TRACY·TV #60: Robot Love

TRACY·TV #60: Robot Love

What does it mean to be human in a time when man and machine merge? The exhibition Robot Love, curated by Ine Gevers, asks whether our capacity for love still distinguishes us from robots, now that robots – thanks to artificial intelligence – have the ability to learn. Can robots learn to love? Ine Gevers is also a guest in my talkshow Cinema Stadsleven in EYE Film Institute on Oct. 24th.

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Empathy at the Design Academy

Empathy at the Design Academy

The renowned Design Academy in Eindhoven opens its new academic year today with a fun, crazy, cool event on the theme of empathy. I’m moderating, guest speakers/artists are Merlijn Twaalfhoven, Frans de Waal, Roos Vonk, Lernert and Sander, Bas Raijmakers and Marianne Guldbrandson, and Rick Poynor. Lunch is designed by André Amaro and will no doubt be an event  in itself. Read the article…

Eindhoven concert hall as Gesamtkunstwerk

Eindhoven concert hall as Gesamtkunstwerk

Niels van Eijk and Mirjam van der Lubbe were invited to do a complete makeover of Eindhoven’s concert hall. No stone went unturned, from the lobby with its touchy-feely ambient light wall to the uniforms, the carpet and that one brave yellow chair in the big auditorium. Graphics by Gerard Hadders. Read my article in the July issue of Metropolis here in Publications. Read the article…

Musical makeover in Eindhoven

Musical makeover in Eindhoven

Designers Mirjam van der Lubbe and Niels van Eijk were invited to redesign Eindhoven’s concert hall. The result is a Gesamtkunstwerk: they redid everything, from the carpet to the seating to the uniforms, even down to the cups and saucers. Read the article…