IMPAKT TV Episode #21: Saturday 14:30
With Roanne van Voorst and Miriam Rasch
Location: IMPAKT TV from Koepelzaal
Couldn’t get enough of the Love and Algorithms double bill, that just happened on the Main Stage from 12:00 – 14:30h? In This IMPAKT TV episode we talk with two of the speakers in the panel: futures-anthropologist Roanne van Voorst and philosopher, essayist, and researcher Miriam Rasch.
This episode is hosted by Michelle Franke.
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Roanne van Voorst― Speaker
Roanne van Voorst is a futures-anthropologist (Ph.D.), writer, (Tedx)speaker and moderator. She is president of the Dutch Future Society and works as a scientific advisor for HATCH, on the future of work. As an ‘anthropologist of the future’, her core research focuses on what she calls ‘sustainable humanity’: in times of robotification, what makes us human? In an era that is characterized by climate changes and fake news, how can we remain hopeful and empathic? How will we live, love and make a living in the nearby future? Her current research is on the future of love, sexuality, friendship and intimacy; her new book on this theme will be launched in 2021.
Miriam Rasch― Speaker
Miriam Rasch studied Literary Theory and Philosophy, specialising in Ethics. She writes essays about life in post-digital times, with a focus on the philosophy of technology, ethics, and language. She’s also a critic, publishing with several Dutch media outlets. In 2017 she published “Zwemmen in de oceaan: Berichten uit een postdigitale wereld,” and in 2018 an open-access collection of experimental essays in English. “Shadowbook: Writing through the Digital,” 2014-2018, was published by the Institute of Networked Cultures. Her philosophical essay “Frictie: Ethiek in tijden van dataisme” came out in May 2020 with the Dutch publisher De Bezige Bij. In her book, Rasch argues about the increasing influence of data, against the belief that everything that exists can be translated in terms of data. Rasch contrasts this ‘dataism’ with the concept of friction, to describe the need for distance between humans and the world in order to be able to think. She is currently a Research Coordinator at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam.
Michelle Franke― Moderator
Michelle graduated cum laude from the Research Master Art and Visual Culture at the Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She was selected for the Young Excellent Scholar Research Programme at CEDLA (Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation). Since 2020 she works as head of PR at IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture].