V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, founded in 1981, is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). V2_ is doing research at the interface of art, technology and society. V2_ presents, produces, archives and publishes about art made with new technologies and encourages the debate on these issues. V2_ offers a platform where artists, scientists, developers of software and hardware, researchers and theorists from various disciplines can share their findings. In V2_'s view, art and culture play an essential role in the social embedment of and attitude towards technological developments. V2_ creates a context in which technological issues are explored through critical reflection and practice-oriented research.


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A brief history of V2_.

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Working at V2_

Information about vacancies, volunteers and V2_staff.

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Media and technology are omnipresent in contemporary society, and the same technological developments that are changing communication, production, trade, urban culture and medicine, are also transforming the arts.

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V2_ is always open to participation and collaboration with new partners and sponsors who are interested or involved somehow in our field of activity. V2_’s work reaches a broad worldwide audience of art lovers, scientists, business people, students and artists.

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Press releases, images and logos. For further information on the organization or its projects or to request a press kit, please contact Joke Brouwer.

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Annual Reports

Annual reports of the activities of V2_. Please note, the text of these annual reports is in Dutch.

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Piccard Fund

Piccard Fund

The Piccard Fund is a funding initiative from V2_ dedicated to support artistic research, residencies for promising talents, and art & design projects that will largely be realized by and at V2_.

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