At Mediamatic we're developing a platform for neurodivergent 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?
Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Nesie Wang
The Mind Garden Project13Mar 2023
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...
AI, autism and creativity - does it matter if…30Jan 2023
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...
Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Lynn (she/they) Clemens
Diversity and Inclusivity at Miro27Feb 2023
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
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...
For the Love of The Object: Design in the…
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...
Words, randomness and rules
A/artist roundtable with Arjan van Amsterdam
Arjan van Amsterdam is an artist and graphic designer based in Amsterdam. During this round table discussion, he introduced us to his work, from his application to the Gerrit Rietveld Academy up...
Book Club: Visual Thinking
A/artist roundtable about Temple Grandin's newest book
Temple Grandin is a famous American academic, animal behaviourist, and autism spokesperson. Her new book, 'Visual Thinking', published in October 2022, is the latest in her series of books exploring...
Making 'Penny for your Thoughts' more accessible
A/artist roundtable about funding applications
During this roundtable, we talked about Mediamatic's open call for project proposals, 'Penny for your Thoughts' . What thoughts do the neurodiverse artists around the table have about the application...
Robin Waart is an artist who makes books who…
A/artist roundtable with Robin Waart
Robin Waart is an Amsterdam–based artist. During our discussion round he let us browse through six of his printed projects. They are collections of movie stills and book pages that deal with themes...
Shields and Shelter
A/artist discussion round with Kristin Maurer
During this discussion round, long-time Mediamatic collaborator Kristin Maurer her design research for making a public swimming pool into a more accessible and comfortable space for people suffering...
Excursion: Buitenplaats Doornburgh7Aug 2022
On Sunday the 7th of August, we visited the former monastery Priorij Emmaus near Utrecht, designed by the architect Jan de Jong in the style of the Bossche School. During a guided tour through the...
Inspiring confusion with photographs
A/artist discussion round with Marna Slappendel
Marna Slappendel is an Amsterdam-based visual artist. Since she received her autism diagnosis five years ago, she has evolved from knowing nearly nothing about it to researching and learning about...
Using autism to imagine alternative worlds
A/artist discussion round with research duo Liminal Vision
Liminal Vision is a creative research duo consisting of artistic maker Victor Evink and film maker Emilia Tapprest. Victor is open about his autism diagnosis, while Emilia is not on the spectrum.
Can an Artwork be Autistic?
Using keywords to identify autistic characteristics in artworks
Repetition, extreme consistency, radical truth, cataloging, systematising, questioning, over- and understimulation. All of these words are part of a list the A/artist team brainstormed last year...
Language used to discuss autism
Which is correct: an autistic person or a person with autism?
I was spending the first week of my internship reading blogs, scientific papers, or articles. Things were going well, I was easing myself into the structure of a 9 to 5.
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...