David Rambo
Graduate Assistant

David Rambo received his PhD from the Graduate Program in Literature in May 2018. His research and teaching consider the intersection of materialist philosophy, media theory, and contemporary cultural forms including literature, cinema, and games. His dissertation, Technics Before Time: Experiencing Rationalism and the Techno-Aesthetics of Speculation, conceptualizes technicity, or the generic nature of technology. It reconsiders the human's relation to technics by examining a host of technocultural examples and by weaving together the philosophies of 20th-century French rationalism, Bernard Stiegler’s technological phenomenology, Eugen Fink's transcendental phenomenology, and Whitehead’s speculative cosmology. His writing has been published in Angelaki, Process Studies, and, with colleagues from the lab S-1: Speculative Sensation, Hyperrhiz.

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