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Technology is nature

Reviewing Koert van Mensvoort’s Next Nature There are two options: man dies out or becomes part of the next evolutionary level. The vision of the future Koert van Mensvoort outlines in Next Nature seems like a doom scenario anyway, but in this book, he offers us tools to survive. We, as humans can anticipate and […]

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Towards an avant-garde of the commons

Reviewing Geert Lovink’s Sad By Design Last year, the creator of the retweet – Chris Wetherell – told news channel Buzzfeed that designing the retweet was a design failure. He compared his effort with handing over a loaded weapon to a four-year-old. Could he have thought through all of the consequences of his design work? […]

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Last Intervention Design Course at MAMDT

Last week we finished the last edition of the undergraduate course Intervention Design at the Maastricht Academy of Media Design and Technology. Despite the disadvantage of having to teach fully online due to a COVID-19 lock-down, this was probably the best Intervention Design course we had. Because of the tight structure (due to the MOOC), […]