Program

Feel like an inspiring conversation? An opportunity for new collaborations? Or just a stimulating encounter with a good glass of wine? Join us at the Eindhoven Innovation Café. The spot where people from the arts, design, research and technology interact. We are aiming for a weekly program full of inspiring pitches, expert talks, discussions as well as workshops, lasting up to half an hour parallel to the drinks. English spoken. Of course.

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

EHV Innovation Café and Kazerne comply with the measures of the government. As the measures are subject to constant change, we ask you to check each event individually to see whether that edition will be live on location or digital. Keep an eye on this page for the up to date program and instructions on how to join us.

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MARCH 4

 

EHV INNOVATION CAFÉ 

17:45 – 18:15 pm Talk by Sarah Durston (UMC Utrecht) via Zoom

18:15 – 18:45 pm Q&A via Zoom

 

The way science typically goes about investigating reality is through breaking down complex phenomena into their component parts, to try to understand how they fit together to cause the phenomenon. This approach is known as materialist reductionism and has been wildly successful, bringing us new technologies, modern healthcare and many other feats. However, there are areas where it breaks down. Most notably perhaps when it comes to human beings, and to such concepts as meaning or values, but also in modern-day physics. In the last few years, I have come to the conclusion that materialist reductionism has reached its limits and we need other, additional approaches for example in psychiatry. In addition to objective, falsifiable and third-person investigations of our reality, we need subjective, first-person, systematic exploration of the sort of world we want to inhabit. Both approaches need to come together in a new, value-driven science.

Sarah Durston is professor of Developmental Disorders of the Brain at the UMC Utrecht Brain Centre. In addition, she is the chair and co-founder of the Sentience and Science Foundation. She spent 25 years investigating how brain function and its development underlie symptoms in developmental disorders to conclude that the medical model cannot explain psychiatry fully. During a sabbatical in 2016/2017 she co-authored the book “The Universe, Life and Everything…” about how our understanding of reality and our role in it is changing.

This edition is made possible by Foundation Art + Tech Society.

Instructions 

ATTENTION: The presentation will be held via Zoom, so there will not be a livestream via Youtube for this event.

 

  1. Join the Zoom Meeting here 
    Meeting id: 898 1541 0278
    Passcode: 655265
    See you there!

MARCH 11

 

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17:45 – 18:15 pm Talk by Bram de Vos

18:15 – 18:45 pm Q&A via Zoom

 

Today, a designer is not the one who should say that only one solution is the right one. Today the designer is the one who can inspire us and to look at problems from all angles and offer solutions. He/She is someone who can create a concept and is the connecting factor in it. To connect people to concepts and realizing them, is what I stand for. This is the position Bram de Vos takes as a designer. He designs new ways of seeing, so creates new proposals on how we can guide the future of our environment in healthy directions.

You might have seen Bram’s project already as part of the Impromptu exhibition at Kazerne. With increasing urbanisation, finding a way for cities to feed themselves is a big win, easing pressure on the global food chain. So could a city like Amsterdam become agriculturally self-sufficient in the future?

 

Instructions

  1. Watch the presentation livestream via our Youtube Channel.
  2. Join the Zoom Meeting here 
    Meeting id: 896 2783 9024
    Password: eiconline
    See you there!

MARCH 18

 

EHV INNOVATION CAFÉ 

17:45 – 18:15 pm Talk by Marlou van der Cruijsen (Baltan Laboratories)

18:15 – 18:45 pm Q&A via Zoom

 

Baltan initiates experimentation on the crossroads of art, design, science and technology, evoking inquisitive ideas and insights by bridging the gaps between disciplines. The lab functions as a collaborative mindset and network, connecting curious individuals and organisations. By placing art and design research at the core of its activities, Baltan explores the implications, promises and pitfalls of our technological society. Baltan translates these ideas into different outputs, including collaborations, events, workshops, storytelling, publications and expos, creating a space for reflection, research and experimentation. Marlou van der Cruijsen elaborates.

Instructions

  1. Watch the presentation livestream via our Youtube Channel.
  2. Join the Zoom Meeting here 
    Meeting id: 896 2783 9024
    Password: eiconline
    See you there!

MARCH 25

 

EHV INNOVATION CAFÉ 

17:45 – 18:15 pm Talk by

18:15 – 18:45 pm Q&A via Zoom

 

We are still looking for speakers for this event. Do you work in design or tech or knowledge in Eindhoven or surroundings and have an interesting story to share? Do you like the idea of really unleashing the full potential of our region? We would love to hear from you! Fill in the contact form or say hello via office@kazerne.com.

Instructions

  1. Watch the presentation livestream via our Youtube Channel.
  2. Join the Zoom Meeting here 
    Meeting id: 896 2783 9024
    Password: eiconline
    See you there!

APRIL 1

 

EHV INNOVATION CAFÉ 

17:45 – 18:15 pm Talk by Studio PMS

18:15 – 18:45 pm Q&A via Zoom

 

Studio PMS is a Utrecht fashion collective. They are continuously looking for innovative and sustainable ways to communicate fashion, and strive for an industry that is less hierarchical, conservative and passive to its audience. The name refers to the medical condition known as premenstrual syndrome which is in line with our design philosophy.

Instructions

  1. Watch the presentation livestream via our Youtube Channel.
  2. Join the Zoom Meeting here 
    Meeting id: 896 2783 9024
    Password: eiconline
    See you there!

APRIL 8

 

EHV INNOVATION CAFÉ 

17:45 – 18:15 pm Talk by Foundation Art + Tech Society

18:15 – 18:45 pm Q&A via Zoom

 

This edition is made possible by Foundation Art + Tech Society. More info soon.

Instructions

  1. Watch the presentation livestream via our Youtube Channel.
  2. Join the Zoom Meeting here 
    Meeting id: 896 2783 9024
    Password: eiconline
    See you there!

APRIL 15

 

EHV INNOVATION CAFÉ 

17:45 – 18:15 pm Talk by

18:15 – 18:45 pm Q&A via Zoom

 

We are still looking for speakers for this event. Do you work in design or tech or knowledge in Eindhoven or surroundings and have an interesting story to share? Do you like the idea of really unleashing the full potential of our region? We would love to hear from you! Fill in the contact form or say hello via office@kazerne.com.

Instructions

  1. Watch the presentation livestream via our Youtube Channel.
  2. Join the Zoom Meeting here 
    Meeting id: 896 2783 9024
    Password: eiconline
    See you there!

APRIL 22

 

EHV INNOVATION CAFÉ 

17:45 – 18:15 pm Talk by Ine Gevers

18:15 – 18:45 pm Q&A via Zoom

 

In the year 2021, we can no longer afford to feign that technology is neutral. The difference between ‘real’ and ‘not real’ becomes increasingly muddled in these times of deepfake videos and post-truth politics. Algorithms facilitate a web of lies, with direct consequences for society and democracy. Just think of the recent storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump rioters, partly attributed to the largescale dissemination of QAnon theories by algorithms.

Driving those algorithms is the shadowy business model of a handful of all-powerful big tech companies. Platforms such as Facebook and Google extract data from users to then use these data to offer them a personalized experience – and to influence them. With our click behavior we build our own mirror palace, a hyper-personalized parallel universe. To speak in Matrix-terms: we can no longer choose between the red and the blue pill, between the truth and blissful ignorance. Only the blue pill is available.

This week, Ine Gevers will elaborate on the new exhibition Fake me Hard, on show from June 30 till August 15. How do we survive the post-truth society? Are people in control, or are algorithms and AI taking over? Will they be the new gods? Do they determine what is fact or fiction? Are human narratives slowly becoming irrelevant?

Instructions

  1. Watch the presentation livestream via our Youtube Channel.
  2. Join the Zoom Meeting here 
    Meeting id: 896 2783 9024
    Password: eiconline
    See you there!

APRIL 29

 

EHV INNOVATION CAFÉ 

17:45 – 18:15 pm Talk by

18:15 – 18:45 pm Q&A via Zoom

 

We are still looking for speakers for this event. Do you work in design or tech or knowledge in Eindhoven or surroundings and have an interesting story to share? Do you like the idea of really unleashing the full potential of our region? We would love to hear from you! Fill in the contact form or say hello via office@kazerne.com.

Instructions

  1. Watch the presentation livestream via our Youtube Channel.
  2. Join the Zoom Meeting here 
    Meeting id: 896 2783 9024
    Password: eiconline
    See you there!

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Give to grow

Do you like the idea of really unleashing the full potential of our region? Mark the next Thursday in your calendar and join us. We believe in this simple principle: give to grow. We’re sharing opportunities, breakout sessions, a drink and a bite, and we need your help to grow.

Want to visit EHV Innovation Café?

No need to enrol, just drop in, any Thursday, any time between 17:30 and 19:30 pm. Your online RSVP is appreciated, but not required. You can find us at Kazerne, Paradijslaan 8, downtown Eindhoven.

Want to join EHV Innovation Café as a speaker, ambassador or funding partner?

We would love to hear from you! Fill in the contact form or say hello via office@kazerne.com