Reatching into the Rabbit Hole

​News and Upcoming Rabbit Hole Events

On the 26th of January 2019 we will be again at the Applied Machine Learning Days at the EPF Lausanne. Get to the event page.

 

 

What is «Reatching into the Rabbit Hole»?

Reatching into the rabbit hole (RRH) uses (i) solid scientific knowledge to develop (ii) lofty ideas about tomorrow in order to (iii) gain insights for today. Each journey through the rabbit hole explores a future scenario by creatively extrapolating the impact of a current technology or research field. RRH promotes science communication by complementing the intellectual aspect with emotional and discursive interaction.

(i) The journey through the rabbit hole starts with solid scientific knowledge. We invite an expert to prepare a short and comprehensible overview about the state of the art in a specif research area.

 

(ii) The lofty ideas about tomorrow are prepared by the RRH-team. We sketch a possible future scenario. To facilitate emotional access, we use story-telling elements and tangible examples.

 

(iii) Finally, we engage everyone in an open but moderated discussion. This is where the scientific and the emotional perspective merge: Is the delineated scenario plausible? Would we want to live in a world like this?

 

Team

Valeria Eckhardt

Valeria is persuing her PhD in neuroscience. valeria.eckhardt@reatch.ch

Matthias Gröbner

Matthias is doing his Masters degree in physics at ETH. matthias.groebner@reatch.ch

 

We are looking for RHH-Co-leaders in Zurich and Bern. If you feel like this would be a great opportunity for you to actively join the team, feel free to contact Valeria  .

Become a White Rabbit

We are open for your ideas. If you feel like being the white rabbit for a night and pitching an interesting or provoking idea, or in case you would like to suggest a fabulous location for the next event, feel free to contact Matthias  .

 

Rabbit Hole History

Have a look at our previous RRH events:

RRH#12 Brain doping, the way to go?

RRH#11 Was bedeutet es, digitalisiert zu sein?

RRH#10 Does aging need to be cured?

RRH#9 The Genetic Oracle: Prevention at all Costs?

RRH#8 How is AI Shaping the Future of our Education?

RRH#AppliedMLDays Should we replace politicians with algorithms?

RRH#7 What if free will is an illusion?

RRH#6 Rethinking Money

RRH#5 What if the space mission JWST detected life on planet Trappist-1f?

RRH#SJF Reatching into the Rabbit Hole at Schweizer Jugend forscht.

RRH#4 Collapse or unbounded growth? The fate of human population.

RRH#3 Looking at art: Understanding the world?

RRH#2 What if Science could only survive through Popular Science?

RRH#1 Should we replace politicians with algorithms?