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Ignite Amsterdam 21

12 presentations x 5 minutes

We turned 21! This month's Ignite Amsterdam featured filmmakers, graphic designers, quirky animators and device dismantlers. And ways to save today's materialistic, 'throw-away' culture.

Ignite

Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Fast-paced and merciless, speakers get five minutes to present, making use of twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds. All presentations are given in English.

Audience during Ignite presentations

Audience during Ignite presentations

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Ignite Amsterdam 21 featured filmmakers, graphic designers, quirky animators and device dismantlers. And ways to save today's materialistic, 'throw-away' culture. Find out more about Ignite here.


Concentrated and distracted faces

Concentrated and distracted faces

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Ignite Amsterdam 21 featured filmmakers, graphic designers, quirky animators and device dismantlers. And ways to save today's materialistic, 'throw-away' culture. Find out more about Ignite here.


Willem Velthoven at Ignite Amsterdam 21

Willem Velthoven at Ignite Amsterdam 21

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We turned 21! This month's Ignite Amsterdam featured filmmakers, graphic designers, quirky animators and device dismantlers. And ways to save today's materialistic, 'throw-away' culture. Find out more about Ignite here.

Speakers

Helen Kopnina

Helen is a researcher and lecturer at the Sustainable Business program of The Hague University of Applied Science. She'll be speaking a bit about the anthropology of environmental education, and why this is, now more than ever, so important.

Teun Vonk

Teun's work concerns the relationship between the individual and the group. As a director he takes over control of a group and unveils the group's dynamics, resulting in bewitching short films.

Teun Vonk on group behavior

Teun Vonk on group behavior

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Ignite Amsterdam 21 featured filmmakers, graphic designers, quirky animators and device dismantlers. And ways to save today's materialistic, 'throw-away' culture. Find out more about Ignite here.

Noortje van Eekelen

There is something uniquely fresh and clear about Noortje's graphic work, without it becoming even slightly pedantic or overly simplistic. Find out how she employs design to increase autonomous decision making.

Noortje van Eekelen and Angela Merkel

Noortje van Eekelen and Angela Merkel

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Noortje presented her project The Spectacle of Tragedy at Ignite Amsterdam 21. In the background Angela Merkel. Find out more about Ignite here.

Jan Dirk van der Burg

While Jan Dirk's friend Thomas lived in Teheran he was subscribed to the NRC Handelsblad. However, every time the newspaper came in, Iranian civil servants had blocked out parts of the pictures with blue stickers. Jan Dirk made a book of these pages, Censorship Daily, and will present it tonight.

Jan Dirk van der Burg on Censorship Daily

Jan Dirk van der Burg on Censorship Daily

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Ignite Amsterdam featured filmmakers, graphic designers, quirky animators and device dismantlers. And ways to save today's materialistic, 'throw-away' culture. Find out more about Ignite here. And find out more about Jan Dirk's project here.

Ubi de Feo

Always wanted to learn more about programming? From Zero to C is a new approach to programming developed by Ubi and his Hello, Savants! collective that provides you with a thorough understanding of what a programming language actually is in terms of the mathematical structure that is the core of these languages.

Thijs van Vuure

Thijs is enrolled in the research master Brain & Cognitive Sciences. Following the American philosopher Thomas Nagel (What is it like to be a bat? 1974), he wonders what it is like to be a bird. A project on perception, experience and consciousness.

Sander Polderman

Sander creates images which combine intuitive suggestion with emotive clearness, agression with tenderness and beauty with vulgarity. Questioning the world and himself through his art, his preferred tools of trade are pen, pencil, felt tip marker & paint brush.

Lize Korpershoek

Lize draws, writes, and makes t-shirts and videos. She also likes cats.

Alex Winters

A 360° rotation machine that holds and moves him around his canvas; a bike with graphite wheels that leave pencil marks behind. These are just two of the drawing machines Alex has built. Find out more tonight.

Alex Winters presents at Ignite Amsterdam 21

Alex Winters presents at Ignite Amsterdam 21

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We turned 21! This month's Ignite Amsterdam featured filmmakers, graphic designers, quirky animators and device dismantlers. And ways to save today's materialistic, 'throw-away' culture. Find out more about Ignite here.

Jonas Vorwerk

After studying mechanical engineering, a three year stint at a webdesign agency, and four years of interactive installations at Willem De Kooning, Jonas is a free man. This has resulted in a variety of projects including an interactive cube-pixel installation, greatfirewallofchina.org (test in real-time if your website is being censored), and hierzijnwij.nu, a website that allows you to follow the work on the Noord/Zuidlijn live.

Jonas Vorwerk presents at Ignite Amsterdam 21

Jonas Vorwerk presents at Ignite Amsterdam 21

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We turned 21! This month's Ignite Amsterdam featured filmmakers, graphic designers, quirky animators and device dismantlers. And ways to save today's materialistic, 'throw-away' culture. Find out more about Ignite here.

Pet van de Luijtgaarden

Pet is an artist, photographer and collector who is fascinated with stuff. He buys entire collections of objects such as disposable lighters, frogs, G.I. Joe action figures and Flippo's. Tonight he'll give you an insight into the 1001 collections he gathered on Marktplaats, and how he's going to put them to good use.

Pet van de Luijtgaarden presenting

Pet van de Luijtgaarden presenting

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Ignite Amsterdam 21 featured filmmakers, graphic designers, quirky animators and device dismantlers. And ways to save today's materialistic, 'throw-away' culture. Find out more about Ignite here.

Daan Weddepohl (Peerby)

Daan is the CEO of Peerby. Instead of buying something you might use only once, why not borrow it from a neighbor? Peerby.nl is a website where you can offer and ask for things you need. Sharing instead of consuming and discarding. Daan will tell you more.

More information

Doors open at 20:00, the first speaker kicks off at 20:30. Location: Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68 Amsterdam. Tickets are €7,- including a month of membership, which gives you free entrance to Ruilen and Paddestoelen Paradijs. Already a member? You get a discount of €5,- on your ticket.

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