Rens van der Vorst

Rens van der Vorst (1971) is Head of IT Innovation & Technophilosopher at Fontys University of Applied Science. He teaches, writes, and does research. Does technology make our lives better? And, what is exactly meant by better? Can we combine humor and technology and still communicate our important message?
Rens am author of “Waarom je altijd wilt winnen van je navigatiesysteem (2020)” a book with the 100 most important technological questions of today. Rens also wrote Smartphones are the New Smoking (Appen is het Nieuwe Roken in 2017) and writes columns for / emerce / and other outlets. He gives a lot of talks on our relationship with
technology. These talks are funny, confronting and interactive and for everyone.
Rens is leading a research – project into a free online tool that helps people think about the impact of technology ( He is also owner of A project to create a
RunKeeper App for studying.

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