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Name: Magdalena Krysztoforska

PhD: Critical Theory

Thesis Title: Remodelling mediation: towards new axioms of data practices


Thesis Description:

This thesis presents a philosophically informed understanding of digital data as a non-standard mode of mediation, and serves as an invitation for the development of experimental approaches to data practices. Drawing on epistemology, philosophy of science, as well as linguistic and a-signifying models of communication (predominantly Peirce and Guattari) the project interrogates model-world and model-target relations at work within data modelling. Following François Laruelle’s and Anne-Françoise Schmid’s invitation to introduce into epistemology the notions of the ‘unknown, the heterogenous, and the future’, the project suggests an approach to digital data via generic epistemology and proposes new axioms for the development of future data models.

Supervisors and Institution(s):

Dr Colin Wright (University of Nottingham)

Publications and conference papers:

  • 'Signs, signals, and particles: a-signifying semiotics and digital data' - to be presented at the 12th Annual Deleuze & Guattari Studies Conference, July 2019

  • 'Models and fictions: the role of narrative in data practices' - presented at NECS 2019 Conference, June 2019

  • 'The principle of the generic: towards new sites of interdisciplinarity' - presented at 'François Laruelle and Non-Standard Philosophy' at Université libre de Bruxelles, February 2019

  • ‘On speculative futuring and philo-fiction as insurrection’ - presented at 'Against the slow cancellation of the future' conference - Centre for Cultural Studies conference at Goldsmiths University June 2017

  • ‘Of film diagrammatology: cinema between diagrammatic thinking and diagrammatic sensing’ - presented at Film-Philosophy Conference July 2017

  • ‘Deterritorializing notation: on the diagrammatic nature of graphic scores’ - article for a contemporary music magazine Glissando, issue no. 32, Fall 2017


Scholarly / Public Engagement Activities:

  • Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) - participant in the Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students 2019

  • DigitalCulture 2019, a one-day conference funded by M3C CDF, 10th May 2019 - member of the Organising Committee and CDF co-applicant





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