hi, I’m theo ploeg

I tell stories of alternative nows

I’m a cyborg, 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 lead of speculative futures amsterdam, I experiment with the possibilities of speculative design.

At the maastricht institute of arts, I lead a minor program in speculative design, and I try to introduce new theories and practices in art and design education.

music is my first love and 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 the culture print magazine gonzo (circus).

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

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