The tech expedition lets you discover multidisciplinary projects combining next generation technology with refreshing creativity. It's an intervention-filled parcours connecting you with high-tech experiences. Set out on an immersive journey from the International House to Martelarenplein and the Grote Markt, all free of access.

Squidsoup - Submergence & Lampekap - Track Tracy
Squidsoup - Submergence & Lampekap - Track Tracy

1. Techpeditie by imec

Martelarenplein

Technology that will make your life easier, healthier, more sustainable and more fun. How so? Visit imec's interactive pop up expo and catch a glimpse of your future. Discover how technology will improve the quality of health care, mobility, city planning, infotainment, education, energy and industry. Collaborate with a smart robot, cook a meal with ingredients wrapped in smart packaging and keep your head cool in a digital stress test. Come down to the Martelarenplein and discover the future presented by imec.

2. U by Robovision & Bagaar

International House

U visualizes your online visibility. No fraudulous voting-sceme or encrypted cracking, but merely a scratch on the surface of how you are perceived by U, by us, by the ever expanding, never forgetting, hardly forgiving worldwide web.

3. Let's go places! by InspireX, Cronos Leuven

International House

Step into Mixed Reality and smell the atmosphere at multiple locations spread over Leuven in only a couple of minutes. In one room, we have three holographic spheres floating in mid-air. When wearing an augmented reality headset, you'll be able to see and explore the exciting locations in Leuven that each represent health, high-tech or creativity. The sectors that form the foundation of the unique ecosystem of Leuven MindGate.

4. Track Tracy by Lampekap & Villanella

Grote Markt

Track Tracy is a powerful installation that focuses on privacy, the temptation of star status and the gray zone between a penalty camp & Hollywood. An ever present theme during the current state of social media, increased camera surveillance, …

The installation consists out of two spotlights that appear above a square. 'Random' passers-by are literally placed in the spotlight and they are abandoned again. The two light beams search back and forth. Using artificial intelligence, Tracy puts certain people in the spotlight.

Passers-by are consciously part of a choreography and thus become part of the installation. Do they feel watched or do they enjoy being in the spotlight? Track Tracy confronts them!

5. Submergence (and& variation) by Squidsoup

International House

Submergence is a large, immersive, walkthrough experience. It uses up to 5376 individual points of suspended light to create feelings of presence and movement within physical space. The installation transforms space into a hybrid environment where virtual and physical worlds coincide. As you enter the piece, you are walking into a space occupied by both real and virtual components, and you can affect both.

6. Fulina by STUFF., imec & Wim Reygaert

International House

"If an energy drink could make music, it would sound like STUFF." Together with Leuven-based innovation beacon imec, this 5 piece live band lets you experience the possibilities of next generation technology to the fullest. Take over the control panel and direct your own immersive STUFF. videoclip.

7. 10 Music Video Directors You Need To Know by Crack Magazine

International House

Celebrating the work of some of the most exciting creatives working in music videos today, a selection of work by Crack Magazine’s 10 Music Video Directors You Need To Know will be screened. Including works by Oscar Hudson, Bafic, Fleur Fortuné and more.

8. Bringing the world's best painters back to life by Craftworkz

International House

Craftworkz trained a neural network to understand the works of celebrated painters like Picasso or Munch. This installation transforms your video into a live painting as if it would have been made by one of the acclaimed artists. This power piece is connected with KU Leuven's supercomputer, one of the 150 largest and fastest computers in the world. Allowing it to fluently merge the collected data & artificial power into a modern masterpiece of its own.