I have joined the board of SETUP, a Utrecht-based medialab established in 2010. SETUP’s mission is:
to educate a wide audience, providing them with the tools necessary to design this brave new world, and infuse it with human values and new-found creativity.~ SETUP
This mission perfectly fits my personal conviction that knowledge and understanding of technology through media/algorithmic-literacy — not fear and repression — is vital in progressing into our technology-infused future! See, e.g., what I wrote about it on the neutrality of algorithms, or “algorithmic literacy.”
Prior to joining their board, I have been following SETUP for a couple of years, joining some of their meetups, and giving a talk at one of their events in 2018 “leven met algoritmen.” I am very excited to start as a board member and help set up SETUP’s future!