The cyber space is a non-neutral space of constant contestation. Multiple dualisms ensue; the individual and the space, the individual and the platform and the individual with their own self-image. It becomes really important, then, to critically engage with the space, decolonize it and reclaim it. The hyper presence of the algorithm in our
Future Based meetup #9 With Annika Kappner, Amelia Emma Forrest, Michelle Geraerts, and Monika Dahlberg. The world is completely entangled in the Anthropocene with human technologies, human reason - and human-centered knowledge infrastructures. In addition, this knowledge is characterized by the global society's increasing dependence on results and the further expansion of scientific and
Introduction: We are sound beings, highly sensitive to the sound around us; listening to our surroundings is a practice that we begin to learn in our mothers’ wombs. From the very beginning of our lives, listening means learning to move with the vibrations in which we are immersed. Thus, by dancing and moving to
Why can’t capitalism and underground scenes work productively together?It is a depressing trope: but a marriage of capitalist ideas and underground ideologies is one that is often doomed to failure. Despite the best intentions, often from both sides, everyday commercial activities eventually kill the very thing they seek to support.The normal understanding of the
Social media; targeted marketing; consumer culture; ‘how to be happy in six steps’; continuous behavioural monitoring; and an obsession with optimization and productivity: all are part and parcel of a single logic that pervades modern day society, which Guy Debord coined under the term ‘the society of the spectacle’.
Future Based #5 Long before Dick Swaab, both Plato and Descartes had already contended that we are our brains. They premised that thought is conducted within the head, and—since the head sits atop the body—stands in direct communication with the divine. Dangling from the head there is the body; passionate, surly, mechanical, and in
Long before Dick Swaab, both Plato and Descartes had already contended that we are our brains. They premised that thought is conducted within the head, and—since the head sits atop the body—stands in direct communication with the divine. Dangling from the head there is the body; passionate, surly, mechanical, and in need of domestication.
An initiative by philosopher Pieter Booij. Bullshit: it’s all around us, and a lot of it. But is it harmful? And if so, why? How can we discern bullshit from a lie, and how can we determine what might be true? Whatever form bullshit takes—whether it be blurred out words or carefully crafted sentences—as