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Cinema 1
Welcome
Welcome
10:00 - 10:10
PICNIC director Kitty Leering and co-founder Marleen Stikker join our host Alice Taylor to open the first day of PICNIC Festival 2012.
Kitty Lee... Marleen S... Alice  Ta...
There is Plenty of Room at the Top
There is Plenty of Room at the Top
10:10 - 10:35
What if nature were no longer limited by physical size? Learn how this constraint is being removed… On 29 December 1959, Richard Feynman gave a prophetic...
George  D...
The Great Disconnect
The Great Disconnect
10:35 - 10:55
We are becoming untethered from the institutions that once defined us. Byron Reese explores the impact of technology on our community, religion, business...
Byron Ree...
Strategies in Genetic Copy-Protection
Strategies in Genetic Copy-Protection
10:55 - 11:15
Who owns life when organisms can replicate themselves for free? Through the lens of the collection of the Center for PostNatural History, we will examine...
Rich  Pel...
The Empowered Learner
The Empowered Learner
11:20 - 11:40
Education continues to get more self-directed. How can institutions change to embrace this trend? Education is changing faster than we can imagine...
Dale Step...
Macrometaengineering: Quantum Mechanics and Business Dynamics
Macrometaengineering: Quantum Mechanics and Business Dynamics
11:40 - 12:00
Learn how international entrepreneurs in Amsterdam are building an ecosystem to support our technology-driven future. Carl Sagan once quipped that...
Mike Lee...
Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2012 Award Ceremony
Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2012 Award Ceremony
12:45 - 13:40
The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is an international competition for sustainable entrepreneurs. By organising this annual competition, the Postcode...
José Mar...
Re-Design for the Era of Sustainism
Re-Design for the Era of Sustainism
14:05 - 14:25
Sustainism marks a cultural movement in a world that’s more connected, localized and sustainable. Discover how it will shift our agendas for innovation...
Michiel S...
If You Can't Open It, You Don't Own It
If You Can't Open It, You Don't Own It
14:25 - 14:45
Join Bas to as he encourages manufacturers to “open up” their systems and hardware to give users more power to understand, tinker with and take responsibility...
Bas van A...
Empowering Bottom Up
Empowering Bottom Up
14:45 - 15:05
What do you get when you combine mobile phones and a continent with the potential for amazing progress? Learn how Anne and Afroes are using mobile gaming...
Anne  Sho...
Design for Change
Design for Change
15:05 - 15:30
Alice Taylor will lead an engaging panel discussion on Social Innovation with the speakers in this block: Bas van Abel, Michiel Schwarz and Anne Shongwe...
Bas van A... Michiel S... Anne  Sho... Alice  Ta...
Playful Communities and Urban Experiments
Playful Communities and Urban Experiments
16:05 - 16:25
We’re no longer consumers of our built environment - we’re producers, creators, tinkerers and hackers of space. With a smart phone in our hands...
Bonnie Sh...
Open Hardware for the Environment
Open Hardware for the Environment
16:25 - 16:45
With the right motivation, anything is possible from the bottom up – including cleaning up oil spills. Learn how Cesar developed Protei, a sailing robot...
Cesar Har...
The Business of Soft and Hard Capital
The Business of Soft and Hard Capital
16:45 - 17:10
Claiming autonomy between beauty and bullshit in art. Daan explores the dawn of a new reality that is evolving from technological innovations. Successful...
Daan Roos...
Screening: Le Voyage dans la Lune & Le Voyage Extraordinaire
Screening: Le Voyage dans la Lune & Le Voyage Extraordinaire
18:00 - 19:30
Le Voyage dans la Lune, the classic early film by Georges Melies (1902, 12 min) – with the iconic sequence of the rocket landing in the moon’s eye –...
Cinema 1
Transnatural 2
Transnatural Conference: AlgaeParc, Prof. Dr. René Wijffels
Transnatural Conference: AlgaeParc, Prof. Dr. René Wijffels
09:30 - 10:00
For such a simple organism, algae offer a range of innovative possibilities. Learn how it can serve as a raw material for creating fuel, chemicals...
Transnatural Conference: Plastic Solar Cells
Transnatural Conference: Plastic Solar Cells
10:00 - 10:30
Explore the advantages of plastic solar cells that can conquer the world and make silicon a thing of the past. This new plastic solar cell is undoubtedly...
Transnatural Conference: Recyclable Light
Transnatural Conference: Recyclable Light
10:30 - 11:00
Discover new concepts in lighting that capture waste energy and deliver a glow when the sun goes down. The Trace Light and Trap Light projects are...
Transnatural Conference: Except
Transnatural Conference: Except
11:30 - 12:00
Except is a consulting, research and design agency working in the field of innovation and sustainability. Speaker: Eva Gladek Transnatural program...
Transnatural Conference: Green Energy from Wastewater
Transnatural Conference: Green Energy from Wastewater
12:30 - 13:00
Sustainable energy sources are all around us, if you know where to look. Paques uses organic compounds to harness green energy from our waste. Based...
Transnatural Conference: Seaweed Farm for Nutrition and Energy
Transnatural Conference: Seaweed Farm for Nutrition and Energy
14:00 - 14:30
Farming seaweed can provide food for animals and biofuel. Find out how it can be integrated with offshore wind farms for even greater sustainable impact...
Transnatural Conference: Growing Mushrooms on Coffee Grounds
Transnatural Conference: Growing Mushrooms on Coffee Grounds
14:30 - 15:00
Don’t throw away those coffee grounds – they’re great for growing mushrooms! Find out how organic waste contributes to sustainable food production...
Transnatural 2
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