Media Technology MSc

Media Technology exhibition “KEY”

V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media presents

"KEY" a Media Technology MSc exhibition

February 7–9 & 13–15, 12:00–18:00h
Opening Thursday February 6, 17:00h

Media Technology MSc Program

The Media Technology MSc program is a place where students are encouraged to develop a creative approach to science. Students are educated to translate their personal interests and inspiration into research projects. In the program, we’re open to unusual questions, unconventional research methods and forms of output beyond the traditional thesis format. This includes installations, games and books as possible result from scientific research. The semester project is a good example of such an approach: students are asked to translate their statement into a work that functions within an exhibition context.


We have taken ‘KEY’ as global theme for this year’s semester project. From this global theme we have derived eight sub-themes: encode/decode, DNA, unique, private, access, gate, solution, and Leiden.

The students have been working in groups of three that each have chosen their own sub-theme. The semester project has three phases. First, students are asked to explore their theme in the broadest possible sense (social, mathematical, biological, etc) and discover to what it could possibly relate. After gaining sufficient insight in the theme they must formulate compelling statements relating to the theme. Only once this is stage is completed they are asked to translate their statements into an installation. Together these installations form the semester project exhibition.


Besides the exhibition our program includes the book presentation 'On the Threshold of Beauty' by Kees Tazelaar and a presentation by Anouk Wipprecht entitled 'Robotic Fashion & Intimated Interfaces'. Furthermore, four graduation presentations are held, with topics ranging from emotional bicycles to what is forgetting in digital culture.

Opening Hours

February 7–9 & February 13–15, 12:00–18:00.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition takes place on Thursday, February 6th at 17:00h.


V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam (map)


For more information regarding the exhibition and the events you can download the complete flyer.

7 February - 15 February 2014