• Kouw, Matthijs. 2012. Pragmatic Constructions: Simulation and the Vulnerability of Technological Cultures. Den Bosch: Uitgeverij BOXPress. [Download]

Journal papers

  • Kouw, Matthijs, and Arthur Petersen. 2018. “Diplomacy in Action: Latourian Politics and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.” Science & Technology Studies 31 (1): 52-68. [Download]
  • Naber, Rolf, Rob Raven, Matthijs Kouw, and Ton Dassen. 2017. “Scaling up Sustainable Energy Innovations? Smart Grids in the Netherlands.” Energy Policy 110: 342-354. [Download]
  • Kouw, Matthijs. 2017. “Risks in the Making: The Mediating Role of Models in Water Management and Civil Engineering in the Netherlands.” Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 40 (2): 160-174. [Download]
  • Kouw, Matthijs. “The Risk Equipment Deserves More Credit: Modelling, Epistemic Opacity, and Immersion.” Technosphere, 2017. [Download]
  • Meadows, Maureen, and Matthijs Kouw. 2017. “Future-Making: Inclusive Design and Smart Cities.” Interactions 24 (2): 52–56. [Download]
  • Kouw, Matthijs. 2017. “Kosmopolitiek en de slimme stad.” nY 32: 163–76. [Download]
  • Kouw, Matthijs. 2016. “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – and Then Looking the Other Way? Epistemic Opacity, Immersion, and Modeling in Hydraulic Engineering.” Perspectives on Science 24 (2): 206–27. [Download]
  • Kouw, Matthijs. 2014. “Designing Communication: Politics and Practices of Participatory Water Quality Governance.” International Journal of Water Governance 2 (4): 37–52. [Download]
  • Kouw, Matthijs. 2012. “Object-georiënteerde politiek?” Wijsgerig Perspectief 52 (4): 32–39. [Download]

Book chapters

  • Kouw, Matthijs. 2017. “Validating Models in the Face of Uncertainty: Geotechnical Engineering and Dike Vulnerability in The Netherlands.” In Cultures of Prediction, edited by Matthias Heymann, Gabriele Gramelsberger, and Martin Mahony, 195-213. London: Routledge. [Download]
  • Kouw, Matthijs, and Sjoerd van Tuinen. 2015. “Blinded by Science? Speculative Realism and Speculative Constructivism.” In Breaking the Spell, edited by Anna Longo and Sarah de Sanctis, 115–30. Milan: Mimesis International. [Download]
  • Kouw, Matthijs, Andrea Scharnhorst, and Charles van den Heuvel. 2013. “Exploring Uncertainty. Classifications, Simulations and Models of the World.” In Virtual Knowledge: Experimenting in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, edited by Paul Wouters, Anne Beaulieu, Andrea Scharnhorst, and Sally Wyatt, 89–125. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Download]
  • Moody, Rebecca, Matthijs Kouw, and Victor Bekkers. 2013. “Virtually Visual. The Visual Rhetoric of GIS in Policy Making.” In Virtual Knowledge: Experimenting in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, edited by Paul Wouters, Anne Beaulieu, Andrea Scharnhorst, and Sally Wyatt, 127–49. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Download]
  • Zant, Tijn van der, Matthijs Kouw, and Lambert Schomaker. 2012. “Generative Artificial Intelligence.” In Theory and Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, edited by Vincent C. Müller, 107–20. Berlin: Springer. [Download]


  • Munnichs, Geert, Matthijs Kouw, and Linda Kool. 2017. “A Never-Ending Race: On Cyberthreats and Strengthening Resilience.” The Hague: Rathenau Insituut. [Download]
  • Munnichs, Geert, Matthijs Kouw, and Linda Kool. 2017. “Een nooit gelopen race: Over cyberdreigingen en versterking van weerbaarheid.” The Hague: Rathenau Insituut. [Download]

Conference proceedings

  • Kouw, Matthijs, Lizette Pater, and Edo Schreuders. 2004. “No Fear or Hope but New Weapons: On Privacy and Technology.” In Challenges for the Citizen of the Information Society (Vol. 1 of Proceedings of the 7th International Conference Ethicomp 2004, 14-16th April, Syros, Greece), edited by T. W. Bynum, N. Pouloudi, S. Rogerson, and T. Spyrou, 550–57. Syros: University of the Aegean Press. [Download]

Book reviews

  • Kouw, Matthijs. 2017. “Water: Recensie van: René ten Bos (2015) Water, een geofilosofische geschiedenis. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Boom, 352 pp.” Krisis (2): 54-8. [Download]
  • Kouw, Matthijs. 2015. “Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology: Theoretical and Cognitive Issues.” International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 29 (1): 105–8. [Download]
  • Kouw, Matthijs. 2014. “Paul M. Leonardi. Car Crashes without Cars: Lessons about Simulation Technology and Organizational Change from Automotive Design.” Isis 105 (3): 668–69. [Download]
  • Kouw, Matthijs. 2012. “Towards a Robust Realism?” Science as Culture 21 (3): 393–98. [Download]
  • Kouw, Matthijs. 2010. “Diane M. Rodgers: Debugging the Link between Social Theory and Social Insects.” Science Studies 23: 99–101. [Download]


  • Kouw, Matthijs. 2006. “Pervasive Computing and the Visual Syntax of Data Framing.” University of Amsterdam. Unpublished MSc Thesis.
  • Kouw, Matthijs. 2005. “Deleuze and the Problem of Technology.” University of Amsterdam. Unpublished MA Thesis.