artistic research

Artistic research, also seen as 'practice-based research', can take form when creative works are considered both the research and the object of research itself. It is the debatable body of thought which offers an alternative to purely scientific methods in research in its search for knowledge and truth.

 

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Shue Lea Cheang made the installation 3x3x6 at the Venice Biennale 2019: "data is our biggest prison."

 

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During the Graduation Awards 2019 of the KABK in The Hague, Waag presented the Technology & Society prize for the first time.

 

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Aesthetics of Exclusion researches digital manifestations of the physical city. An interview with Sjoerd ter Borg.

 

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On the longest day of the year, Waag opened planet B at Amsterdam Science Park, a place for artistic research and expeditions.

 

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Waag opens it's first outpost on 21 June: planet B, a place for artistic and public research at Amsterdam Science Park.

 

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Larisa Blazic is a London-based artist, feminist hacker and educator. She is currently artist in residence at the DECODE project.

 

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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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At the occasion of the Supre:organism residency you are invited to the EuroMoonMars Workshop at ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk on 13-15 May 2019.

 

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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 first Critical Making evening forms an introduction to the research. With presentation by Florian Cramer, Letizia Chiappini and Shailoh Phillips.

 

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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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The mission of this residency programme is to explore what contribution art can make to these scientific fields.

 

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

 

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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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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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What is it like to be in psychosis? Within the trajectory of an artistic research PhD, our former artist in residence Jennifer Kanary has explored several psychosis simulation projects and analyzed them against the descriptions of those with experience of psychosis.

 

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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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The first in a new series of Trust me, I'm an Artist performances, Martin O'Brien shows his work.

 

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

 

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As part of the ‘Trust Me, I’m an Artist’ project, Kapelica Gallery presents a work by Špela Petrič. In the series Confronting Vegetal Otherness, intermedia artist Špela Petrič explores the possibility of intercognition between humans and plants based on the innate biosemiotic processes.

 

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Karien Vermeulen (Head of programme Creative Learning Lab) will speak at a two-day conference entitled: “Art & Education: Teaching and Pedagogical Approaches in 21st Century School”. The conference will be held in Athens, Greece at the Onassis Cultural Centre on the 3rd and 4th of October 2015.

 

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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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Big, Open & Beautiful is a series of interesting talks put together by Waag and Pakhuis de Zwijger about open data, big data, and data visualization. During the next edition, we'll look at the potential pitfalls of saving and sharing data related to our most intimate domain: our bodies.

 

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This is an exciting event within the Trust Me I’m an Artist project. Transmediale will host an ethics panel regarding the Cellular Propeller project by Howard Boland.

 

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In the DIY Antibiotica workshop series we prototype and test alternative strategies to counter the antibiotics crisis. After the first workshop “HUNT”, in which we explored the realm of antibiotics as a whole and analyzed the bellic semantics used, it is now time to zoom in a particular field of antibiotic research and grow our own antibiotics.

 

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During the event, audience members will participate in a futuristic anatomy lesson as they interact with sculptures by artist Agi Haines. Haines’ work focuses on the implications of technology and their impact on the human form. Through the production of realistic sculptures, her works elaborate on the needs and desires behind human enhancement, modification, and alteration by looking at how the scientific research endorsing these possibilities are disseminated.

 

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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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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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Saturday 21 June, artist Anna Dumitriu will lead a hands-on workshop around the theme of her "Romantic Disease" exhibition: the world of tuberculosis. During this edition of Do It Together Bio we work with possibly pathogenic bacteria and discuss the advances in clinical microbiology.

 

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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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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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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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Mind Float is a unique type of listening experience that combines state-of-the-art 3D sound, neuroscience, and ancient sound healing techniques. During a Mind Float session you will find yourself seated in the center of an immersive audio system while led through a powerful and dynamic relaxation sound journey.

 

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The Amsterdam Arts Council organizes this evening in collaboration with Waag, Mediamatic and Pakhuis de Zwijger as part of a working visit of the Council for Culture to Amsterdam.

 

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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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Paulien Melis (Creative Care Lab) will give a talk at the the Studium Generale programme ‘Science and Speculations’ of Erasmus MC and the Willem De Kooning Academy (WdKA) in Rotterdam on 1 November 2017.

 

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

 

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Can art help us to understand the ethical complexities of developments from the scientific frontier? The exhibition, Trust Me, I'm an Artist, explores the roles of the artists, scientists, institutions and public involved.

 

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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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21-04-2017

Critical Making

The project Critical Making will bring together practices in contemporary art, design and technology with artistic research.

 

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Willet and O’Reilly will perform their work Be-wildering as part of Trust me I’m an artist on which a specially formed ethics committee will react.

 

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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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Een avond met internationale kunstenaars Agi Haines (eerder artist-in-residence bij Waag), Steve Kurtz en René ten Bos, Denker des Vaderlands. Gezamenlijk bespreken zij de mogelijkheden en uitdagingen die zich aandienen nu de mens in staat is op celniveau het leven te herscheppen.

 

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Supported by the 'Tijdelijke Binnenlandateliers' (temporary workspaces) call of the Mondriaan Fund, AGA Lab, Waag’s Fablab, Open Wetlab and Textile Lab offer their facilities and expertise to Debra Solomon, Kaleb de Groot and duo Eva Pel & Claudia Doms during a residency period of approximately two months, culminating in an exhibition.

 

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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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In the exhibition Data Aesthetics – The Interactive Art works of art could be found that showed us the diverse impacts of big data on business, knowledge and society.

 

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Last weekend Agi Haines closed off her one year artist in residency. Visitors could take part in the exhibition ‘The anatomical lesson: dissecting medical futures’ by interacting with Agi’s sculptures.

 

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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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3-05-2016

Rare earth

For the three-day event 'What’s the matter with cooperation', I was invited by Belgian colleagues of Gluon partner organisation Buda in Kortrijk, to speak about the models of collaboration between the arts, and bio-sciences that Waag uses, such a critical making, probes for debate and our own method 'users as designers'.

 

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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 3Package Deal is a collaboration between AFK and Bureau Broedplaatsen (BBp), in which international top talents from diverse art disciplines receive an annual development budget for a work and living space.

 

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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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Agatha Haines is working as artist-in-residence at Waag's Open Wetlab this year, as part of the 3Package Deal program of the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

 

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

 

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We are deeply concerned about the imbalance in the arts funding in The Netherlands. The recent redeployment of resources seriously threatens to weaken the architecture, design and e-culture.

 

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24-11-2015

Body of Matter

Body of Matter presents the work of ten artists that advance our ideas about the body. They explore its materiality, stimulation, quantification using technology, integration with alien matter, and, finally, its obsolescence by simulation.

 

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The creatieve sector is essential for the development of the city, states Kristien van de Oever in an opinion article in Het Parool (in Dutch). But the art and culture policy lacks vision.

 

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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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Three projects, each worth 25.000 euros, have been selected as winners of the Bio Art & Design Award 2015 by an international jury on Friday May 22nd. A Dutch bioscientist is involved in the execution of each BAD Award winning project.



 

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Recently, the new book "Performance as Interface | Interface as Performance" of artist and researcher Marloeke van der Vlugt was presented during the Play/Perform/Participate conference in Utrecht.

 

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A programme at Theatrum Anatomicum in the De Waag exploring the relation between art and knowledge, curated by curator, writer and researcher Christel Vesters, with the participation of Jochen Dehn, Natasha Ginwala, Vincent Icke and more.

 

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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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5-06-2014

Fresh air!

How healthy is our environment? What about the air quality and noise levels around your home and can you measure and improve these? As part of the Smart Citizen kit project, the artists of Cascoland show you during "Fresh air!" what Coughing Shrubs are, how stressed a tree can be, and serve you herby soup.

 

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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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The Other Dinner was an experimental and interactive dinner that investigated our meat culture. We prepared and ate parts of the pig, cow, chicken or sheep that are normally intended for export or animal feed. Check out this video-report for a glimpse of the event.

 

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The Other Dinner is an experimental and interactive dinner that investigates the meat culture of the past, the present and the future.

 

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The 'embodied learning'-installation that we built together with artist Marloeke van de Vlugt is now ready to be used in education.

 

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Creative Learning Lab of Waag and Kennisnet researched the possibilities of embodied learning and what role it can play in learning 21st century skills.

 

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A contribution by Laura Buijs, intern at Waag for COMMIT Play. This blogpost is only available in Dutch.

 

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What does your urine say about you? More than a workshop that tries to do what science does better, Do It Together Bio is a series of workshops that stand for experiencing by making.

 

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'Top sector creative industries incomplete without the arts. Artistic research is a source of unexpected inventions just like scientific research'. Opinion article written by Alexander Rinnooy Kan, Marleen Stikker and Paul Rutten.

 

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On the 23rd of January 2013, the book Witnessing You, On Trust and Truth in a Networked World, was launched in de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam. The book presents the artistic research by 13 artists. This artistic research is fundamental to the unique interdisciplinary research programme Participatory Systems Initiative at TU Delft.

 

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17-12-2012

PhDO

PhDO fostered a hands-on approach of creative research in the Netherlands. It brought together (aspiring) researchers and practitioners within the Creative Sector who were dedicated to share their knowledge, questions and experiences.

 

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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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Labyrinth Psychotica is a practice-based PhD project by artist Jennifer Kanary in which she researched how a work of art can make tangible being psychotic and to contribute to the enhancement of the treatment as well as how we cope with psychosis.

 

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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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8-03-2012

COMMIT

The COMMIT program brings together leading researchers in search engines, parallel computing, databases, interaction in context, embedded systems and knowledge technology.

 

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8-03-2012

Rituals

In the Rituals project, people were invited to tell the stories of their personal religious objects, experiences and rituals.

 

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8-03-2012

RADICAL

About the two-year research programme RADICAL.

 

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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

Lost & Found

Drawing from their network of budding artists, the editors of the Lost & Found programme compose evenings of audiovisual presentations at witch the audience puts in the extra zing.

 

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8-03-2012

Brandon

Brandon is a documentary story about (sexual) identity, initiated by the internationally acclaimed media artist Shu Lea Cheang, and made accessible through the Internet in 1998-1999.

 

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Nine (9) was a project of Graham Harwood.

 

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8-03-2012

i-MAP

i-MAP was a one-year interdisciplinary collaborative project, implemented through a trans-European network.

 

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Full-colour catalog gives an overview of the Connected programme 2003-2005.

 

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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.