Thank you DOKUTECH! Had a great time speaking and performing in Kosovo this weekend, alongside a brilliant line up of doers and thinkers, diving deep into the fears and hopes of our (post) modern age. ... See MoreSee Less
The Interdisciplinary artist and entrepreneur from Forbes 30 Under 30, Matan Berkowitz is here for his talk about 'Innovation for Purpose.'
Matan is talking about his award winning inventions translating physical signals such as brainwaves, heartbeats and motions into music.
"It is mainly about your ideas and innovation. It does not matter what place you start from."
Featured on Costa Rican National TV, covering our visit at the Fundameco offices. More footage from the workshop, talks and shows coming soon. Te amo Costa Rica, I miss you already <3 ... See MoreSee Less
Got to hang out with these brilliant kids from the tougher neighborhoods of San Jose (Costa Rica), who have been studying programming, robotics and English with a local NGO called FundaVida.
They had really good questions ("What do you do when you're afraid?") and loved the little show I gave them of playing music using hand movements - so I had to let them try it out for themselves! It was a truly great moment witnessing how quickly and intuitively an 11 year old kid starts playing a beat using the Airstrument, without any instructions, and even more inspiring to see the effect that forward-thinking education can have on the lives of children and our society at large. ... See MoreSee Less
Giving a talk at the Scientists of the Future summit for gifted youth in Jerusalem. It's inspiring to meet the new generation of bright minds and spread the message of impact driven innovation where it matters most. ... See MoreSee Less
My new exhibition of interactive, techno-organic art opens in California in less than 2 weeks! Featuring Inspirala Boutique, it includes over 30 unique objects - from a huge heart made of wood and plants to a musical candy machine - all exploring the relationship between nature and technology. ... See MoreSee Less
Urban Shamanism - The works of Ma Tan & InSpirala
Mar 11, 3:00pm
Idea Fab Labs Chico
Somewhere between the openly sprawling magic of the natural world and the intricate precision of technology lies the human experience. For our next incubator artist exhibit, Idea Fab Labs Chico is proud to present URBAN SHAMANISM, a daring exploration of this inescapable duality by award-winning inventor and Forbes under-30 entrepreneur Matan Berkowitz and artisan craftress InSpirala.
Utilizing the contradictory yet symbiotic connection between organic and inorganic mediums including wood, resin, living plants and interactive electronics, these works are an open dialog between our origins and our future. With pieces that range from minute sculptures to immersive installations, this collection blurs the line between the tactile and the sensory.
Come feel the tension and the harmony that exists along the line where yin meets yang.
This event is free and family friendly. Please, no pets. Service animals only.
View Matan's work: matanb.com/
View InSpirala's work: inspirala.co/
Matan Berkowitz is a fascinating character. Interdisciplinary artist, entrepreneur and renowned speaker, his varied background has given him a somewhat unique take on innovation and the role it can play in helping those who need it most. We caught up with Matan recently in Boston, following Virgin A...
3½ years ago my friend Dov Rosen invited me and 2 other (incredible) musicians to perform blindfolded - improvising music while he places different instruments in our hands and touches our heads to let us know when to play, when to sing and when to pause. Since that show, his concept grew into the Blind Orchestra - which has toured both Israel and India with changing groups of musicians surrendering their sight and getting lost in the sound of the moment.
Honored and excited to perform at the Forbes Under 30 in Boston next week. I will be opening the Tech Stage by speaking about using innovation to create positive impact, and playing music using one of my recent inventions. Stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less
Our new interactive installation #TREEaLOG will premiere tomorrow at the DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival on Rotschild Boulevard. Two real, interconnected tress will sense your presence and respond to your touch, allowing people to non-verbally communicate using light, sound and intention. ... See MoreSee Less
Se trata de Matan Berkowitz. Es israelí, tiene 29 años y ya fue destacado por la revista Forbes por sus desarrollos en el ámbito de la ciencia y la tecnología. Estuvo en Buenos Aires para participar del encuentro de innovadores Endeavor y vistió los estudios de Infobae para hablar sobre sus proyecto...
Last talk in Buenos Aires before embarking on the 30 hour journey back home. ... See MoreSee Less
Matan Berkowitz es creador de múltiples prototipos que traducen signos físicos (EEG, latidos de corazón y movimientos) del cuerpo humano en música y que transforman objetos comunes de todos los días en instrumentos. Fue co-productor del primer hackathon dedicado enteramente a la tecnología musical para necesidades especiales, desarrollando dispositivos que permiten que músicos paralíticos, ciegos, amputados y/o autistas puedan expresarse de diferentes formas. Los invitamos a ser parte de su sesión ¿Cómo la música puede cambiarnos la vida? el 26 de junio en DIA Limud de 9 a 19 en la Universidad Maimónides. Para inscribirte hacé click aquí limudba.org/evento-central/ ¡Si sos menor de 25 años tu entrada es gratuita!
#SpeakersEndeavor. Matan Berkowitz es un artista interdisciplinario y emprendedor israelí. Es un referente interncional en tecnología musical para necesidades especiales. Desarrolló y creó numerosos prototipos que traducen señales del cuerpo (EEG, latidos del corazón, movimientos) a sonidos musicales, para ayudar a personas con distintas discapacidades a crear y expresarse.
¿Te interesó esta temática? Conocé más sobre Matan y su trabajo en la #ExperienciaEndeavor. +info e inscripciones en bit.ly/ExperienciaBA
After 2 shows at the Israeli Burning Man, including one on a pirate ship in the middle of the desert, I'll be playing a short set of motion-controlled original music featuring amazing violinist Nadav Fast at Glitch Beach 4 - PURE LOVE ALWAYS WINS! this Friday. Great festival, awesome lineup, totally free entrance = vibes. Next week I'll be flying to Argentina to speak and perform in Buenos Aires for the first time. Stay tuned. ... See MoreSee Less
We won! In more ways than one. Last night I was part of a team that picked up a prize at the awesome MTFBerlin hackathon. The idea? MuzeBox, a wireless mixer that allows people to connect, jam and stream music easily.
But the real prize here is that our small team was comprised of an Iranian developer-designer couple (the amazingly talented Rojan and Marzie) and an Israeli inventor (yours truly) - proving once again that music, technology and creativity are stronger than politics, borders and prejudice.
My 2 upcoming talks in Israel: * Speaking today in front of 400 Arab & Jewish teenagers for Beit Issie Shapiro and USAID. * Speaking tomorrow at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art as part of their fascinating new exhibition about science fiction. ... See MoreSee Less
Had a blast at re:publica last night - starting with 100 people in the audience and finishing off with 1200 in attendance. Here's a snapshot from the live demo of my latest invention, the Airstrument: a wireless, wearable musical instrument controlled by hand movements.
Matan lives in the nexus of art, technology and positive impact. He has created numerous prototypes that translate physical signals (EEG, heartbeats and movements) from the human body into music and turn everyday objects into instruments, which have won awards in England, France, Israel and Sweden.…