DDW 2016: Family Tree

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ON SHOW, 22 October till 30 October 2016: visit the Parliament of Things at the Dutch Design Week 2016: an intriguing new political structure where non-humans are represented as well – and by themselves, no less. A place of dialogue…

We need new senses

from https://magnetoceptia.wordpress.com/

Plants and animals are smart too. Plants and animals live in families too. They have languages, like us, know concepts of reciprocity, affection, friendship. Cows have friends, primates use tools, dolphins call each other by name, wild dogs have been…

‘Dynamic and contestable’

Cissie Fu

Cissie Fu (Assistant Professor of Political Theory, Leiden University) reflected on the ‘Founding Statements of the Parliament of Things,’ and suggested to leave the notion of statements behind. ‘The Parliament must be build around promising qualities. There are no statements. All propositions…

The Future of Language

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“It is by a complementary shift of attention that one may suddenly come to hear the familiar song of a blackbird or a thrush in a surprisingly new manner—not just as a pleasant melody repeated mechanically, but as active, meaningful…