Pieter van Boheemen

  • Head of programme
    Pieter van Boheemen

    Pieter is a hacker, artist, engineer, researcher and teacher driving forward Free & Open Source Technologies as a catalyzer for social innovation. Until October 1st, 2017 he was leading the Open Wetlab, Open Design Lab and Fablab Amsterdam at Waag. He is an expert in biological technologies, an award winning entrepreneur and world recognized speaker on Biohacking and DIY Bio.

    He organized dozens of hands-on art science “Do It Together Bio” workshops, founded and led more than 150 Dutch DIYBio community events, runned the micro-organism store Pet Shop, and presented a YouTube channel on making and hacking things. The outcomes have been displayed at major international art, design and science museums and festivals.

    He coordinated several European research projects within his group at Waag and participated in KIICS, MakingSense, BrainHack and DITOs. After his period at Waag he went to work for the Dutch Rathenau Institute.

Articles

  • We make
    BioHack Academy
    03-10-2017
    In a world where science is most often practiced in isolated labs, gaining access to the primary tools is of great importance to many independent…
  • We make
    Open Wetlab
    21-02-2017
    A new week, a new episode of #OPENBIOTECH! In this one I’m showing you how to get in jail as a biohacker. Yep, that’s right.
  • We make
    Open Wetlab
    30-01-2017
    Has it occurred to you that the far right of the political spectrum often uses the same rhetoric as the Do It Yourself movement?
  • We make
    Open Wetlab
    28-10-2016
    At the Cutting Edge festival last week in Oslo, Pieter van Boheemen witnessed yet another debate on the future of genetic engineering. Unfortunately…
  • We make
    Open Wetlab
    07-07-2016
    Over the last four years, the Dutch Do It Yourself Biology (DIY Bio) community has continued to incubate and grow within the walls of Waag's Open…
  • We make
    BioHack Academy
    17-09-2015
    The second edition of the BioHack Academy has began: brave biohackers from all over the world are taking part in this exciting project, that will…