Retired Software and Systems Engineer researching Architectural Design of Systems
Nikos Pegioudis is an art historian. He has received his PhD from the Department of History of Art at University College London (UCL) in 2015 with a dissertation titled ‘Artists and Radicalism in Germany, 1890-1933: Reform, Politics and the Paradoxes of the Avant-Garde’. In 2017-2018 he obtained a DAAD fellowship for a postodoctoral research project at the Freie Universität Berlin which was titled ‘Cultural Transfer in Architecture and Urban Planning: German Architecture and the Making of the Architect’s Profession in Greece, 1930-1950’. He has written various articles on the history of art, design and architecture in peer-reviewed academic journals and volumes. His main research interests are in German and Greek visual culture, architecture, the sociology of the avant-garde, politics of artistic professions, artistic labor and economic precarity.
Apart from my studies in social and political sciences, I am also certified in cultural management and I have attended various seminars on the creative reuses of digital cultural heritage. By participating in a few research projects, I familiarised myself with using open accessed digital archives and repositories – and gradually, apart from their scientific and educational value, I discovered the creative possibilities offered by the rights to reuse, modify and remix their content. Since then, I take initiatives and actively participate in various events aiming at the engagement of the general public with the extension, enlargement and creative reuses of the digital commons.
In my current research project, I will inquire the governing of office work in and through its architectural conditions in late capitalism. Within the framework of an ethnographically extended dispositive analysis, I am especially interested in two aspects. On the one hand, I will investigate spatial control programs, generated by managerial and architectural discourses. An analysis of enacted and embodied practices, which take place with and within such ‘formatted’ spaces, on the other hand, will shift the focus towards the inner restrictions of these programs and local moments of subversion and resistance. Before that I have been working on an interactionist reframing of hegemony anaysis. Starting with the anouncement of Bin Laden’s death by Barack Obama I have traced the emergence of hegemony and conter-hegemony in the international and intranational reactions to the killing of Bin Laden.
I am: the incoming F. Jay Taylor Endowed Research Chair of Communication at Louisiana Tech University, and an alumnus Fulbright Canada Research Chair of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary. I teach: critical studies of communication technology, new media theory, software studies, basic Web design, and political economy of communication. I research: network cultures and technologies, alternative social media, and the Dark Web. My books: Weaving the Dark Web (MIT Press, 2018), offers a history and sociology of the Dark Web. Reverse Engineering Social Media (2014, Temple University Press), explores the architecture and political economy of social media. Winner of the 2015 Association of Internet Researchers Nancy Baym Award. Socialbots and Their Friends (2016, Routledge), is a co-edited collection on socialbots. Academic publications: in New Media and Society, Social Media and Society, Television and New Media, Social Text, and more. Journalism/Op-Eds/Essays: The Week, The New Inquiry, The Salt Lake Tribune, Culture Digitally, and RedThread. You can also see more of my writing on my fancy “weblog.” Media appearances: in CBC, Deutschlandradio, LA Times, MSNBC, NPR, Congressional Quarterly, San Francisco Weekly, and The Salt Lake Tribune. You can see more of my media appearances here.
Political Sociology – Elite Theories Urban Sociology Asia Studies – Japan and Korea
She is an architectural historian who teaches at the Department of Architecture, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University. Her teaching and research interests include the history and theory of the built and projected environment in relation to colonialism, deserts, displacement, gender, resources and wars. She is the author of the award-winning Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria (EN, 2017; FR, 2019). She taught at Princeton University’s School of Architecture, ETH Zurich and the Geneva University of Art and Design.
I am currently an assistant professor of art history in the Centro de Investigacion en Artes y Humanidades (CIAH) at the Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile. In addition to my interest in viceregal Chilean art and architecture and pre-columbian Maya art, I also research and write about the tensions posed between past and present forms of patrimony. Currently I research the collection of viceregal art that pertains the Museo Colonial de San Francisco, Santiago, Chile, particularly the painted series on the life of San Diego de Alcala.
Dr Stylianos (Stelios) Giamarelos is an architect, historian and theorist of postmodern culture. Before undertaking a PhD in Architectural History & Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, he studied Architecture, Philosophy, and History of Science and Technology in Athens. He is currently a Teaching Fellow and module coordinator in Architectural History, Theory & Interdisciplinary Studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL. A founding editor of the Bartlett’s LOBBY magazine (2013-2016), he is also a General Editor for the EAHN’s Architectural Histories since 2017. In 2008, he co-curated ATHENS by SOUND, the National Participation of Greece in the 11th Biennale of Architecture in Venice. Among others, he has published in the Journal of Architecture, Journal of Architectural Education, Architectural Design, Footprint, OASE, FRAME, San Rocco, and Metalocus. In 2018, he was a Judge for the international Undergraduate Awards and a finalist runner-up for the biannual EAHN Publication Award. Research Areas include: postmodern and digital architectural cultures; transcultural authorships of regional architectures; oral histories in architecture; philosophy, science, technology and narrative (from comics and literature to videogames) in architectural histories, theories and practices.