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"Hello World!" #4 - Lecture by Zane Kripe

zaterdag 11 juni 2022
V2-exhibition gallery
Eendrachtstraat 10
3012 XL Rotterdam

The 'Hello World!' series focuses on new encounters and new inspiration, inviting seven speakers with hugely varying backgrounds to give us their perspectives on what they see as currently important. 

Temporality of Innovation

We take for granted certain ideas about time and the future. Most of us will easily agree that we follow the so called ‘clock time’ and see the future as ‘open’ for us to shape. Yet, looking at this historically and ethnographically we quickly discover that time and the future are not what they seem to be at the first glance. 

Rather than being a neutral background or a blank canvas on which to project our plans and ideas, Zane sees time as a powerful tool for establishing social hierarchies and leading us to ask: which groups of people claim to have knowledge about the future, and as a result, who are labelled as ‘in need to catch up’ with the times, and who end up feeling like they can’t have a future at all? 
Combining insights from the history of technology, anthropology, and her research in Southeast Asia Zane will guide us through ideas about time and progress that underlie creative production processes and invite to reflect on how we relate to the future(s) that are being created.

About Zane Kripe

As anthropologist Zane Kripe is focusing on digital culture. She studied the web technology startup scene in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Singapore. At the intersections of technology and business cultures she explored the aspirations and ideas about a future linked to the developing knowledge economy. Her research interests concern the cultural politics of technologies and how they are produced. She holds an MSc in Media Technology (Leiden University) and BA in Political Science (Riga Stradins University). 

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