Amsterdam #7 – 21.10.2013

This Happened! Amsterdam #7 will feature talks by:

Jon Stam & Simon de Bakker about the handheld movie projector Bioscope

Raimond Reijmers from IJsfontein about the immersive experience Into D’mentia

Lieven Standaert about the Aeromodeller II, a hydrogen-based airship that will never land.

Paul Veugen about Human, an activity tracker for iOS.


Get your tickets now. (€8,00 online, €10,00 on location)


Jon Stam / Simon de Bakker: Bioscope

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Inspired by an early movie projector of the same name, the Bioscope is a hand-held medium to experience cinematic memories in relative time. By inserting a usb stick and rotating the handle, any digital (or digitized) home movie is animated frame by frame, forward or in reverse, relative to the speed and direction you turn the dial.

The Bioscope demands its audience to engage with speed and chronology in order to actually see moving images. Here, the act of seeing is subjectively constructed through each frame and view.

Jon Stam / Simon de Bakker


IJsfontein (Raimond Reijmers): Into D’Mentia

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Into D’mentia is an interactive experience where the user is immersed in the world of someone with dementia. The installation is built inside a travelling container – inside is a cozy living room kitchen, in which the user experiences that things don’t work as they are used to. Audioviuals, an interactive story and a smart layout give caretakers and family members a clear idea what it’s like to be a patient.



Lieven Standaert: The Aeromodeller II

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The Aeromodeller II-project is a design for a zero-emission, autonomous, nomad  hydrogen-based airship that will never land.

The ship regenerates its fuel, creating hydrogen from wind power and the rain on its skin.
When it depletes its energy reserves, the ship needs to drop anchor and rest, in order to replenish its energy in a renewable way.

Lieven Standaert


Paul Veugen: Human

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Human helps people to move 30 minutes or more, every day. Human tracks outdoor activities like walking, running and biking automatically. Human is a passive tracker, which means that the software runs in the background of your phone. You don’t have to check-in, log, or record anything manually, the app accesses the phones’ location services and sensors to achieve this.



Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond
Nes 45
1012 KD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

This event is organized in collaboration with Flemish Arts Centre ‘De Brakke Grond’.