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Why we need speculative journalism

In a world where we feel that we have insufficient understanding of new developments, the journalist is increasingly emerging as a clarifier of the near future. Well-founded speculative journalism is required.  This article originally appeared in Dutch in ‘Ontwerpen aan de Journalistiek’, published by the research group Journalism and Responsible Innovation (Lectoraat Journalistiek en Verantwoorde […]

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Vaporrave Virus

Or, how the fragmented specter of rave spreads through the digital network. Rave has been declared dead several times. There is hope. In this new decade, the spectre of rave manifests itself online and spreads through the digital network like a virus. “Hard to Say” by Djrum leads the way. The moment the beat comes […]

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Zombie Technologies

Why we need to reimagine our future This article is originally published at Envisioning. When we google the words “futuristic city,” the image above is the first that appears on the results page. This image isn’t, in any way, unusual. Indeed, all the other pictures on the page also portray a set of blueish skyscrapers, […]