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Socrates Schouten

Socrates Schouten leads the Commons Lab at Waag, an institute for technology and society in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He previously worked for Bureau de Helling (the scientific bureau of GroenLinks) and Recycling Netwerk Benelux.

Articles

08.05.2019
Climate Changes Politics

For the French philosopher, climate has become a defining question in politics today, shaping worldviews across the spectrum of left and right. At EU election time, Bruno Latour argues that the Green movement find itself at last talking the right language and setting the agenda for the future.

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30.04.2019
ΧΑΜΕΝΟΙ ΣΤΟΥΣ ΑΡΙΘΜΟΥΣ: Η ΑΠΟΥΣΑ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ ΤΩΝ BIG DATA

Όλοι συναντούμε τα “Μεγάλα Δεδομένα”(Big Data) : μέσω των μέσων κοινωνικής δικτύωσης, των οικονομικών συναλλαγών και των μέσων μαζικής μεταφοράς. Και παρόλο που όλα αυτά είναι χρήσιμα και ενδιαφέροντα, ταυ- τόχρονα προκαλούν ένα αίσθημα δυσφορίας: πόσο μακριά φτάνει η – κατά κύριο λόγο αθέατη – επιρροή της συλλογής δεδομένων.

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23.02.2018
Lost in the numbers: the missing politics of big data

Big data: omnipresent but mostly invisible. How can politics catch up with Silicon Valley and get a grip on our information?

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18.01.2018
Baby Steps on the Road to a Basic Income

Various Dutch cities have started basic income experiments. But restrictions from central government are making some veer from the founding principle. How will it play out?

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26.12.2017
Ton Lemaire: ‘I’m an animal in the depths of my thoughts’

Ton Lemaire pleads for a new universal morality, which he calls humanimalism.

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29.09.2016
Brexit: a Scene from the Anthropocene

Slightly over two months ago, the ‘Brexit’ vote took place, leaving a lot of us in horror, lethargy, or at least confusion. If our confusion has receded as time has gone by, it is because we have become used to this new reality, not because it started making sense.

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