Ziv Ben Gal
As an artist Ziv is fascinated by using old materials to create new ones, thus creating new points of view. He presented his project A Yiddish Momme, exploring his family's past.
Amran Anjun & Arnd Marijnissen
Amran hijacked one of our previous Ignite events, and since that's the kind of behavior we tend to applaud, we invited him back to talk about a new hackerspace he is involved with in Amsterdam, Techinc.
Vivian Wenli Lin
Besides her autonomous documentary work, Vivian has worked for clients like The One Minute Foundation and STEIM as a video editor and director of photography. Find out more about her globe-spanning endeavors.
Pinar & Viola
Pinar&Viola, an independent graphic design duo, create 'Ecstatic Surfaces'. They challenge the field of graphic design by 'scanning' contemporary visual culture and 'printing' an excessive surface in return.
Esmee Geerken is a Rietveld Academy graduate (2010). She is inspired by her other field of expertise, Earth Sciences, what gives her work a scientific beauty.
Olti is affiliated with the University of Twente's MESA+ Research Institute for Nanotechnology department. He is currently working on the Acoustic Passive Radar project, which focuses on the measurement of acoustic sound fields.
Hansje van Halem
Hansje designed Holland's corporate stamps, the poster for the Royal Awards for Painting 2012, and the catalog of the 2010 Best Dutch Book Designs. Just to give you an idea. Find out more about her fascination for letters and lines, and her own home-gallery, Schrank8.
Vanhimbergenhebly are Thijs van Himbergen and Laurens Hebly. They illustrate and design books, magazines and websites, print t-shirts, send long faxes to people they don't know, and also enjoy talking about these various projects.
Kai-Oi Jay Yung
Kai-Oi is an interdisciplinary artist based in the UK. She'll tell us about her experience in guerilla gardening, and discuss how she explored topics such as consumerism and sustainability through a sock exchange.
Willem van Engen & Thomas Scherzer
Thomas and Willem created Blumenveld, an installation made up of eighteen interactive flowers. The flowers respond to people in the vicinity, inviting them to explore their surroundings.
Maarten Essenburg (Lomography)
Maarten is the Dutch online manager for the analogue kingdom of Lomography. He gave us an insight in their worldwide dedicated community.
Joke Westra (TU Delft)
Joke is part of the research group NOVASIL (TU Delft and TU Eindhoven) that is researching a new generation of solar cells. She is working on developing a process technology for thin-film crystalline silicon on glass. At Ignite she talked about
Alice's work is a combination of photography, drawing, and painting, creating slick, stylized landscapes and scenes with strong elements from fashion photography and advertising.
Location: Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68 Amsterdam. Tickets €2,- for members, €7,- for non-members. If you don't have a membership card, you can buy one at the door for €5,-. It's valid for a month.
Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Fast-paced and merciless, Ignite evenings are 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. Ignite serves as a platform for locals to connect offline and have a drink together. All presentations are given in English.