public research

Public research is research primarily funded with public money and is carried out by public research institutions. In our case, it also involves an active role for citizens (like in citizens science). It the plays an extremely important role in innovation systems by ensuring the provision of new knowledge.

 

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What can AI teach us about ourselves and our communities? This essay by Tom Demeyer explores the cultural potential of AI.

 

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During the monthly planet B meetings, scientists, artists and citizens are invited to have a dialogue about the social and ecological challenges of our time.

 

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The fourth meetup of planet B is dedicated to gentrification in Amsterdam and the work of Aesthetics of Exclusion.

 

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

 

Project
In this project, we are developing a vision for the future of (open) digital learning materials on behalf of SURF.

 

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The position paper describes points of departure for Waag’s AI Culture lab, marking territories for further research by raising questions, issues and hypotheses.

 

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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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Hidde Kamst examines a more cooperative city with a participatory model and some trade-offs that are involved in participation. 

 

Project

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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Twenty-five years since the rise of the internet, we find ourselves again at a crossroads, states our Public Research agenda for 2019.

 

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Meia Wippoo of Waag traveled to Uganda last summer to meet with the BigPicnic partner in the country. How are they implementing co-creation?

 

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The eHealth Users Guild focuses on the successful implementation of eHealth services and products.

 

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PublicSpaces puts the users first and wants to be an alternative for the current social networks.

 

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'What is the public stack? How can we make the public stack a more viable alternative for the private one, without having to reinvent the wheel?'

 

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June 19th we’ll set our sails for open water to fix the broken internet.

 

Event
Pieter van Boheemen will participate in a panel discussion called 'The changing face of expertise in 21st century: Perspectives on DIY' at the Science in Public (SIP) conference in Sheffield (UK).

 

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To further aid the bottom-up maker education movement in The Netherlands, research is of importance. Commissioned by Platform Maker Education, two partner research groups have conducted a survey of maker education in the Dutch context.

 

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In April, the international conference 'Identity Matters: enriching heritage to meet a new era' was held in Amsterdam.

 

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The Science Journal app taps into all the various sensors in a mobile device or connected Arduino tools to record data and test hypotheses about the physical environment.

 

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The open access Journal of Sensors has published a research paper called 'Citizen Sensing for Improved Urban Environmental Monitoring'.

 

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Commissioned by the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), Waag has conducted a short research into the information need about air quality.

 

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At the start of a new year it's a good practice to look ahead: what will 2016 bring us?

 

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As an outcome of the Design/Fabrication lab project, we have put together a report, that is now available as a free download.

 

Project

16-01-2015

Europeana Space

The objective of Europeana Space was to increase and enhance the creative industries’ use of Europeana by delivering a range of resources to support their engagement.

 

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Waag is one of the partners within the COMMIT research programme. The research results will be presented in the form of so-called Golden Demos, on 2 October at the 'The big future of data'-event that will be held for a wide audience at the location TrouwAmsterdam.

 

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As part of the Smart Citizen kit project, the artists of Cascoland showed during "Fresh air!" in a public event on June 16th at the Nieuwmarkt what Coughing Shrubs are, how stressed a plant can be, and served a herby soup.

 

Project

15-11-2013

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge is a series within our events programme for handycrafters, (student) artists, designers and other creatives in and around our Makers Guild at the Waag, a cooperation between Fablab Amsterdam and the Open Wetlab.

 

Event
Follow an art route in Amsterdam North with installations made by youngsters together with six artists and experiment yourself with citizen science.

 

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Together with Joes Janmaat (intern at Waag) and Helma van Rijn I travelled to Enschede, the Roessingh revalidation centre to propose a number of scenarios for e-health systems to a group of users

 

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ePSI Platform published a report called 'Innovation Contests for Open Data Re-use', written by Antti Poikala en Frank Kresin (Waag). It can be downloaded under a Creative Commons Attribute license.

 

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Frank Kresin and Jorn Dost researched the role of Creative Labs in regard to Dutch education. They interviewed nine different labs across the country and presented the results at the Education Days 2012 (De Onderwijsdagen), on November 14th, 2012.

 

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

 

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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.

 

Project

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.

 

Project

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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Incommunicado was organized by the Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam) together with Waag (Amsterdam) and the New Media Centre Sarai (Delhi), with support from HIVOS, IICD, and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

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

 

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