New publication: Can we “remedy” neurohype? And should we?

New publication: Can we “remedy” neurohype? And should we?

For the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, I wrote (together with colleague Jenny Slatman and my promotor Tsjalling Swierstra) an open peer commentary. We respond to the article of Grubbs (2016): The Arts and Sciences of Reading: Humanities in The…

The Future is Now: new jobs

The Future is Now: new jobs

As my PhD project is slooowly coming to an end, it’s time for some change. Recently, I joined the research centre Autonomy and the Public Sphere in the Arts, at the Arts Faculty Maastricht, part of Zuyd University of Applied…

Off to Linköping!

Off to Linköping!

From January 23rd untill April 2nd, I’ll be working at the TEMA department at Linköping University (Sweden). I’ll be participating in the so-called ValueS-group, an interesting bunch studying how different valuation practices in different contexts of science and technology contributes…

Neuroscience meets Philosophy

Neuroscience meets Philosophy

Last week, I attended a workshop on Philosophy and Neuroscience at the Technical University of Eindhoven. Interesting lectures, friendly people and even including a delicious dinner – the good life of the academic! Most of all, it gave me a…

Sapere Aude = civil disobedience

Sapere Aude = civil disobedience

On January 11th, digital activist (amongst others) Aaron Swartz committed suicide after fierce prosecution by the US government for copyright infringes. Swartz found a loop-hole within JSTOR and MIT, and downloaded millions of academic journal papers. Subscriptions to academic journals…