Frank Kresin

Frank Kresin is Research Director at Waag Society, responsible for the research programme and chairman of the Management Team. The research programme consists of six research themes, aimed at healthcare, education, culture, society, the government and the business world. Frank has a background as filmmaker and holds a masters degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam. He has worked as a programme manager at the Dutch Digital University Consortium, and filmmaker functional designer at the University of Amsterdam. He is a board member for ISOC NL and The Mobile City, and currently serves in the steering committees of Erfgoed & Locatie (Heritage & Location) and CineGrid Amsterdam.

Since 2006, he leads the programme group of Waag Society, that develops new projects and initiatives, where consortia are formed and financing is secured. He stood at the start of many projects of Waag Society as well as others and is concerned with themes like Creative Care, Future Internet, Open design and Open Data. Among the projects he (co-)founded are CineGrid Amsterdam, Apps for Amsterdam, Nederland Opent Data, Kies op Maat and Geheugen van Almere. Frank regularly presents and writes on transdisciplinary research in the creative industry.



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Tuesday 24 May 2016

Over the course of five days, twenty eager participants from Rio became Smart Citizens. Pieter van Boheemen and Taco van Dijk from Waag Society teached them how to appropriate low-cost, open source technologies to make sense of their environment.

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Wednesday 23 March 2016

Soon everything will be recorded and can used against you. Frank Kresin sees two ways out: a radical emphasis on privacy and a fundamental reconsideration of a number of laws and rules.

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Monday 07 March 2016

One month after the annual Transmediale in Berlin, Frank Kresin feels the urge to look back on the experience. It painted a bleak picture; how to move forward?