critical making

Critical making refers to the hands-on productive activities that link digital technologies to society.

 

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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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The two-day symposium Making Matters, organised by the Critical Making consortium, takes place at West The Hague.

 

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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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How can the creative industry and maker community help solve humanitarian challenges in a refugee camp?

 

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Op de dag van de Witte Stok presenteert Debby Marchena het prototype van haar lichtgevende wittte stok die is ontwikkeld tijdens MakeHealth: prototyping reeks in FabLab Amsterdam.

 

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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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A 'Critical Making' panel session will be held during the international conference Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations (PHTR).

 

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Are you passionate about creativity, technology and maker education? Visit the FabLearn Conference in September.

 

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Behind all the maker spaces at the public libraries in Amsterdam lies a tireless team of manufacturing coaches.

 

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Last week I was part of Steamconf 2018 Barcelona where innovative teachers and educators gathered.

 

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Cultural institutes and schools and increasingly interested in maker education. Waag offers workshops throughout the country.

 

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In this critical making workshop we will have time to waste. Discover how one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, while reviving your old toys with tech-artist Edwin Dertien.

 

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Curious what you can do in a Fablab? In this workshop we experiment with DIY healthcare applications.

 

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On Friday 13 November, Ista Boszhard (concept developer) will give a short presentation and take part in a panel discussion on social use of technology during winterLAB: meeting on communities and critical use of technology

 

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7-02-2018

MakeHealth #3

The 16th of June, the third MakeHealth Meetup will be part of the "Care in the City" program of Pakhuis de Zwijger, where we will be hosting another meeting around the theme of MakeHealth.

 

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Can we hack everyday object? In this workshop designers and artist Jesse Howard tells about his research on new design and production systems for everyday objects. After this we will hack a computer mouse.

 

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31-07-2017

Gene coop

DNA is the most personal data available. Where is your DNA stored? And with whom do you want to share it? We believe citizens should remain owners of their genetic data.

 

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After last years' Textile Academy, we now announce a new program made in collaboration with FabTextiles and Academany: the first edition of the Fabricademy, a new textile academy. It will begin at the TextileLab of Waag and other selected laboratories worldwide on the 26th of September 2017.

 

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The 'Critical Making' project has delivered a position paper as an outcome of three earlier held meetings. A full pdf version (that includes references) is also available.

 

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The Future Flux festival will take place on 9 and 10 June in the Onderzeebootloods at RDM Rotterdam. For curious people and a platform for new developments in the fields of technology, art and innovation.

 

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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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Since 2015 a Dutch research group engages itself to deepen the understanding of the notion of Critical Making, an existing concept used in Maker Culture and to further develop this notion in arts and design. On May 22nd, a first draft of a position paper about Critical Making will be presented at Waag.

 

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The Dutch research council NWO has awarded a 500.000 euros grant to a consortium headed by Prof. Dr. Janneke Wesseling (Leiden University) as main applicant and Dr. Florian Cramer (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences) as co-applicant. Waag is one of the partners in the consortium.

 

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We welcome fashion and textile enthusiasts to celebrate the official opening of the TextileLab Amsterdam with us. A place were we will share, question, innovate, hack, make, and meet; and where we experiment with craftsmanship, technology and digital fabrication for the textile and clothing industry.

 

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Openthings formed a platform for designers who wanted to go beyond consuming and become prosumers.

 

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On 13 May 2015, the first Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab was held. More than 50 citizens, scientists and technicians gathered to gain more insight in their city. By measuring the city themselves in the next months, to investigate and get into action based on the results.

 

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One Architecture and Waag both are researching how digital (fabrication) technologies can change the field of architecture. 3D design, scanning, printing and milling, social networking, all these and other technologies are changing how we make things, fitting to our local contexts and personal needs.

 

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How attached are makers to their objects and what are the effects of digital DIY on the environment?

 

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Recently, I visited two exhibitions on the design of life. First I went to 'Project Genesis' during the Ars Electronica festival in Linz, and after that I visited the exposition 'Biodesign' at the Dutch Architecture Institute in Rotterdam. The cross pollinations between design, art and bio technology are exhibited more often these days, and I was curious if these two could surprise me.

 

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The FAB6 Conference was held from 15-20 August at the Waag in Amsterdam and several locations in The Netherlands.