Grieving Machines Tell Apocalyptic Stories to Birds

2022-07-07T12:47:00+02:00

Have you ever seen robots that communicate with nonhuman animals and plants, or heard of machines that are programmed to learn from their natural environments? Have you ever encountered technologies that collaborate with nonhuman species? It is not very likely that you have, considering how dominant modes of thinking in the West have a history of putting the human species at center stage – and in sharp contrast to some entity called ‘nature’ – when it comes to framing, designing, programming and using technologies.

Grieving Machines Tell Apocalyptic Stories to Birds2022-07-07T12:47:00+02:00

Podcast: Science in the wild with Roland van Dierendonck

2019-08-12T09:45:42+02:00

Everything around us is part of an ecosystem: the earth, the forest​s, but also plants are part of the system that sustains life on earth. Plants make oxygen and are food for humans and animals​. They are also one of the few living organisms that can make their own food from air and light. Leafy green granules are a crucial part of this and also cause the green color of leaves. With the help of microscopy and do-it-yourself coloring methods, we can expose the cell structures of plants.

Podcast: Science in the wild with Roland van Dierendonck2019-08-12T09:45:42+02:00

Let’s get physical: The Philosophy of the Body.

2020-02-04T20:34:51+01:00

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 need of domestication. Every single thought or action is ushered through the head, our

Let’s get physical: The Philosophy of the Body.2020-02-04T20:34:51+01:00

Talk Marx and Debord, by Simon Valkering

2022-01-20T15:36:19+01:00

On the 21st of February 2019 we held a meetup during the exhibition Unsettled Tensions at Nieuw Dakota.During this meeting, we returned to Marx’ notion of commodity fetishism, as well as Debord’s further development of this idea in his critique on society. The aim was to bring us closer to understanding (one facet of) contemporary society, and enable us to ask questions relating to object-fetishism, various forms

Talk Marx and Debord, by Simon Valkering2022-01-20T15:36:19+01:00

Podcast: Biohacking – an introduction with DIY – futurist Peter Joosten

2020-03-13T12:36:02+01:00

Future Based is diving into the world of biohacking and mind hacking, kicking off with the expert and DIY Futurist; biohacker Peter Joosten. This fourth episode will offer an introduction and further exploration into the topic of biohacking. What are the implications of these new technologies? Are we making humans better, or possibly making better humans? But first, a short introduction on our motivations for addressing biohacking. I’m

Podcast: Biohacking – an introduction with DIY – futurist Peter Joosten2020-03-13T12:36:02+01:00

Future Based thinking Theo Ploeg II

2020-03-13T12:38:34+01:00

Future Based Podcast addresses issues ranging from the natural sciences and philosophy to art, technology and economics; a different subject will be highlighted in every podcast. We will engage in discussions with academics, field specialists and experiential experts. In this episode, we resume the conversation with Theo Ploeg, founder of studio Hyperspace. Instead of taking refuge in proven concept, studio Hyperspace seeks for new ideas and practices that

Future Based thinking Theo Ploeg II2020-03-13T12:38:34+01:00

A notion on the role of philosophy in a world of technology

2019-12-13T07:25:36+01:00

With the arrival of the internet, I believe that the question of what it means to be human and to take part in a society has become ever more urgent, and I am convinced that philosophy should play a dazzling leading role in this quest.

A notion on the role of philosophy in a world of technology2019-12-13T07:25:36+01:00

Future Based thinking – Theo Ploeg I

2019-12-13T07:22:41+01:00

Future Based Podcast addresses issues ranging from the natural sciences and philosophy to art, technology and economics; a different subject will be highlighted in every podcast. We will engage in discussions with academics, field specialists and experiential experts. In this episode, we talk with Theo Ploeg, founder of studio Hyperspace. Instead of taking refuge in proven concept, Studio Hyperspace seeks for new ideas and practices that are in

Future Based thinking – Theo Ploeg I2019-12-13T07:22:41+01:00
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