Future Based2022-06-26T17:09:57+02:00

Witchcraft made Science with Nella Piatek

Witchcraft made Science with Nella Piatek This podcast is part of the Witchcraft made Science series, a collaboration with curator Lieke Wouters. In this podcast, we approach the witch as a stereotype as well as a new feminist icon. Making space for the spiritual, the scientific and the sceptical aspects of witchcraft, all seen from an artistic lens. In this episode, we welcome designer and researcher Nella Piatek. Nella Piatek is a designer and researcher studying the evolution of the human in conjunction with digital technology, along with the implications and values that this entanglement conjures. By working through current digital assemblages, she investigates ways to activate new architecture for dialogue and critique. Her work explores anthropological futures and socio-technical imaginaries, where poetic introspection and rituals are used to touch upon the themes of faith, impermanence, and the infinite search for a sense of self within the digital context. Podcast edit by Reon Cordova. Shownotes 00:00:00 Introduction / 00:02:20 Art and practice of manifesting our hopes and dreams / 00:03:00 Into the

Witchcraft made Science with Anna McCarthy

Podcast edit by Reon Cordova. Witchcraft made Science with Anna McCarthy This podcast is part of the Witchcraft made Science series, a collaboration with curator Lieke Wouters. In this podcast, we approach the witch as a stereotype as well as a new feminist icon. Making space for the spiritual, the scientific and the sceptical aspects of witchcraft, all seen from an artistic lens. In this episode, we welcome artist and researcher Anna McCarthy. Anna McCarthy is known for her interdisciplinary, collaborative, and also often humorous, poetic as well as political approach. The artist studied at the Kingston University of Art & Design London, the Akademie der bildenden Künste München and at the Glasgow School of Art. Her works have been exhibited internationally, including at the Haus der Kunst, D-0 ARK Underground, Kunstverein Göttingen, Kunstbau im Lenbachhaus, Goethe University Frankfurt and the Schaustelle Pinakothek der Moderne. In 2019/2020 she taught as a substitute professor at the Akademie der bildenden Künste München and in 2020 received the USA Scholarship of the Bavarian Ministry

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


Salmon: A Red Herring by Cooking Sections Review by Oscar Salguero

“In the realm of colour, chemical colour, synthetic colour, nothing remains the same as it was yesterday.” - Esther Leslie [Synthetic Worlds] In the ocean your global positioning is in constant fluctuation. If you are salmon in the wild a krill appeals to you. It is pure sustenance. Carotenoids that tint float, draw you in… “Crustaceans swimming at 63°29’19.8”N, 10°21’55.7”E might be redder than those


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


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.


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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 cyborg anthropologist Marques D Anderson. Read more.

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.

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