New publication: 'Empty Minds: Innovating Audience Participation in Symphonic Practice', in Science as Culture

My collagues Veerle Spronck and Peter Peters, and me, wrote an article for the journal Science as Culture, about the challenges of doing audience participation differently in classical music. Based on Veerle’s fieldwork at the experimental Empty Minds concert of…

New research studio: [art]ificial intelligence

Every year at the research centre for Arts, Autonomy and the Public Sphere, we develop a research studio (onderzoeksatelier): a course for art students where they explore a specific (societal, scientific) issue, using methods of artistic research and artistic engagement….

Upcoming Talk December 2: Introduction to 'White Cube' by Renzo Martens at Lumiere Maastricht

On Wednesday December 2nd, I’m giving a short introduction to the screening of the new documentary of Dutch artist and enfant terrible Renzo Martens at Lumiere in Maastricht. His documentary ‘White Cube’ (launched at IDFA) follows on his praised (and…

Upcoming Talk November 24: What is good artistic research?

On November 24 I’m giving a short presentation on the question ‘What is good artistic research?’ during an external session of the lectoraat AOK. Together with Inge Romgens, Bart van den Eynde, and Anna Moreno. In the past year(s), I’ve…

Interview over Tante Netty bij Rararadio

Afgelopen woensdag was ik semi-live in een uitzending van Eindhovens vetste radiostation, RARARADIO. Host en huidige Netty Rob van Kaam interviewde me over de geschiedenis van sociaal ontwerpcollectief Tante Netty en over hoe moeilijk het is om sociaal-artistieke kunst te…

Upcoming talk at ELIA Bienniale 2020: 'Teaching Artistic Engagement: Zoom as performative space', November 20th

This week the ELIA Biennial ‘Expanding the Arts’ starts. ELIA is a European platform for higher arts education institutions. During the bienniale, arts and academia, producers and practitioners, students and teachers present interesting work in higher arts education. This year,…

My book 'Practicing the Plastic Brain: popular neuroscience and the good life' now available online

The Book is online! My dissertation, titled Practicing the Plastic Brain: popular neuroscience and the good life, is finally available online. For free! Soon after I received my PhD at Maastricht University in 2018, I signed a book contract with…

Commissie Wetenschappelijke Integriteit Onderzoek (WIO), Zuyd Hogeschool

In april ben ik benoemd als lid van de adviescommissie Wetenschappelijke Integriteit Onderzoek (WIO), bij Zuyd Hogeschool. Een interessante en belangrijke taak: sinds 2018 onderschrijven ook Hogescholen in Nederland de integriteitscode, zoals opgesteld door de universiteiten (VSNU, KNAW). Ethiek van…

Upcoming talk at conference 'Performing, Engaging, Knowing', Lucerne University (Switzerland)

Last week, I should’ve been in Prague. This week, I should’ve been in Lucerne, Switzerland for the conference Performing, Engaging, Knowing. Alas, we’ll be having the conference online, in my own living room. The conference, organised by the Studygroup for…