ROBIN: An interactive life story

The first Dutch interactive animation film, 'ROBIN: an interactive life story' has been available since October 2019. For this unique film project of the Dutch Research Agenda, scientists and screenwriters have joined forces to make a film about daily dilemmas that are happening now or in the near future. The audience uses a smartphone to choose which choice Robin takes and thus influences the course of the film and the story of ROBIN.


On Friday, October 4, 2019, the interactive animated film ROBIN premiered at 4 locations - the life course of Robin was determined based on dilemmas!

Experience ROBIN

The first Dutch interactive animation film, ROBIN: an interactive life story, will be available online for free from 7 November 2019 at [Dutch only].

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Dilemmas in the film present the audience with challenging choices, because how far do you want to go with science: Do you want to make your child disease-free with genetic modification? And how do we save the climate? Our world is constantly changing and we do not always think about the challenges that come with it. How do we deal with these dilemmas and what role do science, technology and philosophy play in this?

Technology philosopher Peter-Paul Verbeek (University of Twente), behavioral scientist Reint Jan Renes (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) and professional doubter and philosopher Tim de Mey (Erasmus University) have contributed to the scientific dilemmas. The three scientists are used to taking a critical look at the future and are not afraid to ask challenging questions.

About the Dutch Research Agenda

ROBIN is an initiative of the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA). The NWA research program was set up by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and is carried out by NWO. Public communication is also part of the NWA, which is carried out by a consortium of organizations from the full breadth of science. The NWA brings the public, stakeholders and scientists together to identify issues, conduct research, involve society in research and actively share the acquired knowledge with society. For more information, see also: