Frank Kresin

  • Research Director
    Frank Kresin

    Frank Kresin was research director at Waag and responsible for the research programme.

    He stood at the start of many projects of Waag as well as others and 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. Besides that, Frank also regularly presents and writes on transdisciplinary research in the creative industry.

    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.

    From 2017, Frank works as managing director at the Design Lab of the Technical University of Twente.

Articles

  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    30-08-2016
    After WhatsApp implemented their groundbreaking default end-to-end encryption, it a took politicians, right wing opinion makers and likeminded NGO’s…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    06-07-2016
    Many people, including me, have high hopes for Digital Social Innovation. The traditional models of innovation, to be blunt, have failed us on many…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    23-06-2016
    On Wednesday June 22nd, the first Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) in Ukraine was organized by TechSoup Europe, Fundament and the Civil Network OPORA.…
  • We code
    Smart Citizens Lab
    24-05-2016
    Over the course of five days, twenty eager participants from Rio became Smart Citizens. Pieter van Boheemen and Taco van Dijk from Waag teached them…
  • We code
    Smart Citizens Lab
    22-01-2016
    In the past five years, the broad availability of open hardware tools, the creation of online data sharing platforms, and access to maker spaces have…
  • We code
    Future Internet Lab
    10-07-2015
    Hackathons, as in ‘condensed timeframes were programmers come together to collectively or individually achieve something out of the ordinary’ (a more…