Bright Collisions Symposium at TodaysArt.NL Festival 2015 (Scheveningen, Netherlands)

The fourth edition of the Bright Collisions symposium program takes place on the 25th and 26th of September, in the framework of the TodaysArt.NL Festival on The Pier in Scheveningen.

Bright Collisions 2015 is focused on creative explorations on the border of natural elements, technology and humanity. The program is composed of several themed sessions staged in collaboration with many partners, networks, participants and audiences. Some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners meet, discuss current developments and urgent issues, present challenging ideas and foster holistic approaches.

The 2015 program sessions are entitled:

ZEROnow: Beyond the White Cube
Hack the Body
Sensory Experience and Enhanced Realities
Sound, Heterogenous Art and Performance in Europe
Failed Architecture: Excavating the North Sea
Thinking with the Sea
Space Science in the Arts

GOGBOT Festival 2015 (Enschede, Netherlands)

Edition 2015: Internet of Things.

This annual festival since 2004 deals with ART+MUSIC +TECHNOLOGY today and transforms the inner city of Enschede into a cyber-punk-fairground. 4 long days and nights of groundbreaking installations, performances, exhibitions, screenings, lectures, parties, and more, dealing with society today… recent topics: The Singularity is near…Resistance is futile (2010), Googlization of Everything – Datapanic (2011), Internet Memes-The Selfish Gene (2012), Sex and Technology (2013). GOGBOT was winner of the innovation award in 2011 and presents work at Japan Media Arts festival, Conflux New York, Techfest Mumbai, International Filmfestival Moscow, Transmediale@C-base Berlin and OHM 2013.

GOGBOT festival

Coded Matter(s) Event Series (Netherlands)

If you will be traveling to the Netherlands, be sure to check out this event series.

Coded Matter(s) is FIBER’s new event series exploring the explosion of digital processes taking place in hybrid art, design and music and the ripples this causes. Within presentations and performances, local and international artists, designers and researchers will also reflect on the immense possibilities – and emerging problems – offered by digital networks, algorithms, intelligent software and coded tools and materials.

Together with partners like Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond, MU, TodaysArt and 5 Days Off we’ve created a series of enticing programmes with talks, showcases and performances. Our programmes presented how artists create connections within their work between human expression, technology, computer-generated data and their physical surroundings. Coded Matter(s) has set out to further explore how technology enables new forms of artistic expression.

Bio+Art MeetUp II (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

On June 10th from 20:00 to 22:00, V2_ hosts the second Bio+Art Community MeetUp, a new initiative to give the Dutch community of artists, designers, makers, and researchers that are working on/with biotechnologies a place to meet and discuss their work, their ideas and recent developments.

This time everyone is invited to bring an object that plays an important role in his or her practice. Following a “show and tell” principle everybody will receive the opportunity to say a few words about the object and its relevance to his/her practice. By doing so, we hope to gain insight into the individual practices in our community and open the discussion on the role of these objects and their meaning.

FIBER Festival 2015 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

At the third edition of FIBER you’ll wander through the hidden spaces behind our networked worlds. We’ll present them to you in moving music & AV performances, immersive art installations and screenings. There will also be an enlightening symposium and a set of workshops – primarily aimed at students and professional creators.

This festival functions as a meeting place where a mixture of young professionals and experienced makers can present their work, share ideas and connect with their audiences. Below you can read more about this year’s theme The Subterranean.

With ‘Subterranean; Exploring Networked Tools and Matter’ FIBER researches – together with makers, thinkers and our festival visitors – groundbreaking forms of art that offer a peek into a networked and ‘smart’ landscape which has emerged from a worldwide explosion of digital technology.

We focus on the question: What is the influence of this often invisible technological layer, fusing with our daily lives. Which worlds, processes and entities lay hidden behind the surface of our computer screens and ‘smart’ user products?

Radion (Performance and Club Night)
A LAB (Exhibition, Symposium, Education)

Note: The Exhibition will stay up until May 18th

Printing Algae: Biotalk with Studio Blond & Bieber (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

A Mediamatic Foundation monthly lecture series with leading figures in the field of Bio Art, Science and Design.

Essi Johanna Glomb and Rasa Weber

There is a huge potential in micro algae that is already explored in natural sciences for quite some time. However the creative value and application of this resource is still mostly undiscovered land. Essi and Rasa are studio Blond&Bieber and wanted to investigate this. They came up with Algaemy, an analogue textile printer which does not require additional energy or material apart from man power and the microalgae itself.

‘Waterlicht’ by Studio Roosegaarde (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Last night to see it is May 13th!

Waterlicht’ is our new landscape about the power and poetry of water. As a virtual flood, it shows how high the water could reach without human intervention. Open for public 12 and 13 May 22.00-24.00 at Museum Square Amsterdam, NL.

3D Food Printing Conference 2015 (Venlo, Netherlands)

From hype to reality. As with all 3D printing applications and aspects, 3D Food Printing is a huge hype. The 3D printing technology will be fundamental to the way people interact with food in the future.

Supermarkets are already testing to 3D print customized cakes, restaurants are offering printed desserts. Some even claim that there will be a 3D food printer in every home in just two years. One thing is certain: this rapidly developing market has huge potential.

However, many research is required to change the hype into reality. Which industries will be influenced by the technology? Which food components can be printed in the near future? And which aspects should be taken into account to ensure safety and maintainability of 3D printed food?

DGTL Festival 2015 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

At the 4th and 5th of April 2015, DGTL Festival alights for the 3rd time at the NDSM Wharf in the north of Amsterdam. DGTL Festival is a dance festival with a progressive approach that takes every area to the next level, including art. DGTL Art, the annual art project of DGTL Festival, is looking for enthusiastic artists who would like to create a design which will be visible for more than ten thousand visitors.

The theme, kinetic art in its broadest definition, refers to work of art in various styles including some form of movement. Kinetic art can represent machines, installations, mobiles or other moving objects.

0642764284 by Indebt Studio (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

The end date for the exhibit is estimated.

There’s an old iPhone 1 on display in the middle of the gallery on the Govert Flinckstraat 145 in the Netherlands. On a lone pedestal, the device is covered in a plastic bag, locked in a mold, and connected to its charger, awaiting your call.

The art piece is called 0642764284, which is the number used to call the iPhone [Editor’s note: for US callers, use the country code +31 first]. If you dial in, a voicemail can be heard in three different languages, after which you can leave a message. SMS messaging is also possible, but no one will ever view your text. In this way, the sealed iPhone takes on the form of a sort of digital confession booth wherein you can let go of your secrets. Its 23-year old creators, Noah Latif Lamp and Ciro Dublos of the art collective Indebt Studio, would later, in a happy tone, admit that one could even confess to murder without anyone ever finding out.

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