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New Order: AIDS-3D Artist Talk

Nik Kosmas and Daniel Keller

AIDS-3D flirt with the utopian elements of both fine art and new technologies. Their recent work plays with our contemporary conceptions of the value of art, the value of value, the energy of value, and the power of those networks in our society where value exchange takes place. The talk will be ...

We celebrated the closing of the Schommelclub with a weekend of partying. Costumes and cotton candy with the whole family on Sunday, but first a performance on Saturday afternoon, and some serious flirting and dancing during Push Me Tender in the evening. Calling all lovers, loners, and globetrot...

FB Resistance Workshop

Part of the Pièce de Résistance exhibition.

  • 22 Apr 2011
    Mediamatic BankMediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68, 1017 HL Amsterdam Vijzelstraat 68 1017 HLAmsterdam, 

What if you could change Facebook's laws? You can! In this workshop participants will learn how browser extensions (e.g. Firefox Add-Ons) enable us to locally modify and distribute it to the masses. Tobias Leingruber presents ...

Interview Kael T Block

On XX Boys and more

Mediamatic's exhibition Kiki on Steroids! presents Kael T Block's project XX Boys, a collection of photographs of transboys. Rooted in his own experience as a transboy or 'FtM' (Female to Male), the series is a personal exploration of masculinity, gender binaries and gender fluidity. The photos a...

Fitna the Movie

We’re tired of waiting. So, let’s do it ourselves! Sorry!

There is this not-so-intelligent Dutch politician that attracts attention by doing populist provocations. His name is Wilders. Geert Wilders.

He is scared of aliens and especially of muslim aliens. He attracts votes of people that are scared of Islam too. To get more votes, he tries to sc...

  • 12 Mar 2011
    Mediamatic BankMediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68, 1017 HL Amsterdam Vijzelstraat 68 1017 HLAmsterdam, 

openFrameworks is an open source toolkit used for creative coding. Join the workshop and learn how to use openFrameworks for your own project.

The Secret Art of Growing Mushrooms

Learn how to make your own wood-based substrate on which to grow Shiitake mushrooms

There are several ways of making substrate (substrate is the growing environment for mushrooms). The three most common methods are with a compost-base, with a sawdust-or wood-chip based mixtures, and using straw. In this workshop we will make a sawdust substrate. You will take your substrate bag ...

Over Datum Eetclub joins forces with Giro555

Organize your own Over Datum Eetclub during the Week for the Horn

Over Datum Eetclub's anti-food waste resistance will now dedicate itself to the situation in Africa. The Horn of Africa (Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia) is currently experiencing the worst drought in sixty years. Ten million people are threatened by a hunger crisis and ...

Why an Over Datum Eetclub?

Every Tuesday in the summer of 2011

Freshness is all the rage these days and our blind trust in expiration dates is taking on religious forms. Bullshit! It’s time for some seriously fine, but expired food this summer at Mediamatic. On Tuesdays we’ll be serving the most delicious expired delicacies that your fridge or local groc...

Margarita and the Mycelium Factory

My visit to the Ecovative Design headquarters

Finding myself on the other side of the ocean, I went to visit Ecovative Design, a sustainable materials company in upstate New York. Ecovative is the birth place of the myco-material that sparked the beginning of the Paddestoele...

  • Myco-material boxes - 

    These bio-degradable boxes were grown out of mycelium roots and agricultural waste, with a cute mushroom molded into the side.

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