Frank Kresin

Frank Kresin was research director at Waag Society until 2017, responsible for the research programme.

He stood at the start of many projects of Waag Society 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. He will stay connected to Waag Society as a fellow.



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Monday 09 January 2017

Frank Kresin looks ahead to 2017, that brings new challenges and opportunities and a new job for him at the University of Twente, managing the newly founded DesignLab.

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Thursday 27 October 2016

Frank Kresin co-hosted a 'Citizens of Tomorrow' workshop in Taipei. For two days, smart citizens, hackable cities & digital social innovation were discussed.

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Tuesday 30 August 2016

We should do anything in our might to stop mass surveillance from being the default, says Frank Kresin. Time to demand and use end-to-end encryption on all communication channels.