Transmission in Motion

Phd Projects

“Blockchain imaginaries: A Critical Analysis” – Inte Gloerich

This research aims to contribute to a better understanding of the societal and cultural consequences of blockchain technology. Blockchain technology is increasingly considered a new general-purpose technology that in the near future will play a role in many aspects of society. Blockchain technology is widely researched for its technical capacities but has yet to be…

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” Creative processes in collaborative mixed-reality environments: Stimulating invention and innovation through improvisation” – Joris Weijdom

Collaborative mixed-reality environments (CMRE) enable creative and learning processes through full-body interaction with spatially mediated ideas and concepts. Engineers utilize CMRE technologies to support their design processes but lack creative improvisation skills that artists employ to invent and innovate. This research studies the impact of artistic structured improvisation techniques (ASIT) in CMREs on engineering design…

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“Projecting Knowledge: Science for the People” – Dulce da Rocha Gonçalves

This research is part of Prof. Dr. Frank Kessler’s project “Projecting Knowledge – The Magic Lantern as a Tool for Mediated Science Communication in the Netherlands, 1880-1940”. More specifically, a historical survey will be conducted on illustrated public lectures in the Netherlands between 1880 and 1940: what scholarly and scientific themes were presented? Who were…

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“Techno-vulnerability: Affective Interactions in Robot Performances” – Ruowen Xu

Positioned in Transmission in Motion’s “Performing Robots” research sector, this project “Techno-vulnerability: Affective Interactions in Robot Performances” investigates technology’s mediation, transformation, disposal and production of a range of vulnerabilities throughout the process of human-robot interaction. Delving into the collapsed, interrupted, failed and malfunctioning episodes in the robot performances, the study discusses humans and robots’ vulnerabilities…

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“Projecting Knowledge: Visual Instruction” – Jamilla Notebaard

The subproject “Visual Instruction” is part of the broader “Projecting Knowledge” project. This subproject is centered around the question: How was the optical lantern used in academic teaching in the Netherlands between 1880 and 1940 and how did it affect pedagogical practices in different disciplines? The main sources within this research will be the surviving…

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