From Fiber to Yarn: A Discussion Between Textile, Biology and Design
Experimental Yarns Workshop / Part 1 on 16 October 2020

Elena Eulitz, Extension Charm (2019/2020. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin

Weaving Practices – An Exploration into the Materials, Techniques and Design of Fabrics
An Online Workshop on 29 October 2020

Poster Weaving Practices. Copyright: Matters of Activity

The Analog in the Digital Age
Save the Date of 11 November 2020 for our 1st Annual Conference Happening Online

»The Analog in the Digital Age« MoA Annual Conference, 11 November 2020 (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 Planes. Copyright: Regine Hengge; Wax Mulages, Copyright: Michelle Mantel for »Matters of Activity«

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 22.10.2020
@MasonDeanLab @JohnNyakatura 🤷🏽‍♀️😂🐡
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

Exhibition and Discursive Program at State Studio with Cluster Member Martin Müller as Co-Curator

Exhibition »Hypertopia«. Copyright: State Studio

Exploring Filtering
A Short Project on the Filtering Process

Experiments overview. Copyright: Veronika Aumann, Thomas Ness

Myfanwy Evans: Building Tangled Structures through Experimental Geometry and Topology
A Zoom Lecture on 20 October 2020, 5.00 pm

Building Tangled Structures through Experimental Geometry and Topology. Copyright: Myfanwy Evans, Institute for Mathematics, University of Potsdam

Coworking Materials. Für einen aktiven Materialismus
Joint Conference of the International Research Center for Cultural Studies, University of Art and Design Linz and »Matters of Activity«

Conference »Coworking Materials«: Sophia Höretzeder, Chemical Aesthetics, 2020. Sophia Höretzeder is a B.A. graduate of Fashion & Technology Studies at Kunstuniversität Linz. Copyright: Sophia Höretzeder, Kunstuniversität Linz

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 22.10.2020
Find out more of what's going on at @MasonDeanLab and @BM_MPICI on November 11th at our Annual Conference:…
Scaling Nature 3: Growth
Works on Display at weißensee school of art and design

Yin 阴 , Cindy Peng. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin, Cindy Peng

TA T is Open Again Since 1 October 2020
With a New Exhibition by the Artist Oliver Thie

Oliver Thie: Die Wahrheit über den Ursprung der Welt, Ruß und Schellack auf Pergamyn, 46-teilig, jeweils 28 × 37 cm, 2019–2020. Copyright: Felix Sattler/ HU

Cluster Researcher Felix Rasehorn Nominated for German Design Research Award for »Digital Twin«
Vote Now Until 30 September 2020

Hybrid Interactions for Neurosurgical Planning. Project Digital Twin. Copyright: Felix Rasehorn

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, 13.10.2020
RT @EmSchere: Baumrinde - Material der Zukunft! Dazu erforschen @CharlettWenig (@MpiciPotsdam /@BM_MPICI) & Johanna Hehemeyer-Cürten (@KHB_
TA Tour 360°
Veterinary Anatomy Theater (Tieranatomisches Theater) Now Accessable in Virtual 360°

TA Tour 360°. Copyright: Tieranatomisches Theater

Matters of Writing
3rd Open Design – Academic Encounters Online

Matters of Writing. Copyright: Matters of Activity

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 8.10.2020
RT @HumboldtUni: Wir gratulieren der #HumboldtUni–Honorarprofessorin @e__charpentier zum #Nobelpreis für Chemie! Sie erhält die Ehrung für…
Playing Against the Crisis With »Singleton #WirBleibenZuHause«
Game Researchers from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Become Solution Enabler for »WirVsVirus«

Copyright: GameLab Berlin

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«
Where Analog Solutions are More Efficient than Digital Ones
Interview with Peter Fratzl in Austrian »DerStandard«
ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 7.10.2020
RT @HumboldtLabor: Ein ganzes Jahr voller Eröffnungen – das #HumboldForum öffnet seine Türen am 17. Dezember 2020. Wenige Wochen später läd…
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
Brain Roads
Exploring the White Matter of the Human Brain

The Human Connectome. Copyright: Olaf Avenati

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 6.10.2020
RT @netzwerkmt: ONLINE WORKSHOP: Weaving Practices – An Exploration into the Materials, Techniques and Design of Fabrics", Online, 29.10.20…
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

Symbolic Material

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 6.10.2020
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