Hacking Nature Open Lab Expo (NMNT)
What is natural, and what is artificial? The borders between nature, humanity, science and technology continue to blur. Today’s negative impacts of technology on nature are evident, but can we imagine a more positive future where technology makes nature stronger? Where nature and technology blend into symbiotic lifeforms, and augmented ecologies evolve? How can nature be hacked for good?
Open Lab Expo
Creative researchers from the Leiden University Media Technology MSc program will imagineer new realities, combining nature and technology. This will not be a static expo, more a playful research lab that mixes scientific approaches to art with creative approaches to science, for all ages and audiences. The researchers work from personal inspiration and create physical works to explore concepts and engage the visitor, and to evoke ideas or questions. Many installations are interactive, some are early studies and prototypes, others will be more polished end products. The creative researchers will be around to discuss the concepts, inspiration, ideas and methods behind their work, and even hack some more on the fly.
Where and When
Friday June 29, 15:00 - 21:30. Opening drinks at 18:30.
Saturday June 30, 12:00 - 20:00
De Samenscholing, Beatrijsstraat 12. The Hague.
Free admission. Please support us by signing up to & sharing the Facebook Event
The Media Technology Programme would like to thank De Samenscholing for hosting this event.
For more information about the expo and the works, see the Hacking Nature expo web site.