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This session is for everyone who explores and shapes the digital realms; from algorithms to big tech and from ai to the evolution of a conscious mind.

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InterCHANGES is a series of interactive events for, and by mission-driven people. It offers ongoing opportunities to share & co-create knowledge, while nurturing a safe space for long lasting relationships. Together with whom it must concern we address challenges and strive for a better future.

In what way are virtual worlds, ai & global platforms developed? How to shape our digital future?

Technological evolution provides digital designers with abundant opportunities to create impactful products. However, tech is not innocent: it harbors discriminatory algorithms, data privacy risks & entire groups of people lacking access to solutions. With what dillemmas has it come? Whose responsibility is it’s ethical development? From digital designers, to tech researchers & local citizens, which role does one play? And how?

Programme Thursday 26 Oct
Moderated by Tracy Metz (John Adams Institute) & Wouter van Noort (NRC Future Affairs). English.

17:30 | Doors open
18:00 | Keynote by George Dyson (Tech Historian, Author: Darwin among the machines, Turing's Cathedral, Analogia.)

18:15 | Q&A fueled by front runners

18:30 | InterCHANGES break-out sessions
Limited seats. *More info below

Session I - Listening, talking, thinking. In-depth philosophical dialogue with George a.o.
Session II - Muzus Stretches: an introduction workshop into Muzus' Methods that reach beyond.
Session III - Miro Mission Mindmapping with peers.
Session IV - Changemaker Labs by Studio Futurall: building new forms of collaboration.

19:30 | Reflective Pause

19:45 | Conclusions from break-outs
20:00 | End

*InterCHANGES break-out sessions I & II

Session I - Listening, talking, thinking. An in-depth philosophical dialogue.

Deepen your thoughts around entangled tech matters by joining a conversation with keynote speaker George, Dutch Digital Design Members, a BNO Class of 23 Graduate and a DDA Nominee. TBA. Guided by moderators Tracy and Wouter.

Session II - Muzus Stretches: an introduction workshop into Muzus' Methods that reach beyond.

What if challenging OUR DIGITAL FUTURE is mainly a social challenge? Then what can digital designers, involved policy makers and researchers learn from a social design practice? Discover your potential plan of action to complex challenges with diverse stakeholders. By learning from this pioneer's best practices in societal transitions and social issues. Muzus is a Dutch Design Week 2023 Beacon.

*InterCHANGES break-out sessions III & IV

Session III - Miro Mission Mindmapping with peers.

Miro, together with partner Neat, sets up their latest version of a lifesize virtual workspace. There, under the guidance of a Miro Expert, Dutch Digital Design hosts a realtime co-creation session. With Dutch Digital Design Members. TBA. What are the lessons learned from case studies? What do you think are the required first steps to take to pave the way for a brighter digital future?

Session IV - Changemaker Labs by Studio Futurall: building new forms of collaboration.

How could citizens, researchers, digital designers and policy makers collaborate to help develop tech in a positive way? A workshop by Studio Futurall to find out what kind of changemaker you personally are and create a better understanding how to form valuable collaborations. A chance to meet people with similar missions, in diverse roles and different approaches.

About Dutch Design Foundation

Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) is optimistic and believes that the problem-solving capacity of designers can improve the world. That’s why DDF offers designers opportunities, support, publicity and a platform. But how do we do that? We do this in a variety of ways. Through large and small events, exhibitions, talks, prizes and debates, DDF provides a platform for the best and most promising designers. In this way, we help them to spread their ideas and work.