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Review by Oscar Salguero May 19, 2021 Outside the window, a mask is not an unusual sight. I am stuck at home, scrolling, when I stumble upon an Instagram post Instagram post that was later deleted (or archived) as of December 24, 2021 of a woman wearing an elaborated red

The Realities of Migraines

Text: Sabine Winters / Photo by sebastiaan stam on Unsplash ‘Illness is the night-side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner


Witchcraft Foretells Science

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CET

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

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

Sentientism: Evidence Based Compassion

Compassion for every sentient being: An unreachable Utopian vision, or practically attainable? In this second Beyond Human Relations podcast, Annika van den Born goes into conversation with Jamie Woodhouse, on Sentientism. Sentientism is a philosophy or worldview – a way of thinking about what to believe and what we should care about. Sentientists use scientific evidence and reason to work out what to believe in, so they reject supernatural beliefs. Sentientists also have compassion for all sentient beings – any being capable of suffering. Usually, this concerns human and nonhuman animals. What are exemplary cases for the broad practice of Sentientism? And what are the difficulties that Sentientists have to cope with in their research? After a 23-year career as management consultant, Jamie Woodhouse left his corporate role as a Managing Director in 2017 to pursue a range of new projects, including the development of Sentientism as a philosophy and a movement.” About the host: Annika is a master student in Philosophy of Behavioural Sciences at Radboud University. During her bachelor

Landscaping Facts and Fiction – Beyond Human Relations

Future Based’s podcast series on ‘Beyond Human Relations’, is hosted by Michelle Geraerts. Michelle is a PhD student at University of Amsterdam's department of Anthropology, and she specialises in natural resources. She is familiar with regular as well as creative approaches to qualitative research, and employs methods such as sensory ethnography. Having collaborated with artists, she supports the idea of research as ‘serious play’ and aims to explore the blurry boundary between the natural and artificial. If you are interested in questioning standard epistemological views, the nature of existence or being as such, and interspecies studies, this is the podcast for you. In this podcast, Michelle goes into conversation with artist and DJ Vanessa Opoku. What is the relation between our collective and individual memory, and the way we give form to our surroundings? What is fact, and what is fiction? Is there even a strict distinction between these two domains of reality? Questions like the former will be central to their discussion. Vanessa Opoku is a visual artist, filmmaker and DJ and

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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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