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400 km of ancient Roman road marks western European history: Via Belgica

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Distancing tools that connect table guests: Hendrik Coetzee
How to safely enjoy diner in Corona times? Hendrik Coetzee of Hendrik Works cooperated with Studio-H to create tools and objects that help you to preserve your distance while you have a conversation starters.  The project Mini-Meets was presented at the World Design Embassies. A podcast by Jean-Paul Linnartz.  
05:51
November 28, 2020
Can Corona virusses travel with the wind? (Aerosols, March 2020)
Is social distancing of 1.5 meter adequate to avoid Corona infections? According to an alarming MIT paper, the corona virus may be carried by much smaller particles the heavy droplet assumed thus far. The 1.5 meter norm appears to have been based om models for tuberrculose, but COVID behaves differently.  At Radio 4 Brainport we ask an expert in air flows, Professor Bert Blocken, about whether air flows pose an unprecedented risk in the spraed of the Virus. Photo: 2019 archive photo of Jean-Paul Linnartz interviewing Bert Blocken. This interview on Radio 4 Brainport was recorded in March 2020, and one of the first to address the risk of aerosols. 
11:58
November 26, 2020
Diversity enriches student life in Eindhoven
Over 200 nationalities consider the Brainport region as their home, place to study and to work. The area has unquestionably become a melting pot and diversity is certainly not an alien concept, but something that we hold dear to our heart. What is diversity to you? How can we benefit from diversity or even contribute to it? Especially, in this COVID-19 crisis, inclusion and diversity matter more than ever. In this week's podcast, Limi Kalapurackal takes us into discussing this matter with Lara Hofstra (Student Diversity Officer) and Nishad Guha (2nd year TU/e Bachelors student), together with our correspondents Jean-Paul Linnartz, Julie Allen and Stephen Harianto.
36:52
November 26, 2020
Does Black Friday really make you happy?
Our radio 4 Brainport Podcast hosting Stephen Harianto, columnist Limi Kalpurachal and Julie Allen about a US tradition that may or may not become popular in Eindhoven as well.     
06:32
November 20, 2020
400 km of ancient Roman road marks western European history: Via Belgica
Our reporter Leon Balmaekers interviews Gilbert Soeters of Via Belgica about the key role that this critical infrastructure had on the development of our region.  A unique opportunity to get in contact with Roman history beyond the usual city visits.    Photo : Inge Stevens
03:30
November 13, 2020
Basse Stittgen : How do like you eggs? Like bakelite, perhaps?
Annually, an average of 6,4 billion hens lay 1,1 trillion eggs. Simultaneously one third of all food per year is lost or wasted which includes eggs that have short shelf life and whose fragile shell is not the most suitable protection against processing and transport. In the project ‘how do you like your eggs’ the content becomes container, an egg cup is produced from discarded eggs. In fact, damaged and b-stock egg whites and shells are thermoformed into bio-plastic cups with zero additives.  Jean-Paul Linnartz had a chat with Designer Basse Stittgen for World Design Embassies and Radio 4 Brainport. Eindhoven
12:22
November 3, 2020
Living in a house built out of clay may well feel more comfortable than one out of concrete
BC Materials transforms pure earth of construction sites to local building materials such as clay plasters, compressed earth blocks and rammed earth for walls and floors. These products are circular, carbon neutral, healthy and possess minimal grey energy. Jean-Paul Linnartz interviewed Anton Maertens about the project Exploded View at Dutch Design Week 2020. 
07:45
November 1, 2020
Designer Joost van Wijmen maakt ongemakkelijke onderwerpen bespreekbaar.
Ons veranderende lichaam is een gevoelig onderwerp. De samenleving waarin we leven heeft een hoge mate van maakbaarheid en met behulp van allerlei filters profileren we ons op social media als mooi, jong en vrolijk. Tijdens de corona pandemie ondervinden we allemaal dagelijks het gevolg van onze lichamelijke kwetsbaarheid. In het maatschappelijke debat hangt de zorg voor het veranderende lichaam samen met de steeds hogere kosten die gepaard gaan met veroudering of ziekte. Social designer Joost van Wijmen onderzoekt hoe het lichaam verandert. Door het lichaam verzamelen we ervaring en kennis over deze veranderingen, het toont onze flexibiliteit en veerkracht evenals onze kwetsbaarheid of koppigheid. In zijn doorlopende project ENCOUNTER staat centraal hoe de mens deze veranderingen ervaart. Aanvullend werkt Joost met het zorgdomein om te kijken hoe deze ervaringen een plek krijgen. Jean-Paul Linnartz ging in gesprek met Joost van Wijmen, voor DDW 2020, in the Embassy of Health over Encounter 8.
18:40
October 28, 2020
Yann LeCun, Facebook, about the algorithms that determine what we see on Social Media
Facebook increasingly influences how we view the world. We see the opinions of our friends responding to news that may or may not be fake. But which messages we see first and which messages remain hidden is all controlled by algorithms. Algorithms based on Artificial Intelligence. And these algorithms are the work of a large research team led by Professor Yann LeCun. LeCun, thereby is one of the leading technologists behind one of the largest companies in the world. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg recognized that his ideas could really boost Facebook, when LeCun was building a formidable reputation in the academic world with his convolutional neural networks, and when already almost all handwritten checks are processed by his algorithms, but when the link between social media and AI was still unexplored. Meanwhile, social media controlled by AI are influencing our lives every day. Philips, Signify and the TU/e awarded Yann LeCun the prestigious Holst Memorial Medial 2018. Radio4Brainport’s Jean-Paul Linnartz spoke to him on his visit to Eindhoven.
17:33
October 22, 2020
Magic Tea, the ultimate awareness experience by high tech in de background
Artist, designer and researcher Danielle Roberts creates tools to enhance awareness. Tools to boost mental wellness supported by the latests Internet of Things IoT technology, also borrowing from traditional Japanse tea rituals. She participates in the World Design Embassies with her Magic Tea. An interview by Jean-Paul Linnartz. 
06:39
October 21, 2020
Rethinking Plastics: Shahar Livne and her Lithoplast
Shahar Livne mines plastic waste to create sculptural objects. How will future generation look upon plastics waste after it mingles with other materials? A podcast interview for the World Design Embassies by Jean-Paul Linnartz of Radio 4 Brainport. 
08:52
October 14, 2020
Rethinking Plastics: innovative facemasks by Iris Bekkers
Triggered by the theme "Rethinking Plastics" of the World Design Embassies of the Dutch Design Week 2020, Iris Bekkers created a face mask that can be adapted to the infection risk, that can filter potentially contaminated air with active coal, and that can be recycled with new business model. A podcast by Jean-Paul Linnartz for Radio4Brainport.org  
04:28
October 14, 2020
Andy "Coco" Baroja joins Board International Student Assoc COSMOS
A skype interview with the new Treasurer of the COSMOS, the TU Eindhoven international student association.  How do international students cope with Corona and the restrictions? What offers COSMOS? How about the common room? Interesting story about how a housing agency forced students to go in quarantine and forcing them to buy room service ... to hear that reading literature can be more fun that passing time on social media. .. to see that Brexit also causes a rise in inflow of EU students. Hosted by Limi Kalapurachal for Radio4Brainport.org. 
21:49
October 12, 2020
How Victor J. Papanek changed our ideas about Design
With this landmark textbook book “Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Design”, Victor J. Papanek changed our view on design. Can design make a difference? That is not a question up for debate, but necessity. We asked Prof. Alison J. Clarke why the book by Papanek is a must read for any design student. Leon Balmaekers on Radio4Brainport.org, Eindhoven 
05:51
September 30, 2020
Wirelessly connected without hick-ups and latency: use light
Wireless access to the Internet is booming, but that also leads to severe congestion of the airwaves. In fact, most complaints about poor WiFI have little to do with poor coverage but rather are caused if too many people use WiFi at the same time. The EU Horizon 2020 ELIoT project is an Innovation Action to use light to communicate. These signals do not go through the wall and that turns out to be a major advantage: you are not affected by interference from others. It gives latency-free connections. Peter Simons of Radio4Brainport.org interviews the ELIoT project leader Prof. Jean-Paul Linnartz.
13:01
September 27, 2020
The lights help you to find your way in a supermarket
Finding your way immediately even if you visit a museum, a shopping mall, a hospital  or an airport for the first time. Invisible codes embedded into the light can be picked up by any smartphone, and apps can provide a wealth of location based information. Onno Janssen of Signify explains how this new technology can enhance logistics in warehouses or guide autonoumous robots.
14:37
September 27, 2020
Can Corona virusses travel with the wind? (Aerosols, March 2020)
Is social distancing of 1.5 meter adequate to avoid Corona infections? According to an alarming MIT paper, the corona virus may be carried by much smaller particles the heavy droplet assumed thus far. The 1.5 meter norm appears to have been based om models for tuberrculose, but COVID behaves differently.  At Radio 4 Brainport we ask an expert in air flows, Professor Bert Blocken, about whether air flows pose an unprecedented risk in the spraed of the Virus. Photo: 2019 archive photo of Jean-Paul Linnartz interviewing Bert Blocken. This interview on Radio 4 Brainport was recorded in March 2020, and one of the first to address the risk of aerosols. 
11:58
September 27, 2020
AI in Motion: autonomous driving via 5G
AI in Motion, a start-up at the Eindhoven TU/e campus, is making a virtual digital track to support autonomous vehicles. That makes it possible to introduce AI-driven shuttle busses in the near future. AIIM succesfully tested 5G communication to remotely control the vehicle. Jean-Paul Linnartz interviews Gijs Dubbelman for Radio4Brainport.org
18:44
September 26, 2020