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Lars Lundsten, Paul Majkut, Shoji Nagataki , Oby Pauline Ohiagu,
Melentie Pandilovski, Randall Dana Ulveland, May Zindel
Luis Acebal, Cristina Bonfiglioli , Alberto Carrillo Canán (Chair),
Kurt Cline, Francesca Dell'Orto, Gerardo de la Fuente, Yoni van den Eede
Miguel A. García, Elvira Godek-Kiryluk, Sophia Siddique Harvey, Stacey Irwin, Matti Itkonen, Melinda Campbell, Nicola Liberati (Co-Chair)
PRESIDENT: Lars Lundsten, VICE PRESIDENT: Cristina Bonfiglioli,
SECRETARY: Francesca Dell'Orto; TREASURER: Melinda Campbell
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.
Cristina Bonfiglioli is currently a professor at a non-degree program on Digital Nets, Third Sector and Sustainability' at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her research interests are the Philosophy of Science and Technology, Phenomenology and Postphenomenology. Most of her scientific production is dedicated to the relations between scientific discourse and imaging, specially photography and cinema.
Melinda Campbell teaches at National University, San Diego. She received her doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of California, Davis in 1993, where she specialized in metaphysics, epistemology, and aesthetics. Her dissertation was in the area of color ontology and argued the case for the "subjective realism" of color. Professor Campbell's publications include an article co-written with William Hirstein, "Aesthetics & the Experience of Beauty," which appears in the 2009 edition of the Elsevier Encyclopedia of Consciousness. Prof. Campbell is the Editor of the SPM Conference Proceedings.
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.
Kurt Cline 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.
Gerardo de la Fuente is a Professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and lectures in aesthetics and arts at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. His most recent book is To Love in Foreign Lands: An Essay on Economy Seduction in Modern Societies. His research interests are the philosophy and aesthetics of new media, the philosophy of economics, and the contemporary experience of the self in the Latin American everyday life.
Francesca Dell'Orto holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Philosophy earned at the University of Turin (Italy) and Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV). Attached to the Husserl Archive of Paris (Ecole Normale Supérieure), she worked on Husserlian manuscripts about temporal constitution. 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.
Elvira Godek-Kiryluk is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research in American and Russian modernism focuses on the conditions of intelligibility for politics in an aesthetic project. Her third area of specialization is in aesthetics, mostly of German Idealism and the Frankfurt School. Her involvement with the Society for Phenomenology and Media dates back to 2000, when she presented a paper on Roman Ingarden. She is currently teaching a course on realism in film and working on an article on Dziga Vertov and indexicality as a formal concern of the film medium.
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 (The Cinema of Satyajit Ray; The Cinema of David Cronenberg; etc.). 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.
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.
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.
Nicola Liberati is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Pisa. He received an MA in philosophy at the University of Pisa with a thesis focused on Husserl. His actual interests gravitate on how perception and the living body of the subject are moulded by technology from a phenomenological point of view. More precisely, he studies perception in augmented reality. His current interests include phenomenology, post-phenomenology, cognitive sciences and augmented reality.
Melentie Pandilovski directs the Video Pool Media Arts Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the Euro-Balkan Institute in Skopje, Macedonia. He is engaged in phenomenological research on new art and culture. His numerous publications on art and technology have been translated into Italian, Greek, English, German, Russian, French, and Serbo-Croatian. He is the former director of the Contemporary Art Center in Skopje, Macedonia, and the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide, Austrailia in strategic planning and profession
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 is a Professor in Literature and Philosophy at National University. Research: media change. He has been award one Fulbright Scholarship and two Fulbright Senior Specialist grants (Argentina, Finland, Germany), two National Endowment for the Humanities awards (Cambridge, Oxford) and was given a grant by the government of Slovakia to reseach the films of the Cold War. He is a Reader of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts and Early Books at the Huntington, Bodeian, and Cambridge University Libraries.
Shoji Nagataki teaches at Chukyo University, Department of International Liberal Studies. His research interests are in phenomenology, the philosophy of embodiment, the philosophy of mind, and cognitive science.
Oby Pauline Ohiagu was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she was engaged in 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.
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 analyses of corporeality within educational and technological environments.
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.