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WDCD Afterparty

Official What Design Can Do afterparty with drinks and music

The WDCD afterparty is back in town! At the end of two days of talks, workshops, performances and inspiration, it's time for a visit to the dancefloor.

Entrance is free / Facebook

Public Intimacy

Pis'Talk 8: A toilet deconstruction and bodily transmutations

Is it possible to improve a lady's pee experience? Is it only a matter of product design? Or do we need to start looking into body-modifications and urinal-prosthetics? At Pis'talk: Public Intimacy designers Bettina Möllring and Agi Haines will speculate on the perfect woman's urinal. From gende...

  • Stand up and enjoy the urination - 

    The Stand Up is a biodegradable, disposable peeing accessory that helps women keep their distance from the mess and feel the freedom to go anytime, anywhere.
    Founded in San Francisco in 2014, the Stand Up Movement is helping women everywhere to find their feet and Stand Up for themselves.
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Exploring Synthetic Biology with Film Screenings.

Far from limiting itself to the manipulation of existing genomes, synthetic biology aims to both redesign life and create the unnatural, in accordance with the principles of engineering. BIO-FICTION explores this emerging field with a film program that focusses on the tension between science and ...

  • Video Still from the short movie: Living Earth - 

    What if food were consumed alice, asa fictional character? What if food was able to play with our cutlery or create hyper-sensations in our mouth? Ink this film, dishes are living, moving, created things. Beautiful and stomach-churning at the same time.

Glamdown at the Mediamatic Ballroom

Hosted by Naivest Elf & Nearly Not There Records

"In the emerging field of Life-Sciences and Bio-Design there is an expanding need for substantive collaboration."

Wild Time is back! Join us and dance your Friday night away with great food served 'til late and even greater tunes played 'til even later. You can expect scintilla...

Fermenting Fish

Zuursalon: Pieter Kaptein, Geert Dekens, Alice de Jong - Tokowijzer, Bianca Snoek, Jeroen van Wieren - Salsamentum

From the dreaded Swedish cans of Surströmming to ‘Garum’ style fish sauce. At this edition of Zuursalon we'll explore one of the strongest ferments there is: rotting fish. With a little help from salt, the Sun and the fish's own bacteria many cultures in the world have been able to transform...

  • Surströmming in a can - 

    This fermented sour haring is a delicacy in the Nordic region. The fish is fermented for over 6 months leading to a distinct scent and flavour.

    Image by: Mats Fallqvist from county museum Gävleborg

Tune in to the Non-Human

Biotalk with Patrizia Ruthensteiner, Dewi de Vree, Paul Seidler, Cateringa & Kompanen

How can we interact with the Non-Human?
Humans depend on their senses to perceive their environment. But what happens if an additional factor is added to our perception? Tonight we will explore the different ways in which we can connect to our natural surroundings by using our breath, touch...

Workshop: How to make Kimchi

Making Kimchi with a traditional recipe

Did you know that there are more than a hundred different kinds of Kimchi? Join our workshop to learn how to make your own! You'll learn first-hand what goes into making this ancient delicacy and be able to take home your very own batch of fermenting Chinese cabbage, with enough knowledge to impr...

Nosing Gin and Liqueurs

Odorama: with Fenny van Wees

We know the process of distilling for making alcoholic drinks such as spirits, brandy and whisky. But distilling is also the process that you use for making perfumes. For this edition of Odorama we invited Amsterdam distiller: Fenny van Wees from A. van Wees, De Ooievaar. Fenny calls herself a co...

Met Bent van Looy als gastredacteur zal Das Mag hun 18de editie lanceren bij Mediamatic met o.a. Muziek van Bent Van Looy, een interview met Catherine Lacey, de auteur van 'Niemand is ooit verloren', Charlotte Mutsaers vertelt over het bizarre verjaardagsfeest van Arnon Grunberg in Davos en Herma...

Workshop: Grow Your Own Materials

Learn to grow oyster mushrooms

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 it for yours...

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