Featuring recent PZI MMD&C graduates
Manetta Berends and Ruben van de Ven

date: Thursday, 07 July
time: 20:00 – 23:00
entrance fee: €3,- (this includes one free drink)

And, join beforehand the workshop i-could-have-written-that
time: 14:00 – 16:00
to subscribe & for more info: www.i-could-have-written-that.info
Location both events: V2_ Institute For The Unstable Media Eendrachtsstraat 10, 3012 Xl, Rotterdam

Young people are the innovators and change agents of society, revealing the future to us by creating it. Therefore, at the end of every academic year, V2_ takes a close look at a selection of outstanding art and design work created by young artists and designers graduating in emerging arts across Europe. In this special edition of V2’s Test_Lab you will discover which topics are being addressed by this new generation of artists and designers, and find out what their motives, positions, methodologies, and media of choice are.
This year’s graduation edition of Test_Lab will showcase another remarkable and thought-provoking selection of installations, demonstrations, prototypes and experiments.
in the company of other current graduates
Calum Bowden (RCA, London)
Katarina Petrovic (ArtScience, The Hague)
Stefan Bandalac (ArtScience, The Hague)
Yoonji Kim (KHM, Cologne)
Long Wu (Sandberg Institute Designing Democracy, Amsterdam).

Come and join the workshop i-could-have-written-that for a a sneak preview and help critically examine the reading power of text mining software. The workshop dismantels how large sets of written documents are transformed into useful/meaningful/truthful data. A process that is presented by text mining companies as “the power to know”, “the absolute truth”, “with an accuracy that rivals and surpasses humans”. This workshop introduced by Manetta Barends challenges the image of this modern algorithmic oracle, by making our own.

Choose how you feel; you have seven options – Ruben van de Ven

What does it mean to feel 47% happy and 21% surprised? “Choose how you feel; you have seven options” is a video work that revolves around this question, as it looks at software that derives emotional parameters from facial expressions. It combines human accounts and algorithmic processing to examine this intersection of highly cognitive practices and ambiguous experiences. Interrogating the discursive apparatus that is being erected.

Click here for the Facebook-event.