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|[Nettime-nl] V2_ presents: Media Technology MSc exhibition|
Sorry for any crossposting V2_Institute for the Unstable Media presents: *Media Technology MSc exhibition* Six years of creative research July 10th - 13th July 17th - 20th 12:00 - 18:00 former Nederlands Fotomuseum Witte de Withstraat 63, Rotterdam (NL) http://www.v2.nl <http://www.v2.nl/> http://mediatechnology.leiden.edu <http://mediatechnology.leiden.edu/> *Six years of creative research * The Media Technology MSc programme is a place where students are encouraged to formulate their own scientific questions, and to translate personal inspirations and curiosities into their own research projects. To answer these questions, students are stimulated to create actual installations and products because we are convinced that by doing and creating, new scientific insights into the underlying question are encountered. The exhibition is divided in three parts: - Selected installations realised in the last six years. This is a mixture of graduation works and other works that have been realised during the study. - Results from the current second semester project. Small groups of students have been exploring different topics. This has lead to statements that have been translated into exhibitable work. - Hands-on laboratory. In the laboratory students will be working on their own research that is already presentable to an audience. The Media Technology programme is a joint initiative of Leiden University’s computer science institute (LIACS) and the Faculty of Creative and Performing Arts. *July 10th - Opening day* 15:00 Lecture by Koert van Mensvoort Koert van Mensvoort is both a scientist and an artist. He will use his own work and fascinations as starting point to reflect on Media Technology. Koert is intrigued by ‘Next Nature’. Next Nature is culturally emerged nature. 17:00 Opening of the exhibition by Alex Adriaansens (director of V2_) *Test_Lab: Happiness* 20:00 Next to the exhibition V2_ organises Test_Lab: Happiness. This Test_Lab will showcase a selection of 2008's most outstanding graduation projects from some of the finest European art academies and universities. Prepare for an evening full of electronic artworks, peace, love, and happiness! *July 12th - Graduation presentations* Four graduation projects will be presented: 14:00-14:45 Alex Reuneker: the influence of interactivity on immersion in literature 14:45-15:30 Sylvain Vriens: surveillance: the new urban religion / defining reality 15:30-16:15 Erik Hekman / Michiel Stade: continuous physical prototyping in generative design: a LEGO-based architecture approach 16:15-17:00 Elena Gavrielidou: spatial navigation and women The presentations are public and open for anyone that is interested to attend. *July 17th - TOKO Workshop* 14:00-20:00 TOKO workshops are about technical topics in the field of art, design and technology. Get inspiration or technical help from all the participants for your own creative projects. Each workshop speakers are being invited to share their knowledge and experiences. This 5th TOKO will be about RFID, radio-frequency identification. Confirmed speakers for this session are: Iris Douma and Leo van der Veen (http://nr37.nl <http://nr37.nl/>). More will be announced at http://dewar.nl/toko. The workshop is open for everyone. Please send an email to email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> to register for free and get more information. *July 19th - Masterclass Creative Research* 14:00-17:00 There must be more room for creativity and unconventional ideas in scientific research. Only through dealing creatively with research itself can we achieve results that could otherwise not be envisioned, and can science remain groundbreaking. Just as in the Dutch concept of autonomous artists, there should be free-thinking and creative scientists - autonomous scientists. This idea is central in the Media Technology MSc programme of Leiden University. In the masterclass this creative research concept is presented - with many examples - and is much room for discussion. Some examples and results of unconventional scientific research are presented as installations in the exposition. The masterclass is taught by Maarten Lamers and Bas Haring (Leiden University, Media Technology MSc programme) and is part of the six years creative research exposition presented by the V2_Institute for the Unstable Media. The masterclass is free and open for anyone that is interested to attend. It's advised to register at http://mediatechnology.leiden.edu/masterclass/ For complete project descriptions please go to: www.v2.nl ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (email@example.com).