Pixel People

Madlab, Mad art emergent center, Pixelpeople

Together with Pixel People, Madlab is developing an experience in which invisible digital information flows become visible and – where possible – tangible by combining them with the physical obviousness of our everyday world.

We want to make people aware of the appropriate and the inappropriate, but in particular invisible information flows and their possible influence on the individual and society.
This should make the users more aware and ultimately more skilled at monitoring and sharing their online and offline identity correctly.

The Pixel People program will achieve this by a surprising, but also fun mixed reality experience that fuels the participant’s knowledge and skills. Promoting the online freedom, privacy and autonomy of the participants will create more equality and reciprocity between people, society and technological development.

Visit the Pixel People website.


Exerience and participate in the experimental multi-user art & media platform –

A creative space enabling the development of multiuser educational artistic sessions.

With real-time experimentations, collaborative artistic projects, large-scale participatory events and actions for the general public (e.g. workshops, exhibitions), both in virtual and in physical space.

Listen to keynotes and presentations, join hands-on demonstrations and experiments and enjoy free workshops.
The two-day program is divided in four sub programs in Effenaar, Fontys and Albert van Abbehuis.

Free registration on Eventbrite - one ticket for every part.

This European collaboration invites artists, students and professionals to join the presentations, workshops and experiments. The event is a two day pick-as-you-please seminar and interactive program.

We are welcoming presentations from ASFA (Athens School of Fine Arts), University Paris 8, Argenia (Rome), Omega Technology (Athens) and MAD emergent art center (Eindhoven).

Visit the Appstasis website.

Albert van Abbehuis

Albert van Abbehuis is an artspace and cultural platform managed by MAD emergent art center. We work in collaboration with enthusiastic professionals to create new and exciting initiatives. Albert van Abbehuis aims to connect society to the worlds of art, science, design and technology. The exhibition space functions as a multi-platform for contemporary art exhibitions, hackathons, meet-ups, interactive workshops, performances and cutting edge lectures. National and international collaborations with fellow initiatives in the cultural sector strengthen our purpose as a relenat and leading meeting place for interdisciplinary interactions, resulting in unimaginable possibilities.


Albert van Abbehuis prides itself in both national and international collaborations. As a multi-disciplinary platform, we welcome proposals from both cultural as well as the scientific and technological sectors. Visit our website to view our previous collaborations. Interested in joining our programme? Send an email to albertvanabbehuis@gmail.com and we’ll set up a meeting or skype call.

Visit the Albert van Abbehuis website.

Eindhoven Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.

Visit the Eindhoven Maker Faire website.

Eindhoven Crazy Parade

Eindhoven Crazy Parade

A driving presentation of all self-made Crazy vehicles available in the wide area will take part in the tour that begins and ends at Clock Building Strijp-S. This is a project on the occasion of the Eindhoven Maker Faire, 29 and 30 September 2018.

The Eindhoven Crazy Parade is attended by artists, architects, designers, but also by neighborhoods, hobbyists and groups of friends. There is a huge enthusiasm for making creative expressions through this appealing concept.

The imagination of many people is starting to think about modifying vehicles, cars as well as bicycles, cargo bicycles, soap bins, RV cars, drones, but also Powertool Racing maxis and driving robots! An inspirational example is Art Cars, which in some countries is a very contagious success. Steampunk car builders have also been excited to join.

Visit the Eindhoven Crazy Parade website.

Future Makers Factory

Future Makers Factory is a unique interactive day and evening activity especially for students, focused on devising, creating and presenting creative installations, constructions, wearables, vehicles. The emphasis is on sustainability, innovation, technology, culture and DIY.

Day program: During the day workshops take place in which pop-up maker spaces are created under the guidance of well-known Makers Future Works.

Evening program: In addition to spectacular acts by well known artist, these Future Works are a vital part of a swinging evening program.

Future Makers Factory is the ultimate interactive program for and by students and therefore Maker Culture at its best. Not only can you participate in making Future Works, but you can also devise, organize, build and supervise workshops together with fellow students and renowned artists. This makes it a challenging, stimulating and innovative experience. Students are introduced to more opportunities and tools to discover, innovate, realize ideas and present at a festival.

Link: FMF 2019

Live Lab

Imagine that you are organizing a public consultation on the design of the public space of Strijp S. You want a real discussion where the public has an opinion, and actually participates in the process. You want them to choose from different solutions and designs. In the period before the consultation a marker (interactive billboard) is placed near the Torenallee. It is a semi-transparent screen where information is displayed 24/7 and with which you can communicate. The information is not only virtual and available online, but is also shown in the public space itself.

Live Lab is the integration of multiple information technologies with state-of-the-art social and design knowledge in a product with practical tools and protocols.

Visit the Live Lab website.


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?

Visit the Manifestations website.

Science Hack Day

What is Science Hack Day?

Science Hack Day is a two-day-all-night event where anyone excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science comes together in the same physical space to see what they can prototype within 24 consecutive hours. The mission of Science Hack Day is to get excited and make things with science. Designers, developers, scientists and anyone excited about making things with science are welcome to attend – no experience in science or hacking is necessary, just an insatiable curiosity. The event is entirely free to attend, organized by volunteers, and supported via sponsors.

People organically form multidisciplinary teams over the course of a weekend: particle physicists team up with designers, marketers join forces with rocket scientists, writers collaborate with molecular biologists, and developers partner with school kids. Science Hack Day is inherently about mashing up ideas, mediums, industries and people to create sparks for future ideas, collaborations and inspirations to launch from. To date, there have been over 60 Science Hack Day events across 22 countries around the globe and dozens more are being planned. – van  Science Hack Day

Visit the Science Hack Day website.

Dream Your Future

Dream Your Future is a workshop where children can think of their own future. Everybody works with the future, so we want to help children to contribute. It is an interactive workshop aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 14.

Key points:

  • Future vision for 25 years: Science fiction drawing!
  • Interactive for children (drawing and painting)
  • Visualize / realize the future with the help of an illustrator, and / or craft with electronics.
  • The results are photographed and can be viewed via madlab.nl

Interactive Workshop

Duration: Max. 100 minutes – Target audience: children 6-14 years old

Requests and information: info@madlab.nl

Visit the Dream Your Future website.