4 October 2017, 20:30
The Hmm @ De Ruimte
This month we’re diving into bodycams, body politics, augmenting your body and more. We’re touching down at De Ruimte, one of the finest establishments of Amsterdam Noord. Scroll down to find out what you can expect from us this month.
AiRich’s work is a fusion of futurism, Afropunk, surrealism, fantasy and psychedelic art. Find out tonight what it means to be the bridge between “the Past”, “the Now” and “the Future”. (This presentation will be in Dutch)
Tarot is more than just fortune telling. Tarot can be used as a method to reflect on mental states by reading symbols, words and images. Artist and designer Benedikt Wöppel is currently developing a card deck based on this method, using the terms and expressions of today’s media.
We design robots to look like humans, and alter and augment our own bodies to incorporate more and more technology. For her graduation project New Humanity, Esmay considered the incessant question: what does it mean to be human?
Jan Pieter Kaptein
Jan Pieter rethought the iconic Canta, a symbol if there is one of Amsterdam-Noord, adding parts to give the microcar new functions such as a one-person taxi, a food truck and community announcer.
There’s a sub-genre of beauty tutorials called ‘going blonde’. While shining a light on the tropes of the format and how it relates to those other prominent peroxide figures in today’s mediascape (ahum, populist politicians), Julia Veldman asks herself: “what does it mean to be a professional?”.
The NetAidKit is an open source project by Free Press Unlimited, the Internet Protection Lab and Radically Open Security. Menso Heus, expert in internet security at Free Press Unlimited, will not only tell you how you can use this USB-powered router to increase your privacy and beat online censorship, but why it’s so important.
The police and body cams: what could go wrong? The oldest sightings of Dutch police officers outfitted with a ‘bobbycam’ date back twenty years, but the Dutch police didn’t officially start using body cams until eight years ago. Even now, there’s no official policy as to how they should and shouldn’t be used. Tonight Rejo will bring you up to speed on his research into the use of body cams by the Dutch police.
From her self-built castle in the sky, Super Tessel works on a new world. A world made of spandex that stretches reality to its limits and makes dreams wearable. After her “stay fishy” clothing collection in 2015, she’s now researching how to become a super hero without turning into an object.