Future of Food hackathon


Lots of agricultural data is being produced, all around the world. More and more of this data is made accessible as open data. But too often it stops there.
The data doesn’t make it into the hands of those who can use it to bring about economic and social change.
You can help create impact with open data in agriculture and nutrition!

5 challenges, 5 teams, 5 hacks

This is what we have to offer!
We have prepared 5 challenges, including all the necessary data to get really productive / creative.

– Extrapolate climate data to localize agricultural information for farmers.

– Explore open government data to empower sustainable farming.

– Make the international potato trade open and transparent.

– Linked Open Data and the Semantic Web to boost global agricultural data infrastructures.

– Making smart decisions with a data management system that rapidly collects data from the crowd and visualizes what happened.

The hackathon is embedded in the GODAN conference, which means that you’ll be surrounded with experts in open data ànd agricultural experts, committed to support you and your team.

We provide good data, good food, sleeping and good friends to give you two days of happy hacking!

Each challenge is tackled by team of dedicated hackers, experts, designers.
There is need for some serious coding skills for most of the challenges, but a hack team is not complete without people with other crucial skills like business development, design, user research and/or knowledge of farming & food.

Check out the challenges, choose one of the challenges, and register for this unique Future Food Hack.

If you have any questions or suggestions, contact us and we’ll work something out!

There are only a limited amount of seats available. So don’t hesitate too long.

Production team:
Anne Bruinsma, René Paré, Casper Koomen


DATE: 19 + 20 jan. 2015
LOCATION: Wageningen UR
DURATION: 32 hours

The Innocent Body

Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

Art of Impact – Call

Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

Stadslab Tools & Practices

Urban development software applications. https://courses.planetizen.com/course/urban-design-software

Best Practices & Inspiring Better Cities. http://nextcity.org/


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.

Read more http://www.sciencehackdayeindhoven.nl/

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

june 2014-2015

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 (www.madlab.nl) | 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.