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Odorama: Foul, Fragrant and Filthy
Cris Neill, Lotte Geeven, Yeb Wiersma, Marjolijn Boterenbrood, Frank Bloem, Sanne Groeneveld
It is clear that sweet, soft and pleasant fragrances are more attractive than foul and pungent odours. But how come we detest smelly feet and love stinky cheese? During Odorama we'll explore everything that reaches the nose, including terribly bad smells. Inhale your supressed fears and…
Workshop: Scent Design
Make Your Own Perfume
During this workshop, you will develop your own unique perfume with olfactory artist Klara Ravat . Explore a variety of different scents and learn how to understand certain scent compositions, and how to play with their properties. Finish the workshop with an excited nose, and take a bottle of…
Odorama: The Essence of Dreams
With Arnoud Sisselaar, Bernardo Flemming, and Natali Blugerman
The dreams that stay in our awoken mind, are often auditory and visual impressions. Dreams can feel so real, but can olfactory impressions also play a part in them, and is it possible to recollect these too? Scented dreams are a rare phenomenon that have been reported in few scientific studies
Economia Abundance Dinner at Baltan Laboratories
Neo Futurist Dinner #3: with Thorwald Voss and Arne Hendriks
Let's celebrate harvest with an Abundance Dinner! Chef Thorwald and Arne Hendriks embrace the challenge of agricultural over-abundance. Why? This winter, we got a big supply of prime organic cabbage farmed by Krispijn . He cried for help because the market did not accept any more of…
Grow edible mycelium: Make your own Tempeh
Most people are used to eating mushrooms, but did you know that mycelium is edible as well? In fact, people have been eating mycelium for ages. Tempeh is an ancient food that has its origins in Indonesia, where it is traditionally made from soy beans. During a controlled fermentation process the…
Workshop: Grow Your Own Fungi!
Basic mushroom and biomaterials introduction
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 applications of this 'new' bio-material and invite you to start exploring it for…