The Politics of a Cybernetic World. Exploring today’s digital world through the historical lens of cybernetics

*** This event is now fully booked, if you want to reserve a seat on the waiting list, you can email anne.hovingh@student.uva.nl *** What: A creative and engaging event exploring the politics of cybernetics with Katherine Hayles, Luc Steels, Andrew Pickering, and Ricarda Franzen When: March 23, 4-7 PM Where: Crea Muziekzaal, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, […]

The State of Cybernetics. The digitization of cities, bodies and communities. Seminar. Amsterdam. March 22-23

On March 22 and 23, Dorien Zandbergen and Justus Uitermark, based at the University of Amsterdam, organize a seminar entitled "The State of Cybernetics. The digitization of cities, bodies and communities." The purpose of the seminar is to revisit the legacy of cybernetics to shed light on contemporary digital politics. Many of the fundamental questions [...]

Dear CEO – Carmen van Vilsteren (TU/e) and Luis Rodil-Fernández (Gr1p)

For Dear CEO, The Gr1p Foundation, on request of the VPRO Medialab, connected some of the most prominent technology thinkers of the moment to representatives of companies and government to debate wearables and media. Through a unique letter exchange, they research the rough edges of this technology and unearth the most pressing controversies together.

Dear CEO – Tijmen Schep (Gr1p) and Sandor Gaastra (MinEZ)

For Dear CEO, The Gr1p Foundation, on request of the VPRO Medialab, connected some of the most prominent technology thinkers of the moment to representatives of companies and government to debate wearables and media. Through a unique letter exchange, they research the rough edges of this technology and unearth the most pressing controversies together.

Dear CEO – Harrie van de Vlag and Paulien van Slingerland (TNO) and Linnet Taylor (Gr1p)

For Dear CEO, The Gr1p Foundation, on request of the VPRO Medialab, connected some of the most prominent technology thinkers of the moment to representatives of companies and government to debate wearables and media. Through a unique letter exchange, they research the rough edges of this technology and unearth the most pressing controversies together.

Dear CEO – Geert-Jan Bogaerts (VPRO) and Tessel Renzenbrink (Gr1p)

For Dear CEO, The Gr1p Foundation, on request of the VPRO Medialab, connected some of the most prominent technology thinkers of the moment to representatives of companies and government to debate wearables and media. Through a unique letter exchange, they research the rough edges of this technology and unearth the most pressing controversies together.

Customers, users or citizens? Inclusion, spatial data and governance in the smart city

How much does our spatial data tell the city about us, and how is that likely to change in the next decade? This was the central question of the recently-finished, one-year Maps4Society research project From Data Subjects to Data Producers, conducted at the University of Amsterdam.The project studied the use and governance of spatial data in […]

From data fetishism to quantifying selves: Self-tracking practices and the other values of data

From data fetishism to quantifying selves: Self-tracking practices and the other values of data is now online at the New Media & Society webpage. This article, co-written by Tamar Sharon and Dorien Zandbergen is based on their research of the so-called Quantified Self community. The self-trackers who comprise this movement are often referred to as […]

People, Data & Power workshop

What: workshop People, Data and Power When: Monday March 21st, 9 AM- 6 PM Where: Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), Mauritskade 62, Amsterdam Click here for directions. Register: Places have almost filled up, please write to dorien@gr1p.org if you are interested in joining. On March 21st 2016 the University of Amsterdam, the Centre for Urban Studies, […]

Stratumseind 2.0: A New Audience for Your Beyoncé moves

By: Marjolein Lanzing You probably never considered the possibility that there might be more people interested in watching your alcohol-consumption and dance-routines than your friends or the handsome bartender, but times are changing. It has become increasingly difficult to keep one’s activities in the public sphere unrecorded. We have already grown accustomed to CCTV when we […]