speculative accelerationist (sX) . design + media sociologist .

I tell stories of alternative nows, let’s explore them together. addicted to pop culture, coffee, traveling by train, and living together with cat Adorno. I roam the edges of speculative design, media, business, and journalism. my practice is sentient-based. I believe in swarms.

with studio hyperspace, I explore alternative realities of an accelerating world, especially the role of design in business, media, and journalism. studio hyperspace publishes speculative now!, a platform about speculative design and design sociology. as co-founder and ambassador of speculative futures amsterdam, I experiment with the possibilities of speculative design.

as learning director of the International Music Industry Lab in Haarlem, I direct groups of students, coaches, professionals, and partners in taking on social challenges within the music industry ecology.

at the fontys school of journalism, I blend journalism, and design, and try to be an ambassador for pop journalism.

music is my first love, so I can’t stop writing about it. together with peter bruyn, I run FRNKFRT, a blog about pop, media, and culture. I curate STASIS, a newsletter about new, sometimes old(er), mostly overlooked music and pop culture.

check everything I do over at linkedin.

best way to reach me? send me a mail at info [@] theoploeg.net.