach for the making of art.

 

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Pigeons, human stem cells, fungi, cut-flowers – about anything that lives can serve as working material for bio art and design. In Matter of Life, Mu and guest curator William Myers present nine much-discussed research projects at the intersection of life sciences, art and design.

 

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Louise Whiteley - Talk for opening of ‘The Romantic Disease’ at the Waag. As The Romantic Disease shows, bringing different eras together helps to reveal unexpected connections, confront alternative histories, show how our present perspectives could have been otherwise, and also to raise new possibilities for the future.

 

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Waag presented the exhibition and workshop 'The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis'.

 

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We visited Mandy Smith, paper artist, in her Amsterdam workspace. Amongst Random Studio's 3D designers, tech equipment and hip studio space the designer stands out.

 

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Lucas Evers of Waag participates in the joint symposium Art and Innovation: The Future of Interdisciplinarity on 19 March, organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut and The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends (STT).

 

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I think that BioArt can be seen as the significant other of both scientists and artists. A menáge-a-trois between love for the rational and explainable, and the form and aesthetic of living organisms.

 

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In ‘Hybrids, Chimeras and other Monsters’ the goal was to step away from the yuk-factor, and to take a closer look at BioArt from artists like Guy Ben-Ary.

 

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In February 2014, Waag's Wetlab brings a new series of three lectures by Joanna Jeśman at the Waag titled 'Living tissues and living issues', as a continuation of the series The Future of Art & Science Collaborations we started last year in October.

 

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Is art the ultimate tool to make science attractive and understandable for a wide range of audiences? Join our discussion at this ICT and Art Connect event.

 

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ICT & Art Connect sets out to bring together artists and technologists to explore new ways of working.

 

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On November 9, 10 and 11 Waag participated in the ICT&ART Connect 2013 workshop. The goal of the workshop aimed to bring technologists and artists together to collaboratively work on new themes, ideas, practices and technologies.

 

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The Future of Art & Science Collaborations was a series of lectures by eminent international researchers and practitioners in the field where art and science interact.

 

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Genetically modified embryos of Zebrafish injected with GMO algae are playing an important role in the artwork Errorarium by Adam Zaretsky.

 

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Three years ago the project called 'Cell explorer' was amongst the finalists of the first edition of the DA4GA (2010/2011). Unfortunately they didn't win but did succeed in finding partners (the UMCG and RUG) that supported them to realize the project.

 

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DA4GA stands for Designers & Artists for Genomics Award. This unique Dutch contest brings art, design and life sciences together. Teams of scientists and artists are working with living material in their projects. This year, three projects were awarded: Living Mirror, Fish Bone Chapel and Ergo Sum.

 

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The Dutch edition of the book 'The City as interface' by Martijn de Waal was published on 2 April 2013 with a book launch that day at Pakhuis de Zwijger. The English edition will be ready at the end of May 2013.

 

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The antlers on the wall on either side of the hall come from all over the world. The same thing goes for the audience - young men and women with fast glasses or flashy lipstick are sitting beside men in suit or a casual sweater. There is tension in the air. We are in the ‘Pesthuis’ at Naturalis for the announcement of the winners of the third edition of the Designers & Artists for Genomics Award, which rewards leading bio-art initiatives.

 

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On November 30, visitors of the seventh edition of PhDO could test the Labyrinth Psyhotica and the Wearable that are both created by scientist and artist Jennifer Kanary. Next to this, Jennifer presented here taboo-breaking research on psychosis.

 

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The Center for PostNatural History and Waag present: PostNatural Organisms of the European Union. A 21st Century Wunderkammer in the tradition of anatomist Frederik Ruysch back in the Waag, featuring altered life forms.

 

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Last Friday the premiere of ‘PostNatural Organisms of the European Union’ took place in Amsterdam at Waag.

 

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or the exhibition 'PostNatural Organisms of the European Union' at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag the Center for PostNatural History and Waag organize a suiting finnisage. This exhibit featured 11 preserved specimens of life forms that were intentionally altered by humans using the processes of domestication, selective breeding and genetic engineering. With Rich Pell (director Center for Postnatural History) and Paul van Krimpenfort (scientist, creator of the first transgenic bull Herman).

 

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The performance Que le cheval vive en moi (May the horse live in me) is an extreme, medical self-experiment with a blood-brotherhood beyond species boundaries. With this performance the French duo Art Orienté objet calls for greater ecological responsibility from humans, whose technologies increasingly instrumentalize other animals and plants.

 

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On 20 and 21 March 2012 we started the COMMIT research programme. This blogpost is only available in Dutch.

 

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The Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award (DA4GA) highlighted and explored the exciting and novel possibilities between design, artistic practice and Life Sciences.

 

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Between 2003 to 2009, three series of Sentient Creatures lectures were organized by Waag and Canadian artist Graham Smith.

 

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The Waag's Theatrum Anatomicum was built in 1691 as a space dedicated to advanced experimenting.

 

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8-03-2012

Vanitas

Vanitas was an art installation at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag by Karen Ingham in April 2005.

 

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8-03-2012

Corpus

Corpus was a series of lectures held in the Theatrum Anatomicum in 2005 on the subject of anatomy in the arts and the anatomy of the web.

 

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Liveform Telekinetics, LF:TK, was a project by artists Jeff Mann & Michelle Teran. LFTK was an experiment in networked social spaces - kinetic LiveArt through the Internet.