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.


Apps for Eindhoven



During Apps for Eindhoven Challenge 2014 civil servants, data wizards, hackers, designers and creative people fought side by side with Open Data, information and knowledge our city Eindhoven smarter and better.

The Apps for Eindhoven is won by Natasje Paulssen (Dutch Rose Media) with the App: Onze Stad (Eng: our city). This is a mobile platform enhanced by pattern recognition that provides information about the area you’re in.


Charm your Future! at Food & Shop Festival

 Urban Shopper

MAD emergent art center organizes “Tover je Toekomst” (Eng: charm your future)– workshops especially for childeren during the “Food & Shop” festival on Sunday January 19th in the Urban Shopper (Strijp-S) Eindhoven.
The free workshops “Tover je Toekomst” are memorable experiences for childeren between 6 – 14 years old. There are two types of workshops:
the first one is the drawing workshop and the second one is for crafting. The childeren are working together in small groups.
1. DRAWING  – workshop for drawing your dreams, wishes and expectations about the future
together with professional illustrator / artist.
2. CRAFTING – workshop where you learn to work with electronics for building phantasy creatures.
When: January 19th  2014, 12:00 – 17:00 hours
Where: Food & Shop festival
Address : Torenallee 60-02 Eindhoven
Participation “Tover je Toekomst: free for childeren 6- 14 year.
Registering : Spot register and reservation if required  

For more information, please visit or call: www.madlab.nl +31 40 2133032
Please read more about Tover je Toekomst (Dutch) and about the FeelGood Market in general.


MAD relocation!

Visiting address since 2014:

Don Boscostraat 4

5611 KW  Eindhoven

Postal address remains the same at:

Postbus 6118

5600 HC Eindhoven

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PolderHack makes history. The floodgate is open

English transliteration is pending expeditiously! Please come back soon.

Forum Transitorium

Forum Transitorium I and II

On the threshold in the transformation of Strijp-S commenced by utilizing the Klokgebouw, Glasgebouw and the Apparatenfabriek (building SK), the closed off industrial Philips-complex is evolving into a trendy and creative midpoint. An exclusive inspiring place to be. To work… and to live.

Gerard and Anton
The Hoge Rug (Eng: high ridge) consists of two white buildings, namely Gerard and Anton, as seen from the Beukenlaan. Two historical monuments, build in 1928 by Philips, utilized as assembly factories. For many decades radio’s have been produced here whereupon the assembly, storage and administration eventually converted the buildings as to the present day realizing loft units in the Anton and Gerard buildings. Objectively the transfer of this project is estimated throughout October 2012. The lofts will be available as of January 2013.
The ground floor of these two buildings urges to perceive an inspiring entrance. On these premises all functions will draw public attention and appeal livelihood in general. On the first floor in part loft units will be build and other functions like ateliers, offices and possibly shortstay conveniences are supplementary. The second floor all the way to the sixth floor will be exclusively adjusted as loft units for civilian use.

Audible Art
Both Gerard and Anton will be leveled to the ground. The idea is to enplace soundsystems in the underpass for the adjustment of audible art. Two independent installations will feed the ceiling speakers that provide a soundscape which can move sounds through the entire reach! The audible artist is able to use and adjust an open hardware platform, which he or she can provide with software on basis of individual insight. The core attachment of the installation is to the environment, the function and dynamics of the area at any given moment. The aspiration is to enhance creative quality to the location, the buildings and the activities in a way that justifies the innovative legacy of Strijp-S concerning the media.

assignment description
draft design
computer simulation

Source: Trudo

Call for Interest: Interactive soundscape Anton&Gerard

Gerard and Anton are the first two white buildings of the Hoge Rug on Strijp-S, Eindhoven, as seen from the Beukenlaan. Currently dedicated effort is being carried out to the realization of the loft units in these buildings. The completion date is objected through October 2012. MAD emergent art center is launching a ‘call for interest’ in bringing about audible art to the ground floor of the Anton and Gerard buildings.

The underpass, as wel as the entrance of the buildings will be supplied with a soundsystem to produce audible art. There are two independent installation involved with a speakersystem attached to the ceiling to provide a soundscape that move the acoustic through the room. The audible artist is able to use and adjust an open hardware platform, he or she can provide with software on basis of individual insight on the premises. The aspiration is to enhance creative quality to the location.

From the reactions there will be a selection of three audible artists to propose a design. Eventually one person will receive the assignment.