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 contributions that makers on "the spectrum" make and how can we better support them/us?
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Organising Ourselves and Our Work
Open A/artist Meeting on Studying Art with Autism/ADD #2
The Hague-based German artist Jenny Konrad will talk about the agenda tools they have created to manage time, energy and stimulation. The presentation will be followed by roundtable discussions about agenda-making and neurodiversity, and a short activity related to stimming. We warmly invite you…
Creating Neurodivergent Community in Art Education
Public symposium organised by A/artist and 'iets eten'
On the 8th of May, neurodivergent art students, educators and professional artists gathered at Mediamatic for a first symposium on neurodiversity in art education. Gerard van Wolferen and Claudia van den Hoeven talked about how they created the group 'iets eten' for autistic students at the Academy…
Plants are it!
A/artist roundtable about the Mind Garden project
The Mind Garden project aims to create inclusive garden spaces for storytelling beyond negative labels associated with mental diversity. For this roundtable, we invited three guests to share insights from their work surrounding plants and gardening. Artist Leone Contini joined us live online from…
Looking via the Brain not the Eye
For the next roundtable on Monday 17 April, Nesie Wang will talk about how autism shapes her thoughts and expressions in her photography practice.
Neurodiversity in Art Education
For the next roundtable, we will discuss how we can make art institutions more accessible to neurodivergent students. Musician, educator and autism advocate Gerard van Wolferen will share his experiences of working with neurodivergent students at education institutions. We would also like to…
AI, autism and creativity - does it matter if ChatGPT is autistic?
A/artist roundtable about Lynn’s diagnostic interview with ChatGPT
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 come with this specific interview setting, ChatGPT’s answers did reveal a lot of the autistic traits…