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Marcel Kampman
creative director
Meppel, Netherlands

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Stefan Hoevenaar

Founder, creative director | ILUMY, Plek

Amsterdam, Netherlands

"Prototype positive change"

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Government & Community
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

ActivismArtBusiness DevelopmentClimate ChangeCommunityDigital MediaEntrepreneurshipGraphic DesignMediaPoliticsPublishingStrategy GeneralSustainabilityTechnologyWriting

Very good at:
+ Seeing the future
+ Prototyping
+ Bringing ideas to reality

About me & my work:

Born a prototyper and entrepreneur. As a kid, before my 16th birthday, I prototyped a plant watering system, programmed instant messaging for the C64, painted bicycles for money, organised regional parties and learned to design and print the promo-posters, and won the youth prize in a national contest to run a virtual chocolate factory.

In 2004 I co-founded simPC, a subscription based, fully serviced computer for senior citizens. From 2008 to 2014 I worked on Zapaday: I wondered what information about the future I could find on the internet. So I picked one day in the future, started researching and found future rocket launches, product launches, court hearings, elections, protests, strikes, on and on, day by day. Zapaday makes that information available to journalists, newsrooms and business planners. In 2009 I founded ILUMY, a prototyping agency. With the ILUMY team, in 2014, we launched Plek, a community collaboration platform.

The last decade I've been involved in initiatives for innovation in democracy, including a referendum campaign and a campaign for citizen initiatives.

My links: | Community collaboration | Prototyping agency

My dad, a quantified diabetic | About my dad, diabetic quantified-selfer avant la lettre, at Quantified Self Europe 2014


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