The real story behind Natural Perfumery
Natural vs Synthetic. Is it really Eco?
"Natural is always better" a sentence we often hear, but is it really? Well, in perfumery, it is not as simple and there is a twist to what is commonly known and followed. Chemistry came to add...
AromaLab Scent Library
Where to re-stock
Re-stock raw materials through the following links: - Most commonly used: https://www.hekserij.nl/scholen/ Login: email@example.com - For some other natural ones: https://www.herbacos.be...
Hildegard von Bingen
Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 17 September 1179), also known as Saint Hildegard and the Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary
Multi-media artist and Biodiversity advocate
Vivien Sansour is the founder of the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library. Trained in the field of Anthropology, Vivien worked with farmers worldwide on issues relating to agriculture and independence...
Artist and Food experience designer
Sharing - Making - Food - Textile - Texture Elena Braida likes to start her project from a personal perspective. She moves her attention towards the material, where her research process starts. This...
Pigeon Tower Mediamatic Biotoop Andy Cartier, Arne Hendriks
Sept '20 – Pigeon Tower 03
The third tower was build inside the Clean Lab . Two previous attempts to build a sturdy, living tower had failed. Time to take a step back. We did not know whether our principles were correct.
Pigeon Tower Mediamatic Biotoop Arne Hendriks, Nehis Osagie, Andy Cartier
June '20 – Pigeon Tower 02
We put the remains of the collapsed tower from the first experiment in a long burlap tube. Burlap is a biodegradable textile, and provides structure and nourishment for the mycelium. We rolled up the...
Pigeon Tower Mediamatic Biotoop Nehis Osagie, Arne Hendriks
June '20 – Pigeon Tower 01
The first tower of mycelial waste. Living material. We mainly wanted to start. With a lot of enthusiasm but little precision or consultation. The uneven blocks were stacked intuitively. We filled the...
Timeline of Pigeon Towers
Since the summer of 2020, we have been experimenting with different forms and methods of building pigeon towers with mycelium. Each structure in this timeline contributes to the research. Click on a...
Drukbedrijf is een groep drukwerk liefhebbers die het net een beetje anders willen doen dan de rest. Naast het gemakkelijk en snel bestellen via de website is het net zo makkelijk om met jouw vaste...
AromaLab Perfumery Assistant
I’m Nour, a French & Lebanese in-progress independent Perfumer and a member of the French Society of Perfumers. After having my B.S in Chemistry, I studied European Fragrance & Cosmetics Masters at...
Autistic Artist Researcher
My name is Linh. I'm 21, born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I'm completing the last year of my Communication science Bachelor degree at the University of Amsterdam. I wrote my thesis on...
Mediamatic Biotoop Suzana Orsolic
Draft: Reconnected senses in times of…
How to make your online live streams multi-sensory appealing
In March 2020 we would meet up with friends online to drink a glass of wine or host a trivia night. One year and countless online meetings later, our social lives are still disrupted, and a certain...
Mediamatic Biotoop Mily Bogaarts 3 Mar 2021
From Packaging to Beaver Skin
How to build a mycelium pigeon tower roof #1
The pigeon and the mycelium are in joint agreement. Pigeons don’t nest on soggy surfaces and mycelium prefers high humidity, but don’t like the wet. It is critical: The tower needs a roof. But what...
Graphic Design Assistant
At Mediamatic I will be focusing on the visual identity and its applications in the various aspects of the centre.
Mediamatic Biotoop Lisa Witte
Maintenance of Radiolaria
The series of pendant lamps by Bernotat&Co
Have you always wanted to know how cultural institutions look after their art objects? In this blog we take a look at the maintenance of the Radiolaria pendant lamps from design studio Bernotat&Co.
Het Aroma Lab van Mediamatic wordt gerund door Frank Bloem en Niklaus Mettler, bijgestaan door de Aroma Lab assistenten. Op deze pagina geven zij tips om je kennis te verrijken.
Piss off! What did you just say?
When was the last time you swore? What did you say… shit? Piss? Cunt? There's a high chance it was a word relating to bodily fluids, and at Secretopia we have summarised the research that will...
Neo Futurist Dinner Intern
My name is Illiana Somoroff and I am currently in my last bachelor year at Amsterdam University College, studying culture and anthropology. I was born and raised in New York City but my Dutch...
Neo Futurist Dinner Assistant
I'm a Copywriter, PR Consultant & Digital Project Manager from Vienna, Austria.
Who proceded us, and who got inspired?
When the Serres Séparées went viral, restaurants from all over the world got inspired and took over the idea to serve a safe and cozy dinner in private greenhouses. We feel honoured to see that we've...
What's growing on #1
Adventures of a curious CleanLab intern
In this series I will share some of the interesting and fun things that I do and come across during my time as the CleanLab intern at Mediamatic. During this time I will mostly keep myself busy with...
Eva van Rossum
After finishing a bachelor in Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and graduating an Art and Research programma at the Rietveld, I am currently doing a research internship here at Mediamatic.