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Luis Acebal, Alberto Carrillo Canán,
Emily Churilla, Kurt Cline, Francesca Dell'Orto
Yoni van den Eede, Miguel A. García,
Sophia Siddique Harvey, Pieter Lemmens, Raluca Mocan
Aki Huhtinen, Matti Itkonen, Stacey O'Neal Irwin,
Lars Lundsten, Paul Majkut
Shoji Nagataki , Oby Pauline Ohiagu, Dominic Smith,
Randall Dana Ulveland, Galit Wellner, May Zindel
Board of Directors:
Society for Phenomenology and Media
Luis Acebal is an Associate Professor at National University. He has lectured at universities in Argentina and Uruguay and served as a Fulbright scholar at Universidad Nacional Litoral in Santa Fe, Argentina. He is interested in the application of literary theory to digital production.
Alberto José Luis Carrillo Canán is Professor of Philosophy at the Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico. His areas of research are cognitive science, the history of science, media theory, aesthetics, and the philosophy of technology.
Emily Churilla is a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University in English and Cultural Studies. Her research interests are in American society, gender theory, and affect theory; more specifically, her dissertation focuses on geek culture, virtual subjectivities, and questions of digital life.
Kurt Cline (Chair, Advisory Board) is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Taipei University of Technology. Research Interests: shamanic praxis, poetry and poetics, legerdemain, gnosticism, hermeticism, romanticism, modernism, cultural studies, consciousness studies, experimental film and theater.
Francesca Dell'Orto holds a PhD in Theoretical Philosophy earned at the University of Turin (Italy) and Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV). As being attached to the Husserl Archive of Paris (Ecole Normale Supérieure), she worked on the Husserlian manuscripts about temporal constitution and she is currently devoting her research to the relationship between transcendental temporality and technicity through the confrontation with Gilbert Simondon's and Bernard Stiegler's thought.
Yoni Van Den Eede is attached to the Philosophy Department of the Free University of Brussels (VUB) as a Ph.D. fellow of the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO). He is currently working on a doctoral thesis concerning the philosophy of technology, focusing on the common usage of digital and informational media.
Miguel A. García teaches digital media at Hochschule Furtwangen University and is actively involved in research on web aesthetics and practice, the philosophical foundations of Internet experience, and the interface of technology, art, and digital production.
Sophia Siddique Harvey is an Assistant Professor of Film at Vassar College. Her research interests include Singapore cultural studies, film and phenomenology, representations of trauma and memory in Cambodian, Indonesian, and Thai cinema, and the impact of new media on Southeast Asia's moving image culture. She teaches film history, contemporary Southeast Asian cinemas, and seminars (such as, The Cinema of Satyajit Ray; The Cinema of David Cronenberg). She is completing a book: Screening Singapore: City-Cinema and the Urban Imagination.
Aki Huhtinen is general staff officer at the National Defense University, Finland, and information warfare docent at the Department of Social and Moral Philosophy, the University of Helsinki. He specializes in the question of information warfare and military ethics.
Matti Itkonen teaches at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He holds doctorates in philosophy (PhD) and education (PhD, education), with theses on the poetry of Eeva-Liisa Manner and the philosophy of education. His numerous publications focus on cultural philosophy, educational philosophy, and especially questions that discuss Finnish national ethos.
Stacey O'Neal Irwin teaches at Millersville University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Department of Communication and Theatre. Her research interests include hermeneutic phenomenology, postphenomenology, new media, semiotics, human studies, and technology and pedagogy.
Pieter Lemmens studied biology and philosophy at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. He wrote his dissertation on the intimate relationship between the human and technology – Driven by Technology. The human condition and the biotechnology revolution and got his PhD in 2008 from the Radboud University in Nijmegen. He has published, among other things, on themes in the philosophy of technology and on the work of Martin Heidegger, Peter Sloterdijk, Bernard Stiegler and Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri.
Lars Lundsten teaches at Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland, and is one of the founders and first board members of SPM. His research interests are social ontology and narrative epistemology. He works within the realist phenomenology tradition, influenced by the Husserl, Reinach and Ingarden.
Paul Majkut, Chair of the SPM Board, is a Professor in Literature and Philosophy at National University and Director of the graduate Film Studies program. Research: media change. He has been awarded three Fulbrights (Argentina, Finland, Germany), two National Endowment for the Humanities awards (Cambridge, Oxford). He is a Reader of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts and Early Books at the Huntington, Bodeian, and Cambridge University Libraries.
Raluca Mocan holds a PhD in philosophy with a dissertation on Husserl’s perspective on imagination and its connection to perceptive experience. She is teaching philosophy at the University Paris-Est Créteil and is currently collaborating with the Husserl Archives of Paris (ENS-CNRS). Her research interests include phenomenology, the philosophy of space and of embodiment, aesthetics, the philosophy of psychology, phenomenological research methodology and philosophy of science.
Shoji Nagataki teaches at Chukyo University, Department of International Liberal Studies. His research interests are in phenomenology, the philosophy of embodiment, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science.
Oby Pauline Ohiagu is a Fulbright fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she is presently engaged in her doctoral research on using the Internet for strategic communication. She teaches mass communication at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Research Interest: Online communication and corporate communication.
Dominic Smith is lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He has taught philosophy at the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh, and is part of the team for the Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practices degree, run in connection with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. His research interests lie in phenomenology and contemporary European Philosophy (Husserl, Heidegger, Deleuze), philosophy and art, and philosophy of technology. He is currently working towards a book length study entitled Exceptional Technologies: For a Continental Philosophy of Technology.
Randall Dana Ulveland is a Professor at Western Oregon University. He teaches courses in educational foundations, technology and media, and philosophy. His research interests focus on phenomenological analysies of corporeality within educational and technological environments.
Galit Wellner is a postdoctoral research fellow at Ben Gurion University. Her research interests are in philosophy of technology, postphenomenology, mobile media and well being in digital media.
May Zindel teaches art and art theory at Unarte University. Her art has been exhibited in Mexico, the USA, Cuba and Chile, and includes paintings, photography, art objects and videos. She is an advisor for the Department of Arts and Culture, Puebla.