Media Technology MSc

FUTURES Open Lab Expo

“The best way to predict the future is to change it.” George Church, Harvard University.

What if science and technology transcends humans? Will it make us less or more human? Can we change the future by speculating on it?

Creative researchers from the Leiden University Media Technology MSc program will imagineer new realities, blending art, science and technology into a thought provoking, disorienting mix of utopia and dystopia, hosted bij De Vrijplaats in Leiden.

This will not be a static expo, more a playful research space that mixes scientific approaches to art with creative approaches to science and research, for all audiences. The researchers work from personal inspiration and curiosity and create physical works to explore their concepts or 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.  And all will speculate on alternate futures that are yet to come, or that have already happened without you noticing. And all let you make your mind up yourself.

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.

Expo dates:
Friday June 3, 15:00 - 20:30
Saturday June 4, 12:00 - 17:00

Location: De Vrijplaats, Middelstegracht 36 Leiden.

Admission Free, sign up to our Facebook event. For more information see the event website.


3 - 4 June 2016