As we live on the brink of an environmental emergency, a new. understanding of Technological ecology must be cultivated. The carbon cost of one email with an attachment of 1MB is 19 grams of CO2. It is of no exaggeration when we say that every click counts; data-led systems contribute to new ecologies while obscuring the old ones. In this session, we explore how algorithms were often inspired
In this webinar, Sofia Kaloterakis will present the research of her Master Thesis around the relation of science fiction technological imaginaries and the emergence of the cultural idea of progress. How is techno-scientific knowledge framed as an indicator of progress? By giving emphasis on the cognitive modality of estrangement she analyzes along sci-fi the figure of the robot and space exploration and how they are associated with progress.
Exploring the choreographies of the human position Join Cindy Moorman in a guest series of Reading Sessions at Future Based. Immerse yourself in a collaborative investigation of the possibility of fluid connections in a world that often demands a definitive composition. Through philosophical and cultural texts, we investigate the movement and position of the masses, the individual, the collective and the other. Together we ask: Where am I
** This event is cancelled until further notice ** Technology is everywhere: glued to other hands, integrated into our cars, or hidden behind garbage bins in your street. These technologies change the way we are in the world and experience it. For example, an urban walk is very different if you are efficiently using Google Maps to go from A to B, than if you are quietly strolling
An Algorithm is often cited as a recipe or a script. A concept that was coined in the 12th century, derived from the work of Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī. At the time, an algorithm was a revolutionary concept, but after a long journey of exploring algorithms, algorithmic cultures and algorithmic platforms, the concept needs an update. Computational Scientist Shinatiro Miyazaki mentions that “computational cultures will need to program
Future Based provides an introduction to the film screening 'La planète sauvage. This event will take place in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and is an external organized event. Cultuur op de Campus and WIEBERT are joining forces and are organizing not one, not two, but three evenings full of culture, to celebrate that ‘it is allowed again’. The theme of the evenings are our regained future. It will all
No longer purely figures in science fiction, robots make up a progressively larger part of society due to developments in artificial intelligence. As we guide ourselves through our evolving relationships with robots assisting us in a diverse range of disciplines, such as well-being, health, and sex, we form our own ideas about what human-machine interaction we find comforting, exciting and/or helpful. Our relationship with robots grows closer and
Often going beyond the standard discourse, climate fiction depicts alternative scenario’s to climate change. For example, in Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer, a team of scientists explore the expanding ‘Area X’ to document its mutated flora and fauna, causing us to wonder how species will adapt to climate change. Not only confronting us with how climate change affects ecosystems, individuals and societies, cli-fi illuminates actions to tackle the overwhelming
We are all time travellers. In each moment, we visit the next point in time. Triggered by scents, sounds and sensations, we travel to the past while we relive a memory. Science fiction includes many time traveling tales. For example, iconic novel Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut illustrates how our perception of time affects our experience of life. Furthermore, stories like Arrival (2016) show that our perception of time
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, as a way to cope with our worries about the future. At the
In collaboration with philosopher Aidan Lyon, artist Asu Aksu, and Attic Lab, Future Based presents 'Unboxing Experience’. Unboxing Experience is an experiment in communication that uses all of our senses, not just the audio-visual. During this event, we will create an experience that explores our subconscious in a playful and artistic way. Read more...
Before the Enlightenment, magic was intertwined with daily life. The use of charms, divination, and healing were all common practice. People didn’t believe in the division between matter and spirit and imagined the cosmos as a living organism, populated by occult forces. Backed by Church and State, this magical view of the world was destroyed to make place for a more rational, mechanical philosophy. During this transition from