Dr. phil. habil. Yuk HUI (許煜)

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Yuk HUI studied Computer Engineering at the University of Hong Kong and Philosophy at Goldsmiths College in London where he wrote his doctoral thesis under the French philosopher Bernard Stiegler (1952-2020); he obtained his Habilitation ( venia legendi in philosophy of technology) from Leuphana University Lüneburg. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (2012) and a visiting scientist at the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in Berlin (2013). Since 2010, he has been teaching in various institutes including Goldsmiths College, Leuphana University, Bauhaus University, Strelka Institute Moscow, Chinese Academy of Art, and City University of Hong Kong. Hui is a juror of the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture since 2020, and initiator of the Research Network for Philosophy and Technology since 2014. Hui has published in well respected periodicals such as Research in Phenomenology, Philosophy Today,Metaphilosophy, Parrhesia, Angelaki, Theory Culture and Society, Cahiers Simondon, Deleuze Studies, Derrida Today,Intellectica, Krisis, Implications Philosophiques, Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie, Techné, Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft, Appareil andFoundations of Science. 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, March 2016), The Question Concerning Technology in China. An Essay in Cosmotechnics (Urbanomic/MIT Press, 2016/2019), Recursivity and Contingency (Rowman & Littlefield International, January 2019) and Art and Cosmotechnics (University of Minessota Press, June 2021). His books have been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

Affiliations: Centre international des études simondoniennes (MSH, Paris Nord);

Key Research Areas: Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Nature, Simondon, Heidegger, Lyotard, Mou Zongsan, Phenomenology, Idealism, Neo/New Confucianism, Artificial Intelligence, Cybernetics, Philosophy of Media


English, French, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, Chewchau

JAVA, C++, PHP, Processing, Python


  1. 2020 Habilitation (venia legendi für Technikphilosophie) Leuphana Univeristy (Betreuer: Prof. Dr. Roberto Nigro)
  2. 2007 - 2011 PhD (Philosophy) Goldsmiths College , thesis title: On the Existence of Digital Objects, funded by The Leverhulme Trust, advised under: Prof. Bernard Stiegler, Prof. Matt Fuller, Prof. Scott Lash. Examiners: Prof. Howard Caygill, Prof. Luciana Parisi
  3. 2006 - 2007 MA (Cultural Theory) Goldsmiths College
  4. 2000 - 2003 B.ENG (Computer Engineering) University of Hong Kong

Relevant Employment

    July 2019 - present, Faculty of Media, Bauhaus University Weimar;
    January 2019 - June 2019, Visiting Associate Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong;
    August 2015 - December 2018, Lecturer, Institut für Philosophie und Kunstwissenschaft, Leuphana University,Germany;
    September 2015 - present, Visiting Professor, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
    August 2015 - August, 2018 Researcher, Institut für Kultur und Ästhetik Digitaler Medien, Leuphana University,Germany
    October 2012 - July 2015, Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University,Germany
    January 2012 - September 2012, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation, Centre Pompidou,France
    September 2010 - February 2011, Research Associate, Media and Communications, Goldsmiths University,UK
    December 2010 - May 2011, Researcher, Theory, Culture and Society
    December 2009 - August 2010, Project Coordinator, Culture Mining Project (Tate/Goldsmiths)


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art and cosmotechnics

Art and Cosmotechnics opens the way to rethinking technology beyond Gestell, by exploring the obscure paths of the experience of art.”

— Augustin Berque

recursivity and contingency

"Recursivity and Contingency takes the remarkable adventure of thought begun in On the Existence of Digital Objects and The Question Concerning Technology in China in unexpected and astonishing directions, leaving its readers with much to think about and to take further themselves."

— Howard Caygill

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"There is no more challenging work for anyone interested in trying to understand both the manifold philosophical challenges of Western scientific technology and the contemporary rise of China on the world-historical scene."

— Carl Mitcham

"In this remarkable book, Yuk Hui draws on the major thinkers of both the West and the East to elaborate an original reflection on the nature of technology. He has enlarged the philosophical horizon for the Anthropocene age."

—Andrew Feenberg

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Forwarded by Bernard Stiegler, Minneapolis :University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

"The object of this remarkable, groundbreaking book is as elegant as it is profound—to provide us with a radically objective account of the digital objects that populate our world, both on- and offline.It is a truly innovative and philosophically grounded ‘object oriented ontology’ that is designed for and can scale to the increasingly complex orders of magnitude confronted in the twenty-first century."

— David J. Gunkel

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[El libro] presenta a un pensador en busca de nuevos modos de concebir el estado de situación de las sociedades en que vivimos, modos que nos permitan torcer un devenir que parece firmemente encaminado al desastre.

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