The presence and increasing use of surveillance in our daily lives means our awareness and engagement need to be active as much as it is theoretical. During the course of this podcast series, host Abdelrahman Hassan and the The Asimov Institute Director Stefan Leijnen, will go into conversation with experts about the various areas of surveillance. Each episode examines the relationship between algorithms and power structures, how they shape each other and how they shape the governed subject. The most important part of the podcast, is how we can debunk existing power frames in order to create new ones: What rules or concepts can be employed to shift existing power structures? This podcast series aims to find a more unidirectional blueprint for future governance systems, and will be the point of departure of the hackathon in the Summer of 2021, organized by the Inverse Surveillance AI project.
Text: Sabine Winters / Photo by sebastiaan stam on Unsplash ‘Illness is the night-side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of
Sometimes reality catches up with fiction really fast. In their work, designer Noam Youngrak Son often experiments with blurring boundaries between science fiction and reality. Whether it concerns speculative scenario’s on the value of viruses or a book
Nonhuman Nonsense challenges the consensus with speculative art-sci projects. Trough design and art, they open up the discussion and enable access to underlying layers of politics, ethics and metaphysics. In this third podcast in the series 'Beyond Human Relations,
Future Based provides an introduction to the film screening 'La planète sauvage. This event will take place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and is an external organized event. Cultuur op de Campus and WIEBERT are joining forces and are organizing not one, not two, but three evenings full of culture, to celebrate that ‘it is allowed
Our newest project: Scientific Imagination
A project on the the extraordinary nature of theordinarythings around us.
Future Based Scientific Imagination is a new project of the Future Based platform, hosted and curated by 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. Special contributors are among other professor Vincent Icke, Astropreneur Nancy Vermeulen and Cybrog anthropologist Marques D Anderson. https://scientificimagination.org
The Wicked, the Wanted and the Wonder
On how interdisciplinary research changes directions
For two years we programmed three residency periods of twelve weeks each, in which we curated teams of artists, designers and scientists. Aside from our interest in the process of interdisciplinary collaboration, we also consider it important to emphasise the different disciplinary values represented by the teams. Therefore, we combined scientific framing with artistic research, forming a process in which concrete issues commissioned by clients were questioned and researched from an interdisciplinary artistic-scientific perspective. Read more on our findings in our article,, or download the PDF.