Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Founded in Seattle, the events are held around the world. Ignite is fast-paced and merciless, but most of all they're fun, thought-provoking nights, full of fresh ideas and clever insights. Speakers get five minutes to present their idea. They make use of twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds. A ruthless moderator will guarantee those five minutes aren't exceeded. Ignite serves as a platform for locals to connect offline and have a drink together.
Karsten is the president of the Free Software Foundation Europe.
Jasper van den Brink
Jasper is a video artist based in Amsterdam, and presented some stills and fragments of a project he's working on at the moment.
Niels van Koevorden & Sabine Lubbe Bakker
It has been almost a year since the elections in Belgium and the country has yet been unable to form a government. Niels and Sabine are making a film about the end of the country.
Intrigued by the digital world and the elusiveness of privacy, Mariette started a research into her own digital identity. What traces does she knowingly and unknowingly leave on the internet?
Miktor & Molf
Miktor & Molf, the son of a reverend and the son of a soldier, are part of the multitasking-short-concentration-span-generation Einstein. They dabble in design, illustrations and net art with an equal amount of quirkiness.
Alex's living tree sculptures are both violent and delicate, monumental and organic.
Arthur de Vries
Arthur's work deals playfully with dictatorships, politics and collective memory.
Lukas Hoffmann & Balthazar Berling
During a 48-hour workshop at Mediamatic Lukas and Balthazar, two Rietveld students, worked on a image-junky-iPhone app.
Erik de Graaf
Erik presented his beautiful graphic novel Scherven (free translation: Shards).
Marc Roig Blesa
Werker Magazine deals with representations of labor in the 21st century. Marc is one of two initiators behind the publication.
Inspired by American soldier Rupert Valero, Saron, a former soldier himself, shared his thoughts on ways to cope with being stationed in a war zone.
Guy's two stop motion films "Family Stories" are on show in the Pièce de Résistance exhibition.
Doors open at 8pm, the first speaker kicks off at 8.30pm. Location: Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68 Amsterdam. Tickets €7.-