Dis/Entangling Perspectives in Material Research
Online Lecture Series Starting on 25 October 2021, every Monday 4:15 pm–5:45 pm (CEST)

Poster »Dis/Entangling Perspectives in Material Research«. Copyright: Matters of Activity | Image: Michaela Büsse

Student Assistant in the Project »Cutting. Sensing Knife« (m/f/d) for the Field of Physics/Biophysics
80h per Month, Limited until 31/12/2022 – MoA_08_2021 – Application Deadline: 02 November 2021 – Start of Employment: January 2022

Scanning force microscope (topography) image of single dendronized polymer chains deposited onto Muscovite Mica crystal and Cut of the polymer chain by applied shear force using scanning probe microscope sharp tip. Magnification of 357000x. Copyright: Mohammad Fardin Gholami

Filtering Legacies – Filtering Wasted Environments
Workshop on 11–12 November

Poster »Filtering Legacies«. Copyright: Sandia National Laboratories, Michel Brill, 1993 & NODE Berlin

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 14.10.2021
#Hiring – We're looking for a #studentassistant from the fields of #physics and #biophysics for our project… twitter.com/...
Material Negotiations: Practices of Biodesign
Virtual Symposium on 8 October

Poster virtual symposium »Material Negotiations«. Copyright: Julia Lohmann, adapted by NODE Berlin

Exhibition »Stretching Materialities«
Hidden Activities in Objects and Spaces at Tieranatomisches Theater

MoA Exhibition »Stretching Materialities«. Copyright: Offshore Designs

»stretching senses school«
VR Worlding for Planetary Emergency – Apply now!

Poster »stretching senses school«, Image: Jemma Woolstone’s Audio-Visual Full Dome Project »Of Fragile Tings«. Copyright: »Matters of Activity«

Urban Vibrations: How Physical Waves Come to Matter in Contemporary Urbanism
First »Talking Matters« Lecture after the Summer Break with Anthropologist Ignacio Farías

Poster Online Lecture Series »Talking Matters«, Copyright: Cécile Bidan and Salif Sawadogo, adapted by NODE Berlin

»Exzellent erklärt – Spitzenforschung für alle«
New Science Podcast of All Clusters of Excellence Now Online

Podcast »Exzellent erklärt«, Episode 1: Tactile Internet. Copyright: Exzellenz erklärt; Image: CeTI/TU Dresden

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 4.10.2021
MoA's #scicomm officer @AntjeNestler introduced #MattersofActivity|s #VirtualClusterSpace today at #fwk21. You ca… twitter.com/...
Extended Reality – Code and Materiality in Art and Culture
Interactive Exhibition in Cooperation of University of Applied Sciences Berlin (HTW) Media Theater and »Matters of Activity«

Flyer of Exhibition »Code & Materiality in Art and Culture«. Copyright: University of Applied Sciences Berlin

Brain Networks and Language Function
Latest Research Results by MoA Members Published in the Renowned Journal »Cortex«

Lesion overlay map of brain tumor patients, Copyright: Lucius Fekonja

Why We Need to Rethink Cutting in Neurosurgery
Article by Members of the MoA »Cutting« Project Published in Journal »Neurosurgery«

Fantastic Voyage 2021. Copyright: Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2021

Between Night and Day – Immersive Explorations Within a Slide Archive
Cluster Members' Contribution to Exhibition »Extended Reality«

Making process of installation »Between Night and Day« at exhibition »Extended Reality«. Copyright: Maxime Le Calvé and Mareike Stoll

MoA Director Claudia Mareis Guest Member in Jury for TaDA Artist in Residence Program
The Call for 2022 is now Open until 4 October 2021

Call for Applications for TaDA – Textile and Design Alliance Artist in Residence Programme 2022, Copyright: Ladina Bischoff

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 4.10.2021
RT @SyNergy_Cluster: The next episode of "#exzellenterklaert – Spitzenforschung für alle" is online: The new German #sciencepodcast you sho…
Humboldt Lab Finally Open to the Public
Exhibition Opening »After Nature« on 20 July 2021

»Stone Web« (Design: Idalene Rapp and Natasha Unger) at the exhibition »After Nature« at Humboldt Labor. Copyright: Matters of Activity, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Research Wall »Scripts«. Copyright: schnellebuntebilder | Exhibition Architecture. Copyright: Inside Outside | Petra Blaisse

Bacteria as Architects
Interview with Bastian Beyer and Skander Hathroubi

Still from Interview with Bastian Beyer and Skander Hathroubi showing the making of parts of the »Active Curtain Project« shown at the exhibition »After Nature« at Humboldt Lab. Copyright: Anne von Petersdorff (info@annevonpetersdorff.com) for Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Towards a Material Basis for Symbols
Cluster Members and Researchers at University of Plymouth Use Novel Network Models for Understanding the Human Ability to Manipulate Symbols and Language
Matters of Activity Film at Humboldt Lab
Cluster Video Online Now

All 7 Berlin Clusters of Excellence are represented with a film at the foyer at Humboldt Lab. Copyright: Matters of Activity, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Student Assistant in the Field of Publications (m/f/d) – Apply until September 16!

Cover of publication »Active Materials«, planned publication in November 2021, Copyright: De Gruyter STEM.

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 16.9.2021
Today is the day! We're opening the #exhibition #stretchingmaterialities at 6 pm at Tieranatomisches Theater at… twitter.com/...
Minimal Machines 1
Final Presentation of MoA Design Research Studio

Copyright: Elaine Bonavia & Elisa Martignoni, weißensee school of art and design berlin, 2021

Scaling Fiber: Experimental Yarn
Final Review on 13 July 2021

Scaling Fiber: Experimental Yarn. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin

Ultratool – Why Calling it Phone?
Collaborative Studio Project with Students from the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London, and weißensee school of art and design berlin

WEON prototype. Copyright: Netta Gigi, Harrison Tan, Fu Yitao, Jehyun Kim

Situated Digital Agencies
Seminar Series between MoA's Doctoral Program and the Department of Digital and Experimental Design at UdK Berlin

Situated Digital Agencies. Copyright: Maxie Schneider

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 6.9.2021
📝 Save the date for the first #TalkingMatters #Lecture after the Summer Break on September 14: #Anthropologist Igna… twitter.com/...
Can Bacteria Spin a Yarn? We Need a New Culture of Materials
Cluster Members Opened Event Series »MitWissenschaft/ WeSearch« at the Humboldt Forum

Can Bacteria Spin a Yarn? Kick-Off event »MitWissenschaft/ WeSearch«, Humboldt Forum Berlin, 29 April 2021. Copyright: Humbolt Forum

The Event of a Fibre
Essay by Regine Hengge and Karin Krauthausen on the Occasion of the Exhibition »Hella Jongerius: Woven Cosmos« Published

Hella Jongerius, Woven Cosmos – Pliable Architecture (2021), Copyright: Hella Jongerius / VG Bild-Kunst 2021, Photo: Laura Fiorio.

Imagining the Heavens
Stefan Zieme's 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. Copyright: Alte Pinakothek, München.

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«
ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 6.9.2021
RT @drha_uk: #drha2021 Welcome by the chair of organisation Prof Sue Broadhurst #DigitalMatters Designing and Performing Agency for the Ant…
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

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 6.9.2021
RT @drha_uk: Today is the day! DRHA Berlin 2021 has officially started. So, we would like to invite you to use our hashtag #drhaberlin2021…
Symbolic Material

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

Co-Director Peter Fratzl Receives Highest Award for an Engineer
Elected to United States National Academy of Engineering
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

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.

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 2.9.2021
RT @LuciusFekonja: Our VLSM article analysing language dysfunction in glioma patients is out! Many thanks to co-authors & reviewers :) Lesi…
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

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

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, 1.9.2021
@MCQST_cluster @TactileInternet @dfg_public @frankfitzek @tudresden_de @SpeidelStefanie @NCT_UCC_DD @ingTUDresden C… twitter.com/...
Exploring Filtering
A Short Project on the Filtering Process

Exploring Fitering. Copyright: Veronika Aumann, Thomas Ness

Matters of Writing
3rd Open Design – Academic Encounters Online

Matters of Writing. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Open Science Statement
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.

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 1.9.2021
"Exzellent erklärt – Spitzenforschung für alle" finally goes online today 🎉 The German #sciencepodcast on current s… twitter.com/...
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«
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


ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 31.8.2021
Don't miss your chance to register for #DRHA2021, happening September 5th–7th! matters-of-a... twitter.com/...

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


Filters. Copyright: NODE Berlin Oslo