I am currently a PhD candidate in cognitive science at the Complex Software Lab at University College Dublin in the School of Computer Science. I study the dynamic and reciprocal relationships between emerging technologies, personhood and society. Specifically, I explore how ubiquitous technologies which are interwoven into our personal, social, political, and economical sphere are shaping what it means to be a person. In doing so, I lean on theoretical frameworks from traditions such as embodied cognitive science, complexity science, critical race studies, and Black feminist epistemology.
The blogposts you find here vary in topic. Some are related to my research, some are personal musings, and some serve as archives where I collate various links and resources that I often lean on when preparing talks and teaching contents or pieces that might be relevant to my research.
Just like my blogposts, my research touches upon various areas and topics as I attempt to approach technology and the question of personhood through the lens of various non-traditional frameworks. Nonetheless, the Möbius strip, which is the heading of my blog site, captures what remains at the core of my thinking, despite my seemingly disjointed writing. Take a closer look at the Möbius strip and you will see that any attempt to clearly distinguish between the inside and outside of the Möbius strip is a futile endeavour. Similarly, I believe, dichotomous approaches or efforts to neatly separate inextricably linked concepts such as nature and nurture, object and subject, mind and body, person and world, online and “real”, are hopeless. Instead, I think, acknowledging and embracing fluid and dynamic entanglements and nuanced interrelations and complexities is much more rewarding.
I teach Critical Thinking and Data/AI Ethics to data science students, Introduction to Ethics as well as Critical Thinking to first year (mainly) philosophy students.