On Activity II: Space and Materiality
Online Conference: Mix of Specially Pre-Recorded Presentations and Live Discussions via Zoom on 19 March

Dried Rhizome of Caulophyllum thalictroides in: J.U. Lloyd and C. G Lloyd, Drugs and Medicines of North America, Cincinnati: Robert Clarke 1884-5, p. 148. Copyright: Robert Clark

Student Assistant in the Project »Object Space Agency« (m/f/d)
40h per Month, Limited until 31 December 2022 – MoA_01_2021 – Application Deadline 15 March 2021 – Start of Employment: 15 April 2021

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

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: Matters of Activity, Science of Intelligence

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 1.3.2021
We’re looking for a #studentassistant for #ObjectSpaceAgency« in the field of #VisualCommunication. Spread the word… twitter.com/...
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 gamelab.berlin in Collaboration With the Stiftung Humboldt Forum and As Part of the museum4punkt0 Initiative

Copyright: gamelab.berlin

Material Form Function

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

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, 1.3.2021
Check out the new personalized app for museums and their knowledge transfer from gamelab.berl... and their… twitter.com/...
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

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

Copyright: DGTF

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 25.2.2021
RT @silk_hofmann: virtual event: symposium and exhibition at #weissenseekunsthochschuleberlin together with @exc_moa funded by @dfg_public
Material Constraints Enabling Human Cognition »MatCo«
New Research Project at Freie Universität Berlin led by Cluster Member Friedemann Pulvermüller
Hyper Haptics
Final Presentation on 2 February 2021

Ran Zhang, Design Sprint: Haptic Vision, 2020. Copyright: Ran Zhang

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

»Milieu Fragmente. Technologische und ästhetische Perspektiven«
Edited by Rebekka Ladewig and Angelika Seppi

Bookcover »Milieu Fragmente«. Design: Florian Lamm, Sascia Reibel. Copyrigt: Spector Books.

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 25.2.2021
RT @e_igoe: Really looking forward to taking part in the panel discussion on Thursday exploring key themes in the work of @silk_hofmann and…
Embodied Interaction (1) : HyperHaptics
Oscillating between Physical and Virtual Tactility

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

Reverse-engineering the Locomotion of a Stem Amniote – Insights from a Multidisciplinary Approach
Hosted at ExC Science of Intelligence our Member John Nyakatura Talks About Contemporary Paleobiological Research on 14 January

Copyright:  Jonas Lauströer, Amir Andikfar, John Nyakatura (HU Berlin)

MoA Blog
Launch of a New Publishing Platform

Copyright: Matters of Activity

Shelf Life. Ferment-Activity and Nurturing Materials
An Online Event on 10 December 2020

Poster Shelf Live. 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, 25.2.2021
RT @MasonDeanLab: MagicCircle symposium this Thursday! 12 design research projects on active materials, reactive surfaces, form-function r…
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

Engineering Neo-Pancreas
Journal »Acta Biomaterialia« accepted Paper by Cluster Members Johann Pratschke, Igor M. Sauer, Marie Weinhart and Colleagues

Copyright: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1742706120305365?dgcid=author

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

We Are Humboldt
»Matters of Activity« in the New Image Brochure of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

»Wir sind Humboldt«. Image brochure of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Fotos: Matthias Heyde, Grafic Design: Weserloh Media. Copyright: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 17.2.2021
Great news: 🎉 @scioi_cluster and @exc_moa's joint science communication project, »Wenn Materie lebendig wird« was f… twitter.com/...
TA Tour 360°
Veterinary Anatomy Theater (Tieranatomisches Theater) Now Accessable in Virtual 360°

TA Tour 360°. Copyright: Tieranatomisches Theater

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

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, 16.2.2021
Cluster Co-Director Prof. Peter Fratzl was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in recognition of h… twitter.com/...
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)

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, 11.2.2021
»Magic Circle« brings together many disciplins to discuss exchange opportunities, provoke new perspectives and open… twitter.com/...

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


Filters. Copyright: NODE Berlin Oslo

Symbolic Material

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 1.2.2021
RT @laboftomorrow: ⏰Application is now open: Join our 11th #laboftomorrow process and help develop business-driven solutions for the preven…