Employee Video Production
With 25% Regular Working Time - E 3 TV-L HU (limited until 31 December 2025) – DR/203/20

Video production in our green screen studio. Copyright: Matters of Activity

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)

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, 14.1.2021
Take a look at our beloved #biofilm! What is has to do with #MattersofActivity and e.g. #textiledesign and… twitter.com/...
New Funding Within Priority Program »Computational Connectomics« For Team of Charité Berlin and Cluster 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

Season's Greetings – Thank you for 2020

MoA Season’s Greetings. 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

Embodied Interaction (1) : HyperHaptics
Oscillating between Physical and Virtual Tactility

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

MoA Blog: Launch of a New Publishing Platform

Copyright: Matters of Activity

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 13.1.2021
Just a quick reminder: Don't miss @JohnNyakatura's lecture tomorrow morning about Contemporary #Paleobiologicaltwitter.com/...
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

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

Botanical Comrades 植物同志 Plants Practice Politics
Regine Hengge and Zheng Bo are Part of Berlin Science Week

Botanical Comrades. Copyright: Berlin Science Week

Exploring Filtering
A Short Project on the Filtering Process

Experiments overview. Copyright: Veronika Aumann, Thomas Ness

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 12.1.2021
Good news 🎉 Our members @LuciusFekonja, @DrMarkWest and their team at @chariteberlin receive further Funding within… twitter.com/...
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

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 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, 12.1.2021
RT @scioi_cluster: THIS THURSDAY at @scioi_cluster on Zoom (10am)! John A. Nyakatura from @exc_moa will tell us how image-based analyses…
Matters of Writing
3rd Open Design – Academic Encounters Online

Matters of Writing. Copyright: Matters of Activity

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

ExC Matters of Activity
@exc_moa, 11.1.2021
RT @biofilmMan: #biofilm #cellulose Co-designed with our little friend #bacteria. An interdisciplinary project within @exc_moa #Follow me…
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, 11.1.2021
RT @biofilmMan: « When #art changes the rules of #science (and doing science) and when science meets art » Weekend fun with Dr. Bastian Bey…
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, 8.1.2021
RT @MpiciPotsdam: It looks great...👏 "The #BarkProject" combines basic scientific research on the material and chemical composition of tree…
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, 8.1.2021
RT @ResearchGermany: Interested in #DigitalFiltering and #DigitalAdaptiveTwins ? Then check out this #Postdoc position as research assistan…