Postdoctoral Researcher at the Rank of Instructor 


Andre Uhl is a scholar of digital culture with primary expertise in the aesthetics and governance of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data. With a background bridging the digital humanities, the arts, and tech policy, Dr. Uhl’s research examines the epistemic infrastructures that constitute, legitimize, and govern algorithmic co-creation practices. At IFK, Dr. Uhl teaches experimental studio courses on contemporary critical thought, based on which he mentors students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds on the productive use of generative AI tools in the classroom. His manuscript in progress, Extended Intelligence: Aesthetics and Governance of AI, discusses the aesthetic configurations of new discursive spaces that rethink and redraw the role of collective imagination in the age of AI. 


Before joining IFK, Dr. Uhl received his PhD from Harvard University’s Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies (formerly known as the Department of Visual and Environmental 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 from Free University Berlin. Previously, Dr. Uhl has held research positions at the MIT Media Lab and Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and engaged in tech policy advocacy, for example through the IEEE Standards Association, the United Nations Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability, and the East West Center. His contributions have been recognized with fellowships at the Aspen Institute Tech Policy Hub, the MIT Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, amongst others.


[KNOW 32208] Posthuman Becoming

[KNOW 36043] The Aesthetics of Artificial Intelligence