Past events

[The Brain] 24 Nov 2018 at 20:00

Discover what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system that generates autonomous output.

Doclab Live: Jacco Gardner’s Somnium 23 Nov 2018 at 20:00, 22:00

Sensory live performance in the ARTIS planetarium of Jacco Gardner’s new album Somnium and the kinetic installation Volverium by Thijs Biersteker.

DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab 20 Nov 2018 at 9:30

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

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Patent Alert

Experience what the smart glasses of the future will offer. Are we actually heading in the right direction?

Science fiction is closer than you think. Without our knowing it, big companies like Google and Microsoft are registering patents for advanced smart glasses, which scan the environment and add information to the image—like Pokémon GO, but applied to make everyday life easier. That is, if the smart glasses you are wearing have all the patents available, because it looks like the tech giants will be competing for the handiest options. One company owns the rights to scanning common hand gestures, while the other holds a patent on helping you to cross the road. Patent Alert exposes this dubious impending scenario. Visitors experience the special HoloLens themselves, only to be confronted by the patenting obstacles that future apps will face. The tone is tongue-in-cheek, but the experience raises thought-provoking questions. How much control over your life are you prepared to give away in exchange for convenience? It is a better idea to think about this now than in 20 years’ time.

Project details

Year of development :2017
Created by:Sander Veenhof

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