Adam Nocek is Associate Professor in the Philosophy of Technology and Science and Technology Studies in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University. He is also the Founding Director of ASU’s Center for Philosophical Technologies. Nocek has published widely on the philosophy of media and science; speculative philosophy (especially Whitehead); design philosophy, history, and practice; and critical and speculative theories of computational media. He recently published Molecular Capture: The Animation of Biology (Minnesota, 2021), and is working on his next monograph, Governmental Design: On Algorithmic Autonomy. Nocek is the co-editor (with Tony Fry) of Design in Crisis: New Worlds, Philosophies and Practices, The Lure of Whitehead (with Nicholas Gaskill), along with several other collections and special issues, including a special issue of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities (with Cary Wolfe) titled, "Ontogenesis Beyond Complexity." He is the editor of Techniques Journal and is a visiting researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. Nocek previously held the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Visiting Professorship.


Stacey Moran is Assistant Professor in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Department of English. Her work lies at the intersections of feminist theory and technoscience, design studies, and critical pedagogy. Her current research investigates how methods in the physical sciences provide a foothold for thinking about the materiality of knowledge production. Moran is also Associate Director of the Center for Philosophical Technologies (CPT), a global hub for critical and speculative research on philosophy, technology and design. Visit CPT. She is editor of the Techniques Journal and developer of Designing the Pluriversity project. Through the CPT’s Global Education initiative, Moran directs a design summer school in the Netherlands, and collaborates with the Laboratory for Expanded Design (LxD). Moran’s research informs her creative practice as a member of the design collective, NON+ based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Their work explores the relation between design, mythology and material practices.


Silvia Neretti is a Fulbright fellow, a social designer, and currently a doctoral candidate in The Design School at Arizona State University. She owns a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the Free University of Bolzano (Italy) and a master’s degree in Social Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven (Netherlands).Her research situates in the field of Design for Mental Health, it is grounded in new materialism, and adopts speculative and participatory approaches. Her research focuses on developing material ways for relational change, artistic and activist recovery practices, and uses design to distribute healing in everyday life.


Erika Lynne Hanson is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator whose work is rooted in textile practices. The projects range from video to participatory public installations that actively engage with the notion of landscape. Currently Associate Professor of textiles / socially engaged practices at Arizona State University, Hanson received her MFA from California College of the Arts, and a BFA in Fiber from The Kansas City Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited at spaces that range from Form + Concept in Santa Fe, to Field Projects in NYC, to the Tucson Museum of Art. Additionally, Hanson has participated in residency programs such as The Icelandic Textile Center, and The Wrangell Mountain Center in McCarthy, AK and was a Frontier Fellow through Epicenter located in Green River, UT. All of these opportunities support the ongoing dialogue regarding the expanded notions of ecology within her practice.


Luke Kautz is Clinical Assistant Professor of Digital Design and Fabrication in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at Arizona State University and is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Philosophical Technologies. His current explorations look at the illusory notion of regenerative design; the cross-pollination of disciplinary techniques for new practices; and an ongoing fascination with camouflage.


DB Bauer is an assistant professor of interactive media and games in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. DB’s research is rooted in digital humanities and media studies, focusing on the theoretical and social impact of media theory and practice, speculative design, applied critical making, and research creation with a focus on 3D and interactive media.


Jaime Kirtz is an assistant professor of media studies and algorithmic culture in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona State University and the co-director of the TechnoMaterials Lab. Jaime's research lies at the intersections between new materialism, science and technology studies and media archaeology and focuses on making critical interventions into algorithmic technology and digital media by confronting social inequalities at the levels of discourse, materiality and design.