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.
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.