Waag Society

Waag Society, institute for art, science & technology, develops creative technology for social innovation. The foundation researches, develops concepts, pilots and prototypes and acts as an intermediate between the arts, science and the media. Waag Society cooperates with cultural, public and private parties.

Waag Society follows the method of Creative Research. Creative Research is experimental, interdisciplinary research. Artists, creatives and end users have a central position and a large influence on the final result: Users as Designers. The classic approach of science and the standard model of research and development is enhanced by this method that cross-links arts, culture and science. Creative Research will bring applications that are suited to the needs and possibilities of their users and is related to participatory design, rapid prototyping, practice based research and tinkering. Waag Society has a strong focus to let user groups participate in internet, new media and technology that otherwise have limited access.

Waag Society was established on December 1st, 1994.

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Blogposts
(Written by guest authors or on behalf of the organisation).

Posted on:
Friday 04 August 2017

Maybe we can soon just type the CC licenses as text symbols, thanks to a proposal to add them to the international Unicode set.

Posted on:
Wednesday 19 July 2017

The aim of the GammaSense project is to develop an open emergency-infrastructure that can be deployed within minutes, using only your laptop or smartphone and a piece of black tape.

Posted on:
Wednesday 17 May 2017

This interview with Marleen Stikker was published in the Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad of 13 May 2017. It is available in Dutch only.

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