dedicated accelerationist. tells stories of possible futures. lives happily in the extreme now. researches, teaches, talks and writes. loves cats (especially adorno), pop culture, design and (new) media. lives in the old heart of europe. investigates the theory and praxis of living in an accelerating world at studio hyperspace. co-founder of frnkfrt, webzine for pop, media and culture critique, and buro neue. teaches and researches at the maastricht academy of media design & technology. contributes to neuzeit, frnkfrt and dj broadcast, writes regularly for other media and blogs occasionally at medium.com.


MA Sociology at University of Amsterdam + BA Business and Information Science at University of Economics and Administration in Sittard.


‘Utopia As Practice: Future Thinking as Tranquilizer in an Accelerating world’ (2017). Journal for Humanities. edition #3. Haarlem: Nieuwe Vide. ‘The artist and the new world’ (2015). Reader Culture 3.0: Prosuming the art academy. Den Haag: Lectoraat Kunst, Theorie en Praktijk van KABK. 54.780 Woorden over Nieuwe Media Cultuur in Nederland (2007). Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures en Sandberg Instituut. (pdf)


Writing a book about the new role of the designer in an accelerating world. Publication in early 2018.

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