top of page

Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer

Eppo van Nispen.jpg


Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer had a successful career in broadcasting, being one of the first persons to use digital interactive formats. He decided to dedicate his knowledge of digital media and how people use them to the future of libraries. He set up the highly acclaimed DOK Library Concept Center in Delft and worked together with the best scientists to create the world’s most modern library. In 2008, DOK was chosen by international experts as the most innovative of all libraries worldwide and in 2009 it was named the best library in the Netherlands. In 2010 he was asked to become the CEO of a unique foundation that helps to encourage book reading. Today, Eppo is the CEO of the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision, the second biggest audiovisual archive of the world. It serves as a tech-platform for cultural heritage as a human memory that works together with famous scientists all over the world from MIT, Frauenhofer Institut to the UvA. They work on search intelligence, digital forensics and preservation. Eppo is also president of a national think tank in Big Data. He is a well-known international speaker and lecturer.


Talk description:

In today’s digital world, information travels as fast and as far as data can go. There have never been so many tools to create and share all this information from the palm of your hand. Data and artificial intelligence are used to spread news in a way that you no longer know if these are real or fake. This is a real threat to our democratic society. People need to be media-literated: understand how, by who and where this information is created.

In this triggering, humorous, heartfelt and foremost fact-checked TED talk, Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer will take you on an inspirational roller-coaster in his stimulating stride for bringing media literacy to the university’s curriculum using the oldest powerhouses of information in the world. He will give a special insight on how to deal with the world of deep fakes using old school tools, from pure poetry to his 102-year old grandmother.

bottom of page