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30 Years V2_

30 Years V2_

V2_ turns 30! We’ll celebrate this milestone in a range of ways this year, starting with the DEAF festival’s closing club night at WORM, May 19.

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Julien Maire in residence at V2_ and Transmedia Brussel

Julien Maire in residence at V2_ and Transmedia Brussel

V2_ has initiated a new artist-in-residence program in which the V2_Lab will partner with art education institutions. Julien Maire started as V2_/Transmedia artist-in-residence.

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Celebrating Democracy

Celebrating Democracy

Thanks to The People Speak and all participants who were responsible for a remarkable democratic decision on December 1 last year, we will unveil a plaque celebrating democracy and commemorating Test_Lab: Who Wants to Be ...? on the facade of V2_ at Friday, April 13, 16:30.



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V2_Lab Welcomes Valia Fetisov

V2_Lab Welcomes Valia Fetisov

The Lab has started a collaboration with the Russian LABORATORIA - Art and Science Space.

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Is Wearable Tech Just Bad Fashion?

Is Wearable Tech Just Bad Fashion?

Wearable Technology is often criticized to be merely 'bad fashion'. Being on the verge of art, fashion and technology, one could argue it is therefor not real fashion. Or at least not attractive in it's design. In this e-Textile Workspace edition, we have invited nine fashion masters from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts to discuss this from a fashion point of view.

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Summer Camp on Master Craftsmanship

Summer Camp on Master Craftsmanship

A selected group of textile designers, DIY hackers and E-Textile experts have been invited by The Swedish School of Textiles to discuss the role of craft in wearable technology. This 4-day hands-on workshop explored the topic of ‘Future E-Textiles Master Craftsmanship’. V2_ was present with four delegates from the eTextile Workspace.

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TK 730 at TEI 2012

TK 730 at TEI 2012

TK 730 from the E-Textile workspace is part of the sixth international conference TEI, which focuses on the latest results in tangible, embedded, and embodied interaction. TEI 2012 takes place from 19th to 22nd February at Queen's Human Media Lab in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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Protei Presentation at MARIN

Protei Presentation at MARIN

On Friday January 20th Piem Wirtz and Alvaro Takiuti presented Protei at the Natural Propulsion Seminar of the Dutch Maritime Research Institute (MARIN).

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Performative Wearables

Performative Wearables

Since wearable technology pieces are often designed to be interactive, and in most cases are presented to an audience in some sort of way, we thought it was interesting to do a thought experiment: can every ‘wearable’ be considered a performative work, and can this approach help to design and create more meaningful projects?

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Fashioningtech.com Features V2_ Summer Sessions

Fashioningtech.com Features V2_ Summer Sessions

Guest blogger for "fashioningtech.com" Valerie Lamontagne interviewed this year's participants of V2_'s Summer Session program about the works they developed. Each day, from today on, Valerie will publish one interview on Syuzi Pakhchyan's famous blog. Stay tuned!

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50 Years of Dutch Media Art at STRP

50 Years of Dutch Media Art at STRP

With seven installations on show at the popular STRP festival – kicking off again in Eindhoven on Friday, November 18 – V2_ can call itself an official purveyor of 50 years of media art in the Netherlands.

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Dick Raaymakers wins Art+Technology Award 2011

Dick Raaymakers wins Art+Technology Award 2011

Composer and theatre maker Dick Raaymakers is to receive the Witteveen+Bos Art+Technology Award 2011 for his entire oeuvre. The award ceremony will take place in the Bergkerk Church in Deventer on November 10, 2011 and will be celebrated with a Raaymakers exhibition which will run until December 4, 2011.

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Anouk Wipprecht on Intimacy 2.0

Anouk Wipprecht on Intimacy 2.0

Anouk Wipprecht, fashion designer and former "Summer Sessionista" at V2_Lab, talks about the new designs she made for the successful Intimacy series together with Studio Roosegaarde.

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Protei Wins 3rd Prize in VIDA 13.2 Competition

Protei Wins 3rd Prize in VIDA 13.2 Competition

Protei has won third place in the Vida 13.2 Art & Artificial Life International Competition. The project, represented by Cesar Harada will receive €8,000 and will be part of an exhibition in Madrid.

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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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