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Art and New Technology in Amsterdam. We explore the possibilities and challenges that new technology offers art, design and society. You are most welcome to join us.

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Scent as Storyteller

Odorama: Tanja Deurloo, Martina Florians and Calliope Tsoupaki

Calliope Tsoupaki, Martina Florians and Tanja Deurloo, three scent geeks, gather on the crossroad of the different ways that scents connect to memories, connotations and emotions. They started their journeys each from their own field of expertise, either perfume design, timeframes and music. Find...

  • The Kabinet van de Dames - 

    Het Kabinet van de Dames opent verborgen laatjes en lang vergeten deuren naar mooie, intieme en ontroerende herinneringen en verhalen van de dames van Amsterdam-Zuid. De oude foto's, brieven, kleding en parfums nemen je mee naar een rijkdom aan herinneringen die niet vergeten mogen worden. Je wordt ondergedompeld in de tijd dat deze dames jong waren, vol verwachting van een nieuwe toekomst in donkere tijden.

Workshop: Aquaponics

Learn to build Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines the cultivation of vegetables and fish. It is one of the best ways to produce food in the city, because it hardly takes up any space. The fish excrement feeds the plants, and the plants clean the water for the fish. In this way, not...

Meet Zeger Reyers

Discuss your work, ideas and obstacles with the artist

A new breed of artists is on the rise. They work with living matter, nature and have a strong emphasis in biology and life sciences. In this emerging field of Bio-Art and Design there’s need for extensive collaboration. Not only between the different disciplines involved, but also between gener...

Workshop: Biomimicry

What would Nature do?

Practice how you can be nature’s apprentice by resolving a design challenge with the help of nature. Many plants, bacteria, animals and fungi have equipped themselves with spectacular features. The lotus leaf, for instance, has a water repellant surface, whilst spider silk is said to outperform...

  • Resonating spaces - 

    Through the study of the analogy between forms and patterns of sound and of nature, we are conducting experiments concerning a different mechanical way to stimulate matter. Through the study of models in nature, prototypes of integrative, self-assembling, self- organizing architectonic structures are created. A 3D- printer is hacked to host this system and extrude agar based or bio plastic structures as a bone system.

    The project originates in and will contribute to the field of architecture and design. The planned experiments combine the latest scientific breakthroughs in the fields of bio-tech and 3d-printing.

New Year's Drinks

'Als een vis op het droge' - Arjanne Bode & Myco Brewery

On lucky number Friday the 13th we invite our friends, visitors, partners and neighbours for Mediamatic's New Year's Reception and the opening of both our Myco Brewery and Arjanna Bode's installation Als een Vis op het Droge. Let's drink, chat and
celebrate the new year together. By...

We Are Public - Art of Deception

Inner Beauty, Bio-Art and Nature

Mediamatic invites members of We Are Public to take a closer look at the exhibition Art Of Deception and join us on a walk through the wondrous world of living art and bio-design. What happens if humans manipulate organs for aesthetic purposes? And can a heart be an actual object of design? ...

  • Looking at The Art of Deception - 

    A visitor of the exhibition Art of Deception takes a closer look at one of the 18 transformed pigs hearts. Each heart is first decellularized after which the artist was left with a so called 'ghost organ'. The hearts were then used as blanc canvases for future inner body beautifications.

Feestdagen bij Mediamatic ETEN

24, 25, 26, 31 December

Ons restaurant aan de waterkant bestaat een jaar en dat vieren we de komende dagen met een extra lekker diner voor een vriendenprijs: Voor Kerst en oudjaar hebben onze chefs een 7 gangenmenu samengesteld zonder dierlijke producten te gebruiken (behalve een oester voor de liefhebbers:)

De ...

Cook the Kitchen

1st. & 2nd. year students from Rietveld designLAB

Earlier in September, 20 designLAB Students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy occupied Mediamatic to “Cook the Kitchen.” This 4-day workshop consisted out of cooking materials and concepts for the kitchen with the use of kitchen equipment and techniques. Materials were cooked and formed in ovens...

Regeneration - Biotalk

Gionata Gatto, Olaf Schuiling, Diana Scherer, Ivan Henriques

With the Co2 particles in the air reaching the magical 400 ppm, and the fact that we have only ...

Political Stenciling with Bahia Shehab

Artist talk and mural painting

Mediamatic and Framer Framed invited Lebanese-Egyptian street-artist Bahia Shehab to create a brand new calligraphic graffiti wall at Mediamatic Biotoop. In order to celebrate her coming to the Netherlands, to receive the 2016 Prins Claus Award, she demonstrated her workings during a live stencil...

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