My current research is embedded in the ESDiT programme, in particular in the research lines "The Human Condition" and "Foundations & Synthesis". In 2021, I started a research project on the disruptive potential of ectogestative technology (better known as artificial womb technology), in collaboration with speculative designer Lisa Mandemaker, design researchers, and other ESDiT scholars. One of the outputs of this project was the installation "Monuments for Future M/Otherhood", displayed at the Dutch Design Week 2022. A chapter about ectogestative technology can be found in the ESDiT book. I am currently working on several papers related to this project.
Within the ESDiT STEM Track, I am working on a transdisciplinary research project in collaboration with the Responsible Sensing Lab. In this project, we investigate how a digital system steering car drivers in the smart city of Amsterdam would affect the drivers' experience of autonomy. ESDiT researchers collaborate with people from the municipality of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions.
Following up on a paper on technomoral resilience, co-authored with Katharina Bauer, and expanding my experience with transdisciplinary research, I am currently setting up a collaboration with the research and concept designer Rebekka Strenk, robotics researchers, and partners from the domain of elderly care. In a transdisciplinary research and design project, we want to study how care robots disrupt elderly care practices, the relationship between caregivers and the elderly, and what it means for care to be good care.
A long-standing research interest of mine is the relevance of the philosophy of the later Wittgenstein for discussions in ethics and metaethics. Recently I have started working on Wittgenstein's relevance for philosophy and ethics of technology. I am currently working on the phenomena of epistemic and moral disruption, the technological mediation of certainty, and the notion of (deep) moral disagreement.
I am in charge of the RESTS-teaching within the study programmes Health Sciences and Technical Medicine. This academic year, I will be involved in the module 2 (Health Sciences) and 11 (Technical Medicine).
Within the PSTS-programme, I teach Ethics and Technology I (together with Maren Behresnen) and MasterLab (together with Andreas Weber).
I am a member of the PSTS Programme Committee.
Courses Academic Year 2023/2024
Courses Academic Year 2022/2023