We are delighted to announce that Mireille Hildebrandt will hold the Casterman-Hamers Chair on the History and Philosophy of Sciences in 2022-2024.
Hildebrandt has been working on the cusp of the sciences and the humanities, with keen attention to encounters between science and art, sense and sensibility, perception and cognition, advocating the kind of slow thinking that feeds into fast intuiting and vice versa. She will leave trodden paths to free her inner llama, inviting those working in AI, law and philosophy to do the same – creating a web of elephant paths that mingle the art of science with the science of art, while navigating the space of numbers, data, models and patterns. Llamas are said to be patient, kind, capable of ‘reading’ their human counterparts, smart and curious, as well as strong willed, insubordinate and reasonably sovereign when challenged to take on unwarranted tasks. They sound like the perfect independent yet sensitive, strong willed yet kind research collaborator.
Hildebrandt is inviting researchers to apply for a research fellowship that allows them to perform in-house research at Vrije Universiteit Brussel on the cusp of the sciences and the humanities, inspired by iterant interaction with art and artists in the Brussels context.
For more information about the call, click here.