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SATURDAY JULY 21

SUNDAY JULY 22

DAY 1 TRANSMEDIA / THE FUTURE OF STORYTELLING

DAY 2 SOCIAL CITIES OF TOMORROW

ONGOING PROGRAMME FROM 12:00 TO

ONGOING PROGRAMME FROM 12:00 TO

20:00 HRS WITH SCREENINGS, BEST PRACTICE

18:00 HRS WITH SCREENINGS, BEST PRACTICE

SHOWCASES AND PRESENTATIONS ABOUT

SHOWCASES (INCLUDING AN AUGMENTED

TRANSMEDIA.

REALITY LAYAR) AND PRESENTATIONS.

AND OTHER E-CULTURE PROJECTS AND LEARN MORE

15:00 – 17:00 PRESENTATIONS The Netherlands features a number of design studios and broadcasting organisations that internationally operate at the forefront of transmedia. Three of the most prominent studios will give the audience a sneak preview into the future of digital storytelling.

15:00 – 17:00 PRESENTATIONS There has been a lot of talk about smart cities recently, in which new media technology is said to make our cities more efficient. However, cities are much more than a bunch of infrastructure to be managed as economical as possible.

ABOUT RECENT PROJECTS FROM VARIOUS DUTCH

Welcome by Floor van Spaendonck (director Virtueel Platform), introduced and moderated by Martijn de Waal (co-founder TheMobileCity.nl).

How can we make use of new media to make our cities more social rather than just more hi-tech? Three Dutch (urban) designers will present their projects that aim to engage the public more deeply with their surroundings and bring urban public space to life.

19:00 – 20:00 FILM SCREENING: FORGET THE FILM, WATCH THE TITLES Since 2006, Submarine Channel has been curating some of the most impressive title sequences on what has grown into an internationally successful blog, interview series, screening series, and a DVD. This screening program features a one-hour selection of the very best title sequences. Fasten your seat-belt for a bumpy ride and, just this once, forget the film and watch the titles. You’ll be glad you did! http://www.watchthetitles.com

Welcome by Floor van Spaendonck (director Virtueel Platform), introduced and moderated by Martijn de Waal (co-founder TheMobileCity.nl). • Michiel de Lange - The Mobile City • Kars Alfrink - Social games for public space • Alper Çugun - Hack de overheid

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PRESENTS SOME OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE E-CULTURE PROJECTS IN HELSINKI. CHECK A SELECTION OF BEST PRACTICES, WATCH CLIPS OF ONLINE STORYTELLING

E-CULTURE ARTISTS AND MEDIALABS. Foto:Jelle Vermeersch / HUMO

• Jarno Smeets - Human birdwings • VPRO - The Netherlands from Above • Submarine Channel - Interactive motion comics

THIS IS E-CULTURE

THIS IS E-CULTURE

The Dutch E-culture Days is part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 Pavilion Programme.

Virtueel Platform is the knowledge institute for e-culture. Our mission is to strengthen cultural innovation by sharing knowledge about e-culture and increasing it’s visibility and scope. Do contact us if you want to know more http://virtueelplatform.nl

The Dutch E-culture Days is organised by Virtueel Platform in cooperation with Demos Helsinki, with the kind support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands.

Virtueel Platform Damrak 70 – 6.52 1012 LM Amsterdam The Netherlands +31 (0)20 – 6273758 info @ virtueelplatform.nl

MEET ‘THE FLYING DUTCHMAN’ AND OTHER INNOVATIVE SHOWCASES FROM THE NETHERLANDS A MESSAGE FROM

On both days: Free entrance, free books, free tracking cookies. LOCATION

knowledge institute for e-culture


INTRODUCTION

THIS IS E-CULTURE

WELCOME TO THE DUTCH E-CULTURE DAYS @ THE WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL HELSINKI, WHERE YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO FLY WITHOUT AN ENGINE, EXPERIENCE JAW-DROPPING DATA VISUALISATIONS AND SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND MINGLE WITH DUTCH INNOVATORS.

Our programme is divided into two themes:

In The Netherlands thousands of artists, pro-

transmedia and social cities. Transmedia

grammers, geeks, mediamakers, researchers

is about telling stories in new ways, us-

and scientists are working in this field. Together

ing multiple media platforms. Social cities

they generate an annual gross of 400 million

explores the ways we can shape our cities of

euros They are working towards artistic and so-

tomorrow using digital media. Not to make

cial innovation, and they’re not limited by their

them more hi-tech, but rather to make them

own fields. They are the creatives that team up

more social.

with other disciplines such as architecture, design and film to create the surprising projects

The projects shown here are just the tip of

that you’ll see at the Dutch E-culture Days.

the iceberg of the Dutch E-culture scene, consisting of designers and artists, cultural organisations, medialabs and interdisciplinary groups that explore emergent techno-

FLOOR VAN SPAENDONK

logies in relation to the arts and their impact

director Virtueel Platform

on the cultural sector and society.

floor@virtueelplatform.nl

PRESENTATIONS FLORIS KAAYK - HUMAN BIRDWINGS Floris Kaayk is a visual artist / filmmaker. Floris will show his latest project, Human Birdwings (produced by Revolver Media), a transmedia story project about the mechanical engineer Jarno Smeets, who builds himself a set of wings to fly like a bird. Within his art projects he often fantasises about the future impact of this technological revolution.

KARS ALFRINK - HUBBUB Kars Alfrink is the founder and principal designer of Hubbub, a networked design studio for applied pervasive games. He’ll talk about PLAY Pilots, a project commissioned by the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands, consisting of three live games produced for cultural festivals and one online game that ties them together. www.hbbb.nl / www.playpilots.nl / kars@hbbb.nl

BEST PRACTICES

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SUPER CRATE BOX

PROUN

HUMAN BIRDWINGS

Game Collective Vlambeer builds minimalistic games inspired by the old school arcade game experience including 8-bit soundtrack.

Artistic skill game Proun by Joost van Dongen gives a new view on the esthetics of games and on the painter El Lissitzky.

Floris Kaayk created a buzz across many media platforms surrounding his idea of building real human birdwings.

15 MINUTES OF BIOMETRIC FAME

ROOM RACERS

NEDERL AND VAN BOVEN

Marnix de Nijs’ 15 Minutes of Biometric Fame questions the reliability of online fame.

Room Racers by Lieven van Velthoven projects virtual cars on the racetrack you build using ever ything available.

NLvanBoven by VPRO shows the Netherlands from a new perspective using data visualisations to tell unordinar y stories about the countr y.

FILM IT YOURSELF

PIG CHASE

COLL APSUS

Film It Yourself combines the iPhone videos taken by the audience to create a crowdsourced registration of a concert.

Designed to improve the living qualities of pigs, Pig Chase lets humans and pigs play together using a tablet PC.

Trans-media stor y using a game, documentar y and online information to involve a younger audience in the energy crisis.

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JUGGLING SOUND BALLS

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Mediamatic designed a special iPod with a RFID chip reader in order to link objects in museums to online information.

STEIM lets you make your own music with these juggling balls filled with electronics.

This 3D architecture app by NAi uses Augmented Reality to shows information about the heritage of buildings in the past, present and future.

www.humanbirdwings.net / www.floriskaayk.com / www.revolver.nl / info@floriskaayk.com

JASPER KONING THE NETHERLANDS FROM ABOVE The Netherlands from Above is an ambitious transmedia project from Dutch broadcasting organisation VPRO. Various sources of data are used to tell the story of everyday life in the Netherlands. Jasper Koning, project manager at VPRO, will talk about (and show) the spectacular data visualisations and interactive online maps that were created for the project.

MICHIEL DE LANGE - THE MOBILE CITY Michiel de Lange is a part-time lecturer New Media Studies at Utrecht University and cofounder of The Mobile City. In his talk he will present the ideas, methods and outcomes of two recently organised workshops in which digital media were used to strengthen citizen participation in solving real-world complex urban issues. www.themobilecity.nl / www.socialcitiesoftomorrow.nl / michiel@themobilecity.nl

www.vpro.nl/nederlandvanboven / www.422south.com / www.stamen.com

REMCO VLAANDEREN - SUBMARINE CHANNEL Submarine Channel is an online channel that creates projects that explore the possibilities of new storytelling techniques, and researches the parameters of emerging genres. Creative director Remco Vlaanderen will zoom in on several recent projects, the motion comic The Art of Pho, and the video games made as part of the Split Second project. splitsecond.submarinechannel.com / artofpho.submarinechannel.com / remco@submarine.nl

ALPER ÇUGUN - HACK DE OVERHEID Alper Çugun is a technologist and activist on the board of Hack de Overheid (‘Hack the Government’) with an interest in data and games. He will talk about the successes and future of application competitions such as Apps for Amsterdam, and how they greatly accelerated the release of open data and created public awareness. alper@hackdeoverheid.nl

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