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The Wicked, the Wanted and the Wonder

On how interdisciplinary research changes directions Text: Sabine Winters / edit Kees Müller Download the PDF here. At the beginning of 2020 it once again became very clear what kind of interconnected world we live in. What started on the other side of the world effortlessly came our way with lightning speed.


Time Capsule Event 2032 (Yes, 2032)

March 6, 2032 @ 7:00 pm - July 7, 2032 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0

Yes, you got that right: This event takes place on 6 March, 2032. Don't have any plans that day? Then join us! During this meetup, we will unpack the time-capsule 'Anticipated Futures' contributions gathered in 2022, in collaboration with Lilian de Jong. Up to and including September 2022, Future Based collects time capsule contributions with

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Diversity of Being with Jelle van Dijk

Jelle van Dijk is a researcher, teacher, writer, speaker and he draws comics. He is an Assistant Professor in Human Centred Design at the University of Twente, amazed by people, who they are, what they do, and what they make. In his research he develops the theory of embodied sensemaking and how this and related concepts may help frame the design of physical-digital (‘smart’) products. Jelle teaches about this in the master course Embodied Interaction. In recent years, he has been involved with designing assistive products for and with autistic people. His aim is to create technology that adds meaning to people’s lives, as seen from the perspective of their own lived experience. Jelle believes one can only do this through participatory- or co-design and so with his research team, he develops toolkits and methods for that too. 'Hopefully', Jelle states on his website, 'we’ll learn more about how to design and use technology in ways that enable people, in all their diversity of being, to be most fully themselves.' Furthermore, Jelle is generally

Credits to the Chicken with Catherine Oliver

  Dr Catherine Oliver is a geographer and researcher currently working with urban chickens and keepers in London at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. From September of this year, she will be relocating to Lancaster University where she will be a Lecturer in the Sociology of Climate Change. Catherine published her first book, Veganism, Archives and Animals, with Routledge in 2021 and writes widely about animals from a geographical perspective in academic and public-facing forums, especially focussed on chickens.   Join our conversation At the end of the podcast, Catherine asks: How would the world be for a chicken? What would it smell like, look like, feel like? Think with us on our Mural board, Click here. About the host, Chetana Pai: Chetana (she/her) is a recent graduate of the University of Twente and has a Masters degree in Interaction Technology. She is especially interested and has worked on research to do with human interaction, human experience, movement, music, technology, and the combination of these fields. In addition to this,

Animal Technology with Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas

    Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas is Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Animal-Computer Interaction at The University of Glasgow in Scotland (UK). Her research explores how animals interact with computer systems and how to designing and build methods to capture this interaction. She is interested in exploring what it means for animals to interact with technologies and how we can create, design, and support meaningful exchanges between humans, animals, and technology. Examples of my work include a DogPhone systems for dogs to communicate over the internet and a Monkey Tunnel system for monkeys to play videos and audio whenever they choose. Ilyena got her Masters and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) (UK) and undertook a three year postdoc at Aalto University (FI). She publishes primarily in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and animal science in top conferences/journals such as CHI, IJHCS, CSCW, ISS, Animals, etc. My research is regularly featured in international news, radio and TV broadcasts such as The BBC, The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired Magazine, The New York

What is Scientific Imagination?

Scientific Imagination is an ongoing research project of the Future Based platform, hosted and curated by philosopher of science Sabine Winters. The philosophical quest of this project is based on the wish to understand more about the role of imagination in our understanding of the world. Furthermore, the different perspectives on the function of imagination, represents a wider perspective on questions on human knowledge: how we obtain knowledge and which beliefs we hold about the methodologies in acquiring knowledge. The website is under construction and will be launched in the first week of August ’22 with new podcast episodes and a film event programme. Follow Scientific Imagination on Instagram for the latest updates: @scientificimagination

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