About Autism / ADD in the Arts and Culture
At Mediamatic we're developing a platform for neurodiverse artists and designers. We'll be focusing those who identify as/with the ASD (Autism) and ADD spectrum. How can we better value the contributions that makers on "the spectrum" make and how can we better support them/us?
Neurodiversity in Art Education
For the next roundtable, we will discuss how we can make art institutions more accessible to neurodivergent students. Musician, educator and autism advocate Gerard van Wolferen will share his experiences of working with neurodivergent students at education institutions. We would also like to…
The Mind Garden Project
A/artist is planning to start a new project, Mind Garden, to explore connections between gardening and neurodiversity. In this roundtable, we would like to have an open discussion on how the garden could communicate mental diversity.
AI, autism and creativity - does it matter if ChatGPT is autistic?
A/artist roundtable about Lynn’s diagnostic interview with ChatGPT
A few months ago, A/artist colleague Lynn Clemens published a blogpost about her experimental diagnostic interview with the AI text generator ChatGPT. She concluded that despite the limitations that come with this specific interview setting, ChatGPT’s answers did reveal a lot of the autistic traits…
Diversity and Inclusivity at Miro
A/artist Round Table
For this round table, Isabelle Kappetein , herself diagnosed with autism at later age, will talk about her work as an Diversity and Inclusivity Specialist at Miro. "Miro empowers remote, in-office, and hybrid teams to communicate and collaborate across formats, tools, channels, and timezones —…
The Links between Tattoo Culture and Autism
Beautiful stimming; the experience of getting a tattoo and giving a tattoo as an autistic person
Our latest interest within the A/artist Project is researching the link between the tattoo culture and autism. The idea came up when I mentioned in my interview at Mediamatic that I do stick and poke tattoos ( @delirious.tats ) which for me is a form of stimming. Willem loved the idea and so we…
For the Love of The Object: Design in the Opposition
A/artist roundtable with Marjanne van Helvert
Marjanne van Helvert is a designer, researcher and writer based in Amsterdam. Her focus is on the injustices that permeate the fashion and design world, and the possibilities of creating more just and responsible ways of designing and treating objects. During this roundtable, she introduced us to…