Patricia Pisters is professor of Media Studies (with a specialization in film studies) at the University of Amsterdam. She is director of research of the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA), one of the researh schools of the Faculty of Humanities. She is member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW). Between 2010 and 2013 she was chair of the department of Media Studies. Between 2011 and 2015 she was elected member of the steering committee of NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies). She is one of the founding editors of the peer reviewed Open Access journal NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies and co-editor (with Bernd Herzogenrath) of the series Thinking I Media at Bloomsbury. Her research and teaching focuses on film-philosophy, in conjunction with neuroscience and on political implications of contemporary transnational screen culture and media ecologies. Currently she works on a book on cinema and psychopathologies of media culture; and on a multi-media project on metallurgy, alchemy and media art. She also writes and lectures regularly about classic film authors and about Dutch film culture.

Adam Nocek is Assistant professor in the philosophy of technology and science and technology studies in the School of Arts, Media + Engineering at Arizona State University. Nocek is the founding director of the Laboratory for Critical Technics (LCT), which experiments with techniques from design and art research in order to reimagine social and political problems. Nocek has published numerous essays on architecture and design, artificial life, process philosophy (especially Whitehead and Deleuze), and biotechnology. He is the co-editor of the collection, The Lure of Whitehead (Minnesota 2014), and a special issue of the journal Inflexions titled, “Animating Biophilosophy” (2014). He is currently working on two manuscripts: the first is titled, Animating Capital: Molecules, Labor, and the Cultural Production of Science (Minnesota); and the second is titled, Politics by Design: The Imagination Economy and Design Futures.


Other partners

Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies

IAS (Institute for Advanced Studies, UvA)

Faculty of Humanities (Cutting Edge Research)