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FUTURES Open Lab Expo

Friday 3 June 2016 - Saturday 4 June 2016
De Vrijplaats
Middelstegracht 36

What if science and technology transcend humans? Will they 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 mix of utopia and dystopia. This will not be a static expo, but 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. This event is organized in collaboration with De Vrijplaats in Leiden. Admission is free.


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