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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Hebron: One Street, Two Sides

It’s been 50 years since the first Jewish settlers moved in to Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

With its Jewish enclave surrounded by Palestinians, the city has been a flashpoint for violence ever since. This interactive and immersive documentary shows life on one street for these unhappy neighbours. Click to enter and you arrive on a busy street in the centre of Hebron. People from both sides of the street are talking to you in Arabic, Hebrew and English, asking you to listen. Built with Holoscribe technology by BBC Arabic.

My Child Lebensborn

Set in 1951, this documentary mobile game lets you experience the difficult situation of the Lebensborn children in Norway after World War 2.

You are challenged to try to protect and nurture the child of an enemy soldier in a hostile post-war environment. How can you explain the hatred and history to an innocent child? The game gives insight into the challenging situation for all Children Born of War – the children of enemy soldiers.


Songbird is a fairytale with a dark heart.

You will be transported to the island of Kauai in 1984 and into a painted replica of a lush cloud forest filled with colourful birds. Here, you are invited to search for the last known ʻōʻō, a bird whose existence has been threatened to the point of extinction. Retracing the steps of world renowned ornithologist Dr Jim Jacobi, you will hear the true story of his extraordinary meeting with the fabled ʻōʻō. Jim’s past experience and your present will merge, culminating in a final close encounter with the legendary ʻōʻō bird himself.

The Sun Ladies VR

An all-female fighting unit called the Sun Ladies bring back their sisters and protect the honor nd dignity of their people.

In 2014, DAESH fighters invaded Iraq and targeted the Yazidi community of Sinkar. All men were killed and women and girls turned into sex slaves. Some of these women escaped and formed an all-female fighting unit, called the Sun Ladies, to bring back their sisters and protect the honor and dignity of their people.

The Sun Ladies VR is an in-depth look at the personal journey of Sun Ladies captain Xate Singali from her debut as a famous singer in Kurdistan to her new life as a soldier on the front, risking everything to stop the violence in against his people. The public will be confronted with this question: “Who would you be and how would you face the extreme and inhuman violence against those whom you love? “

Jan Bot

Jan Bot is a computer program that works day and night creating experimental films that match early twentieth century footage with current trending events.

How can you breathe new life into an old film collection? Film archives devote endless amounts of time and energy to the preservation of old films. But this work has little significance if these treasures remain hidden from the audience. Seeking a plausible solution to this problem, Eye Filmmuseum collaborated with filmmakers Bram Loogman and Pablo Núñez Palma to envision the future of film preservation. The result: Jan Bot.

Jan Bot is a computer program designed to generate short experimental films based on two ingredients: Eye’s archival film footage, and today’s trending topics. On its website,, Jan Bot streams an average of ten 30 seconds films per day, which amounts to a total of more than seven thousand pieces to date. To produce this huge amount of original work, Jan Bot makes use of artificial intelligence services, such as image recognition and language analysis, found by its creators on the web. The results are unexpectedly unique. If at first glance Jan Bot’s films seem to combine images and text in a random fashion, on a second reading however, its choices for footage and intertitles reveal a systematic if unusual sense-making logic.