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 email@example.com — unless you’re at Villanova, in which case: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!