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 and well-being
Odorama with Claudia de Vos, Éva-Marie Lind, Susana Cámara Leret and Sonja Tobé
Hippocrates taught his students to be ‘men with open noses’ in order to recognise and cure diseases. There is a reason that the plants we find most fragrant turn out to be strong antibacterial and antiseptic sources. So h ow can scent be used as a tool, medicine or treatment or as a means to…
Classic food in new forms and flavours
Tempeh, we know it as Indonesian fermented food: soybeans bound together by mycelium. At Mediamatic, we are working on cultural, artistic and culinary applications of mycelium. The potential of mycelium, in this case tempeh, could benefit the environment by replacing meat in people’s diets.
Icons of Smell Science
Odorama with Charles Spence, Ep Köster, Leanne Wijnsma, Tanja Deurloo, Calliope Tsoupaki, Garmt Dijksterhuis and Caro Verbeek
Seeing is believing is empiricism’s credo. But what if we told you that what we see is guided by what we smell? Our experience of the world is heavily formed by the interactive play between our senses. So if you want to manipulate people’s awareness, you should bomb them with aromas! For this…
Performance and talks
Will algae farms be the farms of the future? Can washed-up jellyfish be repurposed to make a durable material? Are algae the solution for clean energy harvesting? Through performance and talks, we will explore aquatic life in the framework of harvesting. Sound and visual artist Sabina Ahn
Workshop: The Scent of Amsterdam
Distilling Odors of an Urban Landscape
Olfactory artist and experimental filmmaker Klara Ravat presents the workshop The Scent of Amsterdam: Distilling Odors of an Urban Landscape. Over the course of 6 hours you will collectively explore the neighbourhood of Mediamatic Biotoop, visit aromatic urban spaces and learn how to distill a…
Biotalk with Eric Geboers, Caroline Slomp and Aad Kruiswijk
Can we regenerate our man-damaged eco-systems and if so, how? For this Regeneration Biotalk we've invited artist Ivan Henriques, professor Biogeochemistry Caroline Slomp and engineer/architect Eric Geboers to give an insight into their (ambitious) work. Can we create architecture from seawater…