Play the Future is a public project that searches solutions for social innovation utilised with an integrated techno-art design process.
During the Dutch Technology Week we have developed three activities:
1. Science Hack Day Eindhoven. From May 31st through June 1st at Fontys colleges, Rachelsmolen Eindhoven.
2. Exposition Stadslab in library the Witte Dame from May 31st through June 7th. Partly shown in the Evoluon during TED-X Brainport on June 4th. Installations, prototypes and an allegory of the city as a living organism where all parties team up for a common goal: innovation.
3. Forum discussion Stadslab – June 6th, Library the Witte Dame 20:00 – 22:00 hrs. Performing science with the potentiality of the city through transparancy and dynamic information.
Read more at the website puls.madlab.nl
Get excited and make things with science and technology! Science Hack Day Eindhoven is a 32-hour-all-night event that brings together designers, developers, scientists and other geeks in the same physical space for a brief but intense period of collaboration, hacking and building ‘cool stuff’. Science Hack Day is part of the Dutch Technology Week.
By collaborating on focused tasks during this short period, small groups are capable of producing remarkable results. We expect 80-100 participants, who work in teams of 2-6 individuals.
Science Hack Day Eindhoven.
Various kind of professionals (professors, designers, CEO’s) host and recite the Forum Serious Gaming in the Public Library of Eindhoven, The Witte Dame. A live demo of the gamification project and access to the exposition is the catch.
WHEN / WHERE
Thursday May 16th from 19:00hrs – 22:00hrs
Witte Dame, Emmasingel 22, 5611AZ Eindhoven
Serious Gaming is the public exposition from 10th – 16th of May 2013 in Witte Dame library.
MAD emergent art center presents a program about serious gaming, indicated in the knowledge platform Paradigma, concerning an exposition and access to a forumdiscussion on thursday May 16th (19:30hrs) in the library of Eindhoven.
What can be acquired from playing a game?
Homo Ludens writer/historian Johan Huizinga wrote in this book (Man the Player): “Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays.” A game is an efficient tool to achieve change and deepening. The experience can be used to bring awareness and change about in both attitude and behavior. The gamer can research and develop the field of virtual training in a safe environment and afford to make mistakes. It’s quite clear now that gaming has become a serious business: the applications are mixed and vari from education in a gaming environment to the practising of public services at terrorist attacks by intelligence and military services.
Inspired by this subject artists, scientists, designers, philosophers and writers constitute a program where meeting, exchange of information and development of new ideas are the focal point.
Are you an expert or just interested in serious gaming? Everybody (institution, collective or individually) can make a proposition for an exhibition, lecture, debate that associates with this program.
Do you want to share your idea? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mad emergent art center is organizing a programma themed around Global Mobility for the knowledge-platform Paradigma in the public library in Eindhoven location de Witte Dame. The project consists of an exhibition, a live event “Whas Upstage” and the photo exhibition “Traces of Mobility” , a side event of the Reframe festival, and will be on display until the end of April.
The documentary series by Rob Moonen called “New Brabanders” is on exhibition from 5 April 2013. Watch the series of 9 on TV monitors from the white grandmother chairs. In the exhibition of the documentary series Brabanders with a non-Brabant background are on display talking about their background. The series was commissioned by Schatten van Brabant and previously aired on Omroep Brabant.
Rob: “I started making these portraits out of dissatisfaction with politics where people are pitted against each other. I can’t stand that people are simply dismissed as ‘foreigners’ without looking at the unique man that comes into our environment to live and work. “
Traces of Mobility
Five photographers from Eindhoven where approached for a photo assignment in the context of the theme ‘mobility’. In collaboration with the Hub for expats in Eindhoven these photographers were linked to five expats living in Eindhoven. The goal is to make a photographic interpretation around a set of questions to clarify the man behind the expat. The themes of Traces of Mobility are: journey, home, why, differences, Eindhoven. The exhibition can be seen from Friday April 19, on the 1st floor as a side event of the Reframe festival.
Participating photographers: Neerle Amrein, Fredrike Manders (http://www.mamaprodukties.nl/) Eric Brown Forest (http://www.e61.nl/about/) Joren Hoogeboom: www.architectuurenfoto.nl Nichon Glerum http:// www.nichon.nl
Expats: Lisa and Ray Whittaker (England); Eva Araos Chile); Fred Benedosso (Italy); Juliet / Xuanqi Li (China); Veronika Beaussant France).
We have a situation!
We have a situation! is a series of live, trans-border, online-offline participatory performances addressing current cross-cultural European issues. Between March and May 2013 four “situations” will be created in four European cities – London, Eindhoven, Nantes and Graz – with each “situation” involving a 5-day workshop and a final networked event taking place at a local venue and simultaneously streamed live through the online platform UpStage. The workshops will take place from 16-18 April, with a live performance on Thursday april 18.
When: Saturday March 30th 2013
Opening: 10:00hrs am CET
Where: Vestdijk 280, Eindhoven
What: Saturday the 30th of March is the annual hacker-space-day. A Hackerspace is a place where people gather to make stuff: software, electronics, …all kind of concepts. Like wise at MADlab.nl/MADspace in downtown Eindhoven. We are going to demonstrate a few delightful projects. Everybody is welcome to evaluate our skills under the bonnet. One amusing Saturday full of Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, hacking for kids, RFID, lasers, lockpicking, stirlingmotor, hackerspaces patterns, security & many more! We open our doors at 10am Central European Time with workshops and countless experts in the field of hardware.
Hackerspace as a notion occurs every Wednessday evening at MADlab.nl at 8pm, however our open day is going to be extraordinary! The full timetable is shown below:
Programming with Scratch
Open Source realisation with Pleio
Workshop with GIT
- Village on the OHM conference 2013
- Research towards the ideal hackerspace
- inspiring ideas:
• Joris Peels “3D Printing: the present and the future”
• Sven “HackerSpace: secrets and patterns for success”
• Tom Geelen “Workshops on Arduino and Lockpicking”
•Koen Aben “Techs and their Communities”
MADspace MEETUP: http://www.meetup.com/MADspace/
Within the framework of ‘the workshop on knowledge’ a program about man & robotica has been hosted by MAD emergent art center the seventh of March in the public library of Eindhoven with an exposition of the robot artist Edwin Dertien.
For a long time the advancements in robotica seemed science fiction to many, however recent developments made them an indispensable element in our daily lives. This Paradigma was a meeting place for artists, scientists, technicians and anyone with an interest for robotica and/or contemporary art.
Exposition Edwin Dertien
Edwin Dertien presented his latest work in the field of robotica. Dertien is researcher and professor in Creative Technologies for the University of Twente where he is working on his doctorate in the field of ‘inspection robots for gaspipes‘. As a performing artist he is making large robotic objects for festivals and expositions. Amongst others his ‘Dancing White Man’, a dancing humanoid, and the ‘FirePlotter’ were displayed as well as a number of mobile robots that could actually perform various functions within the library.
Demonstration Edwin Dertien and Robotica-talkshow
// Saturday 9th of March 2013 // 15:00 – 17:00 hrs
Edwin Dertien presented an introduction to his work with a demonstration of some of his designs. Subsequently he was interviewed about the application and prospects of robotica, where the subject was adressed from different points of view.
We have a situation! is a series of live, trans-border, online-offline participatory performances addressing current cross-cultural European issues.
Between March and May 2013 four “situations” will be created in four European cities – London, Eindhoven, Nantes and Graz – with each “situation” involving a 5-day workshop and a final networked event taking place at a local venue and simultaneously
streamed live through the online platform UpStage.
Each situation is directly chosen, devised and developed by local people in each city in collaboration with lead artist Helen Varley Jamieson (Germany/NZ) and the project partners – APO33 (FR), Furtherfield (UK), MAD emergent art center (NL) and Schaumbad Freies Atelierhaus Graz (AT).
During the 5 day workshop participants are invited to share and explore ideas around the chosen theme and develop a performance using storytelling, materials, found objects, digital tools and anything they feel is relevant to the story they want to tell. At the event participants will present their chosen situation to online-offline audiences and together they will participate in discussions across European national borders that imagine creative solutions and alternatives to the issues raised. The process aims to bring people together in a creative event and foster an understanding of countries as communities of people, with many commonalities.
London (UK) – 19-23 March 2013
Nantes (FR) – 9-13 April 2013
Eindhoven (NL) – 15-18 April 2013
Graz (AT) – 17-22 May 2013
Live links to the performances and more information are available at wehaveasituation.net
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Charm Your Future! (science fiction drawing for children)
An exceptional workshop for children ranging from 6-12 years old, where dreams, wishes, expectations of the future are being drawn together with and by illustrators/ artists.
When: 17th of February 2013, 12:00 – 18:00 hrs
Where: FeelGood Market
Address: Klokgebouw Eindhoven
Participation: Free entrance for children between 6-12 years old in teams of max 4 children.
Subscribtion: On the spot. (if necessary you can make reservations through Madlab)
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