Masterclass "Creative Research"

1 Jan 2008
31 Dec 2008

"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science" - Albert Einstein.

There must be more room for creativity and unconventional ideas in scientific research. Only through dealing creatively with research itself can we achieve results that could otherwise not be envisioned, and can science remain groundbreaking. Just as in the Dutch concept of autonomous artists, there should be free-thinking and creative scientists - autonomous scientists.

This idea is central in the Media Technology MSc programme of Leiden University. In the masterclass this creative research concept is presented - with many examples - and is much room for discussion. Some examples and results of unconventional scientific research are presented as installations in the exhibition.

The masterclass is taught by Maarten Lamers and Bas Haring and is part of the six years creative research exhibition presented by the V2_Institute for the Unstable Media. Admission to the masterclass and exhibition is free and open to anyone.


Registration is advised (but not compulsory), by sending an e-mail with your name to

Location: voormalig Fotomuseum, Witte de Withstraat 63, Rotterdam
Date and time: Saturday July 19, 14:00 - 17:00