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Overview of six tears from six different people.

THE JOURNEY OF IMAGINARIUM OF TEARS

How my passion for visualising stories by using a microscope, became bigger than I could ever dream of.

Maurice Mikkers
Jan 7, 2016 · 19 min read
*This tear is a reproduction of the moment, showing you the different microscope techniques as described above. Giving you more insight on the actual first moment of exploring the tear under the microscope.
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My first tear underneath the microscope. Emotional tear: Tear of pain.
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Emotional tear: sadness
How the crystallisation process takes place underneath the microscope.
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Emotional tear: sadness
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Emotional tear: Complete frustration
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Emotional tear: Goodbye
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Screenshot of the webpage of National Geographic
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PDF spread of Dutch Newspaper NRC NEXT
Small impression of the exposition and the live experience of Imaginarium of Tears at TodaysArt. Film by: Tanja Busking, Kim Idsinga, Dayna Casey, Seppe Ovink, Benjamin van Gaalen
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Basal tears: tear that is harvested after looking in to a fan for a few minutes.
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Emotional tear: Sadness

“ Maurice! Do you want to show your project Imaginarium of Tears at TEDxAmsterdam this year?”

My answer was of course; Yes! I would love to show Imaginarium of Tears , that would be fantastic! Please, let me know what you have in mind. In september I got the message;

“ You are going to be part of TEDxAmsterdam as a Speaker!”

— — Well when I got that message, I had to read it maybe 10 — times and started to cry from happiness☺ I could not believe it, I just got a message saying; I would be one of the TEDxAmsterdam speakers of this year! Whaaaat I’m going to do a TED talk! And at the same time I was Shit hihih I never had done a talk before!

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Emotional tear: Happiness

“For every minute on stage, you need at least 1h preparation time to make it good!”

…Well since it was my first talk ever, it took more then 1h for every minute, so Sonja if you are reading this! Thank you again for your patients and great coaching. Without you it would not have turned out like it did and I could not have dreamed for a better talk. ☺

We should share our tears. Because tears are stories. And stories connect us on a deeper level. So since everyone has their own story, I hereby invite you to donate your tear today, be they happy or unhappy. You will be able to find me downstairs in the lobby. You can donate your tear in our special, private tear booth and I will visualise your story.

So this is the invitation to turn your tear in to ART.

Because, just like ideas worth spreading, I believe in tears worth shedding☺.

TED talk TEDxAmsterdam 27 november 2015

The future of Imaginarium of Tears

Upcoming and problem solving

EXHIBITIONS:
A few request are in the pipeline as soon as I know more this list wil be updated with more accurate information:

Slowmotion footage as a place holder for the Imaginarium of Tears future website.
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Cover sketch of the book



MICROGRAPH STORIES

Visualising the everyday things we encounter and consume in…

Maurice Mikkers

Written by

Independent Photography Professional from The Hague (The Netherlands) http://www.mauricemikkers.nl #Micrographs #Science #Tech #Art #Creative #Concepts

MICROGRAPH STORIES

Visualising the everyday things we encounter and consume in our daily life.

Maurice Mikkers

Written by

Independent Photography Professional from The Hague (The Netherlands) http://www.mauricemikkers.nl #Micrographs #Science #Tech #Art #Creative #Concepts

MICROGRAPH STORIES

Visualising the everyday things we encounter and consume in our daily life.

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