Posts tagged Janne Baetsen
Invest in Loss

Whether Zallinger’s famous ‘March of Progress’ illustration fits the box right or wrong, to me it does reflect our inherited perception of a hierarchy in life and upward route of progress as well as our urge to structure our world by fragments, schedules, subjects and patterns to understand (and control) it. It reveals and underlines our habit to define, translate and see growth and evolution in today’s world in the shape of pyramids or progressive lines, even when science might prove us wrong along the way.

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100% HUMAN

As yet another year has passed, 2019 seems to be everyone’s year of transformation and radical change. The finger of blame for today’s issues points in many directions, whether it is towards the government, the consumer, the industry or the happy few. One thing is for certain, everything that is seen as wrong in this world is (still) 100% HUMAN.

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Edutopia: A Livewired World

Many say that no computer programme can yet match human intelligence, but are we managing, updating and investing enough or in the right way in our own ‘technology’? Or are we limiting ourselves and still run MS-DOS on our 2G mind-network…? Read more on Janne Baetsen’s livewired view on education and discover Marcel van Kan’s Plantation School!

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Hear Hear

H(earring) is a collection of hearing aids jewellery that truly changes the vision and challenges the fixed (design) mindset behind hearing aids, redefining and liberating it from physical, psychological complexes and social boundaries, without losing its function.

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Pendulum of Progress

Are our current direction, pace and process of progress been based on the wrong (mind & body) stride forward? Is it possible that - because we seem to be focusing so much on the future nowadays - we have been walking/running on our toes for too long? And, to move forward, we need to touch base, go back first?

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SECOND BASE

The expansion of technology impacts everyday life and creates a (distracting) information overload while step-by-step weaving itself into our everyday environment, our wearable second skin, our human skin and even our DNA. Although we definitely shouldn’t fear innovation and technology, our human capacity and relationship with technology as well as its possible long-term impact are topics that need our time, attention, consciousness and consideration just as much as its unlimited potential.

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HELP, wat moet ik aan?!

Wanneer zijn we ons hoofdzakelijk gaan gedragen als consumers en zijn we onze waarden en het collectief belang uit het oog verloren? Aanvankelijk behoorden tot de identiteit en betekenis van het woord 'consument' ook het claimen en vieren van onze vrijheid in keuze, alsmede het verhogen van de norm. Maar is dit nog steeds het geval? We zijn meestal op zoek naar datgene dat ons persoonlijk het meeste biedt en het minste kost. 

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Disposable Me

New technologies, a call for transparency and a circular economy, as well as various fashion revolutions, have opened up a dialogue on today’s issues within the fashion industry, highlighting worldwide what is happening and what we (should) do, design, produce, eat, wear … better. But do we also dare to question why?

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Power Dressing

Do you perform better at work when you’re embracing casual clothes, or when you’re dressed to impress? According to Dr Aurora Paillard’s research, “it’s proven that if you wear such clothes, or for example red lipstick, it can boost your confidence and you will perform better.”

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Are we Humans or Consumers?

When did we started thinking primarily as consumers and lost sight of the collective good? Initially the 'identity' and meaning of the word consumer was more about claiming our power, our freedom of choice as well as raising standards. But is this still the case? 

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Envisioning 2118

In thinking about the future, the theme of choice is certainly ripe for debate (just watch an episode of HBO’s West World). Do we have a choice in each moment about how to be, how to live and how to design? If yes, how will our constructs of choice, ethics and decision-making involve AI?

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