Speaking

For speaking engagements you can get in touch with The Next Speaker.

I’m busy creating novel ways of organization and expression using procedurality in design and technology. To do this I write, design and build things in the most suitable medium to achieve goals and persuade people. The practice of this work yields ample examples and experiences to talk about.

We build interactive data-visualizations using real-time data and cartography on pre-existing and bespoke platforms for companies, government, artists and journalists. We conceive tools and practices for data gathering, analysis and literacy in the wide sense. We are proficient in statistics, machine learning and algorithms to create smart but humane systems.

We think of and create serious games for organizational and social change. We use the ideas of gamification in ways that are conscionable with game designers to add lasting value for players and organizations alike. We propagate new ideas in the field of games, simulations and visualizations.

We work with and without government to move towards an inclusive information society where open data and open processes fuel better services for all citizens. We believe city life is the engine of creativity that needs to be oiled by a proper mix of governance, sociality and information. We recognize the pressures that the post-digital world puts on the organizing foundations of government and we are pursuing improvements.

My talks draw extensively from our own work and from the tremendous achievements of our international friends. I can present in Dutch or English. You can contact the Next Speaker if you’d like me to speak at your event or conference.

Spoken previously at: Reboot, Mobile Monday AmsterdamWhat Design Can Do, NEXT Berlin, Moscow Urban Forum

Past presentations

2013

  • September 28th, Berlin: Retune 2013, “Designing Strange Loops”

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  • June 20th, Besenstedt: MLOVE ConFestival Europe, “The Quantified Good Life”

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  • April 28th, Paris: CHI 2013, “Designing Gamification” [workshop]

2012

  • October 18th, Berlin: Ignite Berlin 3, “New Games for New Cities”

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  • August 24th, Berlin: Campus Party EU, “Civic Hacking”

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  • May 9th, Berlin: NEXT Berlin 2012, “Love in Times of Gamification”

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  • February 17th, Amsterdam: Social Cities of Tomorrow, “Apps for Amsterdam”

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2011

  • September 16th, Amsterdam: PICNIC ’11, “Hack de Overheid”

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  • July 7th, Rotterdam: Rotterdam Open Data Conference, “Open Data”

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  • June 23rd, Arnhem: CHI Sparks 2011, “Code 4: A large scale game for organizational change”

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  • May 26th, Amsterdam: What Design Can Do, “Design and Open Data”

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  • April 29th, The Hague: /dev/haag, “Fixing Reality with Data Visualization”

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Recordings

Ignite Amsterdam on Civic Hacking

CHI Sparks, Arnhem on Code 4: A large scale game for organizational change

Virtueel Platform, Amsterdam on Stad_Spel_Data

What Design Can Do, Amsterdam on Visualizing Data

/dev/haag, the Hague on Fixing Reality with Data Visualization (slides)

Club of Amsterdam on Civic Duty in a Hyper-Connected World (slides)

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