Curriculum Vitae

Natascha Adamowsky

Natascha Adamowsky is Professor for Digital Media Technologies at the University of Siegen.

Before she was Professor for Media and Culture Studies in Freiburg and for Cultural Aesthetics at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Her main fields of research are media aesthetics, knowledge cultures, practice as research / theory as practice (epistemology of participation) and media history.

Publications: „Ozeanische Wunder. Entdeckung und Eroberung des Meeres in der Moderne“, München 2017; „Mysterious Science of the Sea, 1775 – 1943.“ History and Philosophy of Technoscience, London 2015; „Das Wunder in der Moderne. Eine andere Kulturgeschichte des Fliegens“, München 2010; „Spielfiguren in virtuellen Welten.“Campus Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2000.

Pelle Ehn

Pelle Ehn is professor at the School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University, and one of the founders of the school and the Interactive Institute – and the associated national research institute.

For the last 15 years his research has been focused on design and digital media. His books and papers in journals and international conferences on the subject include Computers and Democracy (1987), Work-Oriented design of computer artifacts (1988), Scandinavian Design – on skill and participation (1992) and Manifest of digital Bauhaus (1998).

Fabio Grigenti

Fabio Grigenti is a scholar at University of Padua.

His research are as are History of Philosophy, Philosophical Historiography and History of Science and Technology. He furthered his training with periods of study in Tübingen (Karl-Eberhard Universität) and Frankfurt a. M. (Schopenhauer-Archiv). From 2000 to 2003 he was a fellow, and since 2004 he has been a  researcher in the History of Philosophy in the Faculty of Educational Science of the University of Padua. During the academic year 2003-2004 he held the courses of Ethics and in the Faculty of Educational Science of the University of Padua.

Natalia Nikiforova

Alfred Nordmann

Alfred Nordmann is researching a larger agenda of the History and Philosophy of Technoscience.

It’s questions include all the ones that are raised by the History and Philosophy of Science, especially in following research areas: Epistemology – Objectivity of knowledge, characteristic modes of inference and evidentiary warrant, the role of theory, the concepts of explanation and understanding, qualitative and quantitative reasoning, ontology – constitution of researchobjects, dispositions and affordances, structure-propertyrelations, conservation principles and representing and intervening – simulation modelling, visualization techniques, Mediapractices, Research Technologies and Design. He created versatile bookseries with the impact of History and Philosophy of Technoscience, like Laocoön 2016.

Luciana Parisi

Luciana Parisi is a lecturer in Cultural Theory, Chair of the PhD programme at the Centre for Cultural Studies, and co-director of the Digital Culture Unit, Goldsmiths University of London. Her research draws on continental philosophy to investigate  ontological and epistemological transformations driven by the function of technology in culture, aesthetics and politics. Her writing aims to develop a naturalistic approach to thinking and technology.

She is interested in cybernetics, information theory and computation, complexity and evolutionary theories. Her writing addresses the techno capitalist investment in artificial intelligence, biotechnology, nanotechnology. She has written extensively within the field of Media Philosophy and Computational Design. She holds a Ph.D (Philosophy) from the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. Her research interests include: Critical Theory: Digital Culture, Media Philosophy, Aesthetics, Cultural Theory. Continental Philosophy (especially Leibniz, Spinoza, Whitehead, Peirce, Deleuze) Philosophy of Technology (including cybernetics, computation allogic, complexity theory, AI, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology) Feminist Philosophy (philosophy of difference and philosophy of gender), Digital Media and Computational Culture, Political Theory., Working Knowledge and the Grammar of Things, BiCoDa Alliance, and many more.

Gaetano Rametta

Gaetano Ramettais a scholar at University of Padua.

His research areas are contemporary french philosophy (Deconstruction and Post-Structuralism), german Neocantism and british Idealism between 800 and 900 and Transcendental Philosophy and german Idealism. His research concentrates on classical german philosophy with special reference to the work of Fichte and Hegel. Further more he has research interests in Neocantism and reception of idealism between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with particular reference to the thought of E. Laskand F.H. Bradley. In addition to Neocantism he is researching contemporary philosophy based on the work of F. Nietzsche and french thought of the 20th century (with special reference to the work of J.-P. Sartre, M. Foucault, G. Deleuze and L. Althusser). During his focus on history of political philosophy he has become a member of the Inter-University Research Center for European Political and Legal Encyclopedia (CIRLPGE) and the Steering Committee of the journal „Political Philosophy“.

Barbara Maria Savy

Barbara Maria Savy has been Research Associate (RTDB) at the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Padua since 2016.

Currently she teaches history of the classical tradition in Modern Art and is a member of the College of Doctoral School of History, Criticism and Conservation of Cultural Heritage and College of Historical-Artistic Heritage. During the first years of training, from 1995 to 1999, she participated in the activities of the Superintendency for the artistic and historical heritage of Naples and the province through voluntary service, occasional services and temporary contracts, and gained experience in the field of cataloging and computerization of cultural heritage (Maps OA, D, S), museum pedagogy, historical-artistic dissemination and participation in the organization and secretarial work of several important exhibitions. In her research she concentrates on the study of Venetian and Paduan painting of the 16th century, referring to centers such as Ferrara, Brescia, Bergamo, Padua and Verona and with special reference to the return of iconographic contexts and client contexts. Her one of her research fields is the religious link to the fermentation of the Catholic Reform, for example the Benedictine of Santa Giustina, the canons of San Giorgio in Algaand Santo Spirito.

Astrid Schwarz

Astrid Schwarz has held the chair for Technoscience Studies at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg sinceearly 2017.

Before that Schwarz worked for 3 years at ETH Zurich at the Department for Humanities. In addition she has worked as assistant professor in Social and Political Sciences at the Institute for Philosophy of TU Darmstadt from 2002 till 2013. Further more she taught as a visiting professor and researcher in France, China, and Germany. Her research is focused on technology as epistemic culture, especially the Theory of Technoscience, Heuristics Art, science and engineering, forms of experimentation in the field, biographies of Technoscientific objects. Her research interests are recently expanding in the fields of ethical and political action, care ethics and gardening practices in the Anthropocene and Environmental Anthropology -from Homo faber to Homo hortensis.

Marzia Soavi

Marzia Soaviis a scholar at the University of Padua.

Her main research interests are in the field of Metaphysics of Artifacts, Philosophy of Science, Realism-antirealism and theory of scientific explanation. In addition she has an impact in there search fields Conventionalism from Poincaréto Logical Positivism Law and explanations from an antirealist point of view Realism and inference to the best explanation Antirealism and underdetermination of scientific theory by data criticisms to the epistemic value of the distinction between observables and non observables van Fraassen voluntarism.

Anna Maria Tekampe

Anna Maria Tekampe is a researcher and artist focused on Media Politics, Aesthetics and Media Philosophy – she is especially interested in interdisciplinary and artistic research.

She has a research focus on Political Philosophy, Hannah Arendt, Intersubjectivity, Critical Theory, Communicology, Media Ethics and Philosophy of Mind. Currently she is working in the frame of the SFB project „Media of Coorporation“ in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Natascha Adamowsky at University of Siegen. Her PhD focuses on political action in the digital age – and proposes a new way of approaching cooperative practices.

Cheryce von Xylander

Cheryce von Xylanders research is focused on historical subjectivity in relation to how knowledge travels. She is interested in the aesthetics of knowledge transmission as stabilized in self-organizing registers of experience. She studied symbolic systems, philosophy of science and history at the universities of Stanford, Cambridge and Chicago. Recently, she has taught philosophy at the Technical University of Darmstadt.