The Philosophy and Professional Practice research group analyses new technologies and the design practice, technological culture and society from which these emerge. This reveals underlying values, interests, assumptions and world views. By reflecting on the use of technology in professional practice and daily life, the research group creates awareness of the impact of technology on people, professions and society as a whole, including the associated professional and ethical dilemmas.
On Wednesday, March 16, Chris Detweiler, Lecturer in Philosophy and Professional Practice, gave his inaugural lecture. Watch his inaugural lecture here.
Bert van den Bergh
Alex Zakkas is a lecturer in the Communication & Multimedia Design program (Faculty of IT & Design) and a researcher in the Philosophy and Professional Practice Research Group. His work examines the role of technology in contemporary culture and education through critical theory and reflective experimentation. Alex has a MSc in Industrial Design Engineering from TU Delft and a BA in Fine Arts / Unstable Media from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Besides teaching and doing research in The Hague University of Applied Sciences, he is active in the wider field of digital culture as a designer and artist.