DAOULA | sheen
West African Wild Silk on its Way

Exhibition Poster DAOULA|sheen, designed by Cherry-Ann Davis. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Round Table »Tesselated Material Systems«
On December 8 at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Round Table »Tesselated Material Systems«. Design: studioeins, adapted by Matters of Activity

Design Lab #13: Material Legacies
Upcoming Events at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Poster Material Legacies. Image: Dietrich Polenz and the Experimental Surgery Lab, 2020

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 1.12.2022
RT @SFB1567: Morgen spricht @FlorianSprenge8, Leiter des TP A03 „Virtuelle Environments" im #SFB1567 beim Workshop „Automation, Control, an…
Automation, Control, and Incompetence
Workshop on the Socio-Technical Ecologies of Responsible Filtering in the 20th and 21st Century

Design NODE Oslo Berlin. Copyright: Matters of Activity

Scoring Perspectives for Speculative Ethnography
Workshops and Interactive Performance with Dorte Bjerre Jensen

Poster: Scoring Perspectives for Speculative Ethnography

Deep Material Futures
Exploring the Different Temporalities of Active Matter at MoA's Annual Conference, 16 November 2022

Aerial view Melaka Gateway, Malaysia, January 2020. Copyright: Konstantin Mitrokhov and Michaela Büsse

Heidi Jalkh Awarded with Humboldt Price »Research to Innovation« 2022

Presenting the Humboldt Award to Heidi Jalkh. Photo: Phil Dera. Copyright: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Interactive VR Installation »Die Umgebung der Wörter - Ausstellung eines Romans«
Vernissage on 17 November within the Exhibition »Sprache im technischen Zeitalter«

Poster of the exhibition »Sprache im technischen Zeitalter«

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 29.11.2022
Do you want to keep up with some exciting news from our #Filtering project members? In their new blog post, they d… twitter.com/...
Round Table »Self-Shaping Textiles at the Intersection of Fashion, Architecture and Technology«
On 24 November at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Self-Shaping Textiles. Design: studioeins

Sketching Brains
An Ethnographic Participant Exhibition at the Neurosurgery Department of Charité in Berlin

Sketching brains. Copyright: Maxime Le Calvé

Berlin Science Week 2022
MoA Involved with Several Events – Secure Your Ticket Now!

Dissect event, »Behavioral Matter« symposium, 29/03/2019 © Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris)

stretching senses school Workshop Series
at UdK »InKüLe – Innovationen für die künstlerische Lehre«

Stretching senses school logo with a photo of mycelium growing on willow, 2022. Copyright: Natalija Miodragovic & Dimitra Almpani-Lekka, Biomaterials Lab TU Berlin and MoA, 2022

Scaling Matters: From the Lab to the Field
Doctoral Presentations at the MoA Retreat 2022

Poster PhD presentations 2022. Layout: Ada Favaron

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 22.11.2022
RT @MpiciPotsdam: We congratulate Prof. Peter Fratzl who has been appointed honorary fellow of the @ChineseChemSoc. 👏🥳 After Markus Antonie…
»Tipping Points« Now Part of MoA Virtual Cluster Space
View Conference Contributions of MoA Annual Conference 2021 in 360° Knowledge Rooms Now!

Panel »Interdeterminacy and Liveliness« at MoA Annual Conference »Tipping Points« 2021. Copyright: Matters of Activity

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
Engage with Fungi
New Open Access Publication by Vera Meyer and Colleagues

Cover »Engange with Fungi«, Berlin Universities Publishing (BerlinUP)

Ramified Surfaces
New Publication by MoA Member Michael Friedman on Branch Curves and Algebraic Geometry in the 20th Century

Ramification point of 2. order on a Riemann surface (model: 258). © Göttinger Sammlung mathematischer Modelle und Instrumente.

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 22.11.2022
RT @algorhythmics: next week, Berlin, 1st and 2nd of Dec.: matters-of-a... Workshop on the Socio-Technical Ecologies of Responsible…
Design, Gestaltung, Formatività. Philosophies of Making
A Central Cluster Publication Edited by Patricia Ribault Released

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

Frictioned Functionality. Un/Designing Un/Sustainable Matter
MoA's First Interdisciplinary Autumn School 17–22 October 2022

Poster »Frictioned Functionality«. Copyright: Matters of Activity

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 until October 20th at HBPG Potsdam

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

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 17.11.2022
RT @UniSysCat: Eine neue #Podcast Folge von #exzellenterklaert ist da! 🎧 Dieses Mal nehmen euch Forschende von @marum_de mit in die Tiefe d…
Growing Sensescapes
Open Design Master's Students' Projects Exhibited at Humboldt Lab

Flyer MOD at Humboldt Lab Event. Copyright: June Audirac

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, 17.11.2022
RT @artandeducation: Matters of Activity, Cluster of Excellence at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin presents “DAOULA / sheen: West African Wi…
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

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 16.11.2022
Time for lunch! #deepmaterialfutures kicked off with keynotes from @sandra_jasper, @InhumanNigel and James Weaver.… twitter.com/...
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

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 16.11.2022
Sandra Jasper (@sandra_jasper), Geography of Gender in Human-Environment-Systems @HumboldtUni in conversation with… twitter.com/...
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

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 16.11.2022
This year's #MoA #AnnualConference #DeepMaterialFutures @silent_green Kulturquartier Berlin is about to begin – don… twitter.com/...
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

Material Form Function

Copyright: Matters of Activity

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 10.11.2022
RT @fuelsciencenter: What is our future made of? 🤔 In the podcast #exzellenterklärt Prof. Dr. Mareis and Dr. Razghandi (@MpiciPotsdam ) fro…
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

Cutting

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 10.11.2022
RT @artandeducation: Matters of Activity, Cluster of Excellence at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin hosts the conference “Deep Material Futur…
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«
Weaving

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

Filtering

Filters. Copyright: NODE Berlin Oslo