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A beautiful day in Groningen. At the Groninger Museum we first saw Mondo Mendini, an exhibit about and by Alessandro Mendini. He designed the Groninger Museum’s building which opened 25 years ago. This exhibit celebrates that by giving Mendini free reign in putting it together. Mendini died shortly afterwards aged 87.

Then we moved to the Presence exhibit by Daan Roosegaarde, which was loads of fun for Y as well as us playing with light effects across multiple rooms.

After lunch we visited the new Forum building in the center of Groningen, and saw the AI: More Than Human traveling exhibit. Content wise rather disappointing. It’s very hard to build a captivating narrative around exhibits dealing with the digital, and this one was no exception. Y loved petting the Aibo robot though, and happily chatted with one of the staff about how ‘my two cats’ have teeth and could bite her finger but this little dog robot didn’t.

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