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Meetup #22: Speculative Storytelling
A new meetup is coming up! At this edition we invited two guests with recent projects on speculation, design and storytelling, in particular on speculative stories around our homes, and how smart technology can change our daily lives and rituals. Join us for inspiration, discussion, networking and drinks! This edition is in collaboration with VPRO Medialab. ▸ Annelies Termeer (Home Smart Home, VPRO Medialab) The heating of your house is controlled by Nest, the vacuum cleaner decides that your house needs cleaning and you order groceries through Amazon assistant Alexa. With the project Home Smart Home, the VPRO Medialab explores the effects of this technology on our lives and our stories. The project consists of an interactive experience, short films and a debate evening and was launched at the Dutch Design Week this year. Annelies Termeer is the editor in chief at VPRO Medialab and will share these speculative stories and how they were created. ▸ Anja Groten (Face the Interface) On a daily basis, our faces are being detected, recognized, flagged, filtered, swiped, targeted and possibly even criminalized. But what do we actually know about the algorithms looking at us? What decisions do they make? And, more importantly, how do they influence our lives? This is what Anja Groten aims to explore with Face the InterFace, a smart mirror project that proposes to reimagine the role of our face in the digital realm. The work uses the actual face of its audience as a protagonist and self-directed agent. It recognizes facial expressions and alters the storyline it is telling by merely looking at it. Anja Groten is an independent designer and researcher based in Amsterdam. Face the Interface is developed by Anja Groten and Hay Kranen in collaboration with writer Maartje Smits and artist and developer Jasper van Loenen. 🌋 Free entrance And cash only (for drinks at the bar) Lava, Asterdwarsweg 5 🇬🇧 Language: English 🕓 Open: 7 P.M. Start presentations: 7.30 P.M. 🍴 Meetup hap Our friends and neighbours of De Ruimte are serving a special 'Meetup hap' for everyone who likes to have a meal before the Meetup! Only €12,50 | 6 P.M. Location: Distelweg 83 ▸ Book your table: [masked]

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    This meetup is meant for everyone working with, or interested in, storytelling. The meetups vary in topics from different disciplines in storytelling, often involving digital and interactive projects. We'll introduce a diversity of subjects as well as speakers to present and discuss innovative storytelling projects or ideas around storytelling that we believe are worth spreading. Come join us to meet like-minded people and learn from each other! This meetup is organised by independent makers and is usually hosted by LAVA.

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