Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Fast-paced and merciless, speakers get five minutes to present, making use of twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds. All presentations are given in English.
Luuk van Laake
With a background in engineering (MIT) and liberal arts, Luuk started Digiluce in 2011. Digiluce brings together artists, technical companies, design firms, research groups and other parties to explore what art, science, and business can mean for each other.
Ever wonder what Windows 8, touch screens, Zabriskie Point and Bill Gates have in common? Paul did, and now he knows.
Marjolein van Pagee
Marjolein is a documentary photographer. Inspired by stories she heard from her grandfather, who was a mariner in Indonesia in the late 1940s, she started working on what would turn out to be the project Kembang Kuning - Yellow Flower. Find out how she attempted to tell her grandfather's story through her photographs.
Together with João Rodrigues, Alexa organizes Shortcutz Amsterdam, a weekly showcase of new Dutch short films. Nothing older than a year, or longer than 15 minutes. Shortcutz invited the films' creators to join the audience for a Q&A, stimulating the makers to engage with their audience. The Shortcutz Amsterdam events are held at Canvas.
Annelein graduated from the Rietveld Academy in 2011. She writes poetry, makes films, does performances and collages, and is on the editorial board of Literary Foundation Perdu (Amsterdam). Except a lot of ducks tonight.
Tonight Marcel will present JAC<, an electric powered, zero-emission scooter. JAC< easily folds up to next to nothing, can be charged in your car, and will take you anywhere within a 20 km range before needing a recharge. Curious? Join us and find out more.
Natalie calls herself the Suitcase Entrepeneur and Chief Adventurer. She'll be speaking about how you can live and work from anywhere using just your laptop, internet and the right mindset. Who needs an office anyway? Exactly!
Dougal is a zen gardener. Through his experiences in the garden he has learnt more about how he approaches life.
Lesley is a graduation-year student at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. His work often explores the boundaries between reality and fiction within pop and celebrity culture. As a graphic design student his work is mostly print and video based, documenting his fascination for celebrity obsessed, modern day society.
Jan Willem Campmans
Jan Willem will be speaking about the projection mapping projects he has realized with the Light-UP collective. They've done work for for instance Oeral, ID&T and Utrecht Manifest.
Sally Fenaux, imPrint MGZN
imPrint MGZN is launching in January. One of the driving forces behind the online magazine, Sally Fenaux, is joining us tonight. Learn more about this new initiative, which aims to promote young photography in a new way.
Media artist and designer Sara Kolster will give us the Promised Land: a web documentary on the curious role of vacation parks in the Netherlands as a common refuge for asylum seekers, migrant workers and olympic athletes.
Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-Kade 10, Amsterdam. Doors open at 18:30. We have dinner at 19:00 sharp, and the first speaker kicks off at 20:30. If you aren't joining us for dinner, aim for arriving around 20:00.
Tickets for Ignite Amsterdam are €2,- for members. Including dinner is €8,-. You need a valid membership to get in. If you don't have one, be sure to buy a ticket that includes the membership, so you don't have to buy it when you arrive at the door. It costs €5,-, is valid for a month, and gives you free entrance to our exhibition, and discounts on events.
You get in for free, but you do have to pay for dinner. Buy the Ignite Amsterdam + Membership ticket, or the Ignite Amsterdam + Membership + Dinner ticket, and use the discount code "subb".