MemberJ. Britt Holbrook

I earned a PhD in philosophy from Emory University in August, 2oo4. I’ve held teaching positions at Emory and at Georgia State University, both in Atlanta. I moved to Texas and became Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas (UNT) in January, 2005. In 2008, I became Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity (CSID) at UNT. In August 2013 I moved back to Atlanta, where I spent two years as Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. I am currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

MemberDaniel Estrada

…New Jersey Institute of Technology…

My research sits at the intersection of technology and the mind.  I write on everything from robotics and AI to the politics of digital culture. My dissertation defends a conception of machine participation inspired by Turing’s discussion of the Lady Lovelace objection and the enactivist approach to cognition. I’m interested in the implications of Turing’s view for contemporary debates over machine autonomy. More generally, I’m interested in the organization of complex networks of diverse participants. At the social level this manifests as an interest in digital politics and internet culture. At the metaphysical level this manifests as an interest in network theory and the unification of the sciences. I teach Engineering Ethics at NJIT. I write continuously on G+ and FB.