Oct
1
to Oct 31

Sensor Lab Design Talks

In October Sensor Lab presents the first in a series of talks about how the field of design is changing due to the impact of smart technologies. In the very first edition edition we'll invite designers who are developing new experiences from touch based sensing interaction to 360 fully immersive experiences that stimulate all your senses. More about this will be announced soon

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Aug
6
5:00 PM17:00

Tech Solidarity NL; Practicing Value Sensitive Design

What can VSD deliver? We'll find out by discussing and implementing VSD in a couple of cases in different groups. After that we'll reflect and discuss what kind of tooling is necessary to make this VSD approach practical for designers and programmers. Ideally, we end up with a sketch of the toolkit we need, one that we think can be used by everyone afterwards.

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Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

TECH SOLIDARITY; TRANSPARENCY IN MACHINE LEARNING

In this edition, Tech Solidarity NL will discuss transparency in machine learning systems. As learnt in one of the earlier editions on GDPR/AVG, transparency and control on personal data are key concepts in the regulations. 


These might however be hard to implement. Various experts have expressed concerns about the applicabilty of these regulations to AI and about the impact of these systems on decision making. 
So what can we contribute as techworkers?

Maaike Harbers will be joining for setting the stage with an interview and conversation.

Maaike Harbers is a research professor in Artificial Intelligence & Society at Knowledge Center Creating 010, and a senior lecturer at the Creative Media and Game Technologies program, both at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Her work focuses on artificial intelligence, ethics and design. She studies how designers can create interactive, intelligent technology in a responsible way by accounting for the ethical implications of their concepts during design time. She received a PhD from Utrecht University in 2011 on the topic of Explainable Artificial Intelligence.

Afterwards we will discuss the topics addressed in groups and share insights, before we have some drinks.

Tech Solidarity NL is a grassroots community of tech workers in the Netherlands advancing the design and development of more just and egalitarian technology.

To RSVP, send an email to info@techsolidarity.nl. Hope to see you there!

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OPEN WORKSHOP; FROM SIGNAL TO VISUAL
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN WORKSHOP; FROM SIGNAL TO VISUAL

Do you want to learn more about the possibilities and applications of sensor technology? Check out our workshop 'signal to visual'. 

During this three hour workshop, you will have the opportunity to experiment with various sensors to measure and track (normally invisible) vital bodily functions; the heartbeat and muscle activity.

The data gathered from the sensors will then be transformed into compelling, exciting visualizations using basic code. 

Time                      19:00 - 22:00

Ticket                    Early Bird Regular  € 65,- (SOLD OUT)

                              Early Bird Student € 30,- (SOLD OUT)

                              Regular                  € 75,- 

                              Student                  € 40,-

Participants are required to bring their own laptops. No previous experience or knowledge of sensor technology is required to participate in this workshop.

Desired Some basic knowledge of programming (Java), Excel and experience with data visualization is helpful.

For more info please check out our website

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BNO; Masterclass Privacy & Datalekken AVG
May
25
3:30 PM15:30

BNO; Masterclass Privacy & Datalekken AVG

[ DUTH ONLY ]

Op 25 mei 2018 moet je praktijk privacy-proof zijn.
Laat je goed informeren over de AVG.

Let op: deze masterclass is alleen toegankelijk voor BNO-leden! Individueel aangesloten ontwerpers kunnen één kaart bestellen en bureauleden kunnen twee kaarten reserveren.

25 mei 2018 is het zover!
Op de dag dat de strengere wet- en regelgeving rond de Europese verordening gegevensbescherming (AVG) ingaat, organiseert de BNO vanwege grote belangstelling voor eerdere bijeenkomsten over dit onderwerp, een nieuwe Masterclass Privacy en Datalekken voor ontwerpers en ontwerpbureaus. De bijeenkomst vindt dit keer plaats in Utrecht.

Trainers
De middag wordt verzorgd door mr. Ruby Nefkens en mr. Hylke Klasens, beiden advocaat bij Van der Steenhoven Advocaten in Amsterdam. De masterclass is specifiek toegepast voor ontwerpers en ontwerpbureaus en is alleen toegankelijk voor leden van de BNO.

Programma vrijdag 25 mei 2018
15.30 uur inloop
16.00 uur aanvang Masterclass
18. 00 uur discussie en borrel
19.00 uur einde

Klik hier voor meer informatie en registratie.

 

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Creative Coding Utrecht
May
24
7:45 PM19:45

Creative Coding Utrecht

At CCU's recurring meetup they explore new expressions made with data, code and hardware. Think of visuals, music, apps, digital design, VR, games, new instruments, literature, spatial design, datadesign, or(...).

Artists, designers, and developers will give presentations showing their work-in-progress or finished projects, and tell how they came about. After each presentation the audience can ask questions and come up with suggestions, with
time for drinks in between and afterwards. :)

This edition features talks by:
RNDR Studio
- Ahnjili Zhuparris
Hay Kranen

For this edition there's a €5,- entrance fee, this includes two drinks and can be paid by PIN only.


 

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BNO; MAY EDITION
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

BNO; MAY EDITION

BNO Utrecht hosts its monthly meet-up for the design community. As always, this edition will feature inspiring lectures from home grown talent. (Talks are in Dutch)

Agenda  

19:30  - Doors open  
20:00 - Start program
21:30  - Drinks

For more information  click here

 

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CREATIVE CODING UTRECHT; Machine Learning for Artists Lab
May
12
to May 13

CREATIVE CODING UTRECHT; Machine Learning for Artists Lab

A workshop by Creative Coding Utrecht. In this 2-day lab session led by Eugene Kogan & Andreas Refsgaard participants will learn how to use neural networks to create real-time, cross-modal interactions for use in video, installation, live music performance, art and design. Bring your laptop and ML projects/concept/idea and use the weekend to learn, tinker, jam, develop and experiment with neural networks in an inspiring setting full of awesome people, data and tools.
 

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TICKET

REGULAR € 120  |  STUDENT € 70

DESCRIPTION
The workshop will serve as a hands on introduction to machine learning with a focus on creating your own artistic and interactive applications. Participants will learn how to use neural networks to create real-time, cross-modal interactions for use in video, installation, live music performance and interaction design. Whether it’s mapping your speech patterns into video glitch effects, or converting body gestures into chord changes in electronic music, everyone will find an effect that interests them.

Apart from the tools made available by Gene & Andreas, CCU also provides interested participants with data sets. We've got various data sets, made available by Het Utrechts Archief, to train your algorithm with.

Requirements for the participants:
Prior coding experience in a text-based or patch-based programming environment–especially in creative coding frameworks like Processing and OpenFrameworks, or in Python, or Javascript–would be helpful, but is not necessary to get the most out of the workshop.

About Gene & Andreas:
Gene Kogan is an artist and a programmer who is interested in generative systems, computer science, and software for creativity and self-expression.Gene initiated ml4a, a free book about machine learning for artists, activists, and citizen scientists, and regularly publishes video lectures, writings, and tutorials to facilitate a greater public understanding of the subject. 

Andreas Refsgaard is an interaction designer, artist and teacher from Denmark. He graduated from CIID in 2015 and started creative coding studio Støj with Lasse Korsgaard in 2017. Recently Andreas has been exploring creative applications of machine learning and spent a lot of time teaching other designers how to use machine learning for real-time interactive projects at places like CIID (DK), Hyper Island (SE), The Bartlett (UK), V2 (NL), Resonate (RS) and KIKK (BE).

Links:
https://ml4a.github.io/index/ 
http://genekogan.com/ 
http://andreasrefsgaard.dk/

This workshop is made possible with the support of Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie,  Het Utrechts ArchiefLemonaid/ChariTeaand De keuken van Thijs

Artwork: An Algorithm Watching a Movie Trailer https://andreasrefsgaard.dk/project/an-algorithm-watching-a-movie-trailer/

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Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

TECH SOLIDARITY; ETHICAL STACKS

Tech Solidarity NL is a grassroots community of tech workers in the Netherlands advancing the design and development of more just and egalitarian technology.

Our guest is De Correspondent CTO Sebastian Kersten. We will have a conversation about how to set up a technology stack for your platform which is not dependent on companies with a surveillance business model. Sebastian did just that at De Correspondent so he can speak from experience. He wrote an interesting report on the matter from which it becomes clear that an ethical stack is within reach of anyone willing and able to put in the necessary time and effort. But there are things to be mindful of, so tonight we will delve into the topic and see how we can apply these ideas in our own work.

Agenda  

18:30 - Doors open  
19:00 - Start program
21:00 - Drinks

For more information and to register for this event, click here

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UX COCKTAIL HOUR; GROWING AS A DESIGNER
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

UX COCKTAIL HOUR; GROWING AS A DESIGNER

UX Cocktail Hour is a recurring event on User Experience related topics. It was founded in 2001 in Amsterdam by Peter Boersma and finally found its way to Rotterdam. It is an informal evening in which speakers are invited to share their thoughts and opinions on User Experience related topics. There is ample opportunity to enjoy a drink and network. (Talks are in English)

This edition we talk about how our experiences can help us grow as designers and form our own vision.

Agenda  

18:30 - Doors open  
19:00 - Introduction
19:10 - "Designing an attitude" by Gert Franke (Co-founder of CLEVER°FRANKE)
20:00 - "How the Cocktail Hour made me a better designer" by Bob Corporaal (CLEVER°FRANKE)
21:00 - Drinks

For more information and to register for this event, click here

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OPEN WORKSHOP; FROM SIGNAL TO VISUAL
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

OPEN WORKSHOP; FROM SIGNAL TO VISUAL

Do you want to learn more about the possibilities and applications of sensor technology? Check out our workshop 'signal to visual'. 

During this three hour workshop, you will have the opportunity to experiment with various sensors to measure and track (normally invisible) vital bodily functions; the heartbeat and muscle activity.

The data gathered from the sensors will then be transformed into compelling, exciting visualizations using basic code. More info

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CREATIVE CODING UTRECHT
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

CREATIVE CODING UTRECHT

Creative Coding Utrecht (CCU) is a recurring meetup and growing community of coders, developers and people generally interested in the creative possbilities of code & technologies. Please join us in exploring how 21st century skills create new expressions that shape our world. (Talks are in English) 

The 10th edition of Creative Coding Utrecht featured presentations by Frederik-Jan de Jongh [Hototo], Marije Baalman and Barnard Smit.

Photography by Vincent Schrijnemakers

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Feb
5
7:30 PM19:30

TECH SOLIDARITY; DATA PROTECTION BY DESIGN

Tech Solidarity NL is a grassroots community of tech workers in the Netherlands advancing the design and development of more just and egalitarian technology.

Tech Solidarity presented an evening discussion about the role that desginers play in (digital) privacy and what that will mean for the future. 

Time-Table

  • 18:30 - Doors open
  • 19:00- Start program
  • 21:00 - End
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SENSOR LAB LAUNCH
Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

SENSOR LAB LAUNCH

We're officially open! Thank you all for your overwhelming support at our opening event and bringing the smart technology community together. 
We're excited to see all you back in Sensor Lab again, to experiment, visit one of our events or participate in a workshop.

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Research Hub Launch: 'The Datafied Society'
Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

Research Hub Launch: 'The Datafied Society'

Dr Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Dr Karin van Es of the Utrecht Data School, a research branch of the University of Utrecht, are launching the research hub 'Datafied Society' and celebrating the paperback publication of their edited volume 'The Datified Society'.

José van Dijck, the president of Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW), and Helen Kennedy, Professor of Digital Society at the University of Sheffield, will be present to officiate the launch. 

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