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.

Flora Fauna Hack 23 & 24 May

The Flora Fauna Hack in Wageningen provided the first hacks to make the world a better place. Solutions to challenges appeared concerning sustainability, climate, nature and biodiversity.

Take the Treefie app that comprehences monumental trees by creating a social experience arround them. My iGuana, saving the alsmost extincted iguana by making it a friend instead of eating them or Potata that allows neighbours to grow vegetables, fruits and plants by sharing their gardens.

Please check out this photo-album on Flickr, and this photo-album too if you will.
You may also want to take a look at the Flora Fauna Hack Video on YouTube!
Watch all provisions including the video pitches!


Flora Fauna Hack



Hackathon Spring Season 2014

Unprecedented revelations by nature find new branches and deliver new generations. Creativity and dynanism are challenged to manifest in special ways. There are a few hackathons on our sleeve that are focussed on subjects where you can win an entire world. To become a 21st century hero, explorer or inventor you take your chance right here. Save the date and take note!

Flora Fauna Hack – 23 + 24th of May, Wageningen University.  Read more.

Age Hack – 6 + 7th of June, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven

Science Hack Day Eindhoven – 30 + 31 August, GASLAB TU/e Eindhoven

Would you like to participate, making a contribution, exploring sponsorship opportunities, becoming a partner or volunteer?
Please get in contact with MADburo.

Eindhoven Mini Maker Fare

On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 March 2014 two days of family-friendly making-, crafting-, learning-, inventing-, and creating-activities will take place in the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven which are conducted within the framework of the Maker Days. Be inspired by art, crafts, engineering, science and technology makers from the Eindhoven region. And don’t be afraid to join one of the many workshops!

Read more about the program!

Logo Eindhoven Mini Maker Faire


Fundraising Coordinator volunteer / internship

MAD Emergent Art Center is currently looking for a Fundraising Coordinator. The workplace relates to public events such as exhibitions, hackathons, forum discussions and workshops.

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National Congress Open Data Eindhoven


The Third National Congress Open Data, entitled in a Dutch saying – Met Je Neus Op De Feiten – (Eng: to wake up and smell the roses) – was held on the 28th of February at the Eindhoven City Hall.

NCOD Raadzaal by MADlab

Open Data Themes

Among the wide range of developments in the field of Open Data, three themes were extracted to explore:

Smart City (mobility, energy, health)

Within these themes we carried on with technical standards, handy portals, Linked Open Data, Big Data, etc.


The one-day conference offered a full scope which was recessed in the parallel sessions. Moreover, there were three special Keynotes featured by Carlo van de Weijer (TomTom) and Arjan El Fassed (OpenEstate Foundation).

In the attractive setting of the Eindhoven City Hall not only an excellent lunch but also some side-events were organized to make it useful and enjoyable.

Read more about the program and registration.