Scenario City is a division of Play the Future and can soon be attended during the Dutch Design Week 2013 in Eindhoven from the 19th until the 27th of October.
Innovation and development are in our present-day world at the helm of an ever changing way of life. The city of the future is acquainted with many possible interpretations under the influence of progressive technology. These uncharted waters are temporarily being advised by futurologists although artists and scientists are likewise engaged in the potentials of the next city from a creative, innovative or even speculative point of view. Also filmmakers, authors and game developers hold out a wide range of possible scenarios, like for instance A Clockwork Orange, Matrix, Avatar, Metropolis, 1984, Minority Report…
The event consists of an exposition, a film and game programm and a Forum. All activities are free of charge.
More information about Scenario City is available at http://puls.madlab.nl
On October the 25th and 26th the very first PolderHack will take place during the 2013 Dutch Design Week. All along the Polderhack dataknights and pesants compete side by side to smarten up our foodsystem using open data. The PolderHack is a segment of the Agri meets Design (AgmD) venture. More information about datasets and registration can be found here: http://agrimeetsdesign.com/polderhack
11th of July 1897, Spitsbergen. Three men lifted off in a zeppelin for an expedition to the North Pole. They were convinced that this is the only way to triumph the polar ice. But they are never to be seen again.
20th of September 2013, Eindhoven. These three men would pay their tribute to these expeditioners with art, music, film and literature. The Eyecatcher is a 35 meter long and 4,5 meter wide zeppelin made of plaited willow wood, the `skeleton of a dream`.
ØRNEN 1897 is a multimedia installation in hall B of the Klokgebouw in EINDHOVEN and it is a project of George De Decker, Guido De Bruyn and Peter Maschke. It can be visited from the 20th until the 24th of September every day from 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. and on Friday the 20th down to 10 p.m.
Adress: Klokgebouw 50 5617 AB Eindhoven
Sponsors: Trudo, Gemeente Eindhoven, CC Jacques Franck, 3AX asbl, SintLucas, Your Mover, Uit in Eindhoven, Van der Valk Hotel, MAD emergent art center, Canon.
Meer informatie over Play City: http://puls.madlab.nl/scenario-city/expo/stadslab-play-city/
Play City featured by the Play the Future exposition: Scenario City is a new concept. It’s a physical interactive facility where local data/information is being projected in layars and processes in combination with related image- and audible media. The public area and the activities in the city will be observed in bird’s eye view, simultaneously manipulated and researched. This enables the possibility to view and experience interactively through time and space, sharing information and ideas to be attached to the system.
Play City manifests a programm to manipulate the subject health, focused on a characteristic district in Eindhoven (Vaartbroek). The game-element of the project consists of being able to build with present objects from layars, like for instance schools, playgrounds, trees, shops, busstops, and so on. The professional visitor is made clear what the combination of geo-information, population data, health data acompanied by video, audio and image yields on experience, insight, but also what the interaction with data and media permits.
For this purpose Play City is the core, the first installation/facility that is developed for and in the CityLab. It is an open, creative and inspiring platform for innovation where organisations and individuals will be able to internationalize new technological possibilities in their cultures by committing creatives (artists, designers, architects, engineers,…).
During the two days lasting ElectroPixel festival the city of Nantes got spoiled with a new sensation. The citizens of Nantes could choose a scent on the internet that would be spread through town. A bike (MADbike) was able to produce bubble bells thanks to solar energy, the bubbles contained a scent that could be chosen on a Facebook page. The installation was a scoop in its current condition, after the prototype was designed and tested during the Dutch Design Week Eindhoven (Hacking the city).
concept: René Paré,
design & construction: Eric Sprik,
MAD emergent art center http://madlab.nl/
The mobile installation traveled through Nantes on the 22nd and the 23rd of August, following this specific route: http://goo.gl/cDmiEu
More information about the festival: http://electropixel.org/
The Atelierroute is an annual event recurring the 1st weekend of October which this year arises on the 5th and 6th. The participating artists open their workshop to the public from 11:00 am to 17:00 pm, so they can look around and meet the artist and his/her work informally. Subscription to the Atelierroute Eindhoven for artists is still possible. Up to September the route is available for download on the website of Atelierroute, and the free flyers will be available two weeks before the event begins. MAD is providing the website, the map, the flyers, the advertisement as well as a bit of communication.
On the 21st of August, Mad in collaboration with Kennisnet, provided a workshop for a group of teachers studying at the teacher training in Sittard. Thanks to the help of Frank van den Berg, the insistent participants were able to make the program run in no time. The light bulbs lit up and they eventually generated an ARDUINO in action… Congratulations!