Manifestations – Will the Future Design Us?



– Will the Future Design Us? –

Will the Future Design Us? Man is limited in observations, what happens in a world when these can be manipulated? Do we need an update in perceptions, do we need exoskeletons and other digital plugins? Are digital observation systems more absolute? In a society with Nervous Systems, our behaviour is predicted and affected. How do we regain control on our devices and systems? Will the Future Design Us or can We Design the Future?




Hack with us for a smarter and more durable transport in Brabant

Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th of Oktober we bring 50 professionals and students in Eindhoven together for the first huge mobilityhackaton in Brabant. With an open mind and an healthy dose of curiosity  we are going on a search for a creative and intelligent solution for transport in Brabant. Together with your team you work on a concrete smart and sustainable solution for this province.  Plus, you can win an awesome prize!

For more information and register, you go to (dutch)

Hackathon ‘Redesign the Netherlands in 48 hours’

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The streets you walk through it. The air you breathe. The park where you walk the dog. The soil where you stand on. Lampposts. Sidewalks. Benches. Water. Everything in your immediate surroundings has been thought through. That thinking is captured in rules, laws, rules, regulations. The spatial design of the Netherlands has so many rules that only experts have overview on the whole. Ordinary people, residents, business owners have lost their way. Information is (digital) available, but it is too much, not clear, sometimes contradictory and not transparent. That is difficult when you would like to improve this environment, make it more convenient, better or more friendly. This is difficult if you want to develop a initiative in this area. Because what is allowed and what not? And who have to come along?

That is the challenge in the Hackathon ‘Redesign Holland in 48 hours’.

From 2019, all the arrangements have been merged and simplified into one Environmental Planning Act, one law for the whole physical environment. But that is not enough. Technology can help to realize much of the goals of this new law:

  • Residents gain more influence over their own environment
  • Governments, businesses and citizens work together for a (better) design of the surroundings
  • The way to authorize an initiative is much shorter (how about one day!)

Will you help us to make a leap forward with new technology? To work on a Netherlands more pleasant and livable all together? Then join the Hackathon. You will be able to work with data from the province of North Brabant, Municipality of Eindhoven and DataLand. With ICT you can solve one of the four specific challenges. Write 25/26 October in your diary. Notification procedure as well as the elaborate challenges follow as soon as possible!

For more information go to: (Dutch)

Hack Glow: Playground voor creatieve techies #2

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Lichtfestival Glow is ook in 2016 aanleiding om jonge, talentvolle programmeurs samen te brengen om zelf lichtkunst te maken! Na het succes van vorig jaar krijgen opnieuw 25 sterk gemotiveerde techies de kans om in het eerste weekeinde van Glow samen met ervaren programmeurs, techneuten en creatieven het beste uit zichzelf en anderen te halen.

Hack Glow is opgezet door Studio Fleur Besters in samenwerking met Fontys Educational Designers en wordt in 2016 mede gedragen door Dynamo Jeugdwerk. In 2015 is samen met de jongeren – 8 tot 16 jaar oud – en coaches bewezen dat er meer ruimte moet komen voor techies. Programmeren, techniek en design zijn onmisbare skills voor de toekomst en blijken slechts een klein beetje voeding nodig te hebben om te gaan groeien.

Ervaringen eerste editie

De eerste editie was mede dankzij de spontane energie van alle deelnemers een succes. Zo werd in een uur tijd via Marktplaats voor 5 euro een hometrainer geregeld en opgehaald, waarmee programmeur en coach Richard van Roy met de kinderen een interactieve ‘Star Wars’-lichtshow maakte. Deelnemer Koen hackte ondertussen de api van het openbaar vervoer in Eindhoven, zodat bezoekers met lichtsignalen kunnen zien wanneer er een bus aankomt rijden. Verschillende coaches waren destijds al jaloers op zijn programmeersnelheid.

Meer info & aanmelden zie:

TuinHack 2016

tuinhack20168 & 9 October, Aardwerk organizes a hackathon about urban farming, community building, circular economy and organic technology: TUINHACK2016

Dream together with us and make a functioning prototype in two days. Challenges focus on citizen science, soil enrichment, producing food with waste in unexpected places, Internet of Organisms and microbial therapy.

Meet people from different disciplines and different cultures. Experience it. Dream it. Make it.

More information here (Dutch) or here (English).


Atelierroute Eindhoven 2016


1 and 2 October is Atelierroute Eindhoven.

Art galleries in and around Eindhoven open their doors for you. You can connect with artists in an informal way, view their work and directly buy art from the makers!

You can find more information about Atelierroute here (Dutch only).

Come take part in the Make-athon at the Eindhoven Maker Faire


Do you want to * go crazy * on new Fashion Tech Extravaganza?

Tinker and Create together with hackers, coders, robot lovers, inspired and coached by Anouk Wipprecht and other Wearable and Fashion Tech experts!

Eindhoven Maker Faire organizes two Make-athons: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of September. The theme Wearables stretches from fashion technology to robotics and internet of things!

You can expect to see a lot of tools, materials and electronics to play and tinker, and build great things! Team up with fellow geeks, designers, developers, artists and fashionistas to invent and make uber cool or crazy tech fashion prototypes.

Tickets are going fast, limited sale only online:

Be sure not to miss this; buy your ticket now.

Eindhoven Maker Faire 2016


Call for Makers


The Maker Faire is a festival/market/fair for and by everybody interested in 3D printing, robots, drones, music, animation, video, interactive art, electronics, social media, Do It Yourself, urban farming, virtual reality and much more …

We challenge all people, young and old, making, crafting, building or inventing something special to take part and present their creations to the world!

Eindhoven Maker Faire is the perfect place for you to present your work, project, thing to the public and fellow Makers! Register now if you are a maker, creator, builder, developer of new and exiting things!

Want to join? More information and the registration form can be found here.

Eindhoven Maker Launch


As an announcement for Eindhoven Mini Maker Faire, MAD emergent art center presents the Eindhoven Maker Launch. A small sneak peek for the makers, sponsors and the press. The launch is held on Thursday 2 June, and it’s theme is the rise of the Maker movement. The program of the Eindhoven Maker Faire will also be announced.