About

Neo-accelerationist (nX) and speculative design aficionado. I tell stories of possible futures and live together with cat Adorno. Love coffee and good music.
 
I strongly believe we can shape the future. With my own studio hyperspace, I explore alternative futures of an accelerating world. As lead and ambassador speculative design at Speculative Futures Amsterdam, I translate my findings into useful ways of challenging the current status quo.
 
At Fontys School of Journalism, I explore alternative futures of journalism.
 
I share my love of pop and media culture as co-founder of FRNKFRT, and I blog about pop culture at STASIS.

Education

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

Publications

‘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)

Projects

Exploring the possibilities of speculative design in design, business and journalism.

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