Future Based2022-08-04T12:28:40+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 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

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 Deputy Director of the U.S. Army Traumatic Brain Injury Program developing the Army’s brain injury prevention and treatment strategies for soldiers. As a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Akhtar frequently deployed to assist with national public health emergencies. She is published in peer-reviewed journals including Lancet, Pediatrics, Journal of Public Health Policy and Reviews in the Neurosciences. Aysha is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. She is the author of the two books, Our Symphony With Animals. On Health, Empathy and Our Shared Destinies and Animals and Public Health, which argues for the need for health institutions to

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 cables and why we should definitely rethink the great myth of evolution on growth and self-persistence in a more symbiotic way. Noam Youngrak Son are an Eindhoven-based designer. They inscribe myths for the underrepresented in various mediums, from books to performances to 3d printed sex toys. They are excited about the unexpectedness that a well-designed fiction can open up, and critical political discussions that it may cultivate. They use their capability as a designer to visualize and materialize the setup for the technological & ecological bodies in their fiction to play roles in. Noam refuse to define their gender as neither exclusively male nor female. In

Events:

Next Stop: MARS

October 5 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 pm CEST

Scientific Imagination: Where fiction meets science in Space What role does imagination play when it comes to scientific thinking? In Fiction meets Science in Space, we will engage scientists and artists in a conversation based on four science fiction films where fiction meets science. How should we imagine life on Mars? Can we travel through

What role does imagination play when it comes to scientific thinking? In Fiction meets Science in Space, we will engage scientists and artists in a conversation based on four science fiction films where fiction meets science. How should we imagine life on Mars? Can we travel through time and if so, what exactly would happen?

The Overview effect: The Art of Planet Earth.

October 19 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm CEST

What role does imagination play when it comes to scientific thinking? In Fiction meets Science in Space, we will engage scientists and artists in a conversation based on four science fiction films where fiction meets science. How should we imagine life on Mars? Can we travel through time and if so, what exactly would happen?

Hello? Are we alone?

October 26 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm CEST

What role does imagination play when it comes to scientific thinking? In Fiction meets Science in Space, we will engage scientists and artists in a conversation based on four science fiction films where fiction meets science. How should we imagine life on Mars? Can we travel through time and if so, what exactly would happen?

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Scientific Imagination

Ruvimbo Samanga on space law and imagination.

Scientific Imagination, is an ongoing research project of the Future Based platform, hosted and curated by philosopher of science 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. The website is under construction and will be launched in the first week of August ’22 with new podcast episodes and a film event programme. Follow Scientific Imagination on Instagram for the latest updates: @scientificimagination

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.

Time Capsule 2032

Time Capsule Event 2032 (Yes, 2032)

March 6, 2032 @ 7:00 pm - July 7, 2032 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0

Yes, you got that right: This event takes place on 6 March, 2032. Don't have any plans that day? Then join us! During this meetup, we will unpack the time-capsule 'Anticipated Futures' contributions gathered in 2022, in collaboration with Lilian de Jong. Up to and including September 2022, Future Based collects time capsule contributions with

Time Capsule Contributions

Time Capsule contribution by Patricia Nagtzaam

Patricia Nagtzaam (she/they) is currently studying Communication and Multimedia Design at Avans University in Breda (NL) and is working as a design & research intern at studio Laura A Dima. Patricia Nagtzaam is an interdisciplinary designer working at the intersections of design, academic research, technology and art. Their work envisions our future (kinships) and questions our hierarchies, systems and ethics. Topics they work with include, but are not excluded to, (non) human behaviour,

A flourishing future starting in 2030 by Sebastian Campos Möller

Time Capsule contribution by: Sebastian Campos Möller Industrial Designer & Foresight Strategist www.sebastiancampos.com Join our time-capsule. Education: Education shifts from industrial binary thinking to include additive thinking. The spectrum of possibility is learnt to be considered. Imagination is valued. Ideas can be entertained without rejecting or accepting them immediately. Education is FREE for everyone. We are taught survival information: Cooking, Growing, Creating, Building, Repairing, Collaborating.   Media and Advertising: Media and advertising are on

Time Capsule by Studio Daarheen

Three visions of the future Studio Dáárheen by Nicole Spit, presents three visions of the future, in short 4" animation images. The visions are based on identified value shifts in our society: - Talent vision - Nature vision - Intuition vision Talent visions In the big data world, the talents of people who can hyperfocus (such as in some forms of autism) or can quickly

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