creative research

A form of research that involves artists and designers in the process. Artists and designers know better than anyone that they must question technology in order to get to the bottom of things, overthrow sacred cows, stimulate imagination and fantasy, create unexpected connections, and—above all—search for meaning.

 

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In collaboration with TextileLab Amsterdam, designer Charlotte Bakkenes researches the importance and reinterpretation of traditional crafts techniques for the fashion industry. Aesthetics, crafts and technology together will lead to innovative materials, processes and techniques.

 

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Visualised: the talks and exhibition held at Waag in the field of fashion, textiles and materials on March 7th, 2019.

 

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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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Talks & exhibition on creative research, speculative design, sustainability and social innovation in the field of fashion, textiles and materials.

 

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How are we using robots in the classroom? What are opportunities and challenges? Examine the robots yourself on 31 January to find out!

 

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

 

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Did you know that in the textile industry one the most environmentally disastrous processes is the dyeing of fibres and textiles? During this talk we give the floor to experts from different fields and explore the potential of bacteria dyeing together.

 

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Frank Kresin (Research Director of Waag) will speak at the event "Why Labs? Empowering citizens as drivers of innovation" in Brussels on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The meeting is organized by the Barcelona City Council and the European Network of Living Labs.

 

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Karien Vermeulen (Creative Learning Lab) will join the Eclectis final symposium in Brussels, that will conclude the project. The objective of the conference: presentation and debate on the recommendations of the Eclectis publication on the role of cultural and creative actors for citizens’ empowerment in the city fabric.

 

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Frank Kresin (Research Director of Waag) will on November 30th speak at Educa Online Berlin 2012, on the subject 'Creative Labs Transforming Higher Education' at the session 'Giving Choices and Awareness of Creativity'. This session looks at supporting 21st century teaching skills and strategies. Research shows that successful teachers encourage creativity.

 

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Our colleagues at Tabakalera, the International Centre for Contemporary Culture of San Sebastián, have published the English version of From the Classroom to the Laboratory (Good Practices for Creating Education Laboratories) through its digital culture and technology laboratory (Hirikilabs).

 

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From interactive playgrounds to online tools that predict future climate changes and apps that could prevent sport injuries. Just some examples of 50 innovative applications that were shown on 2 October 2014 during the The Big Future of Data event of the COMMIT/ research programme.

 

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The Centre of Expertise of the HAN University of Applied Sciences (HAN) and Waag have started a cooperation from a shared vision on the future of education and learning.

 

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To be honest, I had not heard of it before, but 14 November (last Thursday) was actually World Usability Day. One of its messages: "Human error is a misnomer - we don’t have to put up with products and services that don’t work well".

 

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To inspire and support teachers to actively use ICT and new media in the classroom, we are started the project "Teacher in the cloud."

 

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Jorn Dost talked to Neil Maiden about creativity as an export product, creativity in powerful short sessions and creativity within the project Collage.

 

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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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Brainstorming, mind mapping and creative sessions; the Waag was for two days transformed in a “Risk free space to explore".

 

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The Creative Learning Lab of Waag has published a special publication in Dutch on playful learning.

 

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On 31 October the SIG Creative Labs will visit Fablab Arnhem.

 

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23-08-2012

Men on Mars

In Berlin I recently spoke with Bas Lansdorp, initiator of the project Mars One. This private initiative aims to land four astronauts on Mars in April 2023 to live and work there. Permanently.

 

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Trainee Jelmer der Maat developed a Kinect game for Waag that uses embodied learning. Kennisnet Innovation interviewed him and his supervisor Meia Wippoo about the project.

 

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It is not always easy to express yourselve if someone asks you how you're doing. Often we just say ‘Everything is OK’. Sometimes it seems as if we do not want to bother explaining everything. The fact is that articulating a feeling or a state of mind is extremely difficult. If there was a way in which another person could experience what you feel, an explanation would no longer be required. In the pilot 'Play', which falls within the project 'Virtual Worlds for Wellbeing' of COMMIT, we develop an application that will do exactly that. Within this project Waag is developing an environment that encourages ‘embodied learning' and that stimulates young people in a fun way to work on their social and emotional development.

 

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Creative Labs are work spaces or environments where creativity can be stimulated, where ideas or concepts can be developed, user research is done or physical prototypes or products are made. There are many Creative Labs in all sorts and sizes, spread throughout the country. In 2011, a Special Interest Group was established that brings all those people involved at these labs together. The participants meet a couple of times each year to exchange experience, share knowledge and explore the possibilities for further cooperation.

 

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Within many educational and research organisations so-called Creative Labs are used: work spaces or environments where creativity can be stimulated.

 

Event

15-05-2012

PhDO 6: how-to?

PhDO fosters a hands-on approach of Creative Research in the Netherlands. It brings together (aspiring) researchers and practitioners within the Creative Sector who are dedicated to share their knowledge, questions and experiences.

 

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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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StoryBOX facilitates game-based language learning.

 

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Drawing of Today was a cooperation between Waag and the artists Ram Katzir and Yariv Alter Fin.

 

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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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Waag presented a new publication titled 'Users as Designers, a hands-on approach to Creative Research'.

 

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Government and business world should invest in creative and technological tools that suits the modern needs of students and pupils.