After some trips in the rollercoaster of life, drinking an ungodly amount of coffee, and having my first attempt at defending my PhD dissertation postponed due to a global pandemic, I will finally defend my PhD dissertation on the 6th of October at 16.00.
The ceremony will take place in a mix of the offline and the online. The public will be able to follow it online. This page will contain the updated link with which to access the ceremony stream: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/actueel/agenda/promotie-pei-korenhof.
The doctoral committee consists of prof.mr.dr. M. Hildebrandt, prof.dr. J.V.J. van Hoboken, prof.mr. E.M.L. Moerel, prof.dr. G. Sartor, dr. M.L. Jones, and dr. A.P. Schouten. My thesis is supervised by prof.dr. R.E. Leenes and prof.dr. E.J. Koops.
I have a background in philosophy, law, and art. Over the last years I increasingly specialised in philosophy of technology, with a focus on digital technology. I am particularly interested in the industrialization of "our" online collective memory, the social effects of interface design and control, as well as in the implications that the current praxis of the "internet giants" has on power and knowledge (im)balances. My main goal is to (help) build bridges between theory and practice in order to make sure that technology works for us, and not the other way around. I enjoy working with technicians in order to tackle problematic aspects of technology.
Since the first of September 2020 I work as a postdoctoral researcher philosophy of technology with the focus on 'Digital Twin technology' at the Wageningen University. Digital Twin technology is great food for philosophical thought, and I will post more on this once my thoughts have properly crystallised.
On the 8th of May I was supposed to defend my PhD-dissertation: "Let's forget about it: The Web of problems for the right to be forgotten". However, due to a global pandemic, this defense is postphoned to a yet to be announched date. For this research I explored how the socio-technological constitution of online information sources affects the presence and content of our personal information. For my research I combined philosophy of technology with semiotics, and at the end added a pinch of law. For those already curious, the manuscript can be found here: korenhof.eu/proefschrift.pdf
Sometimes I can blog about this, or build some crappy thing to relieve stress.