Desiree Foerster


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  • University of Chicago, Postdoctoral Researcher

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  • ISEA2020

    Desiree Foerster holds a PhD from the Institute for Arts and Media, University of Potsdam, Germany. She graduated in Philosophy, Literature (BA) and Media-Culture-Analysis (MA). Currently she is a visiting student at the department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, USA, where she will start a PostDoc in Spring this year. Her interest lies in the exploration of aesthetic milieus that incorporate additional sensory modalities, such as thermoception, interoception, chemoception into the current aestetic framework. Taking on the perspective of process philosophy and media-aesthetics, she investigates the role that pre-reflective experiences play in situating the human subject apart from a conscious reference to the world. Her PhD thesis asks questions such as: in how far can an aesthetic framework inspired by new pragmatism, process philosophy, and biological concepts such as metabolism provide new understandings to the emergence of subjectivity?

    ISEA2019

    Desiree Foerster, PhD Institute for Arts and Media, University of Potsdam, Germany.


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Last Known Location:


  • Germany

Previous Location(s):


  • US

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