Viola van Alphen

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    Viola van Alphen (NL), Creative Director Art & Tech & Fun, smart ideas, innovative solutions scout, e-pioneer, FemTech, e-security. Curator and Organiser of Manifestations.

    Viola van Alphen is an activist, writer, and former director of multimedia event GOGBOT, which was awarded as the Most Innovative Event of the Netherlands. She is now the creative director of Manifestations, an annual Art & Tech festival in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, with 35000+ visitors. With themes like Will the Future Design Us?, Internet-of-Women-Things, Superpower-to-the-People, Technology-as-Your-Perfect-Boyfriend, Monsters–Free-the-Byte, the festival addresses issues that create controversy and encourage the visitors to be more actively engaged in technology and the role they want technology to have and to not have in the future. Over 500 articles written about me and my work in the last 10 years • Co-developed the Atompunk theme with best-selling sci-fi author Bruce Sterling • Mentioned as trendwatcher and innovator • Delivered over 40 invited presentations at universities, museums, and businesses around the world within the last 10 years. Chosen in 2006 as Time magazine’s Person of the Year. 😉


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