Media Technology MSc

RETURN - Media Technology exhibition

'RETURN' - exhibition title

HUBspot Leiden presents:

RETURN a Media Technology MSc exhibition

January 26–28, 13:00–18:00h
Opening Wednesday January 25, 17:00h
HUBspot Leiden

See the exhibition flyer.
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Media Technology MSc Program

Within Leiden University’s Media Technology MSc program students are encouraged to develop a playful and creative approach towards science. Students are educated to translate their personal interests and inspiration into research projects. We are open to unusual questions, unconventional research methods and alternative forms of scientific output besides written articles. This includes installations, games and books as a possible result from academic research. The semester project is a good example of our approach: students are asked to translate their statement into a work that functions within an exhibition context.


We chose ‘RETURN’ as global theme for this year’s semester project. From this global theme we derived multiple sub-themes: Control, Alt, Escape, Zero, Shift and Function. The students work in groups of typically three, each with their own sub-theme.

The semester project has three phases. First, students are asked to explore their theme in the broadest sense (social, mathematical, biological, etc.) and discover what it could possibly relate to. After gaining sufficient insight they formulate compelling statements related to the theme. Only once this stage is completed they translate their statements into installations. Together these installations form the semester project exhibition.

Public Presentations

Friday January 27 we are organizing an afternoon, parallel to the exhibition, with three public presentations. We will start with the graduation presentation of Dagmar Geerlings and afterwards follow two lectures by our recently graduated alumni: Lise Stork and Rinus Bot. more details...

This year's exhibition is organized together with, and hosted by HUBspot Leiden.

More information about the individual works can be found in the exhibition flyer.


Opening ceremony:
Wednesday January 25, 17:00h.

Public opening hours:
January 26–28, 13:00–18:00h. Admission is free of cost.

Public presentations:
Friday January 27, more details

HUBspot Leiden, Langegracht 70, 2312 NV Leiden (map)

return exhibition poster
25 January - 28 January 2017