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

About Organisms with Anton Poikolainen Rosén2023-04-22T15:47:13+02:00

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

Diversity of Being with Jelle van Dijk2023-02-13T14:48:33+01:00

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

Credits to the Chicken with Catherine Oliver2022-07-29T16:47:17+02:00

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

Animal Technology with Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas2022-03-30T17:01:54+02:00

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 –

Voicing Non-human Life with Klaas Kuitenbrouwer2022-04-22T12:25:04+02:00

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

Non-Human Centered AI2021-12-24T16:36:28+01:00

Animal Awareness


Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H., is a double Board-certified neurologist and preventive medicine/public health specialist. She is demonstrating how there is a mutual benefit to both humans and animals when animals are protected. Dr. Akhtar is the President and CEO of the Center for Contemporary Sciences, which is catalyzing the replacement of unreliable animal testing with more effective human-specific research techniques. A U.S veteran, she previously served as

Animal Awareness2021-08-27T10:34:19+02:00

The Reality of Symbiosis


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 specifically written for bats. In this podcast host Annika van den Born goes into conversation with Noam on the hidden sex live of eels, the sexist attitude of electric

The Reality of Symbiosis2021-12-24T16:53:23+01:00
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