ASN is a creative & innovative community, a place, and a network.

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Under the Horizon 2020 program
NMBP, BIOTEC (Art, Research & Innovation),
ASN is a proud member of the CHIC consortium. We are developing an innovative communication strategy using art and science to share a wide range of research on the chicory plant with the public. For more on the project, click here.


Supported by the Horizon 2020 program STARTS Initiative (Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS), our project
“EpiMimesis: Epizone V,” authorized by ASN Chair Joanna Hoffmann and the EpiLab team, has been granted the official status of a 

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Past Events


ASN@Transmediale2017 &  ASN@DPMA 

Deutsches Patent & Marken Amt

28.01 -03.02.2017


Identity & Data

official partner event of


The new landscape of dynamic, post-digital reality raises questions regarding the coordinates of modern human identity. Is the elusive border of human and nonhuman a potential beginning of the brave new world? How can we navigate between the fast evolving future, while constantly redefining ourselves? Art and science together might provide potential orientations. We invite you to join our panel discussion on “Elusive Identity” to discover how some of the most outstanding, international researchers and artists attempt to capture our future. Redefine evolution through intensely immersive and mind opening ways, while attending our workshop and exhibition, all in the cradle of the German innovation, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA).

Here:  more info

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The partner program of the STATE Festival:
STATE of Emotions. The Sentimental Machine
When: 30 & 31 October, 18.00 – 22.00 – Info page

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The announcement in 1956 by Francis Crick of “The Central Dogma”, establishing relations between DNA, RNA and proteins marked the onset of the so-called “molecular revolution”. It stirred the imagination not only of scholars but also influenced deeply cultural narratives. Artists brings yet another dimension to this micro world – the dimension of human emotions, posing the question: what kind of tools, scientific and cultural, do we have or must develop to apprehend the invisible?
The fundamental bio-molecules, which make life possible, are usually perceived as cellular robots, designed to perform their encoded functions. ASN will present several artistic projects making res invisible visible, in which cellular robots become not only metaphors of life and its evolution, of beauty and truth in nature, but also means of interpersonal communication and embodiment of human pride, creativity, desires as well as fears.

EpiMimesis: EpiZoneX