We’re kicking off 2019 with a series of VPRO/Tegenlicht screenings in deStudio in Antwerp and you're kindly invited !
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Technologie is niet iets wat je enkel kan consumeren, maar toch is dat de meest voorkomende relatie die de doorsnee Belg er mee heeft.
Annelies visited Joe Hollier in NY, the co-founder of The LightPhone, a phone they want you to use as little as possible...
Annelies zocht filosoof Ignaas Devisch op om te praten over technologie en rusteloosheid, de kunst van de vrije tijd en marathons lopen.
About the false opposition between nature and technology and the status of the ‘good life’ in today’s modern thinking.
Annelies trok naar Amsterdam om de directeur van het NextNature instituut wat vragen te stellen over de relatie tussen mens en technologie.
Na een lezing over mens en natuur ontstond er voor Annelies een hele zoektocht naar 'The most natural thing in the room'...
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We’ve been together for quite some time now and it feels like things are getting serious. Over time you have evolved from a tool for mere survival to an instrument for labor intensification.
A steam engine, books, an iPhone, designer babies and a few revolutions later our relationship has slowly but surely grown stronger. I mean, we went to the moon together! And when I gave you a brain, you made mine more powerful than I could ever imagine.
It’s true that not every step in our relationship was that easy, but in the end I came to realise, we wanted the same thing. Something I guess you could call ‘the good life’.
Lately it feels like we are living next to each other, you are taking these giant leaps that I can’t follow. You are not communicating about your thoughts and feelings or considering the consequences of your actions, while in the meantime making fancy new friends that I don’t know and behaving like an arrogant know-it-all…
I feel responsible for the impact you will have on mankind, the earth and societies. Not only to avoid apocalyptic scenarios, but to push towards the world-improving potential of all the new solutions that are being developed. Not bad is not good enough.
I believe that the digital revolution, if done right, has the potential of making us more human than ever before. Technology, applied with wisdom, can lead to a real life utopia. This would not be a wanted side effect, but the legitimation of your existence. The anthropocene is here, and it comes with an immense responsibility.
I write to say it’s not working out and this time it’s not me, it’s you.
We need to talk.