technology

Technology is the collection of techniques, skills, s and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.

 

In 'Things Come Apart 2.0', photographer Todd McLellan records digital devices that he has taken apart.

 

Where are we currently in the GammaSense project? In what ways can we measure radiation? And the results of an online survey.

 

On November 17 it was thirty years ago that the Netherlands was connected to the internet.

 

A lawsuit filed against Facebook in the US because of sexist job ads exposes the discriminatory nature of online marketing.

 

Socrates Schouten gives you five priorities in using digital technologies for social innovation.

 

The last years have seen a growing number of DIY policing-apps assisting citizens in solving crimes themselves. Is this a good development?

 

An interview with Marleen Stikker about Waag as published by Pakhuis de Zwijger.

 

Waag and the Old Church (Oude Kerk) in Amsterdam are experimenting with adding visual layers to the visitors' experience in the building.

 

Only in very exceptional cases may the city outsource its ICT, Jelle de Graaf and Marleen Stikker are writing in an opinion article in newspaper Het Parool.

 

This has been a tough year for those who believe in the good in people. But there are a few positive notes, says Marleen Stikker.

 

The 'Future and Emergent Art and Technology' project has resulted in the publication of an illustrated catalogue, that documents the processes and outcomes of unique and in depth collaborations between artists and scientists.

 

This interview with Marleen Stikker was written together with Erica Meijers. It was published in the Dutch magazine de Helling, year 29/4. This issue was about big data.

 

In an open letter to the new cabinet in the making, six Dutch organisations give their advice regarding the digital developments in The Netherlands.

 

For children, the Internet is something that has always been there. Few children, however, learn how the Internet really works. Who is the boss? And how do you protect your personal data (or why this is relevant)?

 

Amsterdam is set to become a ‘connected city,’ with the launch of a new Internet-of-Things wireless network that will allow objects to transmit data between each other. Our building De Waag is one of the ten access points.

 

The children that joined our FabSchool Kids centre series started right away with soldering their own mini computer: the Diavolino, a DIY kit by Mad Evil Scientist and a fantastic open-source hardware and software project.

 

The omnipresence of smartphones and the fast rise of iBeacons present new opportunities for information services. But what are iBeacons? These are small sensors with a built-in ARM processor. The technology enables a smart phone or other device to perform actions when in close proximity to an iBeacon, like exchanging their position. They can also measure temperature, movement and acceleration.

 

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.

 

SURFnet and Waag gave a CineGrid/4K demonstration during the Dutch Innovation-estafette on 12 November 2013. A new selection of 4K material was shown, compiled by Thomas Scholz, former manager of the CineGrid Studio at the Waag.

 

How easy it is to follow a course at MIT, Skype to colleagues in Japan, conduct a worldwide business, or even find the perfect partner – all at marginal cost. Now this powerful network has reared it’s ugly head against us as it can store, analyse, classify and corrupt all our on-line activities without us even knowing.

 

The birth of the personal computer, the graphical user interface, the World Wide Web and the 'Internet of Things' have launched our global society into the so-called “information age”.

 

11-03-2013

Care & ICT

During the Care & ICT fair at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht on 13, 14 and 15 March 2013 several interesting technology projects for health care were presented.

 

During the Cinegrid Workshop at Calit2 in San Diego (USA) on 12 December 2012, a spectacular demo was given of a virtual and remote film production. In a joint setup, realtime recordings at a filmset in Amsterdam were shown in both locations simultaneously.

 

The future was the theme of the CineGrid Event that took place yesterday and was all about super high resolution images & sound, international cooperation and sharing knowledge.



 

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.

 

SURFnet and Waag have announced the five winners or the 4K-video contest for higher education and research in The Netherlands.