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Tribal Marks: The horrors of being a living culture confluence

This entry was submitted by Peculiar Adebayo. Bin gar keine Russin Stamm’ aus Litauen, Echt deutsch. - S. Elliot This line is in an English poem and one blogger commenting on it refers to the Tower of Babel curse, a sort of rootlessness that plagued the multilingual elite of Europe. It’s

Preparing for the Singularity: The Importance of Imagination

The development of sophisticated algorithms that can simulate human cognition and carry out tasks that were previously reserved for humans is referred to as artificial intelligence (AI). AI systems are capable of analyzing massive amounts of data, detecting patterns, and making decisions with little human intervention. Examples of AI systems include conversational agents, image recognition software, and predictive analytics. AI is increasingly integrated into modern technology and could have a significant impact on a wide range of industries such as healthcare, finance, and manufacturing. Nevertheless, there are ethical concerns associated with AI, as well as potential implications for employment. One area of AI that has attracted significant attention is the notion of Technological Singularity.


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

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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 – among other projects – the Garden of Machines (2015), 51Sprints (2016) Gardening Mars (2017), co-curated the Neuhaus Temporary Academy for more-than-human knowledge (2019).  Since  developing the zoöp project, a legal format for collaboration between humans and collective bodies of nonhumans. He has been teaching media and other theory at the Rietveld Academy since 2002. A consistent element in my work is the intersection of different knowledge practices: technological, artistic, legal, scientific, and nonhuman. Shownotes 00:00:00 Introduction / 00:01:48 The zoöp model/ 00:04:00  Laws and seperation / 00:06:00 The learning process of zoöp/ 00:09:00 What does it mean to exist as a non-human? / 00:12:00

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

What is Scientific 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

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