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Intimate Technology S01E07: Our Selves

In the modern world, our identities are intimately tied to our technologies. We think of selfhood as residing in our everyday stream of consciousness. But could we possibly have a second digital self in our online behaviors? In their film Our Selves – An Imaginary Dialogue Between Brainwaves and Smartphones, Gianmaria Vernetti and Elisa Troglia reflect on the relationship between these two selves.

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HUBOT: Meet the Singing Package Deliverer

You did not make it to the Idols final, but you can sing very well and you love to make people happy. As a singing package deliverer, you deliver packages with a personal song. Serenade? Birthday song? The sender can select an additional gift service at a modest price in the web shop. You give a personal twist to each order and no delivery drone can top that!

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HUBOT: Meet the Robot Coach

Craftsmanship is generally very appreciated, but it takes a lot of time to master a craft. Therefore, as a robot coach you train – you guessed it, a robot – to transfer your knowledge to future professionals. Collaborating this way, humans and robots work optimally together, from student to coach and vice versa. And don’t be afraid that the human hand will become dispensable, as no robot does it like a human, and that’s what the craft is about in the first place.

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Internship at Next Nature Network

To all students! It’s that time of the year again. We have six wonderful intern positions opening up in February 2018. Six! From editorial talent to design heroes to marketing geniuses to software wizards, to name a few. Is your name among these disciples? Apply now and learn how to love the future!

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HUBOT at ABU Congress

The robots are coming! Last week we celebrated the launch of our latest project HUBOT, job agency for people and robots. Missed out? No worries, HUBOT will start touring the world! Keep an eye out on this page. Next Monday we open our doors at the ABU Congress in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and many more locations to come. To be continued!

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HUBOT: Meet the Organ Designer

Now that organ printing is a reality, we can start designing body parts as well. As an organ designer, you develop genetic algorithms from which organs are grown to perfectly fit the recipient’s body, but also to meet the personal wishes of the patient. From a liver replacement or a new heart valve, to an extra sense to communicate with a dolphin. You imagine it, you design it. Nothing is too challenging for you. Are you interested in this job? Take the job test and find out if this working position suits you.

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Opening HUBOT at DDW

The robots have arrived! Yesterday we celebrated the launch of HUBOT, job agency for people and robots at MediaMarkt, as part of the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Our virtual office had opened a week before the physical launch, and the applicants were pouring in from all over the world. Now it was time to welcome job-seeking futurists to the offline opening of our office, this entailed drinks, jobs… and robots! 

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HUBOT: Meet the Focused Assembly Worker

As a focused assembly worker, you are a real go-getter thanks to your smart tools. Wearing smart factory goggles and using a transparent LED screen, these give you direct instructions to your work at the right time. Check multiple production lines at once and keep a tight overview of your working schedule; nothing is too challenging for this type of assembly work. The factory workers of tomorrow are smarter, more flexible and need no one to tell them what to do.

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ECO Coin Talk at ADE Green

Music festivals are all about having fun, and the opportunities to entertain people are endless. And that’s what people expect: to be surprised, entertained and to have a magical experience. But what if you can give your audience a good time and also engage them in creating a better world? This year Amsterdam Dance Events (ADE) green program will explore exactly how sustainable thinking and festivals come together. As part of this exploration, project lead of the ECO coin Lewis Just will speak on a panel exploring how the ECO coin ran its first living labs at DGTL and Welcome to the Village festival. Join us on the 18th October at 11.15am at the DeLaMar Theatre, Amsterdam.

More information and tickets to the panel can be found here.

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HUBOT: Take the Jobtest!

The robots are coming! They’re getting smarter, cheaper and more reliable. How long will I have my job before a robot steals it? The industrial revolution made muscular power redundant, the digital revolution automates our thinking. How to cope with that? Are we working against, or together with robots? Find out yourself and visit the virtual office of HUBOT.

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