Book Cover Perraudin, L. 2024. Elementare Ekstasen. Sondierungen der Technosphäre. Series: Future Ecologies, Lüneburg: meson Press.

Elementare Ekstasen. Sondierungen der Technosphäre
Monografie von Clustermitglied Léa Perraudin Open Access veröffentlicht

Marco Tamborini: Biorobotik zur Einführung

Biorobotik zur Einführung
Neue Publikation von Clustermitglied Marco Tamborini

Copyright: Sistemas Materiales

Pioneering Publication on Biomaterials Launched in Buenos Aires

Cover Material Trajectories, 2023. Coypright Meson Press

Future Ecologies | Material Trajectories. Designing With Care?
Book Launch on 23 February at Pro qm Bookstore

Copyright: Matters of Activity

Texture, Weaving and Natural Philosophy in the 17th Century
Michael Friedman Presents 1st Transcription, Translation and Study of Jungius' Unpublished Manuscript »Texturæ Contemplatio«

Cover of »Architectures of Weaving«: »Stone Web«. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin / Natascha Unger, Idalene Rapp

Multidisciplinary Anthology Architectures of Weaving
Now Open Access

Schematic illustration of constraints for making neural networks more similar to real brains: The models can be used as tools to predict and/or explain behavior and brain activity patterns. The brain area and connectivity diagram on the right has been kindly provided by Rosario Tomasello and the local circuit diagram in the middle is reprinted, with permission, from Schmidt et al. 2018.

Exploring the Brain Basis of Concepts by Using a New Type of Neural Networks
Friedemann Pulvermüller and his Team Publish Study on Causal Effects of Language on Thought

Plektonik Structural Textiles column – continuous wooden ›Active Yarns‹ 40 mm diameter loops. Copyright: Daniel Suárez & Natalija Miodragović

Design for Rethinking Resources
Cluster Members Beyer, Miodragović, Mossé and Suárez Publish in Proceedings of the UIA World Congress of Architects Copenhagen 2023

Leben machen. Die Zoëpolitik der synthetischen Biologie. Copyright: DeGruyter

Leben machen. Die Zoëpolitik der synthetischen Biologie
Publikation von Clustermitglied Martin Müller Open Access veröffentlicht

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

Design, Gestaltung, Formatività. Philosophies of Making
A Central Cluster Publication Edited by Patricia Ribault Released – Now Available Open Access

Syntopia 1—Soma I Body. Copyright: Karola Dierichs, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, weissensee academy of art and design and Matters of Activity

Minimal Machines
Paper Published on Augmented Reality (AR) Framework

Image of the cortical ends of the white matter of the human brain, created in the »Matters of Activity« Cluster of Excellence. Copyright: MoA/Lucius Fekonja

What is the Association Between White Brain Matter Tract Density and Patients’ Overall Survival with an Aggressive Brain Tumor (Glioblastoma)?

Copyright:  »Spontaneous Generations«,

On the Agency and Activities of Materials in the 21st Century
Karin Krauthausen and Michael Friedman Published Article in Special Issue of »Spontaneous Generations«

Sketch by Maxime Le Calvé, 2022, Copyright: Maxime Le Calvé, Matters for Activity

Radical Open-Access Graphic Fieldnotes for Media-Savvy Epistemic partners
Maxime Le Calvé Presented Paper at the Film Festival of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Chemical Reviews, Special Edition »Sustainable Materials«, Design: Ella Marushchenko, 2023. Copyright: Chemical Reviews

Sustainable Materials
Editorial by Co-Director Peter Fratzl in the Special Issue of Chemical Reviews

Petrification, publication at .able Journal, 2023. Copyright: Emile De Visscher, Ophélie Maurus

Emile De Visscher Publishes in Recently Launched Image-Based Journal .able

.able Journal, Going with the Flow, 2023, Image: Gisèle Trudel. Copyright: .able

A New Vision of Research Creation
.able Journal Out Now – Join the Launch Week!

Cover Museale Reste, ed. by Nina Samuel and Felix Sattler, De Gruyter 2023. Copyright: De Gruyter

»Museale Reste«
New Anthology Edited by Nina Samuel and Felix Sattler Focuses Museum Remnants
Brain-constrained Neural Modeling Explains Fast Mapping of Words to Meaning
New Publication by Cluster Members Rosario Tomasello and Friedemann Pulvermüller

Screenshot:; Cornelius E. Klots, A Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar (Papilio Troilus) in Intimidating Mode (s.d.). Copyright: Cornelius E. Klots  

»Je ne sçai quoi« – On Animal Imagery, Evolution and Beauty
Article Published by Horst Bredekamp and Kolja Turner

Chapter 13 »On the arcs between the equator and the ecliptic« from the first book of the Almagest from Gerard of Cremona’s Latin translation from Arabic (A-family). The chapter includes the table of solar declinations newly recalculated for Gerard’s translation. The parchment manuscript shown here (Paris, BnF, lat 16200, fol. 13v-14r) is an early witness, copied in December 1213. Copyright: / Bibliothèque nationale de France

Lost in Translation
Stefan Zieme Publishes New Findings on the History of Astronomy

Article »Kein Zurück zu Natur«. Copyright: FAZ

»Kein Zurück zur Natur«
Cluster Member Martin Müller Writes a Critique of Geoengineering and Neoromantic Ecology in Times of Escalating Climate Crisis

Stone Web. Copyright: weißensee school of art and design berlin/ Natascha Unger & Idalene Rapp

Book Launch of »Architectures of Weaving«
Roundtable Discussion with Editors and Contributors of the Multidisciplinary Anthology

Flyer Book Launch, 19 January 2023. Copyright: Pro qm

Book Launch at Pro qm Bookstore with Editor Patricia Ribault
Anthology »Design, Gestaltung, Formatività« Focuses on Philosophies of Making

Exemplary visualization of the arcuate fasciculus. Copyright: Reisch, Böttcher, Tuncer, Schneider, Vajkoczy, Picht and Fekonja

Innovative TMS-Method for Studies of the Brain's Language Network
Results of the Study Now Published on Pubmed
Towards a Better Representation of Research Objects in Interdisciplinary Research
Publication About MoA's Current Research Information System now Published

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

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

Leben im Schleim. Copyright: FASZ

MoA Highlighted in Many Different News Outlets
Read about MoA in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung, the Purpose Magazine, The Praxis Journal and Tagesspiegel

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

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

Cover: Museums, Transculturality, and the Nationstate. Copyright:transcript

Museums, Transculturality, and the Nation-State. Case Studies from a Global Context
New Publication by Cluster Member Nina Samuel

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

Bioinspired Architectural and Architected Materials
Special Issue Edited by Cluster Members K. Razghandi, C. Sauer and P. Fratzl

Collection Overview - Tessellation Archive. Copyright: Felix Rasehorn

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

Colourful Revolution 1, »paintballing« of the refurbished building of the Government of Macedonia, Skopje, 1 May 2016. Copyright: Sašo Stanojkoviќ

Hello Artwork, What is Your Nationality?
Discussion and Book Launch with Sebastián Eduardo, Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Susanne Leeb, Nina Samuel, Abhijan Toto and Raul Walch

Poster Materials Matter. Copyright: Matters of Activity

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

Cover Chris Salter, Sensing Machines 2022. Copyright: The MIT Press

How Sensors Shape Our Everyday Life
Chris Salter's Latest Publication »Sensing Machines«

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

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

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

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

Distribution of the patients’ lesions. Copyright: Lucius Fekonja

How do Tumors in the Motor System Affect the Structural Connectome?
New Findings by MoA Researcher Lucius Fekonja and Colleagues Published in »Communications Biology«

Cover of the publication »Atem/Breath. Gestalterische, ökologische und soziale Dimensionen/ Morphological, Ecological and Social Dimensions«, edited by Linn Burchert and Iva Rešetar.

Atem / Breath. Gestalterische, ökologische und soziale Dimensionen / Morphological, Ecological and Social Dimensions
New Anthology Co-edited by Cluster Member Iva Rešetar

3D printed prototypes by B. Pekcagliyan, W. Rybakova, N. Vega, & P. Greta for »Subterranean Matters« Project, in »Stretching Senses School«, Matters of Activity.

How Can Dynamic Immersive Experiences Serve for Research and Educational Matters?
New Publications present Findings of Stretching Senses School at TA T Berlin

Copyright: The Author(s) 2022. Published by Oxford University Press

What Role Does Speech Melody Play in the Listener's Processing of Information?
New Investigations on Speech Act Understanding by MoA Members Published in Cerebral Cortex

Horst Bredekamp, Michelangelo. Copyright: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach

Michelangelo Nominated for the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair 2022
Horst Bredekamp's Biography of the Divine Artist Among 15 Nominations

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 ( [see online video materials].

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

Cover »Modell Hütte«. Copyright: diaphanes Verlag

Anthology »Modell Hütte« Published
Contributions from the Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Design Approach the Hut as a Model

Cover of publication »Active Materials«, edited by: Peter Fratzl, Michael Friedman, Karin Krauthausen and Wolfgang Schäffner. Published December 2021. Copyright: De Gruyter


Active Materials
Central Cluster Anthology Published on 20 December 2021

Horst Bredekamp, Michelangelo. Copyright: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach

Bredekamp's Biography of the Divine Artist Enters its 2nd Edition After Just One Month

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

Brain Networks and Language Function
Latest Research Results by MoA Members Published in the Renowned Journal »Cortex«
Advanced Materials Design Based on Waste Wood and Bark
New Paper by Members of »Weaving« published in »Philosophical Transactions A«

Fantastic Voyage 2021. Copyright: Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2021

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

Adam Elsheimer, The Flight into Egypt, 1609, oil on copper, 31 × 41 cm. Copyright: Alte Pinakothek, München.

Imagining the Heavens
Stefan Zieme's Article about Adam Elsheimer Published in the Journal for the History of Knowledge

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

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

Copyright: Mohammad Fardin Gholami, 2020

Cutting 2D Polyglycerols from 2D Graphitic Templates for Inhibition of Virals such as SARS‐CoV‐2
New Publication by Jürgen P. Rabe, Mohammad Fardin Gholami and Colleagues
»Materialwissenschaft – von der Biomimese zur Bioinspiration«
Guest Article from Peter Fratzl in the »Austria Presse Agentur – Science«

Bookcover »Milieu Fragmente«. Design: Florian Lamm, Sascia Reibel. Copyrigt: Spector Books.

»Milieu Fragmente. Technologische und ästhetische Perspektiven«
Edited by Rebekka Ladewig and Angelika Seppi


Engineering Neo-Pancreas
Journal »Acta Biomaterialia« accepted Paper by Cluster Members Johann Pratschke, Igor M. Sauer, Marie Weinhart and Colleagues

Biomaterials, Vol. 257, October 2020. Copyright: Elsevier

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
An Environment for Sustainable Research Software in Germany and Beyond
Preprint Published on the »Current State, Open Challenges, and Call for Action«

Cover Make It Real. Copyright: Diaphanes

Make It Real - Für Einen Strukturalen Realismus
Published by Karin Krauthausen and Stephan Kammer
Where Analog Solutions are More Efficient than Digital Ones
Interview with Peter Fratzl in Austrian »DerStandard«
TMS Language Mapping Analysis Revisited
A Preprint by Ziqian Wang, Lucius Samo Fekonja, Felix R. Dreyer, Peter Vajkoczy and Thomas Picht

Copyright: Institute of Network Cultures

Unmaking: Against General Applicability
From Critical Media Lab (Ibach, M., Büsse, M., Gerloff, F., Bedö, V., Miyazaki, S., Allen, J.). In The Critical Makers Reader: (Un)learning Technology

Müller, M., Neubert, C., eds. 2019. Standardisierung und Naturalisierung. Automatismen. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink.

New Publication on Standardization and Naturalization

Bacterial cellulose curtain. Experiments: Bastian Beyer and Iva Rešetar (design), Skander Hathroubi (microbiology). Photo: Bastian Beyer, adapted by Ada Favaron. Project coordination: Elisabeth Obermeier & Franziska Wegener

Cluster Report Now Available
Research Phase 2019–2022

Sand Corn. Copyright: Michaela Büsse

Edited Volume »Granular Configurations«