How technology are you?

Views of the future are often caught up in a binary narrative: “technology good” or “technology bad”. In the 2017 Boyer Lectures, the anthropologist Genevieve Bell  puts forward a different notion: that technology is what humans are. Does this mean that (bio)technology will result in a new species? Find it more about the impact of new technologies on our daily lives in the third edition of Reason and Engage (Redelijk Eigenzinnig).

Look Who's Crosstalking Now

Watching You, Watching Me

January, 25, 2018 - 19:00-20:30


Watching You, Watching Me explores photography, both as an instrument of surveillance and a tool to expose and challenge its negative impact. The opening of the exhibition on Thursday January 25, 2018 is a special social event within the context of the 11th International Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) conference titled The Internet of Bodies. For the opening Julian Roeder and Mari Bastashevski will each host a roundtable discussion with maximum 10 participants from different disciplines and sectors. Visitors to the expo can walk by, listen in and stay or move on.

The starting point are the artworks from the exhibition. The larger topic being the fact that governments and corporations around the world track communications and actions of millions of citizens. Justified? Legal? Thanks to the personal risks and sacrifices of Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden the repressive and discriminatory ways of operating by - even democratic - governments, have been laid bare.

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Roger Casterman, topographe en Congo 1926-1936



Ce livre est un hommage à Roger Casterman, le père de Cécile Casterman, qui - ensemble avec son mari Raymond Hamers - est un des fondateurs du Chaire History & Philosophy of Sciences.

Comme cité dans l'introduction du livre: "Que faire lorsqu’on se retrouve gardien d’une archive de dessins inédits, d’aquarelles et d’huiles, ainsi que de photographies et autres documents ayant trait à trois régions du Congo Belge – le Katanga, le Kivu et le Maniema – de 1926 à 1936 ? (...) L’archive méritait publication, il fallait écrire un livre. Le titre fut vite trouvé : Roger Casterman. Topographe au Congo 1926-1936."

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“Today we no longer have the right to pretend that we command a unique position from which we can view the truth about the world. We must learn not to judge different areas of knowledge, culture, or art, but to combine them and to establish new ways of coexistence with those who enable us to meet the unique demands of our time.”

Ilya Prigogine & Isabelle Stengers,
Order Out of Chaos: Man’s New Dialogue With Nature, 1984

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