Freyja Van Den Boom

Practice based AI Futures researcher
WAIF Agency: Anticipatory Governance and Speculative (legal) Design

Dr. Freyja van den Boom is an independent art/academic researcher working on AI disruptions, Data, and Human-Robot interactions. Her current research is on developing models of anticipatory governance for transformative AI; and on methodology using speculative design, foresight and arts-based approaches. She obtained a PhD from Bournemouth University with a dissertation titled: Driven by digital innovations: Regulating In-vehicle data access and use for Telematics Insurance in Europe. She has an LLM from Tilburg University and MSc from Lund University with a thesis on Sociology of norms: Sci-Hub, legal and normative issues of online file sharing. She has been a researcher on various EU funded projects in the field of Copyright, privacy, and data protection, as a Trademark and Design attorney and law and ethics lecturer for media and game development studies. She has published her research and presented and performed her academic and artistic works internationally at academic, industry and community events and conferences including in the UK, Japan, Belgium and The Netherlands.