Launch website artfulparticipation.nl

Launch website artfulparticipation.nl

My postdoc has officially ended with a bang. On Wednesday October 20, during a final dissemination meeting, we launched the website artfulparticipation.nl. The website is the outcome of four years of experimenting with audience participation in the practice of a…

New publication: Unboxed: Instruments for science and technology in Centre Céramique

New publication: Unboxed: Instruments for science and technology in Centre Céramique

Together with (former) colleagues from the Maastricht STS-group (MUSTS), we created a booklet about instruments and artefacts from the collection of Centre Céramique, a public library and cultural heritage centre in Maastricht. Everyone adopted an object, which varied from forgotten…

Interview op Brabant Cultureel

Interview op Brabant Cultureel

Collega MCICM-onderzoeker Veerle Spronck en ik (samen met Stefan Rosu, intendant van Philharmonie Zuidnederland) zijn geïnterviewd door Emmanuel Naaijkens van Brabant Cultureel. Het interview gaat over innovatie van klassieke muziekpraktijken en is te lezen op de website van Brabant Cultureel.

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

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…

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

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…

Interview door Observant over impact corona op klassieke muziekpraktijk

Interview door Observant over impact corona op klassieke muziekpraktijk

De Observant, het magazine van Universiteit Maastricht, interviewde me over de impact van corona op klassieke muziekpraktijken. En over ons onderzoek naar publieksparticipatie bij een symfonisch orkest. Lees het artikel hier.

New publication: Music in the Making: an open and collaborative experiment at Conservatorium Maastricht

New publication: Music in the Making: an open and collaborative experiment at Conservatorium Maastricht

Inge Pasmans, teacher at Conservatorium Maastricht, and me wrote a chapter on a research studio we did at the Conservatorium. In this educational course, Inge experimented with relevant non-musical learning skills that evolve around collaboration, creativity and engagement. In the…

New Publication: "Zonder wrijving geen glans"

New Publication: “Zonder wrijving geen glans”

At the occasion of our colleague Prof. Dr. Ernst Homburg’s valedictory lecture, members of the Maastricht STS group (MUSTS, including me) have collected tips for cultural heritage destinations that are hidden gems, intriguing and highly worthy of visiting, but not…

Book contract signed with Rowman & Littlefield

Book contract signed with Rowman & Littlefield

A bit old news actually, but I recently signed a book contract with publisher Rowman & Littlefield! I have a year to turn my dissertation into a proper book, aimed at under-graduate level audiences interested in the intersection between neuroscience…