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Waag is a non-profit organisation in Amsterdam developing innovative technology for society. This term connects our organisation-based content and activities in our network.

 

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Waag celebrates the 25th anniversary and to celebrate we are highlighting different themes in our work in the video series 25 years of impact.

 

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This summer, after more than 25 years, the heraldic weapons on the ceiling of the dome hall in the Waag are being restored again.

 

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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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On Saturday 14 September the Waag is open during Open Monumentendag 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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On Friday 19 April 2019 a next episode of Lost & Found will take place at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag.

 

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In the months of July and August of 2019, the weapons on the ceiling of the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag are being renovated.

 

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The Waag annual report for 2018 has been published. It contains an overview of the 2018 highlights and our new and current projects in the year.

 

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On Friday 18 January 2019 a next episode of Lost & Found will take place at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag.

 

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In this trash hacking workshop on 29 November we will try to recycle an impossible type of waste: cigarettes butts.

 

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On 1 December 2019 Waag officially exists for 25 years, which we will celebrate starting 30 November from 3pm until 3am.

 

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Another Lost & Found evening at will be held on October 5th, 2018 at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag.

 

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In the context of the Waag foundation repair, research on the construction history of the building was carried out, resulting in a detailed report.

 

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Why are there still less women working in technology and science? During this event we will examine the gender inequality in tech through the game: Mind the Gap.

 

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16-07-2018

Current affairs

'Current affairs' is the denominator under which we share what occupies us at that moment (unrelated to one of our projects).

 

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Marleen Stikker, founder of Waag, will be in a live broadcast on national Dutch television of three hours on Sunday 12 August.

 

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Op 12 augustus is Marleen Stikker van Waag te gast bij VPRO Zomergasten.

 

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Waag encourages active citizenship by developing open, fair and inclusive technology. Common themes in our work are public access to the Internet, the feasibility of technology and breaking open closed systems: 'If you can’t open it, you don’t own it.'

 

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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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On Waag Academy you can find an overview of all our workshops, trainings, academy’s and speakers.

 

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Members of 'We Are Public' will get selected Thursday evenings in the Waag offered.

 

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Another Lost & Found evening at Waag on April 6th, 2018. A performative journey by artists, writers, scientists and musicians.

 

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On Thursday April 26th, there is no open Fablab and no evening programme at the Waag. There are plenty of festivities on the Nieuwmarkt square!

 

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20-03-2018

Venue hire

Why not hold your event at the Waag? The Waag has several multifunctional spaces that you can rent.

 

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We turned a page in our history. We shortened our name to just Waag - with the subtitle technology & society. And it comes with a new website, made in our new visual identity.

 

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21-02-2018

Waag is open

On Thursday, everyone is welcome to come and unravel technology with us

 

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Another Lost & Found night will be held at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag on Friday 2 February 2017.

 

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Another Lost & Found night will be held at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag on Friday 1 December 2017.

 

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Another Lost & Found night will be held at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag on 27 October 2017. Lost & Found is a night of stray images and sounds. Artists, writers and musicians present work in progress, experiment or present work that doesn’t fit into their oeuvre (yet).

 

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For the February 2015 edition, Lost & Found will return to the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag. Lost & Found is a night of stray images and sounds. Artists, writers and musicians present work that doesn't fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.

 

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Another Lost & Found evening at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam, with guest editor Tereza Rullerova. Lost & Found is a night of stray images and sounds. Artists, writers and musicians present work that doesn't fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.

 

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Another Lost & Found evening at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam, with guest editor Björn Ottenheim.

 

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Another Lost & Found will take place on April Fools' Day at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag. Lost & Found is a night of stray images and sounds.

 

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The opening night of the 3rd Weekend of Anatomy in Amsterdam will be in the historical Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag building: ‘The anatomical preparation of the future’.

 

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For the February 2016 edition, Lost & Found will return to the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag. Lost & Found is a night of stray images and sounds. Artists, writers and musicians present work that doesn't fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.

 

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Another Lost & Found night at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag on 2 December 2016. Lost & Found is a night of stray images and sounds. Artists, writers and musicians present work in progress, experiment or present work that doesn’t fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don’t fit comfortably into galleries or museums.

 

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Another Lost & Found night will be held at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag on 10 February 2017. Lost & Found is a night of stray images and sounds. Artists, writers and musicians present work in progress, experiment or present work that doesn’t fit into their oeuvre (yet).

 

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Fukushima Café is a free public event which addresses the issue of the March 11th, 2011 nuclear meltdown of the nuclear powerplant at Fukushima in Japan.

 

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Another Lost & Found night of stray images and sounds at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag.

 

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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.

 

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The Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam will be open to the public on Sunday 10 September 2017, during the annual Open Monumentendag 2017.

 

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The Digital Village: to know one's way in technology and media, for quality of life.

 

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The users of our Fablab that visit the Open Day will now find a giant new laser cutter in the space, dwarfing our previous machine.

 

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During 'Open Monumentendag', the Dutch Heritage Days, the Waag building on the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam will be open for visitors.

 

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17-03-2015

Next steps

Technology is in all fibers of our culture. If we want to be able to keep a grip on our smart environment, then we will have to be technologically literate. Marleen Stikker about privacy, technology and the role of Waag.

 

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17-03-2015

Maptime AMS #7

If you are interested in mapmaking, join us for a hands-on hack night where we will create maps together. Maptime is hands-on, so don't forget to bring your laptop! All skill levels are welcome.

 

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Philosopher Ad Verbrugge and Marleen Stikker (founder Waag) will have a conversation with Hans Schnitzler.

 

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An interview with Marleen Stikker, co-founder of Waag about her work, influences and social change.

 

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What were the first years of Waag like? We asked Marleen Stikker.

 

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A fashion designer donates his collection to Jans (of Jan, Jans en de kinderen), a 12-year old launches his new website Derperia, a photographer gaines access to the archives of the former East German unity 'Tarnen und Täuschen’, an art restorer about restoring work of Ferdi Tajiri, a striptease performance, lost images of the Eksoties Kietsj Konservatorium, DJ Gunni and a Snack Bar.

 

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We all possess a set of brains which we gratefully use every day. But how does our brain actually work? And how does our fattest organ respond to (extreme) incentives like nudity, hard house music and complex mathematical problems? To investigate this, we decided to experiment. With real subjects.

 

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Celebrate code=culture with us; an evening full of experiment, debate and joy.

 

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2-09-2014

Crowdsuing

Crowdsuing is new Dutch online platform that wants to solve injustices and find the funds for possible law cases by crowdfunding.

 

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On 19 June 2014 the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam will be the apt setting for a symposium about the medical science in an historical perspective.

 

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This innovative platform, Public, gives people every month the chance to discover and visit new concerts, expositions, and other events at 30 selected museums, theaters, cinema's and cultural institutions for a sharp price. Waag is one of the partners.

 

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On 30 May there is another evening of Lost & Found at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the De Waag. Bringing you stray images and sounds from Iceland.

 

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AMS is a new Amsterdam based public-private institute where talent is educated and engineers, designers, digital engineers and natural/social scientists jointly develop and valorise interdisciplinary metropolitan solutions.

 

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After each edition of the Museum Night in Amsterdam the N8 Award is handed out to the museums with the best programme. Last year's edition went to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

 

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On March 1st, 2014 the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag had the first showing of the installation Paper Cuts by artists Mandy Smith and Hal Kirkland. Paper Cuts is an interactive paper sculpture that invites people to experience the world’s most recognizable instrument of death, head first. However, unlike it’s deadly ancestor, this blade will result in nothing more final than a ‘possible’ paper cut.

 

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On 7 February 2014 another Lost & Found evening for stray images & sound will be organized at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag.

 

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We have moved our office to 'Huis de Pinto' at the Sint Antoniesbreestraat in Amsterdam, named after a wealthy Portuguese-Jewish family of merchants.

 

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1-12-2013

We're moving!

On 9 & 10 January 2014, Waag will move its offices from Pakhuis de Zwijger to another (older) monument near the Waag: House de Pinto, the former home of the family De Pinto, built in 1680 at the Sint Antoniesbreestraat in Amsterdam. Because of this removal our offices are closed on these days.

 

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On 6 December 2013, the last Lost & Found-evening for stray images and sound of this year will be held at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag.

 

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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.

 

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On 8 November 2013, another Lost & Found evening for stray images and sounds will be held at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag. Guest editor for this evening is Carel Alphenaar.

 

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The historic Waag building at the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam is since long a meeting place for artists, designers, developers, students & scientists, buisiness people, media critics, hackers and policy makers. Waag Open Space facilitates creative meetups within our public programme.

 

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In the last weeks of July, our developers Laurens Schuurkamp and Bert Spaan were in Curaçao. They gave workshops and masterclasses on open design and coding.

 

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You are invited to join the last Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) before OHM2013! TA3M is an informal meetup for techno-activists, hacktivists and anyone interested in free and open technology. The event takes place in different cities around the globe every third Monday of the month.

 

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Timebank.cc opened a temporary consultancy desk at Fablab Amsterdam in 2013.

 

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On 7 June 2013, another Lost & Found evening will be organized at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam.

 

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On March 25th, 2013, Ravi Sundaram visited Waag to give a lecture about the media boom in India and to visit old friends.

 

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Waag is hosting the 7th edition of Quantified Self Amsterdam. Quantified Self is a worldwide community for everyone interested in self-experimentation, DIY health, behavioural changes, biometric data and much more.

 

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Students in Motion (SIM): more than 1800 students of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (domain Media, Creation and Information) worked a week long at their concepts for a mobile app together with specialists from Waag.

 

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This week I attended a lecture from the Amsterdam University of Applied Science (HvA). The lecture took place in the Heineken Music Hall.

 

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Upcoming economies such as India can become the new world powers and gain influence in the way we life our lives. How are they dealing with new media and network structures? Indian new media expert Ravi Sundaram comes to Amsterdam to tell us all about this.

 

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28-01-2013

SPECS

In the public series SPECS, Waag looked at the specifications behind the Internet.

 

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Lost & Found is a night of stray images and sounds. Artists, writers and musicians present work in progress, experiment or present work that doesn't fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.

 

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Dialogue Café is a global non-profit initiative that enables face-to-face conversations between diverse groups of people from around the world. Every first monday of the month you can book to the Dialogue Café for free and organise your own exchange program. Dialogue Café Amsterdam is permanently connected to Dialogue Cafes in Paris, London and Lisbon. On demand connections can be set up with other locations in the world.

 

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On January 11th, 2013 another Lost & Found evening will be organized at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam.

 

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On Friday 7 December 2012, another Lost & Found night will be organized at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam.

 

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Waag's developer Lodewijk Loos made a fun drawing teacher for children. With this game kids can draw the things they love, just by following the happy bug.

 

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29-05-2012

Lost & Found

Another night of stray images and sound of Lost & Found at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag on 1 June 2012.

 

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At Waag we have and had many interns, all very different and talented. We are hosting an evening to bring all of you together and to find out where you are now. Everyone benefits from each other’s knowledge. During 'Waag Open Space: Get Together' we create a place where people can meet, exchange experiences and form a network.

 

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19-04-2012

Lost & Found

Lost & Found is an evening for stray images and sound. The next evening will be held at Waag's Theatrum Anatomicum on 11 May 2012.

 

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Dialogue Cafe is a platform for innovation and creativity; enabling organisations and individuals to forge new links, consolidate existing ones and create new collaborations and projects.

 

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The Waag's Theatrum Anatomicum was built in 1691 as a space dedicated to advanced experimenting.

 

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8-03-2012

Lost & Found

Drawing from their network of budding artists, the editors of the Lost & Found programme compose evenings of audiovisual presentations at witch the audience puts in the extra zing.

 

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8-03-2012

Museum night

Annually, Waag opened the Waag building during the museum night, organized early November in Amsterdam.