Future Based2023-06-02T11:06:44+02:00

The Wicked, the Wanted and the Wonder

On how interdisciplinary research changes directions Text: Sabine Winters / edit Kees Müller 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. For many, this


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About Organisms with Anton Poikolainen Rosén

Dr. Anton Poikolainen Rosén is a Postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. His research focuses on sustainable futures in Human-Cumputer Interaction and more-than-human design. He works with ethnographic methods, research through design, co-design, and speculative design. He has a PhD. in Informatics from Umeå University and Södertörn University, Sweden. Antons' thesis focused on more-than-human design in urban farming communities. He currently works on a project that focuses on how people can experience and evaluate conflicting ideas of sustainable futures through the use of interactive prototypes. His design research portfolio is available at www.poiros.com. Join our conversation By the end of the podcast, Anton poses a question: I want to share a question, or rather exercise, from the book Hospicing Modernity by Vanessa Machado de Oliveira. It can be used to support the recognition of multiple simultaneous affective responses and ideas when we are involved with more-than-human design. What if you were a bus, what would different passengers and the driver think and feel? Think with us on

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,

Scientific Imagination x A Sign in Space: Meaning of Message

      In the special Scientific Imagination x A Sign in Space series, we explore the theory and process behind a fascinating project called “A Sign in Space.” We’ll be talking to a team of experts from different parts of the world and different fields of study. A Sign in Space is an interdisciplinary project by media artist Daniela de

Identity Phaedra Fidessa & Victoria Libucha

We will expand upon the topic of identity with a podcast series on identity & belonging in the modern world. The podcasts will feature guests representing the past, present and future of what it means to belong and how that affects our concept of self. To dive into the

We will expand upon the topic of identity with a podcast series on identity & belonging in the modern world. The podcasts will feature guests representing the past, present and future of what it means to belong and how that affects our concept of self.

What is Scientific Imagination?

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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