Academic Appointments

Senior Lecturer

2014 - present   The Neri Bloomfield School of Design (Wizo Haifa)

  • Teaching BA courses: Introduction to mass communications; Philosophy of technology; Business Law; Sustainability; History of economic thought; Innovation and entrepreneurship 

  • International relations officer (2016-2019)

 

Adjunct Professor

2016 - present    Tel Aviv University

•    Teaching BA courses: Digital Happiness; Philosophy of Technology for Engineers; Attention; Academic reading and writing. 
•    Co-organizer of the Medicine-Humanities Colloquium for 2017/8, 2018/9, 2019/2020. 

 

Lecturer

2014 - 2016, 2018 - present       Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

  • Teaching MA courses: Digital Subjectivity; Queer and technology; Philosophy of technology; Imagination

  • Director of the 2015/6 colloquium “Technology and Art”

Publications

Books

Multi-attention and Technologies of Attention (work in progress).

Translation to Hebrew of Don Ihde's Postphenomenology and Technoscience: The Peking University Lectures (2009), Tel Aviv: Resling (2016)

A Postphenomenological Inquiry of Cell Phones: Genealogies, Meanings and Becoming, Lexington Books (2015)
 

Articles Published in Peer Review Journals

"When AI is gender-biased: Some philosophical implications on AI in everyday life of women," Humana.Mente Journal of Philosophical Studies (submitted).


"Digital Imagination: Ihde’s and Stiegler’s Concepts of Imagination," Foundations of Science (forthcoming). 


“Material hermeneutic of digital technologies,” AI & Society (forthcoming), DOI 10.1007/s00146-020-00952-w, Online First - http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00146-020-00952-w


“Feminist AI: Can we expect our AI systems to become feminist?,” Philosophy & Technology (forthcoming) (With Tiran Rothman), https://doi.org/10.1007/s13347-019-00352-z.


"Digital subjectivity - From a network metaphor to a layered model," AZIMUTH: Philosophical Coordinates in Modern and Contemporary Age VII(14) (2019):55-66.


“Posthuman imagination: From modernity to augmented reality,” Journal of Posthuman Studies 2(1) (2018): 45-66. 


“Do animals have technologies?” Studia Phaenomenologica 17 (2017): 265-282.


“Ethics in times of Posthumanism,” Foundations of Science 22 (2017): 329-332.


“Gamification as an enabler of communication,” Communications. Media. Design 1(4) (2016).


“Techno-anthropology: Guest editors’ introduction,” (with Lars Botin and Kathrin Otrel-Cass), Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 19(2) (2015): 117-124. 


"The quasi-face of the cell phone: Rethinking alterity and screens," Human Studies 37(3) (2014): 299-316.


"Multi-attention and the Horcrux logic: Justifications for talking on the cell phone while driving," Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 18(1-2) (2014): 48-73. 


"No longer a phone: The cellphone as an enabler of augmented reality," Transfers 3(2) (2013): 70-88. 


"Wall-window-screen: How the cell phone mediates a worldview for us," Humanities and Technology Review 30 (2011): 77-103. 
 

Edited Volumes & Special Issues

Imagination Across the Analytical-Continental Divide, co-editor with Geoffrey Dierckxsens and Marco Arienti (work in progress).


Co-editor (with Lyat Friedman) of the 2nd volume of Notebooks in Continental Philosophy (Resling) (forthcoming).


Postphenomenology and Media, co-editor with Yoni Van Den Eede and Stacey Irwin, Lexington Books (2017).


Guest co-editor (with Lars Botin and Kathrin Otrel-Cass) at Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology Volume 19(2) (2015) “Techno-Anthropology”.


Guest editor at Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology Volume 37(1-2) (2014) “Driving While Celling”.
 

Book Chapters

"Attentions and media technologies" in Mediation and Access: A New Approach to Attention, ed. Maren Wehrle, Elizaveta Solomonova and Diego D'Angelo, Berlin: De Gruyter Berlin (abstract accepted, work in progress).


“A Postphenomenology of electric, self-driving and shared vehicles,” in Test-Driving the Future, ed. Diane Michelfelder, Rowman and Littlefield International (forthcoming).


“The shock of digitalization,” in The Technical Condition, ed. Tsjalling Swierstra, Oxford University Press and Boom Books (forthcoming).


“Multi-multistabilities,” in Reinventing Ihde: Origins, Interplay, and Extensions, ed. Ashley Shew and Glen Miller, Springer’s Philosophy of Engineering and Technology (POET) series (Pieter Vermaas, series editor) (forthcoming).


“Augmented reality’s things,” in Relating to Things: Design, Technology and the Artificial, ed. Heather Wiltse, Bloomsbury Visual Arts (2020): 173-187.


“From tools to machines, from machines to digital technologies,” in Fifty Years to 2001: Space Odyssey and the Landing on the Moon: From the First Man to the Last Man, ed. Yochai Ataria and Gil Markovitz, Pardes Publishing (2019): 39-62 (Hebrew). 


“Onlife Attention: Attention in the digital age,” in Hyperconnectivity and Digital Reality - Towards the Eutopia of Being Human, ed. Kathrin Otrel-Cass, Springer (2019): 47-66.


“Digital cultural sustainability,” in Sustainability in the Age of the Anthropocene: Philosophical Essays on Renewable Technologies, ed. Roisin Lally, Lexington Books (2019): 135-149.


“Social happiness as a cultural value: An analysis of shared values for ecosystem assessment,” in Cultural Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences, ed. Torsten Meireis and Gabriele Rippl, Routledge (2018): 101-111.


“From cellphones to machine learning: Does algorithmic writing require a shift in the role of the user?” in Towards a Philosophy of Digital Media, ed. Alberto Romele and Enrico Terrone, Palgrave Macmillan (2018): 205-224.


“I-media-world: The Algorithmic Shift from Hermeneutic Relations to Writing Relations,” In Postphenomenology and Media: Essays on Human-Media-World Relations, ed. Yoni Van Den Eede, Stacey Irwin, and Galit Wellner, Lexington Books (2017): 207-228.


Michelfelder, D., Wellner, G., Wiltse, H., “Thinking differently: Toward a methodology for an ethics of feminist technology design,” In The Ethics of Technology: Methods and Approaches, ed. Sven Ove Hansson, Rowman and Littlefield (2017): 193-218.


“I love my bicycle: A postphenomenological analysis,” (Hebrew) In Bicycles: The Man, the Machine and the Spirit, ed. Hezi Itzhak, Daniel Mishori, Asaf Hazani and Roni Lidor, Ahva (2017): 45-52.


“Linking patients and their PHRs: From quasi-otherness to augmented embodiment,” In Techno-Anthropology in Health Informatics: Methodologies for Improving Human-Technology Relations (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics Series) ed. Lars Botin, Pernille Bertelsen and Christian Nøhr, IOS Press (2015): 106-115.


"Historical variations and the cellular age," In Technoscience and Postphenomenology: The Manhattan Papers, Ed. Jan Kyrre Berg Friis, Lexington Books (2015): 39-56.
 

Other Articles

“Image, science and technology: A post-phenomenological approach. Interview with Don Ihde,” Prometeica 17 (2018) https://prometeica.com/ojs/index.php/prometeica/article/view/234.


“AR gaming as a tool to promote peace in the middle east?” Proceedings of the Society for Phenomenology and Media 5 (2018).


“Israeli history of technology in ten steps,” The Jerusalem Review 9 (Dec. 2015): 126-141.
 

Academic Service

Organizing Research Consortia/Grant Applications

Tackling Social Frailty in Older adults with an ICT-based intervention – submitted to Israel Science Fund (ISF) (Co-organizer with Debbie Rand, Sigal Portnoy, and Dov Shmotkin, Tel Aviv University’s Medicine & Social Sciences faculties, November 2019) – pending.


Distributed Responsibility in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (DiReAI) – submitted to Volkswagen Stiftung’s Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future (co-organizer with Frederica Buongiorno, TU Dresden, July 2018) – rejected.  


Medicine and Humanities Meetup: Conversations on overlapping, opposing and cross-inspirational ideas – a joint research workshop of University of Notre Dame & Tel Aviv University – submitted to the Schlindwein Family Grant (co-organizer, February 2018) – rejected. 


CulTour - Cultural-Environmental Tourism in the euro-Mediterranean Area – submitted to EU's ENI CBC MED Programme (with partners from Greece, Italy, Tunisia and Egypt, leading the Israeli group, January 2018) – rejected.   


Designing Ecosystems of Life-long Learning for Innovation (DELLI) – submitted to COST (main PI, organizer of a 26 members consortium, September 2017) – rejected. 


Designing Ecosystems of Learning for Innovation (DELI) – submitted to Marie-Curry’s RISE Programme (co-organizer with Lars Botin, Aalborg University, September 2016) – rejected.


Technologies for Cultural Heritage – The Italy-Israel Fund (co-organizer, 2015) – rejected. 
 

Organizing Academic Conferences & Seminars

“Interdisciplinary Colloquium in Medicine & Humanities,” Tel Aviv University, autumn semester 2017/8, Spring semester 2018/9, Spring semester 2019/20 (Co-organizer with Karen Avraham and Noam Shomron).


“The Question Concerning Biology: When Technology Meets Biology,” Tel Aviv University, 19-20 December 2016 (co-organizer with Carmel Vaisman and Daniel Landau).


“ArTecha: Art Meets Technic,” Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, 13 April 2016 (Co-organizer with Lyat Friedman).


“Exposure Session: Maximizing Creativity,” The NB School of Design, 23 November 2015 
“Well Being in Digital Media,” International Conference under the auspices of UNESCO, Ben Gurion University of the Negev and the Inter-Disciplinary Center Herzelia, 17-19 February 2015.


“Intellectual Property and the Limits of Artistic Freedom Symposium,” The NB School of Design, 23 December 2014.


“Postphenomenology, Technology and Philosophy Workshop,” Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, 11 June 2014. 
 

Supervision of Theses

Koby Haham, a master thesis on the postphenomenology of the saw, Bezalel (Israel), (2019-today).


Danielle Zini, a master thesis, [work in progress], Bezalel (Israel), (2019-today).


Ofer Getz, "Shift: Experimental interactive experience" (a final project on the possibility of a narrative-less online game), Bezalel (Israel), (2018-2019). 
 

Examination of Theses and Dissertations

Ivan Gutierrez, “On the Incorporation of Technological Tools,” a doctoral dissertation, Karlova University (Prague) (2018).


Ethan Abuhatzira, "The link between using a cellphone and educational achievements," M.Sc. Thesis, the Technion (Israel) (2017).


Aviya Cohen, "The rematerialization of art: Examining conceptualism through the eyes of Postphenomenology," MA thesis, Bezalel (Israel) (2018).


Pamela Martin-Lynch, "Growing up in technoculture: The ontological and perceptual significance of media in the lives of infants and toddlers," a doctoral dissertation, Murdoch University (Australia) (2015).
 

Misc

Member of the steering committee of the Seminar for Continental Philosophy (Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the French Institute), 2015-today.


“Dig - Digit - Digital Life: Contemporary Issues in Philosophy,” Panel in Philosophy Night, Tel Aviv, 25 May 2017.


Member of NBSD’s Academic Council (2016-2019).


Research Fellow, Member of the smart textile research group, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, 2013-2014.


"Augmented Reality," New Mobility Summer School, Pleumeur Boudou (France), September 2011.
Library Fellow, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 2010.    


Referee for peer review journals: Transfers, Phenomenology and Cognitive Sciences, Hypatia, Convergence, Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, Philosophy & Technology, The Journal of Sociotechnical Critique.
 

Papers and Presentations

Invited Speaker

“I-algorithm-dataset: Mapping the solutions to gender bias in AI,” [keynote] Interdisciplinary Conference on the Relations of Humans, Machines and Gender, TU Braunschweig (Germany), 16-19 October 2019.

 

“Gender bias in natural languages and smart algorithms,” Unesco conference on Preservation of Languages and Development of Linguistic Diversity in Cyberspace: context, policies, practice, Yakutsk (Russia), 1-5 July 2019.

 

“Postphenomenology of AI,” International Workshop at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) (Germany), 25 June 2019.

 

“Attention in the digital age”, [keynote] The Association of Museums & ICOM Israel at the Steinherdt Museum of Natural History (Israel), 20 June 2019.

 

“Genealogy of attention and media: On the co-shaping of attention and technologies,” Colloquium of the department of philosophy, Bar Ilan University (Israel), 19 March 2019.

 

“Ethics of Technological Design,” Colloquium of the department of history and philosophy, Shenkar Engineering Design Art (Israel), 6 November 2018.

 

“Digital subjectivity: From a network metaphor to a layered model,” Subjectivity and Digital Culture, TU Dresden (Germany), 5-7 September 2018.

 

“Algorithmic Imagination,” 5th PPE Conference, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), 29 May 2018.

 

“Post-imagination in Ihde’s and Stiegler’s philosophies,” An Encounter between Don Ihde and Bernard Stiegler: Philosophy of Technology at the Crossroads Again, Radboud University, Nijmegen (Netherlands), 11-12 January 2018.

 

“Collective knowledge: Do animals have technologies,” CCA Tel Aviv (Israel), 10 July 2017.

 

“Is celling while driving dangerous? Surprising answers from behavioral economics and philosophy of technology,” Colloquium of IDC (Israel), 6 June 2017.

 

“European technology? Technology in Europe? Thinking on technology and innovation”, The 11th Continental Philosophy Seminar, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel), 7 April 2017.

 

“Social happiness as a cultural value: An analysis of shared values for ecosystem assessment”, Cultural Dimensions of Sustainability, Bern (Switzerland), 11 November 2016.

 

“A postphenomenological inquiry of cellular communication technologies,” Colloquium of the Technion (Israel), 14 June 2016.

 

he international conference

Media and Information Literacy for Building Culture of Open Government

(Khanty-Mansiysk, June 6-10, 2016

“Media literacy and innovation: From open governance to well-being,” The International Conference for Media and Information Literacy for Building Culture of Open Governance, Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia), 8 June 2016.

 

“Subjectified technologies,” Wolf Foundation Summit (Israel), 30 May 2016.

 

“Attention and driving: Genealogy of technologies and practices,” Colloquium of the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University (Israel), 11 April 2016.

 

“What is Postphenomenology,” The 10th Continental Philosophy Seminar, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel), 15 January 2016.

 

“From cellphone to smartphone and beyond,” [keynote] The Psychology Department, Tel Aviv University (Israel), 24 December 2015.

 

“Culture(s), sustainability and well-being,” Ugra Global Expert Meeting on Multilingualism in Cyberspace, Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia), 7 July 2015.

 

“On-line violence, digital empathy,” The 9th Continental Philosophy Seminar, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel), 26 June 2015.

 

“The Cyborg’s Prosthesis,” 4th Print Screen Festival (Israel), May 2015.

 

“From Foucault’s panopticon to Deleuze’s password,” 2nd PPE Conference, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), 29 April 2015.

 

“Codes of subjectivity,” Digital Subject Workshop, University of Dundee (Scotland), 1 April 2015.

 

“Lusky’s camera project through the multistability lens,” Horizontal Photography Research Workshop, Museum of Bat-Yam (Israel), 25 December 2014.

 

“Multi-cultures and well being,” Yakutsk Third International Conference on Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace (Russia), July 2014.

 

"Mobile media and art," The 8th Continental Philosophy Seminar, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel), March 2014.

 

"Gilbert Simondon and the ontogenesis of a work of art," Lecture at GOODS Symposium, Museum of Bat-Yam (Israel), 26 December 2013.

 

“The cellular phone from Stiegler-ian prism”, Mediated Memories Symposium, University of Glasgow (UK), January 2010.

Conference Papers 

“I-algorithm-dataset: Locating the bias in AI technologies,” 4S, New Orleans (USA), 4-7 September 2019.

“From a smart subject to a smart algorithm?,” ISPHS, Van Leer (Israel), 16 June 2019.

“From Foucault’s panopticon to Deleuze’s ‘sieve whose mesh will transmute from point to point’,” Genomics, Public Domain and Privacy - International Workshop, Tel Aviv University (Israel), 12 May 2019.

“From thinking to imaging,” Moral Machines? The Ethics and Politics of the Digital World symposium, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (Finland), 6–8 March 2019.

"Feminist AI: Can we expect our AI systems to become feminist?" Workshop on Feminist Philosophy of Technology, Vienna University (Austria), 25-26 October 2018.

“Empathic algorithms,” Conference on Philosophy of Human Technology Relations, University of Twente (Netherlands), 11-13 July 2018.

“Post imagination,” ISPHS, Van Leer (Israel), 10 June 2018. 

“The Algo-Artist,” The 20th Annual International Conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Media (SPM), Akureyri University (Iceland), 14-16 March 2018.

“Social change in the digital age: Feudal lords, capitalists and algorithms,” The Czech Academy of Science’ seminar: Towards Phenomenology of Social Change, Prague (The Czech Republic), 1-2 November 2017.

“From hermeneutic relations to writing relations,” 4S, Boston (USA), 30 Aug.–2 Sep. 2017.

“The grammar of AR,” SPT, Darmstadt TU (Germany), 14-17 June 2017.

“Writing relations” ISPHS, Raanana (Israel), 4 April 2017.

“AR gaming: as a tool to promote peace in the Middle East?” The 19th Annual International Conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Media (SPM), Brussels (Belgium), March 2017.

“Postphenomenology of augmented reality,” The Question Concerning Biology and Technology, Tel Aviv University (Israel), 20 December 2016.

“Genealogies of gaming,” The International Symposium for Phenomenology, Perugia (Italy), 8 July 2016.

“Multi multi-stabilities,” 4S, Denver (USA), November 2015.

“Environmental well-being for peace building,” ISEEQS, The Hebrew University (Israel), October 2015 (with Dimitrios Zikos).

“Do animals have technologies?” SEP-FEP, Dundee University (Scotland), September 2015.

“The cellular Age,” ICOHTEC, Tel Aviv University (Israel), August 2015.

“Environmental well being,” Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures: Theories, Policies, Practices, Helsinki (Finland), May 2015.

"Thinking like a Girl," CEPE and ETHICOMP Joint Conference Day: Celebrating Women from computer ethics to information ethics, Paris (France), June 2014 (with Prof. Diane Michelfelder and Dr. Heather Wiltse).

“Wearable technologies: Can a cyborg change its skin?” Oh-Man, Oh Machine: The Politics and Aesthetics and Posthumanism, Tel Aviv (Israel), May 2014 (With Zivia Kay).

"Fractality and mobile media," Society for Phenomenology and Media (SPM), Freiburg (Germany), March 2014.

"Augmented textile," ISPHS, The Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem (Israel), December 2013 (With Zivia Kay).

"The mechanization of perception," 4S, San Diego (USA), October 2013.

"Fractality, the human and the technological," SPT, Lisbon (Portugal) July 2013.

"Becoming mobile: the co-construction of cellphones and users," 4S EASST, Copenhagen (Denmark) October 2012. 

"Histories of the future: The Cellular Age", Ihdefest, State University of New York (USA), May 2012.

"Tool-Machine-Digital", The 15th Annual Conference of the Israeli Philosophy Association (IPA), Haifa University (Israel), February 2012. 

"Quasi‐other, Quasi‐face: Rethinking alterity and screens", 4S, Cleveland (USA), Nov. 2011.


"Attention!", SPEP/SPHS, Philadelphia (USA), October 2011.

“Wall-Window-Screen”, ISPHS, The Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem (Israel), May 2011.

“Cellular phone: Postphenomenological analysis”, SPEP/SPHS, Montreal (Canada), November 2010.

“Technological tendency, innovation and the remote control”, EASST, Ternto (Italy), September 2010. 

“Cellular phone as memory prostheses”, ISPHS, Jerusalem (Israel), May 2010.

"Is google making us stupid: Possible replies by Bourdieu and Butler", 4S, Washington DC (USA), November 2009. 

“Sociology of hi technology”, ISPHS, The Bloomfield Science Museum of Jerusalem (Israel), March 2008. 
 

 

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