Creating Impact with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition

Call for participation in the hackathon on “Creating Impact with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition”

Are you a coder, developer, designer, business developer, expert, scientist wondering how to create impact with Open Data in agriculture and nutrition?

Then come to our event and work alongside with like minded people on data and application challenges close to the 2015 Workshop of GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition –

Challenges will be targeted at the problem of the disconnect between data supply (high end statistics, satellite data, etc) and data demand, on different levels of granularity.

We are going to showcase and demonstrate technology developed in the SemaGrow project that provides a distributed infrastructure layer on top of existing data repositories and networks that supports the interoperable and transparent application of data-intensive techniques over heterogeneous data sources. You will work in interdisciplinary teams with support from our experts of the SemaGrow project putting SemaGrow’s tools and technologies to the test in a realistic usage scenario.

The focus will be mostly practical, in hackathon style, with hands-on experience for software developers and researchers working on similar technologies and agri-food data sets, who would like to experiment with the components and tools of SemaGrow. At least working knowledge of data and the use of the REST-based APIs and/or the RDF query language SPARQL are required to actively participate in the hackathon.

The Hackathon will take place in the context of the 2015 Workshop of GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition –, titled “Creating Impact with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition”, that will organised organised by the Open Data Institute in the UK in collaboration with the Dutch research institute Alterra and will take place in Wageningen, between 19-20 of January 2015.

Location: Wageningen UR, Research Institute Alterra, Netherlands

Dates: 19th January (afternoon), 20th January, 21st January (morning), 2015

Participation is free of cost. But we have a limited number of seats available and ask you to register with us.

lease contact Rob Knapen <> and Christian Blaschke <> for further details.

The Innocent Body

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Art of Impact – Call

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Stadslab Tools & Practices

Urban development software applications.

Best Practices & Inspiring Better Cities.


Make the Future

The new long term program of MAD emergent art center is called Make the Future.

The activities agenda:

Science Hack Day Eindhoven



Science Hack Day Eindhoven 2014

Make The Future

The 2014 edition is happening 30 + 31 August – Venue is GASLAB TU/e

Be sure to be part of this happening, you can participate for free for two amazing days of creative and technological challenges, fun and food.


• Life in Creation – DIY; Bottom Up

• Circular Life – Cradle to Cradle; Green Energy

• Human Technology – Quantified Self; Augmented Reality

• Digital Life – Big Data; Virtual Reality, Robotics

Big Money Prizes to be won in tracks: Open Data Visualisation, Digital Health Data, Food Waste Hacking. Plus bonus tickets for Dutch Design Week hacking events.

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Website Story

MAD is proud to have been cooperating on the Website Story production.
This is the main act of  Muziek op de Dommel, a classical music festival.

Arrangements for Saturday May 31st 2014

Mainstage 9 pm – 11 pm

The Website Story by Studenten Harmonieorkest Auletes featuring Jos Schroevers
Vocals: Laetitia Gerards, Floor Krijnen, Silencio Pinas, Terence van der Loo

Animations: Arnoud Rigter

Falling in love through social media, relevant in a tale in which the internet is the focal point. The influence of data traffic, privacy issues, ID fraud and Orwellian realities will be reviewed. All of this will be shown in great animations, assisted by wonderful music. Download the Website Story App and get yourself related to this event.



Oog+Oor 2014 – The Rietveld Busstop synesthesia

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The award winning landmark Rietveld Busstop, an art deco morris column under the city hall building of Eindhoven, is annually subject to adjustment by an inspired artist/designer. This year the trustees (Gerrit Rietveld bushalte foundation) chose Studio Vrijdag inventors Paul and Sappho Panhuysen to display their transformation.

Oog + Oor (Eng: eye + ear) is a sudoko based spectacle of image and sound sequals and paterns. 365 fragments from the carillon on the rooftop of the city hall are chosen to play one composition per day, commenced by the hour.

Thanks to: MAD emergent art center René Paré, Richard van Roy ( | Rosemarie Seutiëns, carillonist of the city Eindhoven | Royal Eijsbouts Bell-foundry | RB Design, sudoku data

Play The Future 19 – 24th of May

Play The Future offers a glimpse of tomorrow and the impact of big themes on our daily lives on the 19th through the 24th of May.

Concepts for our future is the closing event of this biennial program that includes an EXPOSITION + SYMPOSIUM.

Design, art and technology unite and new windows of opportunity are revealed.

Earlier events of Play the Future can be reviewed here.

Play the Future challenges, stimulates and provokes. What will our future look like and how will YOU contribute? Visit the expo (May 19-24th) and join in the symposium (May 21st).  Participate online as well, by sharing your views and ideas about synergies between the four themes.

These four themes appear to have a great impact on our society:

Life in creation
Circular life
Human technology
Life in data

For more information we recommend the website of Play The Future.