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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

Voicing Non-human Life with Klaas Kuitenbrouwer

Klaas Kuitenbrouwer studied history at the University of Utrecht, developed an art practice that moved into the field of digital culture. Since the late1990ies Klaas works at the intersections of culture, technology and ecology and I research, curate and moderate events in this field.  Currently, he work as researcher at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, primarily in the context of digital culture. Klaas was responsible for – among other projects – the Garden of Machines (2015), 51Sprints (2016) Gardening Mars (2017), co-curated the Neuhaus Temporary Academy for more-than-human knowledge (2019).  Since  developing the zoöp project, a legal format for collaboration between humans and collective bodies of nonhumans. He has been teaching media and other theory at the Rietveld Academy since 2002. A consistent element in my work is the intersection of different knowledge practices: technological, artistic, legal, scientific, and nonhuman. Shownotes 00:00:00 Introduction / 00:01:48 The zoöp model/ 00:04:00  Laws and seperation / 00:06:00 The learning process of zoöp/ 00:09:00 What does it mean to exist as a non-human? / 00:12:00

Events:

Next Stop: MARS

October 5 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 pm CEST

Scientific Imagination: Where fiction meets science in Space What role does imagination play when it comes to scientific thinking? In Fiction meets Science in Space, we will engage scientists and artists in a conversation based on four science fiction films where fiction meets science. How should we imagine life on Mars? Can we travel through

What role does imagination play when it comes to scientific thinking? In Fiction meets Science in Space, we will engage scientists and artists in a conversation based on four science fiction films where fiction meets science. How should we imagine life on Mars? Can we travel through time and if so, what exactly would happen?

The Overview effect: The Art of Planet Earth.

October 19 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm CEST

What role does imagination play when it comes to scientific thinking? In Fiction meets Science in Space, we will engage scientists and artists in a conversation based on four science fiction films where fiction meets science. How should we imagine life on Mars? Can we travel through time and if so, what exactly would happen?

Hello? Are we alone?

October 26 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm CEST

What role does imagination play when it comes to scientific thinking? In Fiction meets Science in Space, we will engage scientists and artists in a conversation based on four science fiction films where fiction meets science. How should we imagine life on Mars? Can we travel through time and if so, what exactly would happen?

Featured Projects:

Scientific Imagination

Ruvimbo Samanga on space law and 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

Creating Life

Creating Life is a collaboration with Marjolein Pijnappels. In a series of podcasts created in collaboration with Marjolein Pijnappels, we explore how life is created and sustained on our planet. Taking a closer look at human birth, mycorrhiza connectivity, chimerism and the pan-microbiome from a philosophical and personal perspective, Marjolein aims to shed light on the different aspects of the ability to bring new life into the world. This video essay mixes the podcast interviews with dr. J. Lee Nelson, Špela Petrič, Elselijn Kingma and Dan Molter with a personal examination and reflection on the three topics around the theme Creating Life: Life Cycle, Multitudes, Networked Beings. Creative Concept: Marjolein Pijnappels and Reon Cordova |Coordination project: Sabine Winters |Interview: Marjolein Pijnappels.

Time Capsule 2032

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

Time Capsule Contributions

 

 

Time Capsule Letter by Justin Timmer

Dear Justin and others who read this, Today it was ten years ago that I was envisioning a future I would like to live in. Today I was thinkingof you. And I hope you are there. I’ve made drawings of cities, living spaces, clothing, vehicles andmany more. I imagined a future of living buildings, actual living buildings. Walls and shapes that can expand,shrink, and breathe. Buildings that are connected organically making some kind

Time Capsule contribution by Casper ter Heerdt

Breathe The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing - Socrates Please take a deep breath. Breathe once more. Do it again. Slowly go on breathing. Take your time. Try to be aware of what you're doing. We humans have a heart, often seen as our centre. Our motor, a mechanism to be able to live. We have muscles, physical power. We have a brain; the main reason why we think of

A New Node – Time Capsule contribution by Marjolein Pijnappels

    A slow, bellowing roar broke the early morning in half. Birds dispersed agitated from the glass domed greenhouse where agri-robots dutifully continued to water, cut, plant and harvest the crops as if this was just another day. But it wasn’t. Something was about to happen that hadn’t happened for years. A short, speculative story on the future of birth by Marjolein Pijnappels   Awakened to the primal sound Seph, Bästa

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