adam nocek
adam nocek

adam nocek (director) is an assistant professor in the philosophy of technology and science and technology studies in the school of arts, media + engineering at arizona state university. nocek works at the intersections of continental philosophy and science studies, digital culture and aesthetics, and design theory and technoscience, and has published numerous essays on media theory, artificial life, architecture, the history of biotechnology, and process philosophy. 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 a manuscript titled haunting science: animism, commodification, and life's ghostly image.

ron broglio
ron broglio

ron broglio (field marshal) is an associate professor of english, director of graduate studies, and senior scholar at the global institute of sustainability at arizona state university. broglio's research focuses on how philosophy and aesthetics can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment. in beasts of burden: biopolitics, labor and animal life in british romanticism (forthcoming suny 2016) he examines the birth and limits of state power into life of citzens and animals alike.  his work surface encounters: thinking with animals and art (university of minnesota press 2011) develops a language for animal studies through examination of contemporary art and phenomenology. his book technologies of the picturesque: british art, poetry, and instruments 1750-1830 (bucknell 2008) develops the phenomenological engagement between bodies and technology in the british landscape aesthetic.  current projects include a dairy cattle art installation at the university of waterloo and a manifesto on the animal revolution.

stacey moran nocek
stacey moran nocek

stacey moran nocek is faculty in the school of arts, media + engineering and english. stacey works at the intersections of feminist theory and technoscience, design research, and critical pedagogy. Her scholarship views gender politics as not simply being about men and women, but focuses precisely on how to understand agency, body, rationality, and the boundaries between theory/practice and thinking/making. stacey worked in the fashion industry for twenty years, and enlists this expertise to engage new forms of speculative and critical design research. her current research investigates how methods in the physical sciences provide a new foothold for thinking about the materiality of knowledge production in feminine writing practices. 

charis elliott
charis elliott

charis elliott is a graduate student in arts, media + engineering at arizona state university, research coordinator and research assistant at laboratory for critical technics,  co-director of post-human network, and founder/designer for mother of gideon. charis holds a dynamic set of experiences in design of both the physical and abstract resulting in the creation of objects in jewelry, clothing, audio, film, graphic, conceptual, social, and structural. her current graduate studies are a continuation of exploration and experimentation in understanding complexities and connectedness from the self to the world while developing a lexicon of both word and creation to communicate and explore this abstract terrain. charis' ambition is to vision out and create new paths leading to understanding our shared world through both the alien of nonhuman and other, and the familiar abstracts of self and each other.

www.charis.space

garrett laroy johnson
garrett laroy johnson

garrett johnson draws on his practical and theoretical experiences in music as a phd student in media arts and sciences at arizona state university, where he pursues interests including posthumanism and mind, ensemble entrainment and coordination, and interactive installation and dance performance. in 2015, he completed his ma in musicology at arizona state university, where he wrote a masters thesis investigating the role of the body in david rosenboom's exploratory use of electroencephalography in musical performance. 

www.garrettlaroyjohnson.com

gabriella isaac
gabriella isaac
celina osuna
celina osuna

celina osuna is a second year phd student in literature at asu. she is also enrolled in the critical theory certificate. currently her research interests include: nonhuman and human phenomenology of the desert, american literature of the long 20th century, solargraphy, desert literature, critical theory and studies of: place, memory, time, and light.

angela sakrison
angela sakrison

angela sakrison is a cultural geography phd student, studying the cultural effects of climate change -- how the experience of destruction and decay reshapes community and culture, beyond the geophysical, and beyond the human. she is particularly interested in the role affective objects and art encounters play as creative incongruities, how they encourage attunement to the environment or shifts in perspective (and perception).