Bogna M. Konior works across writing, scholarship, as well as cultural and creative industries. She currently researches how media, culture and technology interact with sweeping geo-social challenges, such as climate change, species extinction or automation, which alter current axioms of humanity, technology and political agency.
She is a Lecturer in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam and soon to be a Postdoctoral Fellow in Interactive Media at NYU Shanghai. She was previously a Research Fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and a visiting researcher in Media and Culture at the ICON Center for the Humanities at the University of Utrecht. She is the editor of Oraxiom: A Journal of Non-Philosophy. Her work is informed by contemporary continental philosophy and critical theory and oscillates around the subject of posthumanism. It currently concerns apocalyptic digital cultures, the legacy of cyberfeminism, especially in postcolonial and post-Soviet contexts, as well as the onto-epistemological underpinnings of climate simulations and new media artworks that engage current environmental and geopolitical crises. She collaborated with film festivals internationally, including the Five Flavour Film Festival in Warsaw and the ReVersed: Poetry-film Festival in Amsterdam, and to this day (occasionally) writes about films. She holds a BA in Film Studies (Theory and Practice, QMUL, London), RMa in Media Studies (UvA, Amsterdam), PhD in Cultural Analysis/Critical Theory (HKBU, Hong Kong), and was previously teaching classes in media and culture at the Lingnan University and the Hong Kong Baptist University.
Contact: bognakonior at gmail dot com
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Nov 18 - Jan 19 Research Fellow at the International Research Institute for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy (IKKM) at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Click.
Spring - Winter 2019 Part of Mediated Environments, an interdisciplinary research lab in Poland [ambient intelligence, neurocognitivism, bio-informatics, genetics, anthropocene, climatology].
May 17 Matrices: Cybernetic Cultures Research Unit & Its Legacies, a workshop a the University of Amsterdam.
May 27 Platforms, Play and Cartography: The Political Unconscious of Digital Landscapes. Seminar and workshop, University of Amsterdam. With Peter Nelson.
Spring 2019 “Unlearning Habitual Cosmologies: Reading Stanislaw Lem at the Event Horizon,” Flugschriften, ed. Dominic Pettman, vol. 4.
Summer 19 Climate Change Goes Live or, Capturing Life? For a Blue Media Studies. Article in Symploke: A Journal of Theoretical Humanities.
Summer 19 Panel organiser at European Network for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, “It’s not ‘climate change,’ it’s everything change”: Media, platforms, philosophy, and the geopolitical crisis. Presentation of a project, The Climate Unconscious and Computer Game Landscapes with Peter Nelson.
Autumn 19 Book chapter for the official Five Flavors Asian film festival on acceleration & contemporary geo-political moving images in Hong Kong.
Autumn 19 Keynote at the Erfurt New Materialism conference, Philo-fiction and Climate Nihilism: Realism across Non-philosophy and Literary theory.
Winter 19 Official launch of Oraxiom: A Journal of Non-Philosophy. Editorial board & editor for inaugural issue, 'The End Times.'
Winter 19 Apocalyptic Memes for the Anthropocene God: Mediating Crisis and the Memetic Body Politic. Chapter in Post-Memes (Punctum Press).
2020 Beyond the Silicon Valley: On Post-Soviet Cyberfeminist Civic Electoral Software. Chapter for a book ‘Cybermedia’ (Bloomsbury).