Transmission in Motion


“Digital Humanities: the necessity of collaboration” – Gido Broers

In Melvin Wevers’ lecture Using Neural Networks to Study Conceptual Shifts in Text and Image, he explained why humanities researchers should collaborate with computer scientists. He did this by showing a neural network that can analyze and categorize images in advertisements. This network could then recognize certain patterns, which eventually could lead to new insights…

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“On the pedagogy of algorithms” – Tamalone van den Eijnden

The underlying idea of pedagogy is that parents, teachers and other adults bear responsibility for the upbringing, education and conduct of children. These responsibilities range from the mental life of the child to behavioural manners to legal liability. Ideas of the responsibility in education are not only limited to human-human relations but are equally applicable…

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“Bring neural networks into the public eye!” – Max Peters

Reflecting on the fascinating research presented by Melvin Wevers on neural networks and the ongoing technical innovations within the field of computer recognition and identification software. Through a complex explanation of the mathematical and algorithmic techniques going into these research, Wevers showed us how computers are not just research tools, they are, as if they…

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“Techno-Performance in a Knowledge Culture in Transition” – Jon McKenzie, Iris van der Tuin & Maaike Bleeker

Please register with NICA Masterclass with Jon McKenzie, Iris van der Tuin, and Maaike Bleeker offered by the Centre for the Humanities and the Transmission in Motion research group (UU), in collaboration with NICA and SPRING Festival. In this masterclass, we take Lyotard’s report on knowledge as a historical point of reference for a closer look at the performance…

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Iris van der Tuin appointed professor in Theory of Cultural Inquiry

We are very happy to share with you that our own TiM Community Member Iris van der Tuin, has been appointed Professor of Theory of Cultural Inquiry at the Faculty of Humanities! The chair is part of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and is part of the Research Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON)…

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“An Odd Couple: Vision and Truth” – Tamalone van den Eijnden

Frank Kessler’s session of Transmission in Motion on the 13th of January, the topic was “Media and the Reconfiguration of the Senses” with a special focus on vision. During the session, we were presented with several philosophers who somehow engaged with the topic such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Benjamin, Béla Balázs, Vilém Flusser, and most…

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