The Analog in the Digital Age
Save the Date of 11 November 2020 for our Annual Conference

»The Analog in the Digital Age« MoA Annual Conference, 11 November 2020, Credits (From Top to Button, Left to Right)
Bacterial Curtain. Copyright: Bastian Beyer and Iva Rešetar
Visualization of the cellular network inside a compact bone. Copyright: Andreas Roschger & Richard Weinkamer, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Medallion commemorating Lorenzo de’ Medici: Felt hat and two daggers, after 1537. Copyright: Arthor’s Archive
E. Coli Colony Biofilm. Copyright: Michelle Mantel for »Matters of Activity«
Crochet Model of a Hyperbolic Plains. Copyright: Regine Hengge
Wax Mulages, Copyright: Michelle Mantel for »Matters of Activity«

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

TA Tour 360°. Copyright: Tieranatomisches Theater

Past and Present in Mathematical Weaving
Zoom Conference on 25 September 2020

Poster »Past and Present in Mathematical Weaving«. Copyright: Matters of Activity

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 31.7.2020
»Past and Present in Mathematical Weaving« - Join our Zoom Conference on September 25th and discuss the intricate a…
Field/Works. Kaleidoscopic Activities Between Anthropology and Art
Exhibition Opens Including Works of Cluster Members

Poster »Field/Works«. Copyright: Antart

»Macht Natur«
What Power do We Exert on Nature? And How Much Power Does Nature Have Over Us?

»Macht Natur« at State Studio. Copyright: Samuel Henne

Matters of Writing
3rd Open Design – Academic Encounters Online

Matters of Writing. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Professorship for Digital Neurosurgery
With 100 % Regular Working Time – W2 BBesG-ÜfBE. – Limited for 5 Years
Junior Professorship for Digital Surgery and Interdisciplinary Technology Research
With 100 % Regular Working Time – W1 BBesG-ÜfBE. – Limited for 3 Years, Possible Extension for a Further Three Year Period after Evaluation (Announcement in German)

Extra-Cellular Matrix Liver at Experimental Surgery Lab. Copyright: Igor Sauer

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 27.7.2020
RT @HumboldtLabor: Ein interaktiver Fischschwarm reagiert im #HumboldtLabor auf die Besucher. Er steht gleichermaßen für Schwarmintelligenz…
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.

An Environment for Sustainable Research Software in Germany and Beyond
Preprint Published on the »Current State, Open Challenges, and Call for Action«
Object Space Agency

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

Playing Against the Crisis With »Singleton #WirBleibenZuHause«
Game Researchers from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Become Solution Enabler for »WirVsVirus«

Copyright: GameLab Berlin

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 22.7.2020
RT @SteffenKrach: Senat beschließt Gesetzentwurf zur Kooperationsplattform der @BerlinUAlliance. Unsere drei super Unis @FU_Berlin, @TUBerl
Closed but Open
Veterinary Anatomy Theater now Shows Exhibition »Meshwork of Things« Online

Corrosion preparation, vessels of the left hand (red plastic). Preparators: Klaws (Kiel) and Heuckendorf (Berlin), 2003. Collection of »Fächerverbund Anatomie der Charité Berlin«. Copyright: Veterinary Anatomy Theater (Tieranatomisches Theater)

Funding by European Research Council
Cluster Member Prof. Dr. Dr. Pulvermüller Received Funding for the Project »Material Constraints Enabling Human Cognition«
Spread Masks not the Virus
Support the Initiative @we_can_stop_corona

MoA Members wearing masks during the Corona crises. Copyright: »Matters of Activity«

MoA Design Studio: Scaling Nature (2): Fibers, Muscles, Bones
Final Presentation at weißensee academy of art berlin

»Scaling Nature (2): Fibers, Muscles and Bones« Final Presentation. Copyright: weissensee academy of art berlin

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 17.7.2020
We will finally make up for the canceled MoA Annual Conference. Please save the date of November 11th, 2020 for an…
Where Analog Solutions are More Efficient than Digital Ones
Interview with Peter Fratzl in Austrian »DerStandard«
Make It Real - Für Einen Strukturalen Realismus
Published by Karin Krauthausen and Stephan Kammer

Cover Make It Real. Copyright: Diaphanes

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


Open Science Statement
ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 2.7.2020
@JohnNyakatura Congrulations, John!! 🥳
Unmaking: Against General Applicability
From Critical Media Lab (Ibach, M., Büsse, M., Gerloff, F., Bedö, V., Miyazaki, S., Allen, J.). In The Critical Makers Reader: (Un)learning Technology

Copyright: Institute of Network Cultures

Brain Roads
Exploring the White Matter of the Human Brain

The Human Connectome. Copyright: Olaf Avenati

Cultural Heritage - Documentation, Conservation & Information
Lectures from Prof. Stefano Bertocci und Julien Letellier

Copyright: Julien Letellier

Membranes as Molecular Machines
A workshop on Active Matter and the Remaking of Life

Images from slide collections, 1970s. Top: molecular models of retinal; center left: bleached purple membrane in cuvette; center right: chemically modified preparations of purple membrane in centrifuge tubes; bottom left: Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, 1974 (Copyright:; bottom right: electron micrograph of cell surface. By courtesy of D. Oesterhelt, Martinsried

MoA Design Studio: Scaling Nature (1): Wrinkles
at NuThinkers during Domotex Tradefair in Hanover

Design Studio »Scaling Nature (1): Wrinkels«, Design: Juni Neyenhuys and Stefanie Eichler. Copyright: weißensee kunsthochschule berlin 

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 30.6.2020
RT @IGL_Berlin: Interested in fast peer-review and broad visibility for you connectomics project? Go to fro.ntiers.i... for more in…
Animal Materialities
Compositions and Practices in the History of Science
Material Form Function

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


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


Filters. Copyright: NODE Berlin Oslo

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 29.6.2020
RT @Technologiepark: Science-Fiction zu #Science machen: Prof. Jürgen P. Rabe, Direktor des Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences…
Symbolic Material

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