Leuphana Universität Lüneburg institut de Recherche et d'Innovation du Centre Pompidou Deutsche Telekom Laboratories

Dr. Yuk Hui (許煜)

Institut für Kultur und Ästhetik Digitaler Medien
Leuphana Universität
Scharnhorststraße 1
21335 Lüneburg Deutschland
Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation
du Centre Pompidou Paris
4 rue Aubry le Boucher
75004 Paris France

Yuk Hui studied Computer Engineering and Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong and Goldsmiths College in London, with a focus on philosophy of technology. Currently he is associate lecturer at the institute of philosophy and art (IPK) and researcher at the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Media (ICAM) at the Leuphana University Lüneburg; he is also a visiting professor at the China Academy of Art. Previous to that, he was a 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. He has published on philosophy of technology and media in periodicals such as Metaphilosophy, Research in Phenomenology, Parrhesia, Angelaki, Cahiers Simondon, Deleuze Studies, Intellectica, Krisis, Implications Philosophiques, Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie, Techné, Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft, Appareil, New Formations,Parallax, etc. 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, December 2016).

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

Key Research Areas: Digital Objects, Simondon, Heidegger, Husserl, Schelling, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Nature, Chinese Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, Cybernetics.


English, French, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, Chewchau

JAVA, C++, PHP, Processing, Python


  1. Habilitation (venia legendi in Philosophy) Leuphana Univeristy (Betreuer: Prof. Dr. Roberto Nigro, expected summer 2018)
  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, Dr. Luciana Parisi
  3. 2006 - 2007 MA (Cultural Theory) Goldsmiths College
  4. 2000 - 2003 B.ENG (Computer Engineering) University of Hong Kong

Relevant Employment

    August 2015 - present, Researcher, Institut für Kultur und Ästhetik Digitaler Medien; Associate Lecturer, Institut für Philosophie und Kunstwissenschaft, 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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