The past, present and future of our transport will, during Dutch Technology Week, be the focus in a number of installations on the Ketelhuisplein. This initiative of Museum door de Stad was chosen to show how the past influences the future, “because knowledge about the past is the solution to the problem of tomorrow”.
Artist collective Dropstuff.nl makes the installation Bumper Ballet, a small bumper car track and initially an attraction as you are used to from the fair, until the moment when the computer takes over from the bumper cars. The installation is all about the purpose of technology around autonomous driving and gives a surprising look at the theme. Museum door de Stad and Dropstuff.nl both have the ambition to make culture and (cultural) heritage accessible to a large public and to unlock history in a new way.
A group of students from TU Eindhoven make a journey through time by means of an interactive route. They show the developments in transport over the years and also ask the public how they see the future of our transport. For example, should the car-free Sunday be reintroduced or should Eindhoven Airport be expanded? The various components are connected to each other by means of an E-chip developed by the students themselves. This chip collects data about the choices you make as a visitor, which are then processed into a personal souvenir.
With her Cooperative Installation, Mies Loogman introduces the public to a number of innovations that Eindhoven has to offer, such as the Philips electric bicycle and the DAF Variomatic. Jelle Mastenbroek & Daniël de Bruin offer visitors with their Dilemma machine the choice between a bumpy horse tram, a regular city bus or transport by cable car.
The installations can be seen at the Ketelhuisplein at Strijp-S throughout the Dutch Technology Week.
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