about

Hello! I’m Emma Stamm. I’m a scholar working at the intersection of Philosophy of Technology, STS, and Critical Theory. I teach in the Department of Philosophy at Villanova University as Visiting Assistant Professor, and I recently held appointments in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU and the Department of History at Virginia Tech. In addition to my scholarly work, I publish in non-academic outlets, with recent bylines in Vice Motherboard, The New Inquiry, and Real Life Magazine. In my free time, I write fiction, music for piano, and code for websites (like this one).

Here are some of the questions and topics that interest me:

  • Whether digital processes may yield novelty and radical difference
  • Poiesis within and beyond digital systems
  • Acid communism as conceived by Mark Fisher and Jeremy Gilbert
  • The links between intelligibility, formalizability, and representativeness
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • How datafication expedites capitalism, especially through algorithmic prediction models
  • The psychedelic renaissance
  • Theories of psychopower, psychopolitics, and biopolitics after the digital turn
  • How digital tools impact scientific practices, methodologies, and epistemologies
  • To be continued…

To get in touch, please email me at stamm@vt.edu — unless you’re at Villanova, in which case: emma.stamm@villanova.edu. Thank you!