HACKING NATURE Open Lab Expo
- Friday 29 June 2018 - Saturday 30 June 2018
- Friday June 29, 15:00 - 21:30 (opening drinks at 18:30). Saturday June 30, 12:00 - 20:00.
- De Samenscholing
2531 XE The Hague
Interactive research lab
What is natural, and what is artificial? The borders between nature, humanity, science and technology continue to blur.
Today’s negative impacts of technology on nature are evident, but can we imagine a more positive future where technology makes nature stronger? Where nature and technology blend into symbiotic lifeforms, and augmented ecologies evolve? How can we hack nature for good purposes?
Creative approach to science
Creative researchers from the Leiden University Media Technology MSc program will imagineer new realities, combining nature and technology. This is not 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, and 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 are around to discuss the concepts, inspiration, ideas and methods behind their work, and even hack some more on the fly.
Admission is free. Please support by signing up to & sharing the Facebook event.
Media Technology would like to thank De Samenscholing for hosting this event.