[June 29-30] Parallels Open Lab Expo (NMNT+2 Semester Projects)
Posted: 09 June 2019 03:41 PM
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More info: https://sites.google.com/site/newmedianewtechnology2019/
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1036760616530488/

We would like to invite you all to our upcoming expo, themed ‘Parallels’ on June 29-30 in Peron E, Utrecht.

Parallels connect matter and myth, metaphor and phenomenon, theory and observation, virtuality and reality, the physical and digital, and the present and the future. Parallels are like mirrors giving us a new perspective of our world and a way to extrapolate deep into the future. But just when you thought everything was perfectly aligned, you might be in for a surprise.

In this expo creative researchers from the Leiden University Media Technology MSc program will imagineer new realities, blending art, research 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 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.

The expo combines works from the first year New Media New Technology course with selected works from the second year Semester Projects.

Saturday June 29, 13:00 - 22:00. Time for official expo opening to be announced.
Sunday June 30, 13:00 - 19:00

Hosted by: Peron E, Concordiastraat 80, Utrecht

We would like to thank Peron E, De Ping Pong Club, De Stadstuin and Skonk for hosting this event.

For more information, contact Peter van der Putten.

Free admission. Please support us by signing up and sharing our Facebook Event.

Posted: 17 June 2019 11:09 PM   [ # 1 ]
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A full listing of works (NMNT and 2 Semester Projects) has been posted at https://sites.google.com/site/newmedianewtechnology2019/.

Furthermore, the exposition will open with the third edition of Media Technology: What’s Next, the alumni talk series, with guest speakers and alumni Jelle van der Ster and Arnaud Loonstra.


We are proud to invite you to the third edition of the Media Technology alumni lecture series. With this series we would like to inspire current students, reunite alumni, and bring both together. This third event will take place at the venue of the Parallels Open Lab Expo, Peron E. in Utrecht.

Presenters are alumni Jelle van der Ster (SETUP) and Arnaud Loonstra (Sphaero, HKU Expertise Center for Creative Technology).

Are you an expo visitor?
In addition to students and alumni, this edition is also aimed at anyone with an interest in creativity meeting research, arts merging with science and technology blending with humanity.

Are you an alumnus?
There will be a way to catch up with fellow graduates – and to see what the graduates-to-be are up to. Furthermore, you as a graduate could be an example to us peewees, and therefore your presence is very much appreciated.

Are you a student?
So you have had an interesting time spent with art, technology and a collaboration of both. Maybe only one semester, maybe four or more. No matter what, undoubtedly you thought at some point “What’s next?”, Alumni events group to the rescue! We will provide you with some thought triggering, horizon broadening, synapse stimulating lectures.

For more info on the Parallels Expo, see https://sites.google.com/site/newmedianewtechnology2019/

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