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LANGUAGE - a Media Technology MSc exhibition

Wednesday 20 December 2017 - Saturday 23 December 2017
V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media
Eendrachtsstraat 10
3012 XL Rotterdam

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 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 ‘LANGUAGE’ as global theme for this year’s semester project. From this global theme we derived multiple sub-themes: abstract, code, context, evolution, gesture, love, synthetic, translation and universal. 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.


Opening ceremony:
Wednesday December 20, 17:00h.

Public opening hours:
December 21–23, 12:00–18:00h. Admission is free of cost.

Download the full program here.
Please note: Due to logistic issues, the planned presentations will not go through. 


LANGUAGE - a Media Technology MSc exhibition

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