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Mediamatic Blog

Using Urine in Smarter Ways

Pis’talk 1: Hugo Cortial, André Marques Arsénio and Janna Coomans

You never really get to talk about piss, do you? Well, at Mediamatic, we do. Kicking off the first Pis’talk, a series of lectures that explore urine in a broad cultural and contextual sense. The speakers of the evening will dive into the history of urban sanitation, as well as explore urine as ...

Workshop: Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms

Turn your waste into food and new bio-materials

It is said that the mushroom, and especially Mycelium has the potential to replace all sorts of (harmful) materials like plastics and batteries. Here at Mediamatic we are interested in the cultural and artistic implications of this 'new' bio-material and invite you to start exploring yourself. Du...

Workshop: Brew your own sixpack

Start your own home-brewery

With over 250 micro-breweries in the Netherlands alone, and these numbers quickly rising, we seem to be entering another golden age of brewing. What unites these independent breweries is the fact that most of them started their business in their own homes and kitchens. And now you can do the same...

Shaping Micro-Organisms

Biotalk 10: Fabai Wu, Moyashimon and Kamiel Rongen

How do microbes move around? What if you shape them, can you trace their behavior? This Biotalk is all about the movement of micro-organisms and visualizing this in both animations and real life camera shots. We will talk microscopic geometric forms with Fabai Wu, the Japanese anime series Moyash...

When it comes to the art of beerbrewing, do you trust your gut feeling or do you rely on science? Together with our beer curator Henriette Waal we’ll discuss brett yeast strains and Braumeister brew equipment, (un)healthy beer prejudices, take a closer look at hop-differentiation, get a Japanes...

Course: Urban Beekeeping (sold out)

How to keep bees in our city.

Due to popular demand, we've opened up a waiting-list for the beekeeping workshop. Send us your .

Bees are the main pollinators for our foods and they also take care of most of our wild flowers, plants and trees reproduction. By becoming a natural (city) beekeeper you provide a natural h...

Feeding The Bees

Love your urban pollinators!

Food from 18:30 / Talks from 20:00. We all benefit from bees, but what can we do in return? How can we make Amsterdam a bee-friendly city? Thanks to extensive collaboration between city planners, gardeners, beekeepers and the local government there has been already a 20 % increase in wild bee spe...

Workshop: The Magic of Mushroom Growing

Learn about new Bio-Materials and how to grow Psilocybe Cubensis.

Fungi will play a key role in the future. As source of great food, but more importantly as a source of new bio-materials. In this workshop we will teach you how to grow and cultivate the Psilocybe Cubensis. In our cleanroom you will learn the magic of mushroom growing and how to germinate spores ...

CaCO3, Botanica and Coleoptera

Biotalk 09: 3D Printing with organic matter

What are the alternatives for an oil-based mass production era? If we take a closer look at nature there are many qualities in organisms that can be applied to new production methods and material development. Formafantasma does just this, using for instance the excrements of insects (Shellac) to ...

  • Botanica project by Formafantasma - 

    More than two centuries ago, plants came to be categorized for their secretions, as a potential raw material. The objects displayed in the Botanica collection are designed as if the oil-based era, in which we are living, never took place.

Alcoholics, Algae and Pigs

Bierberaad: Beer tastings and stories

From green super algae to fodder. At tonights Bierberaad we will take a close look at the raw ingredients, waste and unusual histories of beer and their breweries. With Fodder Talk by Kai Kikkers (DuynieBeuker), Prison Beers by Arwen en Matthijs Ronner (Maallust and De Jongens Ronner), Corny Beer...

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