Game on Granny? Some notes on gaming the ageing brain

Tomorrow is World Alzheimer’s Day. Normally this day would pass me by without notice. This year is different. Not because I experienced Alzheimer in my family lately – my grandma, who did suffer from dementia, died a long time ago….

Talk at 4S Conference in Barcelona: Ethics by neurological means

In a few days, the yearly gathering of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) will take place – this time in Barcelona. I’m part of the track ‘STS and Normativity: analyzing and enacting values’, scheduled to present at…

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…

Interview on my 'academic hero' by Observant

The paper of our University Observant asked me about my academic hero. While I shamefully came to the conclusion that for years I haven’t had a real hero, there is a scholar who inspired me in unexpected ways. You can…

Talk at The University of Edinburgh, June 8/9th

I’m thrilled to be part of the symposium Minds and brains in everyday life: Embedding and negotiating scientific concepts in popular discourses, at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The University of Edinburgh (UK).   From the website: “This…

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…

Nieuw artikel: Technologie verzachten met kunst

Voor MEST Magazine schreef ik een stuk over hoe kunst kan helpen onze relatie met technologie te verzachten. Aanleiding hiervoor is de nieuwe voorstelling GROOT WILD van theatergezelschap Afslag Eindhoven. Check de preview van MEST #13. MEST is een veelzijdig…

Talk at University of Uppsala, March 17

On March 17, I’m giving a public lecture at the History of Medicine seminar at the Department of History of Science and Ideas, at University of Uppsala. It will be the first time I’m going to present a (coherent, hopefully)…

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…