Ignite Amsterdam 2

20 x 20 x 15 seconds at Museum Night 2010

6 Nov 2010
6 Nov 2010

Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Museum Night. Speakers, musicians and writers were joined and bound by one simple rule: twenty slides, five minutes.

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Kostuums door Erik Alkema - Still uit 'New Kid', een videoclip voor de band Monokino, 3.33 min. Erik Alkema, 2010 Erik Alkema

Ignite

Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Founded in Seattle, the events are held around the world. Ignite is fast-paced and merciless, but most of all they're fun, thought-provoking nights, full of fresh ideas and clever insights. Speakers get five minutes to present their idea. They make use of twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds. A ruthless moderator will guarantee those five minutes aren't exceeded. Ignite serves as a platform for locals to connect offline and have a drink together.

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Foundland, Ignite Amsterdam 2 - Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

Program

Ignite Amsterdam #2 coincided with Museum Night, so we thought it fitting to select a wide variety of speakers to present themselves, their work, or an idea. Musicians, artists, designers and writers took turns wooing the audience in just five minutes. Each presentation was held twice. Indie heroes Space Siren and the freshly nostalgic electro pop outfit Staatseinde played some nice tunes.

Mark Shepard

Mark conducts research into the implications of ubiquitous computing for urban environments. He predicts a so-called 'sentient' city: a networked environment in which computers, omnipresent, are connected to each other and to you.

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Erik Alkema, Ignite Amsterdam 2 - Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

With: Erik Alkema

Yuri Landman

Yuri designs musical instruments for bands like Liars, Sonic Youth, HEALTH and Women. He spoke about and demonstrated a few of his instruments.

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Daniel de Zeeuw, Ignite Amsterdam 2 - Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

Sandra Blichert Christensen

Sandra read from her work. She writes little fables about pirates and indians.

Erik Alkema

The Inkijk gallery at Waterloo square metro station showed some of Erik's work earlier this year. A sculptural installation inspired by the "Slag om Blauwburg", a major confrontation between squatters and the police in Amsterdam. The Impossible Marriage is a long running project: a documentary concerning the current political and social climate in The Netherlands.

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Space Siren, Ignite Amsterdam 2 - Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

With: Space Siren

Caetano Carvalho

Caetano is a graphic designer and musician. Tonight invited the audience to invest in, and live on his island.

Spoelstra

Spoelstra makes funny songs using guitars, a synth, samplers, a loopstation, a boxful of effects and other found and made equipment. He is also fascinated by MS Paint.

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Ignite Amsterdam 2: audience - Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

James Burke

James, Juha van 't Zelfde and Ben Cerveny are VURB. VURB is currently working on Urbanode: a mobile application that allows you to directly influence your surroundings.

Artun Arasli

Artun (poet) is a fourth-year student in the Image and Language department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. He read a long poem about friendship and Keira Knightley.

Jan Robert Leegte

Jan Robert concerns himself with the materiality of the world around us, be it physical architecture, the computer environment, or the internet.

The Don't Touch My Croque-Monsieurs

The Don't Touch My Croque-Monsieurs (TDTMCM) are four mischievous handsome young men from Amsterdam-Noord. They play Post-Avant Garage Punk Rock Hop music for a better tomorrow and consider themselves the best at it.

Daniela De Paulis

Earth-moon-earth (EME) technology has been used since the forties. Daniele figured you must be able to send images in the form of radio signals from the earth to the moon and back. She started collaborating with Dwingeloo radio and CAMRAS (radio astronomy station), and set up a connection between Brazil and Dwingeloo (NL).

Daniel de Zeeuw

Daniel de Zeeuw presented his research into paranoid perception as an epistemological condition of living in networked environments.

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Robert Keil, Ignite Amsterdam 2 - Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

With: Robert Keil

Club Opera

Club Opera deals in chamber opera and contemporary musical theater. Director Matthias Mooij told us something about the current show and the future of musical theater. He was accompanied by vocalist Michaela Riener.

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Artun Arasli, Ignite Amsterdam 2 - Artun Arasli read a poem about friendship and Keira Knightley. Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

Foundland

Foundland is a young collective hailing from three continents. Together they explore and map new worlds. Foundland presented two of their most recent projects.

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Bruce Sterling Avatar - Bruce Sterling avatar - and his live tweets Location: MoMA lobby Part of Sander Veenhof 's DIY Augmented Reality exhibition MoMA.

Robert Keil

Robert conducted research into religion. After having lived for a day each as a Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Jew, he evaluated the religions by counting the colors of the traffic lights between his house and university.

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Mark Shepard, Ignite Amsterdam 2 - Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

With: Mark Shepard

Max Ehrhardt

Max Ehrhardt is a harpist. Besides playing two wonderful pieces, he also did a bit of improv with Abel, TDTMCM's lead singer.

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Sina Khani, Ignite Amsterdam 2 - Sina Khani interviewed Papa Adama. Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

With: Sina Khani

Sander Veenhof

Sander is a new media artist, interested especially in interactivity. Tonight he told us something about one of his latest projects, AR MoMA: an augmented reality art invasion of the Museum of Modern Art.

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Sander Veenhof, Ignite Amsterdam 2 - Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

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Ignite Amsterdam 2: audience - Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

Sina Khani & Papa Adama

Sina Khani interviewed Papa Adama about life and art.

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Club Opera, Ignite Amsterdam 2 - Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

Short presentations ask for short breaks. Electro pop outfit Staatseinde and indie gem Space Siren provided the music.

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Spoelstra, Ignite Amsterdam 2 - Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

With: Spoelstra

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Max Ehrhardt + Abel, Ignite Amsterdam 2 - Harpist Max Ehrhardt and punk band singer Abel performed an improv duet. Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

With: Abel

More information

Ignite Amsterdam #2 was part of Museumnacht Amsterdam, and took place at Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68 Amsterdam.

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Ignite Amsterdam 2: audience - Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

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TDTMCM, Ignite Amsterdam 2 - The Don't Touch My Croque-Monsieurs perform. Ignite Amsterdam 2 took place during Amsterdam Museum Night on November 6, 2010. Evelyn Austin

With: Abel