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.

Via Creators Project

Via Blend\Bureaux

STRP Biennale 2015 (Netherlands)

The subtitle of this sixth edition of STRP cleverly sums up what we are: 10 days of hybrid art, music and technology for people with curious minds. STRP offers a collection of thrilling works of art on the cutting edge of life and technology.

The theme of this year’s exhibition is City of Cyborgs. Both our day-to-day lives and the STRP programme are swarming with virtual applications and clever robotics. When we hear the word ‘cyborg’ we will often think of man/machines like Bladerunner, The Terminator, or Robocop. But when we think about it, we are all becoming cyborgs in a way these days. We are welded to our smartphones, part of worldwide networks thanks to the many digital social media, and improved thanks to ever cleverer implants. Man and his machines can no longer be separated. Not always very useful, sometimes even completely useless: welcome to the New Machine Era.

Mediamatic Biotalk: 3D Printing with organic matter (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

What are the alternatives for an oil-based mass production era? If we take a closer look at nature there are many qualities in organisms that can be applied to new production methods and material development. Formafantasma does just this, using for instance the excrements of insects (Shellac) to produce 3d printed objects. Or how about Thomas Vailly and Laura Lynn Janssen who grow stoneware, and Aagje Hoekstra who creates new bio plastics from beetle wings? Where do the future of 3d printing, art and bio-materials intersect? Come to this Biotalk to learn more.