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digital culture, tech,
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Workshops

What is Slow Looking?

In our world driven by speed and constantly new technologies, Nxt Museum offers visitors an opportunity to engage with art on a deeper level. As part of our educational offering, our Slow Looking workshop is an exercise in slowing down…
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Realtime: Curating Collective Intelligence

Nxt Museum’s seasonally rotating exhibition series showcases the work of artists who use emerging technologies to create art merging the worlds of art and research. In the inaugural Realtime exhibition, titled ‘Lilypads: Mediating Exponential Systems’ three digital artists present a…
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Press Review

Domus talks about Life in a Different Resolution
It may have occurred to you while waiting to board your flight at Schiphol, the sprawling airport hub on the outskirts of Amsterdam, that your gaze was drawn to the large digital screens displaying flight information near the departure gates.…
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Press Review

De Volkskrant’s take on ‘Life in a Different Resolution’
The Art of Random International: Between Technology and Humanity The art of Random International resides at the intersection of technology and humanity. The interdisciplinary installations created by the artists’ studio, Random International, provoke questions about what it means to be…
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Landscape for LilyPads

by Charlotte Kent, PhD, Realtime Co-Curator
Wandering museums on my own as a young girl, I would often select a bench before a landscape to sit and stare for an extended period of time. It was not the picture before me that captured my attention but…
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Prompting New Realms

From Harry Potter to Breaking Bad and Lord Of The Rings: who needs a Kim Kardashian when there’s new fictional muses to dress in Balenciaga. Generative AI is a hot topic and is currently taking its integration course for our…
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Press Review

Het Parool's take on Realtime
Review: Realtime in Nxt Museum shows that the advance of AI is not scary, but beautiful – written by Edo Dijksterhuis on May 20, 2023 Artificial intelligence can give us an alternative view of the world. The three artists who…
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The Grand Entrance of AI in Pop Culture

From winning the prestigious Sony World Photography Prize to writing an essay on quantum mechanics in the 21st century, there is no denying that artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly important role in our world. Still, these new technologies…
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A Queer Reading

of UFO-Unidentified Fluid Other
In celebration of Queer History Month 2023, Nxt Museum is proud to invite Art Writer and team member Matti Sturt-Scobie to reflect on the relationship between technology, art and the queer body and our current exhibition.   ‘A Queer Reading:…
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Your Guide to NFTs

If you remember one thing about this article then let it be the following: more than a new ‘What’ NFTs represent a new ‘How’. Throughout 2020 and 2021, NFTs shot to prominence in a mainstream arena – skyrocketing in popularity…
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Spinning into Web 3.0

Your guide to the future of the internet – easy as 1, 2, Web 3.0 In the world of new media art, the tools of engagement are always changing. Since the boom in decentralised finance – cryptocurrency – all kinds…
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But is I.T. Art?

Season Two
But is I.T. Art?, takes you on a journey to discover art and tech through the works of Nxt Museum’s exhibitions. Season two, explores new media art in a fluid way, using the artworks and themes of the exhibition ‘UFO-…
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The light of the night

ADE 2022 Recap
“Imagine that you are all alone in a dark room. Close your eyes. Lock the door – and dance.” Said the AI voiceover mixed into the live set of Icelandic music artist, Bjarki. Towering behind him, surprising scenes of warped…
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Nxt Museum x VerticalCryptoArt

ADE NFT DROPS
With the arrival of Web 3.0 – the latest decentralised iteration of the world wide web – new and vast opportunity for art and artists has emerged founded in technological developments. During our programme for Amsterdam Dance Event this year,…
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I’mpossible

Nxt Museum x Pride Amsterdam 2022
“It’s the power of the arts to not only envision new worlds – but build them ourselves.” – Matti Sturt-Scobie Let me begin with a little introduction: I go by Matti, (they/them pronouns) and like many on the queer spectrum,…
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Press Review

Het Parool's take on UFO-Unidentified Fluid Other
“In the Nxt Museum metaverse, being different is the new norm” – Edo Dijksterhuis “UFO- Unidentified Fluid Other allows visitors to Nxt Museum to experience how thin the boundary is between the real and online world, and what risks and…
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Nxt in conversation with:

‘Young Collectors Podcast’
Podcast spotlight – The Young Collectors Circle’s Podcast ‘Young Collectors Podcast’ aims to inspire a new generation of art collectors; not only to enrich their own lives, but also to sustainably support the art sector Episode bio: In this episode…
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But is I.T. Art?

A Podcast by Nxt Museum
What happens at the intersection of art, tech, science and sound? What does the art of the future look like? In what way do artists reflect on new media and how do they push the boundaries of technology? Join us…
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A Shapeshifting Performance

SpaceTime Helix by Michela Pelusio
As the SpaceTime Helix coiled in the dark, Italian artist Michela Pelusio gathered the threads of our imagination from the past, present and future, turning Nxt Stage into a portal for time travel. In a coming together of art, tech…
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A look-back at ADE AiR 2021

With the glow of the yellow ADE cube illuminating curious faces, stepping onto the dance floor for the first time in months was a euphoric experience. With the nightlife scene finally re-opened, we emerged from a long season of restriction…
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