experiment

An experiment is a procedure carried out to support, refute, or validate a hypothesis. Experiments provide insight into cause-and-effect by demonstrating what outcome occurs when a particular factor is manipulated. Experiments vary greatly in goal and scale, but always rely on repeatable procedure and logical analysis of the results. 

 

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28-05-2019

MuseumCamp 2019

On 13, 14 and 15 June another edition of MuseumCamp takes place at the historical museum Muiderslot!

 

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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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On September 19th, Frank Kolkman will perform the first of a series of public experiments called 'Outrospectre', attempting to achieve an automated out-of-body experience* at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam.

 

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In this special Open Wetlab night we host a Chaos Theory Workshop by Erwin Hoogerwoord (participant BioHack Academy). The next technological revolution will probably not have perfectly rounded corners. It will be something that emerges from the chaos of life. In 1944 Erwin Schrödinger asked: “What is life?”, proposing that from simple systems can emerge complex things. In the eighties a new science emerged in the form of Chaos Theory. Answering some of Schrodingers questions through the power of mathematics.

 

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The speed at which our biotechnological world is changing makes it difficult to reflect on how we feel about it. Het Praktikum offers a platform for this, during the first edition we analyzed CRISPR technology and debat.

 

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The Cinekid Festival 2016 takes place from Saturday 15 until 21 October at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Waag is present at the Medialab of the festival, with a special installation for kids in which they can measure their environment.

 

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Thousands of ants visited Waag on June 3rd, under the supervision of German artist, audiovisual naturalist and ant lover Kuai Shen.

 

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What can a large industrial multinational learn from a Fablab, that makes new digital technologies accessible for the public? Saint-Gobain came to the Waag last year, to experiment with other ways of thinking, working and making.

 

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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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On December 11th in 2013, SURFnet, UMC Utrecht, RUG, Plus Vorm and Waag performed their first, worldwide educational application of 4K to live surgery. In this publication, we have gathered the experiences and lessons learned from the project partners to aid in the understanding, reproduction, and scaling of the experiment.

 

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We're kicking off the second edition of the Brain Hack with a brain-stimulating evening. During the program, we'll be playing with memory with the Donders Institute, watching a brain-performance by Arnon Grunberg, and eating grey matter with culinary columnist, Joel Broekaert.

 

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The New Material exhibition opened in the New Institute in Rotterdam includes two projects that were realized in the Open Wetlab.

 

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16-08-2014

Vaghurt

Alice Vandeleur-Boorer and Tereza Valentova experimented in our Open Wetlab for three weeks. They were looking for a method to make cheese with their own bacteria.

 

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14-08-2014

Mood Room

The 'Mood Room' developed by Waag is an interactive installation that was created as part of the Play section of the COMMIT research programme. It uses 'embodied learning': a form of learning where to whole body is used to get results.

 

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12-08-2014

Whiskers

Waag developed 'Whiskers': objects that remotely connect people in a playful way.

 

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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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Online education has the future. But how to monitor students that are not physically present? During the fourth edition of Students in Motion the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences experimented with the largest virtual class in the world. Eighty coaches co-ordinated more than two thousand first year students with feedback and comments through an online connection.

 

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Live streaming an operation in Ultra High Definition into a lecture room. On the 11th of December Waag, SURFnet and the Medical University of Utrecht (UMCU) have made this happen. During this pilot, called ‘Future Operations’, we went on a trip inside the ear.

 

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In January 2014, we organise a two-day DIY Bio-Logic workshop during which designers, biohackers, artists, developers and architects make 2/3D structures of organic, super fertile material which will be colonized by living organisms.

 

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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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Op 11 december organiseren Waag, SURFnet en UMCU de pilot Future Operations: voor het eerst ter wereld, gaan we een operatie live streamen vanuit de OK naar een collegezaal.

 

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On 11 December 2013, Waag, SURFnet and UMCU organized the pilot event Future Operations. For the first time in the world live footage in ultra-HD quality (4K) was sent through a live stream from the surgery room to a lecture room.

 

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Fabschool Kids at #OHM2013: enjoying the sun between hackers and nerds.

 

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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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On 10 and 11 January, twenty youngsters tested our new installation for the project Play. Concept developer Marise Schot describes the tests and the results.

 

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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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Who searches for 'trans-dimensional portal' on the internet will quite soon be in esoteric circles, where it will be described as 'a gateway between universes'. At the 4K CineGrid Studio at the Waag in Amsterdam, developers are currently building an installation by that name. What can we expect there? Will we soon be able to jump into another dimension? Who knows.

 

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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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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

Health-Lab

Waag's Creative Care Lab participated in the Health-Lab project, that aimed at stimulating and accelerating innovation in health care, with a strong focus at the (end) users.

 

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Instructables Restaurant is the first restaurant in the world where everything you see, use and eat is downloaded from instructables.com.

 

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De Zingende Stad (The Singing Town) was a vocal, interactive multimedia art project. Waag made a website, provided network services and educational support.

 

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How can elderly people stay independent in their own house? To answer this question Waag recentely created a model for the HealthLab project in Amsterdam.