Yuk HUI (許煜) is a philosopher, currently teaches at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and is a visiting professor (PhD supervision qualification) in philosophy and technology at the China Academy of Art. Hui studied Computer Engineering and Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong and Goldsmiths College in London, and wrote his doctoral thesis under the French philosopher Bernard Stiegler. Between 2012 and 2018 he taught at the Institute of Philosophy and Art (IPK) of the Leuphana University in Lüneburg, where he also wrote his habilitation thesis in philosophy; in 2019 he was visiting associate professor at the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong. Previous to that, he was researcher at the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Media (ICAM), postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Research and Innovation of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and a visiting scientist at the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in Berlin. Hui is a juror of the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture since 2020.
Hui is the initiator and convenor of the Research Network for Philosophy and Technology, an international platform dedicated to facilitating researches on philosophy and technology; series editor of “Philosophy of Media and Technology” of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Press. Hui published on philosophy and technology in periodicals such as Research in Phenomenology, Philosophy Today, Metaphilosophy, Theory Culture and Society, Angelaki, Parrhesia, Cahiers Simondon, Deleuze Studies, Derrida Today, Techné, Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie, Implications Philosophiques, Krisis, Intellectica. He is editor (with Andreas Broeckmann) of 30 Years after Les Immatériaux: Art, Science and Theory (2015), and author of On the Existence of Digital Objects (prefaced by Bernard Stiegler, University of Minnesota Press, 2016), The Question Concerning Technology in China -An Essay in Cosmotechnics (Urbanomic, 2016), Recursivity and Contingency (spring 2019). His forthcoming book is titled Art and Cosmotechnics (University of Minnesota Press/E-flux). His books have been reviewed by The Philosophical Quarterly, Radical Philosophy, Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie, Theory Culture and Society, Issue in Science and Technology among others.