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Kick off DEAF2012

Kick off DEAF2012

The Dutch Electronic Art Festival - DEAF - makes a big come back next year. The 2012 edition of DEAF takes place from May 16 till June 3 in both Rotterdam and Amsterdam, and explores ‘The Power of Things’.

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Unveiling Protei_006

Unveiling Protei_006

Protei_006, the first full-scale prototype sailing robot that could clean oil spills in the ocean was unveiled for the first time to the audience at the press conference that took place at the Protei team’s workshop last Friday September 2nd 2011.

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Counting down..

Counting down..

One week before presenting Protei 006 to the world..

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Knitting Typewriter

Knitting Typewriter

The eTextiles Workspace group (Anja Hertenberger, Leonie Urff, Ricardo O Nascimento and Meg Grant) started their project "TK Series" as part of the V2_ Summer Sessions 2011. The project takes the form of a typewriter that produces knitting.

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Testing Protei 005.6 on the water

Testing Protei 005.6 on the water

On Saturday July 23rd and almost six weeks before the unveiling of Protei +006 during the World Port Days (September 2) and its presentation in the World of Witte de With festival (September 9, 10, 11), the Protei team travelled to De Kaag to test Protei 005.6 on the water!

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… and yes, they can float!

… and yes, they can float!

While trying to make a revolution in the streets of The Hague to save the arts in the Netherlands, another kind of revolution was taking place in Rotterdam…

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Statement performed at the protest meeting

Statement performed at the protest meeting

A statement performed at the protest meeting at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam by Jeremiah Day.

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RE: wins WRO Audience Award

RE: wins WRO Audience Award

RE: by Carolien Teunisse and Bram Snijders wins the 2011 WRO Media Art Biennale Alternative Now Audience Award

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Curious Corner: Valérie Lamontagne Part III

Curious Corner: Valérie Lamontagne Part III

The last part of the Q&A with Valérie Lamontagne. Questions by Syuzi Pakhchyan (Fashioning Tech) & Simone de Waart (Material Sense).

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"Starting to feel more like a real workshop!"

"Starting to feel more like a real workshop!"

Although it’s been a short week in Holland, the protei team knows no days off! For the past two weeks the team has been working really hard to set a comfortable and creative environment for the development of the protei 006.

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Curious Corner: Valérie Lamontagne Part II

Curious Corner: Valérie Lamontagne Part II

Q&A with Valérie Lamontagne Part 2 . Questions by Deborah Hustic (Body Pixel) & Francesca Granata (Fashion Projects). Next part will continue with more questions from Syuzi Pakhchyan (Fashioning Tech) & Simone de Waart (Material Sense).

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Projects Summer Sessions 2011

Projects Summer Sessions 2011

As the outside temperature rises, so does it rise inside the V2_Lab – the 2011 Summer Sessions have begun!

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Protei Team Enters Rotterdam Workspace

Protei Team Enters Rotterdam Workspace

Often life in the city becomes quieter in the summer. But this year the arrival of the Protei working team promises exactly the opposite for V2_. It is going to be a busy and creative summer.

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Curious Corner: Valérie Lamontagne Part I

Curious Corner: Valérie Lamontagne Part I

Q&A with Valérie Lamontagne Part 1. Questions by Evelyn Lebis & Melissa Coleman. Next part will continue with more questions from Francesca Granata & Syuzi Pakhchyan!

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Curious Corner: Edwin van der Heide

Curious Corner: Edwin van der Heide

Q & A with Edwin van der Heide by our online followers.

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Protei on the River Maas

Protei on the River Maas

In preparation for his residency, Cesar Harada visited V2_Lab last week. Together with Etienne Gernez and Henrik Rudstrøm, he built this test model for Protei, in which the basic principles of an inflatable, articulated hull were tested. Constructed from low-cost materials, the model sailed the Maas successfully.

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Protei Team Introduction

Protei Team Introduction

We are very proud to introduce the team of engineers, designers and collaborators who will work on the development of Protei 006 during summer 2011, here at V2_Lab.

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Piem Wirtz interviewed

Piem Wirtz interviewed

Digital media artist-designer, theorist and curator Valérie Lamontagne — presently doing a 4 month PhD stage on "Performativity, Materiality and Laboratory Practices in Artistic Wearables" at V2_ — recently interviewed V2_Lab’s Piem Wirtz, for Fashioning Technology.

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Laptop Culture Revealed

Laptop Culture Revealed

From the beginning of Herman Asselberghs’s project 'Dear Steve', a video letter to Steve Jobs in which a MacBook Pro is taken apart, the artist wanted to make an installation out of the laptop’s components. He called it 'P.S.': A Postscript to Steve Jobs. In P.S., the viewer sees the MacBook Pro’s parts displayed in hundreds of small clear plastic bags hanging from the ceiling.

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Help us to Kickstart Protei

Help us to Kickstart Protei

V2_ supports Protei, the Open-Hardware-Oil-Spill-Cleaning-Sailing-Robot. You can back this project by sailing to Kickstarter.com, “the worlds largest funding platform for creative projects".

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