Future Based2022-01-07T15:35:24+01:00

Transgressing Border Narratives – Špela Petrič

Špela Petrič is a Ljubljana and Amsterdam based new media artist who has been trained in the natural sciences and holds a PhD in biology, currently working as a post-doc researcher at the Smart Hybrid Forms Lab at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her artistic practice combines the natural sciences, wet biomedia practices, performance, and critically examines the limits of anthropocentrism via multi-species endeavours. She envisions artistic experiments that enact strange relations to reveal the ontological and epistemological underpinnings of our (bio)technological societies. Her work revolves around the reconstruction and re-appropriation of scientific methodology in the context of cultural phenomena, while working towards an egalitarian and critical discourse between the professional and public spheres. Petrič received several awards, such as the White Aphroid for outstanding artistic achievement (Slovenia), the Bioart and Design Award (Netherlands), and an Award of Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica (Austria). (source: Špela Petrič) In this podcast, Marjolein Pijnappels explores how the interspecies narratives created by Špela, push the boundaries of established frameworks. Shownotes: 00:00:00 Introduction / 00:02:00 Non-humanness /

Non-Human Centered AI

Viraj Joshi is a designer, technologist, and futurist based in London. He designd curious objects and fiction with great affinity towards our technological and social futures. Viraj is also the Creator of Eliza. Eliza is a series of cartoons that personifies an AI and places them in fun, strange, and unforeseen situations. Through humour, existentialism, and some futures-thinking; Eliza asks us to investigate our relationship with our technological world that we've built for ourselves. For more information, click here. In this podcast, our new host Chetana Pai goes into conversation with Viraj about non-human centred AI. Join our conversation The question Viraj poses at the end of the conversation is: What could be a fitting role for AI in our futures? We have created a Mural board for you to join our conversation. Click here. Further Reading and links: Viraj Joshi Instagram Eliza Star Trek Data Trial

A Central Human Condition – Elselijn Kingma

Dr Elselijn Kingma is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Southampton. Between completing her PhD in Cambridge in 2008 and joining Southampton in 2013, Elselijn held positions at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda (USA); King's College London, and Cambridge. Elselijn's has research interests in philosophy of medicine, philosophy of biology, metaphysics and applied ethics. From 2016 she is Principal Investigator on a five research concerning 'Better Understanding the Metaphysics of Pregnancy'. Elselijn also has a part-time appointment as Socrates Professor in Philosophy and Technology in the Humanist Tradition, at the University of Eindhoven (NL). Before studying Philosophy, Elselijn obtained undergraduate degrees in Clinical Medicine (2004) and Cognitive & Neuro Psychology (2004) at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.

Articles

LMX UNLIMITED Lookbook

Review by Oscar Salguero May 19, 2021 Outside the window, a mask is not an unusual sight. I am stuck at home, scrolling, when I stumble upon an Instagram post Instagram post that was later deleted (or archived) as of December 24, 2021 of a woman wearing an elaborated red mask, 105 likes, organic looking, 3D printed, lush... It is #covidcouture, an ode to viral protection times. The description reads: “armored face

PROTOPLASMIC FLOW

The Symbiocene Anthology is a series of alternative artists books reviews by Oscar Salguero relating to the way in which we adapt or immerse ourselves into a post-anthropocene reality. Coined by philosopher Glenn Albrecht, the Symbiocene appeals to a new generation of humans aiming for symbiotic possibilities with nature and the various entities with whom we share this planet. This is the first review of the series, future reviews will be posted here.

A Lump of Bowels, a Piece of Gut

In everyday life, a certain balance in the ambiguous experience of the body as a subject as well as an object has to be continuously upheld. This balance reveals itself in our both having and being a body. Or, in other words; the body that we have as an object, is at the same time something that we are as a subject. However, Tereza experiences...

Running projects:

A project on the extraordinary nature of the ordinary things 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. Read more.

Creating Life:

An exploration on what makes us human

In a series of three video essays 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 wants to shed light on the different perspectives on the ability to bear life, on being alive, and on what defines being a human being in this particular aspect of life. The research will run from June through December 2021, begins with a personal examination and reflection on the three topics around the theme “Creating Life”: Life Cycle, Multitudes, Networked Beings. The final result, in collaboration with a filmmaker, will be cast in three short video essays that will be presented on our website, and during a meetup. Read more.

Witchcraft made Science – how witchcraft created modern science.

Guided and curated by Lieke Wouters, we’ll be discussing how the common stereotype of the witch, the old crone wearing a black pointy hat while riding on a broomstick with a black cat in tow, stands in the way of important herstories about women healers, midwives and other non-conforming women and the impact of witch-hunts from the 16th century onwards on the development of science. What can we learn from these anti-patriarchal re-tellings and how do they influence our view on gender diversity in science? Read more.

BrainPan Colloquial – Shifting experiences.

BrainPan Colloquial – is a collaboration between Future Based and Aidan Lyon on shifting of experiences and the edges of perception. In a series of three gatherings, we aim to question what consciousness is, in what ways you can enhance awareness, and what lies behind everyday sensations when we observe them with attention. This series merges meditation, philosophy, motion, technology, poetry and experience. More information, following soon.

Events:

Anticipated Futures – On Post-Apocalyptic Living

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CET

What do you think the end of the world would look like? Stories about the apocalypse and post-apocalyptic living have been popular across time and space, such as zombie novel World War Z by Max Brooks and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, which involves a flu pandemic. We use it to escape reality,

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