What Does Ropemaking Has to do With Active Matter?
Next »Talking Matters« Event on 11 October Focuses on this Ancient Cultural Technique

Scaling Nature (1): Wrinkles«: Liquid Lacquer. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin / Luis Magg | Bacterial cellulose curtain. Copyright: Bastian Beyer and Iva Rešetar

Berlin Science Week 2022
MoA again involved in this year's Berlin Science Week with several events
What is our Future Made Of? Active Materials and Bio-Inspired Design
Episode 18 of the DFG Podcast Series »Exzellent Erklärt« Gives Insights Into Matters of Activity
ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 9.9.2022
RT @tomasel9: Excited to be part of the #XPRAG2022 conference. The program looks fabulous. 😀 🗣️I will be giving a talk about a recent stud…
Daoula | Sheen
West African Wild Silk on its Way

Caterpillars spinning a nest in the Banforo area / Burkina Faso. Copyright: Salif Sawadogo.

Design, Gestaltung, Formatività. Philosophies of Making
A Central Cluster Publication Edited by Patricia Ribault Released

Design, Gestaltung, Formatività. Philosophies of Making. Copyright: Birkhäuser, 2022

Material Legacies
Save the Date for Exhibition Opening at Kunstgewerbemuseum on 3 November 2022

KGM - DesignLab #13 - Material Legacies. Charlett Wenig, Johanna Hehemeyer-Cürten, Lee Zihern, Bark jacket woven, MPIKG, 2020. Copyright: Studio Patrick Walter.

Modell Hütte
Karin Krauthausen holds Lecture at the ETH Zürich

Poster Talk Karin Krauthausen 2022. Copyright: ETH Zürich

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 8.9.2022
RT @mchliaea: Great job opening at my research group Material Form Function @exc_moa on curating exhibitions and publication formats https:…
Model and Mathematics
Open Access Volume by Editors Michael Friedman and Karin Krauthausen Published Now

Thread model by Hermann Wiener of a cone of third order and genus 0. Copyright: Collection of Mathematical Models and Instruments at Georg-August-University Göttingen, all rights reserved

VR Installation »Immersive Slideshow« Invited to be Presented as Part of the Best Practice Exhibition of SPUR.lab
Cluster Members Maxime Le Calvé and Mareike Stoll Present their Work from September 28th–29th at HBPG Potsdam

Interactive Slideshow. Copyright: Maxime Le Calvè, Mareike Stoll and Dionysios Zamplaras

Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Orit Halpern at TU Dresden
Also Accessible via Livestream on 13 October

Prof. Orit Halpern Member of MoA’s Scientific Advisory Board

Bacterial Cellulose: Co-Weaving Biofilms
An Installation for the Triennale XXIII: »Unknown Unknows, An Introduction to Mysteries«

MoA Project »Bacterial Cellulose: Co-Weaving Biofilms« at the Milano Triennale 2022. Copyright: Triennale Milano – photo by DSL Studio

Growing Sensescapes
Open Design Master's Students' Projects Exhibited at Humboldt Lab

Flyer MOD at Humboldt Lab Event. Copyright: June Audirac

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 2.9.2022
RT @ML4Q_cluster: @exc_moa @dfg_public @HumboldtUni While we @ML4Q work on new materials for future computers and other technologies, colle…
Bioinspired Architectural and Architected Materials
Special Issue Edited by Cluster Members K. Razghandi, C. Sauer and P. Fratzl Out Now

Multiscale architectures. Left: the wooden tower of Lake Mjøsa, Norway Reproduced with permission from [1]. Copyright: Voll Arkitekter AS & Ricardo Foto. Right: the internal structure of wood based on parallel tube-like wood cells with diameters in the range of tens of microns (shown for several wood species from top to bottom). The white arrow points to a sketch where nanometer-thick cellulose fibrils are indicated by black lines [2] John Wiley & Sons. Copyright: 2020 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH GmbH

Launch of the Tessellation Archive
An Online Collection of Tiled Tissues and Architectures from Across the Natural World

Collection Overview - Tessellation Archive. Copyright: Felix Rasehorn

Joining Perspectives on Haptics
Online Documentation of Interdisciplinary Cluster Workshop

Design Workshop. Copyright: Felix Rasehorn

FriBriX @ Structural Paper Workshop
MoA Members Maxie Schneider, Jojo Shone and Lorenzo Guiducci Contributed to Bauwende Festival 2022

The Pergola at Rundgang Weißensee School of Art and Design Berlin. Copyright: Maxie Schneider/ Matters of Activity

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 1.9.2022
RT @dfg_public: Woraus ist die #Zukunft gemacht? Welche Materialien werden die Welt prägen? Das erforschen die Wissenschaftler:innen @exc_m
What are Futures Made of?
The Experimental Laboratory »CollActive Materials«

CollActive Materials Workshop. Copyright: CollActive Materials

Materials Matter
Conversation and Workshop about Central Cluster Anthology »Active Materials«

Poster Materials Matter. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Limits of Formalization (»Grenzen der Formalisierung«)
New Publication by Cluster Members Michael Friedman and Angelika Seppi

Cover Publication »Grenzen der Formalisierung«. Copyright: Spector Books

Tendons as Strong as Wire Ropes?
A Team of MPICI Researchers Discovers New Properties of Collagen

Collagen fiber bundle after mineralization with bone mineral calcium phosphate under an electron microscope. Copyright: Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 1.9.2022
What is our Future Made Of? Listen in to the newest episode of the German #ExzellentErklärt #sciencepodcast series… twitter.com/...
Materials of the Future
MoA Member Bastian Beyer and Daniel Suarez led Workshop on Biocalcification hosted by Aurélie Mossé at École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs Paris

Workshop on Biocalcification led by Bastian Beyer and Daniel Suarez at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs Paris, March 2022. Copyright: Daniel Suarez

Young International Fellows at the Cluster
Exhibition »Stretching Materialities«
Hidden Activities in Objects and Spaces at Tieranatomisches Theater

MoA Exhibition »Stretching Materialities«. Copyright: Offshore Design

Sound Symbolism in Humans
MoA Member Friedemann Pulvermüller Involved in Significant International Study

Kanzi, a bonobo (Pan paniscus), performing a match-to-sample task at his home Ape Initiative
in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Print-screen from: Margiotoudi K et al., Proc. R. Soc. B, February 2022 (https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1717) [see online video materials].

»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, 1.9.2022
RT @LuciusFekonja: Getting ready to prototype #3dprint tractograms and MRI segmentations 🌞 Do you recognize some tracts?@exc_moa @pixologic
Tipping Points: Plastic, Contingent and Unstable Matters
Annual Conference of the Cluster on 16 & 17 November

Tipping Points. Copyright: Josef Luis Pelz & NODE Berlin Oslo

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

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

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

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 1.9.2022
RT @MasonDeanLab: @YuliaChaumel + Ronald Seidel = graphics dream team (I learn so much whenever I work with you two!) And thanks too to @
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, 12.8.2022
📢 New Publication: #Model and #Mathematics, edited by Cluster members Michael Friedman and Karin Krauthausen, provi… twitter.com/...
Material Form Function

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

Exploring Filtering
A Short Project on the Filtering Process

Exploring Fitering. Copyright: Veronika Aumann, Thomas Ness


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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 9.8.2022
RT @JohnNyakatura: VERY pleased to see that the Journal of Anatomy chose our study for the cover of their next issue. Want to learn about c…
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«

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, 9.8.2022
#MoA is organizing its 1st #AutumnSchool and we're looking forward to your applications. We explicitly encourage ap… twitter.com/...