First Mediamatic Off-Line
On February the 11th, 2001 the first edition of Mediamatic Off-Line Magazine is being presented: the CD-ROM Annunciation by Cesare Davolio combined with articles. This first edition is about the Italian politician Aldo Moro. Mediamatic Off-Line was a project that consisted of an irregular series of CD and DVD, selected by the editors of Mediamatic Magazine. Including Cesar Davolio, Michael Murtaugh and PIPS: lab.
Design of kindness
April 1, 2001: At the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin this winter a group of designers work on to shape friendliness. They develop projects for mobile multimedia that sometimes are not e-commerce or m-commerce but primarily serve as a social, emotional or cultural purpose. On Sunday, April the 1st, the group give short presentations in the form of sketches, scenarios and prototypes during the Mediamatic Salon at Society Baby.
Instead of the usual presentation during the Mediamatic Villa all revolves around the exhibition Via Milano - New Dutch Design. The in 2001 initiated Via Milano - New Dutch Design is a foundation that provides a powerful platform to bring Dutch design to the attention of a large audience. Also this foundation is an active intermediary to link Dutch designers and business people.
May and June 2001: Mediamatic again organising a series of workshops marked by Behaviour Design. Mediamatic workshops Designing Behaviour are about interactivity, the most culturally significant feature of new media. Things that are being offered: multiplayer games, new educational projects, emergent behaviour in complex systems, gaming behaviour from a biological point of view.
Contortion Mutual Design Project
During the Mediamatic Salon Jelica Cicic presents on July the 1st its Contortion Mutual Design Project: fashion for the contortionist as an ode to 2001, the year Snake. A performance by one contorsionist, 10 models and 1 deejay.
Reality Engineering and the Computer Symposium
August the 31st till September the 2nd, 2001: Mediamatic organises the Symposium Reality Engineering and the Computer in Felix Meritis which offers a look at the past and the future of the organisation of reality by using the computer. Various aspects of the challenging interplay between fantasy and reality will be highlighted for three days, with a particular emphasis on the role of computers and computer networks. Every day has its own theme: Net, Trip and Sound.
During the Salon on September the 2nd different speakers describe their Eureka! moment. Mai Ueda does her laptop performance.
Gamelan Players at Mediamatic Salon
On November the 4th brings Semara Jaya during the Mediamatic Salon the sounds of the Far East to the former sailor school, in which Mediamatic was housed. The warm, dreamy court music of the three inspired gamelan players, dressed in full regalia, their input shaft, and the smell of kretek we imagined all of us here in Bali ...
November the 29th, 2001: At IDFA 2001 Mediamatic organises salon. With presentations by Mathilde ter Heijne, Dieter Grasbon and some 12 documentary makers, including Hartmut Bitomsky, Heinz Emighloz, Rob Schroder and Roel van Dalen.