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Overview of my Academic Teaching and my Practice of Analysis and Consultancy

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Wheaton Institute for the Interdisciplinary Humanities (WIIH)

As director of the WIIH I develop an AI Humanities program. The aim is to revisit and reclaim artificial intelligence as an endeavor of the humanities, deeply philosophical, artistic and creative, a project for the liberal arts.

Courses:

Speculative fiction, strategy planning, future studies: We work our way through the field of futurism and use its methods as our creative tool.
NYU Abu Dhabi Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Spring 2020

Deconstructing the design and implementation of software as a political medium and re-building functional alternatives.
NYU, New York, Spring 2025, Spring 2024, Politics of Code Cryptoparty, Spring 2020, and lecture Spring 2021
NYU Abu Dhabi Fall 2022, Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Spring 2020

This block seminar gives a short introduction to machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI): The theory, philosophy, and first code examples for the most common neural network models. NYU, New York, Spring 2025, Spring 2024, Spring 2020, and lecture Spring 2021
NYU Abu Dhabi Fall 2022, Spring 2022, Spring 2021, Spring 2020

From the earliest alphabets to our current interactive media: History and critical theory of technologically mediated communication.
Wheaton College, Norton, MA., Spring 2024, Fall 2024
NYU Abu Dhabi Fall 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2020, Summer 2020

Looking at the recipients of media, audience theory, the cultural industry, taste, fandom, propaganda, and conducting empirical audience research.
Wheaton College, Norton, MA., Spring 2024

Introduction to ethics and law for digital media professionals.
Wheaton College, Norton, MA., Fall 2024

Digital media as art, activism, and part of culture.
Wheaton College, Norton, MA., Fall 2024

Capturing and modelling complexity in code: Laws of motion, complex systems, generative art.
NYU Abu Dhabi Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019

Remixing the internet.
NYU Abu Dhabi Fall 2019

"Blockchain is the new Internet" (or not).
NYU, New York, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017

Analysis and Consultancy

Peer-to-peer communication based on privacy preserving computation and federated learning.


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