hi, I’m theo ploeg

I tell stories of alternative nows

I’m a speculative accelerationist (Sx), design sociologist, and your fav pop journalist ;- )

addicted to pop culture, coffee, and travelling by train. 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.

as co-founder and ambassador of speculative futures amsterdam, I experiment with the possibilities of speculative design. I lead a minor program in speculative design at the Maastricht Institute of Arts.

music is my first love, so I can’t stop writing about it. I curate STASIS, a newsletter about new, sometimes old(er), mostly overlooked music and pop culture, and write for culture print magazine Gonzo (circus).

My irregular column in DesignDigger is about design and tech.

together with other learners, I build a healthier music ecology in the international music industry lab.

check everything I do over at linkedin.

best way to reach me? catch me on social media or send me a mail at info [@] theoploeg.net.