Matters of Activity at Humboldt Labor
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Still from »Matters of Activity« Film at Humboldt Labor. Copyright: Time Prints 2021

Material Trajectories. Designing with Care
Annual Conference of the German Society for Design Theory and Research in Berlin on 6–8 May 2021

»Material Trajectories. Designing with Care« Annual Conference of the Annual Conference of the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF). Copyright: DGTF

Can Bacteria Spin a Yarn? We Need a New Culture of Materials
Cluster Members Opened Event Series »MitWissenschaft/ WeSearch« at the Humboldt Forum

Wrinkled E Coli biofilm making cellulose. Copyright: Diego Serra & Regine Hengge, adapted by NODE Berlin Oslo.

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 7.5.2021
RT @HumboldtLabor: Das #HumboldtLabor bleibt pandemiebedingt noch geschlossen und Krickelkrakel nimmt vor einem verdächtigen Objekt Reißaus…
Cluster Professor Robert Stock about »Sonic E-Mobility: Blindness and mobility technology assemblages«
The Event of a Fiber
Essay by Regine Hengge and Karin Krauthausen on the Occasion of the Exhibition »Hella Jongerius: Woven Cosmos« Published

Scanning electron microscope image of a biofilm: Escherichia coli in pEtN cellulose. Copyright: Diego Serra and Regine Hengge.

Imagining the Heavens
Stefan Ziemes Article about Adam Elsheimer Published in the Journal for the History of Knowledge

Adam Elsheimer, The Flight into Egypt, 1609, oil on copper, 31 × 41 cm. © Alte Pinakothek, München.

Ferment-Activity Club
Next Workshop »Kombucha Refresher«

Fermentation toolkit. Copyright: Bastian Beyer

Interdependence of Structure and Function in Biological Materials
Peter Fratzl holds Lecture Series for an Interdisciplinary Audience at HU

Biological materials are built with a limited number of building blocks, based on polysaccharides, proteins, and minerals. Copyright: Julia Blumenthal 

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 5.5.2021
»#Material Trajectories. #Designing with #Care« – The Annual Conference of the German Society for #Design #Theory a…
Master Open Design
Cohort 2021-2023 Virtual Semester Kick-Off

Copyright: Ilkin Taşdelen, Ana Vila, Master Open Design

»Materialwissenschaft – von der Biomimese zur Bioinspiration«
Guest Article from Peter Fratzl in the »Austria Presse Agentur – Science«
Digital Matters: Designing/Performing Agency for the Anthropocene
Call for Participation for the 25th Digital Research in Humanities and Arts Conference

Website DRHA Digital Matters. Copyright: Lucius Fekonja

Passivity Matters! Transience and Conservation Practices. Examples from the 18th Century until Today: A Talk by Nina Samuel

Berlin Museum of Medical History at Charité in 360° – Knowledge Room of MoA’s Virtual Cluster Space. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Cutting 2D Polyglycerols from 2D Graphitic Templates for Inhibition of Virals such as SARS‐CoV‐2
New Publication by Jürgen P. Rabe, Mohammad Fardin Gholami and Colleagues

Copyright: Mohammad Fardin Gholami, 2020

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 5.5.2021
RT @PARITAET_BW: #WasUnsStarkMacht – morgen startet unser 2. #Gesundheitskongress. Höchste Zeit, Euch die #Impulsgeber:innen vorzustellen:…
Joint Project of The Clusters of Excellence »Matters of Activity« and »Science of Intelligence«: Wenn Materie lebendig wird
New Funding for Experimental Laboratories of Science Communication from the Berlin University Alliance

Copyright: Felix Noak, ExC Science of Intelligence

Soft Fibrous Structures: Spatial Concepts for Cellulose Biofilms: A Talk by Bastian Beyer and Iva Rešetar

Bacterial Cellulose Environment in 360° – Knowledge room for the lecture »Soft Fibrous Structures: Spatial Concepts for Cellulose Biofilms«. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Natural Active Materials: A Talk by Peter Fratzl

MicroCT Laboratory at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam in 360° – Knowledge Room of MoA’s Virtual Cluster Space. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Welcome to our Virtual Cluster Space

3D Anchor Room of Annual Conference. Design by Helen Galliker and Object Space Agency. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Symbolic Material

Symbolic Material. Copyright: Myfanwy Evans, adapted by NODE Berlin Oslo

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 29.4.2021
The countdown is on: At 7 pm, MoA researchers will talk about the potential of active, bio-inspired materials and w…
Co-Director Peter Fratzl Receives Highest Award for an Engineer
Elected to United States National Academy of Engineering
Interactive and Personalized Museum App for Knowledge Representation
Implemented by in Collaboration With the Stiftung Humboldt Forum and as Part of the museum4punkt0 Initiative

»My Object« App. Copyright:

Biomaterials from Postdam for Charité Dentists
Cluster Member Cécile Bidan Receives Further Funding
Material Form Function

Copyright: Matters of Activity

SOLO – Smart Organic Light Objects
Digital Exhibition at »Greenhouse 2021«

Vivian Tamm, Smart Organic Light Objects (SOLO). Copyright: Vivian Tamm / weißensee school of art and design berlin

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 27.4.2021
Join us today at 4.15 pm for the 2nd part of »Interdependence of #Structure and #Function in #BiologicalMaterials:…
Magic Circle
Symposium for Interdisciplinary Exchange on 25 February 2021

Magic Circle Symposium weissensee school of art and design berlin, »Erosive Modeling«. Copyright: Kristin Dolz.

»Hydroweave« at the Raumprobe Material Award 2020
The Work was Realized at weißensee school of art and design berlin Within the Framework of the MoA Design Studio

Hydroweave. Copyright: Stefanie Eichler & Juni Neyenhuys, weißensee school of art and design berlin

Designing Matter 1: From Filament To Fabric
Final Review at weißensee school of art and design berlin

Project: Lara Rocho, weißensee school of art and design berlin. Copyright: Dr. Mareike Stoll

Multimedia Encounters: Experimental Approaches to Ethnographic Research
Cluster Members Maxime Le Calvé and Yoonha Kim Contribute to Virtual Group Exhibition at UCL's Multimedia Anthropology Lab

»Many Virtual Hanboks: Traditional Korean Garment Provoking Alternative Ways of Being in This World«. Copyright: Yoonha Kim

Material Constraints Enabling Human Cognition »MatCo«
New Research Project at Freie Universität Berlin led by Cluster Member Friedemann Pulvermüller
ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 27.4.2021
RT @HumboldtLabor: Am 29.4. startet mit einer Präsentation von @exc_moa die Reihe "MitWissenschaft" im #HumboldtForum Der Cluster hinterfra…
New Funding Within Priority Program »Computational Connectomics« for Team of Charité Berlin and Members of »Cutting«
Creation of Personalized Models of the Brain of Tumor Patients

Connectome construction of a patient with a tumor in the speech-eloquent area of the brain.
The connection strengths of the white matter are shown as edges with a heat map (dark = weak connection, light = strong connection). The cortical areas of the brain and their size are illustrated as nodes in the form of spheres. Additionally, three orange TMS points are shown (TMS = Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation). In this case, the patient’s speech network could be non-invasively disturbed in these areas and mapped accordingly.

The visualization of the white matter is based on tractography. The different directions of the white matter can be measured and displayed by means of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. Copyright: Lucius Fekonja & Image Guidance Lab, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

The Analog in The Digital Age
Our Virtual Space was launched 11 November and Remains Open

Key Visual MoA Annual Conference. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Embodied Interaction (1) : HyperHaptics
Oscillating between Physical and Virtual Tactility

Embodied Interaction (1) : HyperHaptics. Oscillating between physical and virtual tactility. Copyright: Judith Glaser.

MoA Blog
Launch of a New Publishing Platform

Copyright: Matters of Activity

New Research Group »Adaptive Fibrous Materials«
Members Charlett Wenig and Johanna Hehemeyer-Cürten Were Awarded 2nd Place at Idea Competition of »Die Junge Akademie« for »The Bark Project«

»The Bark Project«, Charlett Wenig. Copyright: Patrick Walter, MPIKG

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 21.4.2021
RT @TspWissenschaft: Auch schon so gespannt auf das @HumboldtLabor Labor im @humboldtforum? Wir waren heute schon mal drin in der fertigge…
Exploring Filtering
A Short Project on the Filtering Process

Experiments overview. Copyright: Veronika Aumann, Thomas Ness

Matters of Writing
3rd Open Design – Academic Encounters Online

Matters of Writing. Copyright: Matters of Activity

The Human Liver Matrisome
Journal »Biomaterials« Accepted Paper by A. Daneshgar, O. Klein, G. Nebrich, M. Weinhart, P. Tang, A. Arnold, I. Ullah, J. Pohl, S. Moosburner, N. Raschzok, B. Strücker, M. Bahra, J. Pratschke, I.M. Sauer, and K.H. Hillebrandt

Biomaterials, Vol. 257, October 2020. Copyright: Elsevier

Open Science Statement
TA Tour 360°
Veterinary Anatomy Theater (Tieranatomisches Theater) Now Accessable in Virtual 360°

TA Tour 360°. Copyright: Tieranatomisches Theater

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 19.4.2021
RT @MPI_ae: 📌HEUTE, 19 Uhr, live auf Zoom: "Bilder als Denkformen": Horst Bredekamp im Talk mit @davidpoeppel, Felix Jäger und @yasu_sakamo
Open Design
Academic Encounters Online

Open Design – Academic Encounters Online. Copyright: Matters of Activity


Fiber tractography delineating the white matter of the brain. Copyright: Lucius Fekonja, adapted by NODE Berlin Oslo.

Object Space Agency

Flour Cloud. Copyright: Clemens Winkler, adapted by NODE Berlin Oslo

Where Analog Solutions are More Efficient than Digital Ones
Interview with Peter Fratzl in Austrian »DerStandard«
ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 19.4.2021
Tonight, 7.20 pm, live via Zoom: Panel discussion with Cluster Director Horst Bredekamp and neuroscientist…
Nature as Source of Inspiration
The Innovation Potential of Bio-inspired Materials

Stone Web – Spatial module system made from basalt fibre at the weissensee academy of art berlin (Idalene Rapp, Natascha-Katharina Unger, Christiane Sauer). Copyright: weissensee academy of art berlin, I. Rapp, N. Unger



Cellulose in E. coli biofilm. Copyright: Diego Serra & Regine Hengge, adapted by NODE Berlin Oslo.


Filters. Copyright: NODE Berlin Oslo