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Dr Beatrice Fazi

Post:Research Fellow in Digital Humanities & Computational Culture (Media and Film)
Other posts:Research Fellow (Sussex Humanities Lab)
Location:SILVERSTONE SB 316
Email:B.Fazi@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:7557
UK:01273 877557
International:+44 1273 877557

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Biography

M. Beatrice Fazi is Research Fellow in Digital Humanities and Computational Culture at the Sussex Humanities Lab, and a faculty member of the School of Media, Film and Music (University of Sussex). Her background is philosophy. She holds a PhD and an MA from the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths (University of London), and a Laurea in Philosophy from Università degli Studi di Macerata (Italy). Her work explores questions located at the intersection of philosophy, science, technology and culture, and her research interests include media philosophy and theory, digital aesthetics, computation and logic, algorithmic reason, contingency and indeterminacy, critical and cultural theory.

Beatrice's research addresses computation as a dynamic and complex mode of ontological and epistemological production. Her primary area of interest is the abstract character of computational systems, and the ways in which the computational method might produce new forms of intelligibility whilst also challenging present and past accounts of sensibility. Her current work investigates the limits and potentialities of formal reasoning in relation to computation, and aims to offer a re-conceptualisation of contingency within formal axiomatic systems vis-à-vis technoscientific notions of incompleteness and incomputability. This research is part of a monograph that she is currently writing on how indeterminacy shapes the ontological foundation of computational aesthetics. Beatrice has previously taught at Goldsmiths, Anglia Ruskin University and London South Bank University.


 Beatrice is currently working and writing on:

* incomputability and the limits of formal reasoning;

* digital aesthetics;

* automation and the mechanisation of thought;

* attention and machine learning.


Forthcoming Publications:

Monograph: Contingent Computation (Rowman & Littlefield International, Media Philosophy Series, forthcoming 2018)

Edited Book: Philosophy After Computation (manuscript in preparation; co-edited with David M. Berry)


Research Awards:

2017: Digital Culture and the Limits of Computation - British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (Principal Investigator)


PhD Supervision:

Beatrice welcomes PhD proposals in the following areas: digital media theory and computational culture, media philosophy and philosophy of technology, cultural theory, software studies.


Role

M. Beatrice Fazi is Research Fellow in Digital Humanities and Computational Culture at the Sussex Humanities Lab, and a faculty member of the School of Media, Film and Music.