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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The Industry VR

As you explore their workspaces, marijuana growers and coke barons tell you about the kicks and the stress of their illegal work.

The Netherlands is the drug capital of Europe. Marijuana is in the nation’s genes, coke flows in through its harbors, and XTC is as Dutch as chocolate sprinkles. The wide-ranging documentary project The Industry, which is driven by an interactive documentary and also includes radio broadcasts and a podcast alongside this VR experience, maps the Dutch drug industry on both a macro and a micro level.

In The Industry VR, director Mirka Duijn introduces six people working in the drug trade. Marijuana growers, coke barons and drug traffickers tell stories about the kicks and the stress of their illegal work. As you listen to their stories, you can explore the places where they work: from a suburban living room to the industrial outskirts of a small city, and from a small boat to a huge antique shop. The drug trade is everywhere—you just have to learn to recognize its often banal tell-tale signs.