Nicole Christophe is a project manager and a philosopher with a passion for art. She has obtained her MA in Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. After her studies she switched to working on the application of new developments in ICT to education and research, ultimately ending up at the department of Science Funds & Prizes of the KNAW (The Royal Academy of Science, of which NIAS is a part). At NIAS she is Head of Academic Affairs a.i., together with Bernike Pasveer, concentrating on the application and selection process of new fellows. As an artist she creates mainly digital art by manipulating and combining moments, but she has a secret love for old photographic techniques.