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14 10 19
Platform Imaginaries
On self-driving cars and the new mobility

Waze, Car2Go, Uber, ViaVan, Here and Google Maps are amongst some of the most popular mapping technologies that support Amsterdam city life. They allow people to move efficiently around a city; they dynamically regulate the city’s chaos with a tap of a smartphone. In this edition of Platform Imaginaries we reflect on the way platforms are changing mobility in and around the urban environment with presentations from UvA lecturer and researcher Alex Gekker, Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s artistic researchers Esther Polak and Ivar Van Bekkum, and as moderator author of ‘The Platform Society. Public values in a Connective World’ Martijn de Waal.

Datum
Maandag 14 okt 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
10 10 19
A seminar on systems and perspectives
The work behind data

Data has become central to many aspects of our society. However, the social and technical work that lies behind data is often overlooked. This seminar will explore the challenges and state of the art in working with data from both these vantage points.

Datum
Donderdag 10 okt 2019 13:00 – 15:00
Locatie
SPUI25
07 10 19
Een avond met Dick Harrison
De geschiedenis van de slavernij

Met Zweedse hoogleraar geschiedenis Dick Harrison en moderator Martijn Icks kijken we naar de geschiedenis van de slavernij, van de vroegst bekende beschavingen tot hedendaagse dwangarbeid.

Datum
Maandag 7 okt 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
04 10 19
De glorie van Rome

Bestsellerauteur Adrian Goldsworthy bespreekt de werking en de invloed van het Romeinse leger. Het beste beroepsleger dat de wereld heeft gekend, was niet ‘slechts’ uit op de overwinning, maar op de totale vernietiging van de vijand. Met: Adrian Goldsworthy en Diederik Burgersdijk

Datum
Vrijdag 4 okt 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
04 10 19
Jet Steinz in gesprek met Simon Sebag Montefiore
Geschreven geschiedenis

Weinig is zo echt als een brief. Wij leggen onze vergankelijke gevoelens en herinneringen op papier vast om ze te delen met anderen en ze bestendigheid te geven. Brieven zijn het geschreven tegengif voor de vluchtigheid van het leven, meende ook brievenliefhebber Goethe. En dat dat klopt bespreken Jet Steinz en Merlijn Olnon (moderator) deze middag met Simon Sebag Montefiore, die voor ons de belangrijkste en opmerkelijkste brieven uit de wereldgeschiedenis verzamelde.

Datum
Vrijdag 4 okt 2019 13:00 – 14:30
Locatie
SPUI25
01 10 19
Whither the two-state solution?
The future of Palestine

The recent move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the closing down of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s PLO office in Washington as well as the cut of US funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the near east (UNRWA) have all resulted in a deadlock and breakdown of the peace process.

Datum
Dinsdag 1 okt 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
26 09 19
In gesprek met Erika Fatland
Rusland als buurland

Wat betekent het om Rusland als buurland te hebben? Op zoek naar het antwoord op deze vraag, reisde Erika Fatland door de veertien landen aan de andere kant van de langste grens ter wereld. Een avond met Erika Fatland over haar boek, haar ervaringen en haar reizen.

Datum
Donderdag 26 sep 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
21 09 19
For your convenience

Large-scale agriculture, feasting on exhausted land, plants and animal life, makes it increasingly difficult to choose what to drop into our shopping baskets. “What is it that we should be eating?” is a crucial daily decision, affecting some of the biggest issues of today; from climate change, to workers’ or animal rights and public health.

Datum
Zaterdag 21 sep 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
20 09 19
SPUI25-lezing met Katie Roiphe
Disappointing the Feminists

Op 20 september geeft de Amerikaanse schrijfster Katie Roiphe in de Aula de jaarlijkse SPUI25-lezing. Daarna wordt zij geïnterviewd door schrijfster Niña Weijers.

Datum
Vrijdag 20 sep 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
Aula
16 09 19
Visions of Europe
How to democratize Europe?

Four distinguished French public intellectuals, Stéphanie Hennette, Thomas Piketty, Guillaume Sacriste, and Antoine Vauchez , have written a draft treaty establishing a parliamentary assembly for the Eurozone, its members drawn mainly from national parliaments. During this event, Antoine Vauchez will discuss the T-Dem proposal and the key issues raised by ensuing debate with an interdisciplinary group of lawyers and political scientists from the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES).

Datum
Maandag 16 sep 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
11 09 19
Design, fiction, and speculative philosophy for a planet in crisis

We are currently living through the earth’s sixth mass extinction. We need to open up new vistas for living and dwelling on a planet in crisis. This event will reflect on ways in which artists and designers can create and experiment with much needed fresh frameworks. With: Adam Nocek, Betti Marenko, and Patricia Pisters.

Datum
Woensdag 11 sep 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
03 09 19
The technology behind Deep Fake
When fake looks all too real

In this program, experts will explain the technology known as ‘Deep Learning’. They will show examples of benign and malign uses such as Deep Fake applications and discuss ways in which Artificial Intelligence researchers can help avoid misuse. With: Dieuwke Hupkes, Jelle Zuidema and Paul Boersma.

Datum
Dinsdag 3 sep 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
03 07 19
The History of Information Warfare and Why It Still Matters Today
News from Germany

Information warfare may seem like a new feature of our contemporary digital world. But it was just as crucial a century ago, when the great powers competed to control and expand their empires.

Datum
Woensdag 3 jul 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
26 06 19
Sexual Violence in Wars of Decolonization

NIAS Fellows Stef Scagliola and Natalya Vince compare their findings on sexual violence in wars of decolonization in Indonesia (1945-1949) and Algeria (1954-1962).

Datum
Woensdag 26 jun 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
25 06 19
Platform imaginaries
Rethinking Airbnb and other dominant technologies

Platforms like Airbnb, Uber and Thuisbezorgd are amongst the most popular technologies that support urban living. They allow people to rent a room, hire a car, or have food delivered to their doorstep; they regulate the city’s chaos with a tap of a smartphone. During this event, we will reflect on the ways platforms incorporate state-like logic and effects, and will incite your imagination to come up with alternatives for these dominant and dominating technologies.

Datum
Dinsdag 25 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
20 06 19
Decisions in AI
Explaining the ‘black box’

Whether it’s a traffic fine, a court judgement or the price of your airline booking: increasingly, we leave decisions to algorithms. In the future, companies and institutions may not be able to explain what happens inside the ‘black box’. Decisions can cost or save us millions – but what if we disagree or question the outcome? A conversation between economics and data science.

Datum
Donderdag 20 jun 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
13 06 19
The Islamic State and the Future Terrorist Diaspora
After the Caliphate

In 2014, the declaration of the Islamic State caliphate was hailed as a major victory by the global jihadist movement. But it was short-lived. Three years on, the caliphate was destroyed, leaving its surviving fighters – many of whom were foreign recruits – to retreat and scatter across the globe. So what happens now?

Datum
Donderdag 13 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
12 06 19
Empathic brains & debunking jet theories
Amsterdam Science Now

Are you interested in science and wondering what makes scientist in Amsterdam tick? Amsterdam Science Now gives the stage to three contributors to the ninth issue of Amsterdam Science Magazine.

Datum
Woensdag 12 jun 2019 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
11 06 19
From Conflict to Co-Creation
Constructivism and Positivism

Psychologist Ken Gergen will speak about Constructivism and how this school of inquiry may relate to Positivism. This lecture will be followed by a 10-minute response of Angélique Cramer, Q&A with the audience, and some drinks.

Datum
Dinsdag 11 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25
07 06 19
Persian Culture on the Global Scene
Persophilia

For many centuries, Persian culture has been shaped by regional and global influences, and in turn, it has shaped the global cultural scene. The acknowledgment of this historical and contemporary interaction calls for the deprovincialization of Persian culture and the recasting of globalisation as a non-Eurocentric process.

Datum
Vrijdag 7 jun 2019 17:00 – 18:30
Locatie
SPUI25