Transnatural explores the interactions between technology and ecology. During the opening day of the festival we’ll be building an aquaponics tower at NEMO, hopefully with your help. The tower will be included in the exhibition. As an official festival partner we are also organizing a number of mushroom workshops.
Transnatural Festival 2012
Transnatural takes place from 7 September - 7 October 2012. The exhibition is on display at NEMO in Amsterdam. More information here. Through art, design and technology, new ways of harvesting food and energy are explored. New, autonomous systems and materials will be presented. Central to the festival are questions like: how can we decrease our dependability on large systems while remaining actively connected to each other?
Mediamatic is interested in how art and new technologies can help, or show us ways of, organizing ourselves in a sustainable fashion. Therefore our projects form a nice contribution to the festival.
On the day of the opening, September 7, Mediamatic will host an aquaponics workshop. You’ll learn everything about the ecosystem while building an aquaponics tower, the High Density 4-storey Aquaponics Edifice. The tower will be included in the Transnatural exhibition, which means you’ll contribute directly to the festival. You’ll also go home with enough knowledge to build your own system - fitted to your living- or working environment. Get your ticket(s) here. Furthermore you can learn how to cultivate your own oyster mushrooms during one of the mushroom workshops on: September 12, September 19, September 27, and October 3. Click on one of the dates for more information and tickets.