BioTalk: Octopus Camouflage & Fungal Design

Wednesday May 14th. Food at 19:00, talks at 20:30

Dear interested people,

We're pleased to invite you for the BioTalk next wednesday by Maurizio Montalti and Suzanne van Beest. Before their talks start there will be a short Soap Bubble intermezzo by Nienke Sybrandy, this week's curator of the Lightness festival. And architect Gerald Lindner will give an update about the mycelium panels he is developing in collaboration with Mediamatic for sustainable building in Buiksloterham.

About the speakers of the BioTalk:
Maurizio Montalti's Officina Corpuscoli explores the potential of mycelium to develop new materials. His work is trans-disciplinary, including science and research that addresses social and environmental themes from a creative perspective.

Suzanne van Beest shows her fascination for transforming animal characteristics into design. For her graduation project she chose the Octopus. During her research she discovered that the most important function is its camouflage. This particular function is developed into her accessory product line called Wonderpus.

Last but not least: if you want to come, please let us know so we can put you on the guest list!

Join us for food and two talks about bio-based art, research and design on May 14th


Symbiotic Ring by Officina Corpuscoli -

More information

Entrance with a valid Mediamatic Membership, available at the door (€5 for 9 weeks). Location: Mediamatic, VOC-kade 10, Van Gendthallen Amsterdam. Dinner (optional, for €5) at 19:00, the presentations start at 20:00. 

Bio Industry

This event is part of Mediamatic Bio Industry, a broad techno-cultural lab exploring the possibilities of fungal material and other bio-based materials for design, science and art. Made possible by the DOEN foundation and the Mondriaan Fund.

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