First, we seek to offer new concepts, which more accurately explain the technological transformation we are witnessing. Second, we seek to introduce these new concepts into publicly engaged humanities, which so far have offered only limited contributions to debates around technological issues.
In our efforts to help create a publicly engaged research practice with an aim to technological diversity, we work to
- conceptually reverse the current techno-scientific paradigms under which the finalities of academic research on technology are subordinated to the extra-academic imperatives of the market-regulated and marketing-driven tech industry,
- put research practices at the service of public and open debate about the technological shape of our future in the Anthropocene.
Our research activities are located within three independent yet overlapping areas of study, based in different research traditions:
- Philosophy of technology, philosophy of science, political economy and continental philosophy;
- Cultural theory, media studies, love studies, digital humanities, critical robotics—specifically cultural norms and the social, emotional and aesthetic codes in relation to digitalism;
- Environmental studies, affect theory, gender and sexuality studies, wilderness studies, critical animal studies.