Dawid Kasprowicz

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Dawid Kasprowicz is a research assistant at c:o/re where he coordinates the fellow program. From 2005 to 2012 he studied media studies and philosophy at the Ruhr-University in Bochum and at the Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale in Dunkerque. He graduated with a master thesis on Bernard Stieglers concept of psychopower. From 2013 to 2016 he was a PhD student at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation in Lüneburg. In his dissertation, which was published in 2019 (Nomos), he developed a history of knowledge about the concept of immersion. From 2018 till 2021, he has been a postdoc at the chair for Theory of Science and Technology at the RWTH Aachen University where he was also the Head of the Computer Science Studies Lab (CSS-Lab). In autumn 2021 he was a DAAD-Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy at the University Rouen (Natalie Depraz).

In his habilitation he develops a phenomenological approach to the philosophy of computational sciences based on the concept of experience and a theoretical intersection of phenomenology of technology and philosophy of science. His main research fields include theory and history of embodiment, phenomenology, human-robot-Interaction, philosophy of computer simulation.  

Selected publications

Kasprowicz, D., & Rieger, S. (2023). Virtualität. In N. Kersting, J. Radtke, & S. Baringhorst (Eds.), Handbuch Digitalisierung und politische Beteiligung (pp. 1–18). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.

Kasprowicz, D. (2022). Ästhetik als Unschärfe – Günther Anders und die Frage nach dem Film als Kunst. In A. Friedrich, P. Gehring, C. Hubig, A. Kaminski, & A. Nordmann (Eds.), Kunst und Werk (pp. 125–144). Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.

Kasprowicz, D. (2022). Maintaining Relations and Re-Engineering the Social: A Reply to Becker’s “The Three Problems of Robotics and AI.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 11(8), 50–56.

Kasprowicz, D. (2021). Achtung! Hunde auf der Fahrbahn: Reinforcement Learning und die Modellierung autonomer Agenten. In F. Sprenger (Ed.), Autonome Autos (pp. 187–210). transcript Verlag.

Kasprowicz, D. (2021). New Labor, Old Questions: Practices of Collaboration with Robots. In E. Schüttpelz, U. Bergermann, M. Dommann, J. Stolow, & N. Taha (Eds.), Connect and divide: The practice turn in media studies (1st edition, pp. 247–261). Diaphanes.

Kasprowicz, D., & Rieger, S. (2020). Handbuch Virtualität. Wiesbaden: Springer.

Kasprowicz, D. (2019). Der Körper auf Tauchstation. Zu einer Wissensgeschichte der Immersion. (Reihe Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung, 19). Baden Baden: Nomos.

Schüttler, L., Kasprowicz, D. & Gramelsberger, G. (2019). Computational Science Studies. A Tool-Based Methodology for Studying Code. In: Getzinger, Gerd and Michaela Jahrbacher (eds.): Critical Issues in Science, Technology, and Society Studies (Conference Proceedings STS Conference Graz 2019), 385-401. Graz: Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz.