Areas of Study: Cultural Studies, Phenomenology, Metaethics, Space Theory, Digital Media, Poetics
I am interested in the rise of the INTERNET, and in particular how it influences our everyday lives, attitudes, and ethical behaviours. I worked on a project which aimed at distinguishing digital space as a kind of normative space in its own right. To put this into perspective, imagine walking through your public library. While doing so you probably feel an encouragement (a normative pressure) not to be loud or disruptive. This pressure perhaps does not exist at a death-metal concert. In a sense the space determines, or at least prescribes, the normative systems which you ought to follow. Now, it is my goal to investigate the meta-ethical structure of digital space. To date, not much has been written regarding social normativity and the digital. I maintain that a reevaluation of what digital space is needs to be done. To begin this project, I used as an investigative tool the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty. What this Pontian lens provided was a useful conception of embodiment in regards to the human perception and experience of space. Philosophical techniques that have been used to characterize the human experience of space need to start being applied to digital space specifically! I also like to write poems and snowboard.
- The Normativity of Blame (2017)