Public Lectures

January - Public Data

 

Together we will watch the documentary TOEGANG! made by Barbara in request of the KNVI SOD. Om the documentary, important actors in the Dutch digitalization will present their vision about the way we deal with data. It is a beautiful elaboration of an episode of ‘Zomergasten’ with Marleen Stekker. After this, Reinier Tromp will tell about the possible answers to the movement: ‘De Datavakbond’. Are you questioning yourself: ‘HOW?’ regularly during this evening, then there is enough time for questions from the audience.

Evening Program


19.15-20.15 - Documentary

20.30-21.30 - Panel discussion

February - Privacy Tour

 

Walk with the city tour guide through the center of Tilburg and visit places where our privacy is at stake. On our way we stop by places where our data is collected to see where the data is used for. Spoiler alert! There is a lot of time to catch your breath.

Become aware of the value of the data you carry with you and become familiar with the digital pickpockets of the town.

Evening Program

 

19.15-19.30 - Doors open

19.30-21.30 - Public Lecture

April - Not human artists

 

The notion ‘Art’ is hard to define. So, how can we teach a machine what art is? Meanwhile, the machine found the inspiration and more and more masterpieces appear created by a machine. But who is the real owner of the work? During this meeting we dive into algorithmic art, to subject this art to the Turing test. Can we determine the difference between the work of a human and a machine?

Evening Program

 

19.15-19.30 - Doors open

19.30-21.30 - Public Lecture

March

Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator in the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at Maynooth University, for which he was director between 2002 and 2013. After studying at Lancaster University (BSc Geography), Leicester

 

University (MSc GIS), and the University of Wales Swansea (PhD Geography), he took up a post in Queen's University Belfast in 1996, moving to Maynooth University in 1998. He is currently a principal investigator on the Programmable City project (funded by the European Research Council) and the Building City Dashboards project (funded by Science Foundation Ireland; also see Dublin Dashboard).

 

Date & Location

 

 

14th March 2019

 

Lochal, Tilburg

Evening Program

 

19.15-19.30 - Doors open

19.30-19.35 - Introduction

19.35-20.30 - Lecture by Kitchin

20.30-21.30 - Debate

May - Become a data treasure-digger

 

“If you can’t beat them, join them”. To understand all the ins and outs of the collection of data, we will put ourselves in the shoes of a data collector. In a few hours, we will build a basis module to collect climate data to contribute to a big local climate research in Tilburg with Meetjestad.nl. This basis module can be expanded with other sensors in follow-up workshops of the library. Experience the power and possibilities of data. Data is the new gold.

 

Tickets costs 10,- and spots are limited.

Date & Location

 

 

21th May 2019

 

Lochal, Tilburg

Evening Program

 

19.15-19.30 - Doors open

19.30-21.30 - Public Lecture

June - Where do we leave our parents?

 

Technology can help our parents to live at home for a longer period. Because of their wish or because of necessity. During this meeting we will talk about the new possibilities of independent living and we can experience some solutions at first hand.

Date & Location

 

 

25th June 2019

 

Lochal, Tilburg

Evening Program

 

19.15-19.30 - Doors open

19.30-21.30 - Public Lecture

July

 

No Program

August

 

No program

September - "Robots: Friends, Slaves or Overlords?" 

 

John Danaher is a lecturer in the Law School at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His research deals with the legal, social and ethical implications of emerging technologies, with a particular focus on robotics and artificial intelligence. He has published many articles on human enhancement, brain-based lie detection, the philosophy of punishment, technological unemployment, artificial intelligence and social robots. He is the co-editor (with Neil McArthur) of Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications (MIT Press, 2017), and the author of Automation and Utopia (Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2019).

Evening Program

 

19.15-19.30 - Doors open

19.30-20.00 - Introduction

20.00-20.30 - Lecture by Danaher

20.30-21.30 - Debate

November

 

Mireille Hildebrandt started her academic life with a taste of cultural anthropology, later switching to law. She took her law degree from Leyden University in the Netherlands and defended her PhD thesis in the philosophy of criminal law at Erasmus University Rotterdam, integrating legal anthropology and legal history to develop a hermeneutic phenomenology of punishment. Hildebrandt is a tenured Research Professor on 'Interfacing Law and Technology' at Vrije Universiteit Brussels. She also holds the parttime Chair of Smart Environments, Data Protection and the Rule of Law at the Science Faculty, the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) at Radboud University Nijmegen

Evening Program

 

19.15-19.30 - Doors open

19.30-20.00 - Introduction

20.00-20.30 - Lecture by Hildebrandt

20.30-21.30 - Debate

 

December

TBC

Evening Program

 

19.15-19.30 - Doors open

19.30-21.30 - Public Lecture

Program


19.15-19.30 - Doors open

19.30-20.00 - Introduction by Reins

20.00-20.30 - Lecture by Sindico

20.30-21.30 - Debate led by Berti Suman

October

 

Francesco Sindico is the Co-Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, and the Programme Director of the Strathclyde LLM in Climate and Energy Law. Over fifteen years of research, Francesco’s work has focused on climate change law and its relationship with security, sustainable development and trade. Francesco is co-ordinating a global project on climate change litigation and has extensive experience advising international organisations and governments on several areas of International Law, including climate change law and water law. He has also led the organisation of the 2018 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium on “The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience”. You can find the abstract here.

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is kennis en verbeeldingskracht voor nodig. Wij maken informatie en verhalen toegankelijk, en we stimuleren mensen om kennis te delen en nieuwe verhalen te creëren. We dagen mensen uit om verder te kijken en helpen ze verder te komen.


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In een veranderende samenleving verandert ook de rol van de bibliotheek. Als Bibliotheek Nieuwe Stijl richten we ons op het leggen van verbindingen met strategische partners en op co-creatie met inwoners van Midden-Brabant. We bereiken inwoners langs verschillende wegen. Naast fysieke vestigingen in multifunctionele centra, creëren we structurele en incidentele plekken waar mensen kennis en verhalen delen.


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De Bibliotheek Midden-Brabant is met 16 vestigingen en 200 medewerkers de grootste culturele instelling van de regio en een van de innovatiefste bibliotheken van het land. Naast een collectie, bieden we ons publiek ook een podium en een werkplaats.

 

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