Prof. N.N. Shah (Nishant)
Professor occupying an endowed chair - Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Professor occupying an endowed chair - Radboud Institute for Culture and History
6525 HT NIJMEGEN
6500 HD NIJMEGEN
In my multi-stakeholder work, with research, activism, policy, and education, I am committed to exploring humane futures for our digital conditions. Recognising the profound instability and uncertainty of the evolving long-tail of the digital turn, my scholarship is an invitation to examine, critique, and make interventions to frame the digital questions as expressions of aesthetics and cultures.
My current research projects build on
Misinformation and fake news,
Human-Centred Artificial Inteligence prototyping,
Artificial Intelligence ethics,
Narrative Change for Collective Action,
the future of platformisation in Asia, and
Creating a Feminist Internet.
I also work closely with arts and culture universities and organisations, looking at questions of digital cultures through the lens of information overload, anthropocene debates, and human-technology infrastructure.
I orient my work towards:
Researching at the intersection of Feminist, Humanist, and Technologist frameworks,
Examining infrastructures of future justice, collectives of social organisation,
Politics of subjective care-making,
Creating multiple communities of stakeholders,
Identifying digital problems as human problems,
Developing capacity and create conditions for collective agency.
- 2020 - 2022 Doing Things with Stories is an invitation for passionate change-makers to collectively imagine a better future, by creating conditions of narrative change. Working with young learners in science and arts, and powered by a politics of hope, it is a global digital residency that creates meaningful interventions and approaches towards collective action, in collaboration with Radboud University and Oxfam. More information
Chair Professor in Aesthetics and Cultures of Technology, ArtEZ University of the Arts, The Netherlands
(01 January 2020)
ArtEZ University of the Arts, The Netherlands