Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor 2022-23


Andre Uhl is a scholar of new and emerging media whose primary research explores the aesthetics and governance of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data through the lens of critical ecological thought. By bringing his background in media arts and sciences in dialogue with the growing discourse on tech policy, Dr. Uhl's scholarship draws on posthumanist anthropologies and theories of culture to investigate the epistemic infrastructures that constitute, legitimize, and sustain digital environments. His manuscript in progress, Extended Intelligence: Aesthetics and Governance of AI, examines the role of tacit knowledge in collaborative governance practices to speculate on the aesthetic configurations of new discursive spaces that rethink and redraw the relationship between affect, ethics, and justice in the post-anthropocentric age. 

Before joining the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge in 2022, Dr. Uhl received his PhD from Harvard University’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies (recently renamed to Art, Film and Visual Studies) with a Secondary Field in Science, Technology and Society. He also holds an MFA in New Media from Tokyo University of the Arts, and a BA in Visual Studies and East Asia Studies from Free University Berlin. Dr. Uhl’s work has been recognized with research affiliations at the MIT Media Lab and the East West Center, and fellowships at the Aspen Institute Tech Policy Hub, the Planetary Health Alliance, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, amongst others.


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