I believe that technology should support our performance, safety, well-being and our strive for happiness. Therefore I work on Human-Technology Symbiosis.
Although I am primarily a scientist, I also work with artists and try to involve the general public in the discussion on technological advancements and what these may mean for human kind. Popular topics in this regard are Human-Robot Interaction, Intelligent Agents, Brain-Computer Interfaces and Cyborgs.
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Raad van Advies HvA Expertisecentrum Applied Artificial Intelligence
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Courses Academic Year 2023/2024
Courses Academic Year 2022/2023
Interested in the kind of things I do without reading scientific publications? Pick any of the events to get an idea:
# The emotional brain (http://todaysart.nl/2015/symposium/hack-the-body/)
# Cyborgs (https://dezwijger.nl/programma/hack-the-body)
# Intimate Technology: (https://www.utwente.nl/en/events/!/2017/10/190707/thingscon-salon-twente-intimate-technology)
# Creativity (with novelist Arnon Grunberg, https://nos.nl/nieuwsuur/video/576685-in-het-brein-van-arnon-grunberg.html)
# Mobile Technology changing our lives (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czLfc60OBuA)
# Group emotions and wearables (with artist Nick Verstand) https://www.facebook.com/events/1248998365120677/)
Or more science oriented:
# LOWLANDS University 2014 (45-minutes recording in Dutch) can be found at www.coolpolitics.nl.
# Prints of my inaugural lecture are available here: http://doc.utwente.nl/99775/ (in Dutch only).