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20-12-2012 -  Aldje

Roodkapje, Meent 121 – 133, Rotterdam

10.01.2013 – 11.01-2013
Presentations & Opening exhibition > 10 januari 16.00 uur
Exhibition > 11 january 10.00 – 16.00 our

About Unravel The Code
Six graphic design and four fashion students from the Willem de Kooning Academy have worked the last couple of months together in duos, exploring, examining and conducting hands-on research. Throughout the duration of the project a recurring exchange with students of Smart Textiles from the MICA in Baltimore took place by way of arranged virtual meetings.

The overall questions around which the course revolve were:
Is there such a thing as an “information identity” and what are it’s consequences? How can we make the information flow that is encircling our bodies visible?
And can we change behaviour by doing so?
These questions formed a starting point for the Unravel the Code participants to ponder, critically examine and ultimately design prototypes or products for.

On 10 january at 18.00 uur the students will give a presentation of their work. Within their presentations they will give a unique insight in their ideas and design process.
Next to that the final outcomes of the course can be viewed and experienced in the exhibition till 11 january.


28-10-2011 -  Aldje

Art as we know it will (never) be the same again!
An evening about internet art, presented by MAMA and WdKA
1 november 2011 – 20.00 uur
Locatie: Willem de Kooning Academie, Blaak 10
Voertaal: Engels

Met Brad Troemel, Josephine Bosma, Dennis de Bel en Florian Cramer

Is de hedendaagse kunst veranderd door het internet? Zo ja, waar is dat aan te zien, op welke wijze is het veranderd? MAMA en de WdKA organiseren een avond over de invloed van het internet op hedendaagse kunst. Diverse sprekers lichten hun visie toe op basis van hun eigen praktijk en gaan met elkaar en het publiek in gesprek. Deze avond is georganiseerd naar aanleiding van Brad Troemels solotentoonstelling The Social Life Of Things in Showroom MAMA van 5 november tot 23 december. Het centrale thema van deze tentoonstelling is hoe informatie en objecten worden verspreid binnen netwerken van personen op internet en in real life en wat hiervan de gevolgen zijn.

english version:
MAMA and WDKA present an evening examining the impact of the Internet on contemporary art. Has the Internet changed contemporary art? If so, how has it changed and where is it visible? Several speakers shall present their views, their work, and answer questions from the audience. This evening has been organised in response to Brad Troemel’s solo exhibition The Social Life of Things, at Showroom MAMA from November 5 – December 23. The exhibition’s central theme looks at how information and objects are distributed among networks of people on the Internet and in the real world, and what are the subsequent consequences of this distribution.

about internet art


21-03-2011 -  Brigit

Sniff, Scrape, Crawl…
Lecture: Steve Rushton
Followed by a screening of ‘Faceless’ by Manu Luksch
and Suicide Box by (BIT) the Bureau of Inverse Technology

Date: Tuesday, 22/03/2011
Time: doors open at 19:15, lecture begins at 19:30
Location: Mauritsstraat 36, 3012 CJ Rotterdam
Entrance free
Lecture will be streamed at:
*Sniff, Scrape, Crawl…* is a series of lectures examining the porous borders of privacy in the digital age.  The next lecture and screening will explore optical forms of surveillance in all of its ominous complexities and perversities.


12-03-2011 -  Brigit

Sniff, Scrape, Crawl…
Lecture: Joris van Hoboken, Nicolas Malevé and Aymeric Mansoux
Date: Wednesday, 16/03/2011
Time: doors open at 18:45, lecture begins at 19:00
Location: Mauritsstraat 36, Rotterdam
Entrance free

Bringing together artists, programmers and theorists, *Sniff, Scrape, Crawl…* is a series of lectures examining the porous borders of privacy in the digital age. Previous public events  in this series have touched upon a wide rage of topics such as surveillance, data-mining, the function and limits of anonymity, and the profound influence of network architecture on social, political and legal issues.


10-03-2011 -  Brigit

Tuesday March 15 2011
Willem de Kooning Academy
(Blaak 10 building), Rotterdam

12:30 – 16:30 hrs
Master class by Aram Bartholl

In his work, internationally well-known media artist Aram Bartholl focuses on the relation between the networked ‘data world’ and our daily, physical world. During this master class, you will look at the following questions:
in which forms does this virtual environment manifest itself in our daily life and society? In what ways do digital developments affect our daily actions?
The master class will primarily focus on the conceptualisation and visualisation of ideas.
After the master class, a light meal will be served.

18:00 – 21:30 hrs
Workshop technology RIFD by Aldje van Meer and Bram van Waardenberg

A ‘hands-on’ workshop that zooms in on the specifics of RFID technology. The central question is: how do you use this technology within the art and design practice?


03-02-2011 -  Brigit

Public Lecture/Presentation: Seda Guerses & Michelle Teran

Date: Tuesday, 08/02/2011
Time: 19:30
Location: Mauritsstraat 36, Rotterdam
Bringing together artists, programmers and theorists, *Sniff, Scrape, Crawl…* is a series of lectures and presentations examining the porous borders of privacy in the digital age. (more…)

03-02-2011 -  Brigit

On March 11th and 12th, 2011, the Institute of Network Cultures presents Video Vortex #6, a conference about online video, hosted in TrouwAmsterdam.

Conference themes: Online Video Aesthetics; It’s not a Dead Collection, it’s a Dynamic Database; The World of Online Video – Country Reports; Platforms, Standards and the Trouble with Translation; Online Video as a Political Tool; and Online Video Art.
Speakers include: Natalie Bookchin, Vito Campanelli, Andrew Clay, Dagan Cohen (Upload Cinema), Florian Cramer, Patrícia Dias da Silva, Arjon Dunnewind (Impakt Festival), Sandra Fauconnier (NIMk), Sam
Gregory (WITNESS), Mél Hogan, Nuraini Juliastuti and Ferdiansyah Thajib (KUNCI), Ashiq Jahan Khondker and Eugene Kotlyarenko, Koen Leurs, And Lowenthal (EngageMedia), Ben Moskowitz, Joanne Richardson, Evan Roth, Florian Schneider, Teague Schneiter (IsumaTV), Catrien Schreuder (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen), Michael Strangelove, Matthew Williamson, Holmes Wilson (Participatory Culture Foundation/ Universal Subtitles), and Roel Wouters. (more…)

03-02-2011 -  Brigit

De tweede TransNatural tentoonstelling presenteert werk op het grensgebied van leven en technologie met een interdisciplinaire mix van kunstwerken, beelden en teksten, speculatief design, productdesign en werk van interessante bedrijven, aangevuld met spannend ontwerp en onderzoek van universiteiten. Samen ontwikkelen ze beelden, ervaringen en intuïties voor een transnatuurlijke cultuur in de Verdieping van het TrouwAmsterdam gebouw aan de wibautstraat. (more…)

15-12-2010 -  Brigit

FREE KEVIN is an ongoing and roving screening series from a collection of 15.4 GB of downloaded films and documentaries depicting hackers and related computer culture from the 1980s’2000s. A range of material including blockbuster films, educational television programming, and documentaries produced within the hacking community will be presented in various cities worldwide over the next year in order to stimulate dialogue around issues of intellectual property and open culture.
The title FREE KEVIN is an appropriated slogan that was originally used by the hacker community in the 1990s to protest the arrest of Kevin Mitnick, a legendary hacker who at the time was the most wanted computer criminal in United States history. Mitnick’s story is of interest (and depicted in several films in the screening series) for its fascinating particularities concerning hacker culture, intellectual property, and media representation historically, but at the same time it also functions as a contemporary symbol. If anything, the struggle over intellectual property has only intensified in the last decade and FREE KEVIN can be read as the embodiment of resistance in an ongoing struggle for rights and freedoms from corporate and state control in an information age and economy.

When: Sunday December 19th 2010, 11:30?24:00
Where: Tolhuisweg 2, 1031 Amsterdam

Program: Download as PDF

Cost: 2 euro

More info:

Curated by Pirateturk, organized by Laurel Ptak and hosted by Roel Wouters & Jonathan Puckey, mirrored from Konst & Teknik at the Eddie the Eagle Museum.


11:30 :  Doors open


12:00 :  WARRIORS OF THE NET, 1999 (0:12)

12:20 :  PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY, 1999 (1:36)
A 1999 film based on the book “Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer” by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine. It [...] documents the rise of the home computer (personal computer) through the rivalry between Apple Computer and Microsoft.

14:00 : THE HISTORY OF HACKING, 2006 (0:50)
A quality documentary about hacking from the 1960s to date. Takes a historical approach, looking at the role of the hacker during this time.

15:00 : ANTITRUST, 1:49 (2001)
Antitrust portrays young idealistic programmers and a large corporation (NURV) that offers significant money, a low-keyed working environment, and creative opportunities for those talented programmers willing to work for them. The charismatic CEO of NURV seems to be good natured, but recent employee and protagonist Milo Hoffman begins to unravel the terrible hidden truth of NURV?s operation.

Freedom Downtime is a 2001 documentary film sympathetic to the convicted computer hacker Kevin Mitnick, directed by Emmanuel Goldstein and produced by 2600 Films.

19:00 : WAR GAMES, 1983 (1:48)
The film follows David Lightman (Broderick), a young hacker who unwittingly accesses WOPR, a United States military supercomputer programmed to predict possible outcomes of nuclear war. Lightman gets WOPR to run a nuclear war simulation, originally believing it to be a computer game. The simulation causes a national nuclear missile scare and nearly starts World War III.

21:00 : OUTLAWS & ANGELS, 2002 (0:49)
Documentary about the current issues surrounding Hackers/Crackers! What is Illegal should be called Crackers not Hackers!!

22:00 : HACKERS, 1995 (1:45)
Hackers is a 1995 American thriller film directed by Iain Softley and starring Angelina Jolie, Jonny Lee Miller, Renoly Santiago and Matthew Lillard. The film follows the exploits of a group of gifted high school hackers and their involvement in a corporate extortion conspiracy.

All descriptions downloaded from Wikipedia and Google Video

Best wishes,
Pirateturk, Laurel Ptak, and Konst & Teknik & Martin, Roel Wouters & Jonathan Puckey, Eddie the Eagle Museum

Good to know

Drinks and food will be for sale (cash only)
Limited amount of seats (first come, first served)
Feel free to come and go as you please!

10-12-2010 -  Aldje



Maandag 10 januari 2011 /
20.00 uur aanvang (19.30 zaal open)
De Unie / Mauritsweg 34-35 / Rotterdam

7 euro / 5 euro medewerkers WdKA en alumni / 2.50 euro voor studenten op vertoon van studentenpas.
Reserveren per mail (o.v.v. naam en aantal personen)

Is iedereen tegenwoordig ontwerper? Het internet maakt het ‘customizen’ van design steeds makkelijker; ontwerpers publiceren en delen hun werk online. De gebruiker bepaalt nu als mede-ontwerper de definitieve vorm: ‘form follows user’. Deze recente praktijk heet ‘Open Design’.
Welke nieuwe rol krijgt de ontwerper hierin? Bas van Abel belicht de filosofie en praktijk van ‘Open Design’ en introduceert het nieuwe ‘Unlimited Design Book’. Studio Ludens demonsteert de rol van ‘design-templates’ en DIY producten. Hoe je met 3D-printen en ‘downloadable design’ zelf objecten maakt toont ontwerper Janne Kyttanen. Tevens een kijkje in de keuken van FabLab, een openbaar lab met ‘state of the art’ prototyping machines en presentaties van diverse ‘cadavre exquise’ projecten als methode voor gemeenschappelijk ontwerpen. (more…)