Professor Greg Elmer


Research: How social media platforms have changed and reconfigured political communications and electoral campaigns, as well as research investigating the role that media and social media play in organizing and reporting on political protest and dissent. Currently writing a book on the financial histories of social media companies.


Author/co-authorship: The Permanent Campaign: New Media, New Politics , with G. Langlois & F. McKelvey (Peter Lang, 2012), Infrastructure Critical: Sacrifice at Toronto’s G8/20 Summit, with A. Renzi (ARP, 2014), Preempting Dissent: The Politics of an Inevitable Future, with A. Opel (ARP, 2008), & Profiling Machines: Mapping the Personal Information Economy. (MIT press, 2004)


Creative practice: Digital media research software and platform development for researchers and content producers. Digital media producer and interactive and creative commons documentary film-maker. Director of Preempting Dissent (2014) and The Canadian Delegation (in post production).


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Professor Robin Mansell


Robin Mansell is Professor of New Media and the Internet in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is known internationally for her work on the social, economic, and political issues arising from new information and communication technologies.


She is a member of the Board of Directors of TPRC (Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy) and served as President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, and was Scientific Chair of the EURO Communications Policy Research Conference. She has served as Head of Department and as interim Deputy Director of the LSE. She is author of numerous papers and books including, Imagining the Internet: Communication, Innovation and Governance, 2012, Oxford University Press.


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Professor Gualtiero Piccinini


I work primarily in philosophy of mind, with an eye to psychology, neuroscience, and computer science. My main current interests include computational theories of mind, the relation between psychology and neuroscience, consciousness, and intentionality.


In 2003, I graduated from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Between 2003 and 2005, I was a James S. McDonnell Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Since 2005, I am a member of the Philosophy Department at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. In 2009, I joined the Center for Neurodynamics at UM St. Louis. In 2010, I also joined the Psychology Department at UM St. Louis.


My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Charles Babbage Institute, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the University of Missouri Research Board, the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and the Regione Sardegna.


My articles have been published in journals such as Cognitive Science, Philosophers’ Imprint, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophy of Science, British Journal for Philosophy of Science, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, Journal of Biological Physics, Neural Networks, Synthese, and Canadian Journal of Philosophy.


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Professor Beate Roessler


Beate Roessler is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam; from 2003 to 2010 she also taught as Socrates-Professor for the Foundations of Humanism at Leiden University. She formerly taught philosophy at the Free University, Berlin, Germany, and at the University of Bremen, Germany. In 2003/4 she was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin, in November 2011 at the Center for Agency, Value, and Ethics at Macquarie University, Sydney, and in 2015 a two-month fellow at the University of Melbourne, Law School. In 2017, she was a visiting fellow at the NYU. She is a co-editor of the European Journal of Philosophy and a member of various advisory boards, among them the International Scientific Board of the Institute for Social Research, Frankfurt, Germany.


Her publications include Social Dimensions of Privacy. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ed. with D. Mokrosinska), Cambridge UP 2015; "Meaningful Work: Arguments from Autonomy", in: Journal of Political Philosophy 2012; The Value of Privacy, Polity Press 2005; Von Person zu Person. Zur Moralität persönlicher Beziehungen, (ed. with A. Honneth) Frankfurt 2008; Handbuch der politischen Philosophie und Sozialphilosophie, (edited with Stefan Gosepath, Wilfried Hinsch, Robin Celikates) Berlin, de Gruyter 2008; Privacies. Philosophical Evaluations, (ed.), Stanford University Press, 2004. Her book Autonomie: ein Versuch über das gelungene Leben, 2017, Suhrkamp, Germany will be published in English in 2020.


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