Since 2009 to present, Dr. Dimitris Ginosatis has been teaching as an Adjunct Lecturer and, consequently, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Aesthetics at the "Digital Arts" Postgraduate Studies Program of the Athens School of Fine Arts (Greece). His research and teaching activity has been oriented towards a form of pluridisciplinary aesthetic epistemology, at the intersection of classical modern and contemporary continental philosophy, media ontology, 2nd order cybernetics, neurophenomenology and the scientific theories of aesthetic/sensory perception. In 2011, he was elected a Centenary Marshall McLuhan Fellow Scholar of the University of Torontoʼs “Marshall McLuhan Program in Culture &Technology”. In his PhD, received in 2008, he dealt with the ontological, epistemological and aesthetic foundations of the digital modelling and system-simulation technologies. He has also studied “Literary Translation Theory & Practice” at the French Institute of Greece (IFG) and subsequently conducted research (on the subject of the philosophical terminology of 18th century french philosophical materialism), under the auspices of the ATLAS Program and the French Ministry of Culture, at the "International College of Literary Translators" (CITL) in Arles, southern France. He has written on the subject of philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology and technical media and has delivered lectures in (inter)national conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops and masterclasses (in collaboration with the Ontario University of Arts & Design, the University of the Aegean and the Ionian University). His essays and lectures can be found at the digital archive of the Centre for Direct Scientific Communication, part of the French National Centre for Scientific Research as well as at the website of the Social Sciences Research Network. He has translated into Greek and published thirteen books in the fields of 20th century continental philosophy (Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Sarah Kofman, Pierre Klossowski), 20th century contemporary art theory & aesthetics (Nicolas Bourriaud), ethics & biotechnology (Michael J. Sandel) and 18th-19th-20th century french literature (Marquis de Sade, Guy de Maupassant, Jacques Tournier). He has also translated into Greek essays by Sigmund Freud, Gilles Deleuze, Friedrich Kittler and Vilém Flusser. All the titles of the works translated by Dimitris Ginosatis can be found at the website of the national Book Centre of Greece. He is currently working on a second PhD thesis proposal in Philosophy.
2016- : Working on a second PhD thesis proposal in Philosophy.
1998-2008: Obtained his PhD in Philosophy, Aesthetics & Media from the Department of Communication, Media & Culture of the Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences (Athens-Greece). Examination grade: Excellent (unanimously). Thesis area: Classical modern continental philosophy, epistemology, aesthetics, media ontology. Thesis title: Into the den of phenomenality – From representational simulacra of classic aesthetics to models of digital simulation (65.000 words). Greek National Archive of PhD Theses (http://www.didaktorika.gr/eadd/handle/10442/24383).
1999-2002: Obtained his Diploma in “Literary Translation Theory & Practice” from the Centre for Literary Translation of the French Institute of Athens in Greece (two-year degree program). Research area: 18th century french mechanistic materialism (M. de Sade, La Mettrie, D'Holbach). Dissertation topic: Under the mask of rationalism - Sade via Klossowski (followed by a translation in Greek of Le philosophe scélérat by Pierre Klossowski).
1992-1996: Obtained his degree from the Department of Communication, Media & Culture of the Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences (Athens-Greece). Grade: 8.7/10
OTHER COURSE & SEMINAR ATTENDANCE
2001-2002: Attended two semesters at the Postgraduate Cinematic & Audiovisual Studies Program of the Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle University as well as Jacques Derrida’s last seminar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).
Scholarships & Fellowships
2011: Elected as a Centenary Marshall McLuhan Fellow Scholar of the University of Torontoʼs “Marshall McLuhan Program in Culture &Technology”(http://mcluhan.ischool.utoronto.ca/visiting-fellows/).
2001-2002: Six-month scholarship provided by the French State for the attendance at the Postgraduate Cinematic & Audiovisual Studies Program of Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle University.
1999: Three-month scholarship provided as an award from the French Institute of Athens and the French Ministry of Culture for the conduct of research on the scientific terminology of the 18th century French philosophical materialism, at the International College of Literary Translators (Collège International des Traducteurs Littéraires) in southern France (Arles).
Teaching & Research field
Pluridisciplinary aesthetic epistemology, at the intersection of classical modern and contemporary continental philosophy, media ontology, 2nd order cybernetics, neurophenomenology and the scientific theories of aesthetic/sensory perception.
Teaching Experience in Academia
2009-present: Adjunct Lecturer and, consequently, Adjunct Assistant Professor (upon contractual basis) of Philosophy & Aesthetics at the “Digital Arts” Postgraduate Studies Program of the Athens School of Fine Arts. Course title: “Theories and Technologies of Aesthetic Perception I & II” (1st & 3rd semester). Supervisor of the postgraduate studentsʼ theoretical master dissertations.
2009-2011: Co-teaching the courses “Theory of communication” and “Theories & practices of communication” at the Department of Communication, Media & Culture of the Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences.
Teaching in Workshops & Masterclasses
2015 (27/9-3/10): Five-day intensive course, in the form of five three-hour lectures, delivered at the “Affect and Emotion in Artistic Practice” Workshop, led by associate professor Judith Doyle (OCAD) & adjunct professor Dimitris Ginosatis (ASFA). The workshop was organized by the Digital Futures Program of the OCAD University in Toronto-Canada in collaboration with ASFA’s “Digital Arts” Postgraduate Program and was held at ASFA’s annex in Delfi, Greece. (https://delphiworkshop.wordpress.com/)
2015 (13/3-22/3): “On selves and I’s – A lecture apropos of Douglas Hofstadter’s I am a strange loop”. Lecture delivered at the “Future of Storytelling and Open Worlds Masterclass”, led by the chair of the Digital Futures Initiative at OCAD University, professor Tom Barker, adjunct assistant professor Dimitris Ginosatis (ASFA), professor George Harvalias (ASFA), professor Vicky Betsou (ASFA) and teaching assistant Alexandra Louise Beriault (OCAD). The Masterclass was organized by the Digital Futures Program of the OCAD University in Toronto-Canada in collaboration with ASFA’s Digital Arts Postgraduate Program and was held at ASFA’s annex in Hydra, Greece (http://www2.ocadu.ca/event/8773/hydra).
2013 (13/7-15/7): “Computare – A fundamental introduction to media history & aesthetics”. A two-day intensive course, in the form of two 90 min. lectures, delivered at the 2013 “Summer School – Extended Arts”, organized by the University of the Aegean (Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering) in Syros, Greece, and supported by the Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”, which is co-funded by European Union (European Social Fund) and National Resources. Research area: Convergence of the New Media with Bioart, 3D Fabrication and Prototyping, Nanotechnology, Physical Computing (https://xarts2013.pns.aegean.gr/xarts2013-home-en/61-summerschools/xarts2013-en/584-programme).
2012 (2/7-10/7): “Extending perception – Extending action”. Intensive 9-day seminar on digital arts practices, organized by the Ionian University in collaboration with the Athens School of Fine Arts, the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Universities of Thessaly & Macedonia (http://avarts.ionio.gr/gr/news/3112/).
BOOKS, ESSAYS, CATALOGUE TEXTS & JOURNAL ARTICLES (UNPUBLISHED, PUBLISHED & TO BE PUBLISHED)
2017: On the perception of art and the art of perception. An onto-epistemological study on contemporary artistic practices, based on the work by visual artists and professors G. Harvalias, P. Charalampous, N. Navridis, N. Tranos, D. Zouroudis. To be published in 2017. Print.
2016: “Pathophanies of the singular – A hardly exegetical note on the specificity of the ‘creative act’ in visual/fine arts”. Essay (3.000 words) written on the occasion of the “A So Disastrous Pathos” contemporary art exhibition (Wednesday 21 September – Sunday 2 October 2016), held at the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin, 300 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9JB, Scotland, United Kingdom. The essay is contained in the exhibition catalogue.
2016: Into the den of phenomenality: Toward a philosophy & aesthetics of simulation. PhD thesis (65.000 words) to be published by Nefeli Publishing House. Print.
2016: “What does ‘media define what really is’ mean?”. Contribution (10.000 words) to a collective volume containing the proceedings of the “Affect and Emotion in Artistic Practice Masteclass 2015” (see above), to be published under the auspices of the OCAD University’s “Digital Futures Program”. Print.
2011: “Practices of seeing”. Contribution to a collective volume (pages 47-59) titled: Artistic interventions in urbanspaces – The case of Athens, published by the Athens School of Fine Arts incollaboration with the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change (Program: Athens-Attica 2014). Print.
2010: “On Language & metaphysics: A historico-philosophical account of 20th century french Nietzscheism”. Published as an afterward (pages 319-368) to the Greek edition of: Sarah Kofman, Nietzsche and metaphor, trans. Dimitris Ginosatis, Athens: Smili Editions, 2010. Print.
2010: “Images of reality and the reality of images”. Article (1.500 words) published in the monthly Greek cultural review Konteiner(November 2010).
2009: “The writing/suturing machine”. Essay (2.000 words) included in the art catalogue for visual artist and professor Dimitris Zouroudis’ 2009 painting exhibition (“Laboremus”), held at Gallery 7 in Athens-Greece.
2007: “Under the mask of rationalism – Sade via Klossowski”. Published as a preface (pages 11-44) to the Greek edition of: Pierre Klossowski, The philosopher villain, trans. Dimitris Ginosatis, Athens: Futura Editions, 2007. Print.
2007: “Yearning for ʻnaked truthʼ – A critical article on Guy Debordʼs Society of the spectacle”. Published in the daily press (newspaper Eleftheros Typos, Sunday edition, 21/10/2007).
2005: Preface (pages 9-18) to the Greek edition of: Pierre Klossowski, Protasis and apodosis, trans. Dimitris Ginosatis, Athens: Futura Editions, 2005. Print.
2003: Preface (pages 9-14) to the Greek edition of: Michel Foucault, Three texts on Nietzsche, trans. Dimitris Ginosatis, Athens: Plethron Editions, 2004. Print.
Invited Lectures in (Inter)national Conferences & Symposia (Selection)
2016 (17/12): “Universal ARTuring Machines – A brief historical overview of the origins of digital arts and their technical media”. Lecture (8.000 words) delivered at the “Hybrid Arts Edit-a-thon” co-organized by the Onassis Cultural Centre, the Open Technologies Alliance – GFOSS and the Athens School of Fine Arts. The lecture was held at the lecture hall of the new building of the Athens School of Fine Arts Library (http://www.sgt.gr/eng/SPG1861/?).
2015 (7/6): “On consciousness, strange loops and recursiveness”. Lecture (3.000 words) delivered at the “Autonomous Academy” held at Plato’s Academy in Votanikos (http://avtonomi-akadimia.net/programm/).
2014 (23/9): “Art as applied space-time mechanics”. Lecture (2.083 words) delivered at the “Multiformity: Art in Urban Space” Conference held at Benaki Museum, Athens-Greece (http://publicartfestival.gr/#).
2012 (1/06): “Opensource Art - Art as science”. Lecture (2.000 words) on the subject of the intersection between art, science & technology, presented at a three-week workshop (Culture Under Construction), sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Education, Life-long Learning and Religious Affairsʼ Youth in Action Programme (http://www.ypokataskevi.gr/category/program/).
2012 (10/06): “Techno-acoustic events: Sound and voice in early Pink Floyd”. Lecture (3.000 words) presented at the old Broadway Theater in Athens (Greece), under the auspices of the Athens School of Fine Artsʼ art & theory group Voices and the Arts and Sciences Department of the Weimarʼs Bauhaus University (http://art-anthropology.blogspot.gr/p/activities_1.html).
2012 (20/4): “Microphysics of hardware or the gigantism of the infinitesimally small”. Lecture (5.000 words) co-authored with assistant professor Dionysis Kavvathas of thePanteion University of Social & Political Sciences, presented at the Marshall McLuhan and Walter J. Ong International Centenary Symposium (The new sensorium: embodied perception, extensions of humanity and digital communication) held inAthens, Greece. The symposium was organized by the Department of Communication,Media and Culture of Panteion University and its postgraduate programme in Cultural Management, in association with the Coach House Institute (CHI) and its McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology (MPCT) at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information (http://entopia.org/newsensorium/programme-2/).
2012 (30/05): “War, father of all media: A polemological approach to the TV medium”. Lecture (2.100 words) delivered at an academic conference, organized by the Department of Communication, Media & Culture of the Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences under the general topic: TV: once a “powerful medium”, now coming to an “end” (?) (http://www.amna.gr/webtv.php?id=13950).
2012 (13/6): “Reorganizing the human sensorium – Architecture & cinema in the age of modernism”. Lecture (3.500 words) delivered at the “Cinema & Architecture” lecture series, organized by the Athens School of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Department of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens.
2009 (12-14/11): “Return to the platonic cave”. Lecture (5.060 words) delivered at the 1st International Conference “City & Cinema – Spaces of projection, Urban spaces”, organized by the Sorbonne University [Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle] in collaboration with the FMSH [Fondation Maison des Sciences de lʼHomme], Panteion University and Benaki Museum (www.univ-paris3.fr/.../com.univ.collaboratif.utils.LectureFichiergw?).
2005 (10-11/12): “Elective affinities: The impact of Carl Schmittʼs theory of the political on Walter Benjaminʼs theory of the artwork”. Lecture (3.700 words) delivered at the 1st Panhellenic Symposium on Art & Politics, organized by the Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences in collaboration with the Athens School of Fine Arts. The Symposium was held at the city hall of Aspropyrgos, Attica, Greece.
translated books and essays from french and english to greek (philosophy, science, arts, literature)
2016: Guy de Maupassant, Le Verrou et autres contes grivois, to be published by Nefeli Publishing House, 2016 [120 pages]. Print.
2016: Nicolas Bourriaud, Radicant – Pour une esthétique de la globalisation, to be published by the Athens School of Fine Arts, 2017 [220 pages]. Print.
2014:Nicolas Bourriaud, Esthétique Relationnelle, Athens School of Fine Arts, 2014 [160 pages]. Print.
2014: Nicolas Bourriaud, Postproduction – Culture as Screenplay: How Art Reprograms the World, Athens School of Fine Arts, 2014 [120 pages]. Print.
2010: Michael Sandel, The Case Against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering, Alexandria, Athens 2010 [159 pages]. Print.
2010: Friedrich Kittler, “Romanticism-Psychoanalysis-Film: A history of the double”, co-translated with Dionyssios Kavvathas, published in the philosophical & psychoanalytical review α λ η t h ε ι α (Spring 2010). Print.
2010: Sigmund Freud, “A note upon the mystic writing pad”, co-translated with Dionyssios Kavvathas, published in the philosophical & psychoanalytical review α λ η t h ε ι α (Spring 2010). Print.
2010: Marquis de Sade, Justine ou les malheurs de la vertu, Nefeli, Athens 2010 [542 pages]. Print.
2010: Sarah Kofman, Nietzsche et la métaphore, Smili, Athens 2010 [379 pages]. Print.
2008: Jacques Tournier, Jeanne de Luynes, comtesse de Verue, Smili, Athens 2008 [154 pages]. Print.
2007: Marquis de Sade, Dialogue entre un prêtre et un moribond, Futura, Athens 2007 [80 pages]. Print.
2007: Pierre Klossowski, Le philosophe scélérat, Futura, Athens 2007 [112 pages]. Print.
2005: Pierre Klossowski, Protase et apodose, Futura, Athens 2005 [91 pages]. Print.
2004: Michel Foucault, «Nietzsche, Freud, Marx», «Nietzsche, la généalogie, l' histoire» & «La verité et les formes juridiques», Plethron, Athens 2004 [155 pages]. Print.
1995: Jacques Derrida, Points de suspension, co-translated with Madeleine Aktypi, Plethron, Athens 1995 [143 pages]. Print.
Participation in academic scientific & research committees
2010: Member of an academic research team –composed of professors and researchers from the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Universities of Piraeus and Patrasʼ Departments of Informatics– working on the interdisciplinary project proposal: Dynamic grouping and retrieval of visual representations based on visual, morphological and semantic features through the use of artificial intelligence methods and semantic ontologies applied on artworks of historical modernism. My task was to write/edit the 150-page research proposal as well as to determine the theoretical framework and highlight the potential of the project proposal.
2012: Member of the international scientific committee in charge of organizing the Marshall McLuhan and Walter J. Ong International Centenary Symposium (The new sensorium: embodied perception, extensions of humanity and digital communication) held in Athens, Greece. The symposium was organized by the Department of Communication, Media & Culture of Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences and its postgraduate programme in Cultural Management, in association with the Coach House Institute (CHI) and its McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology (MPCT) at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information (http://entopia.org/newsensorium/organisation/).
Languages & related diplomas
Greek (native language)
English (fluent, excellent reading and writing knowledge, high-level conversational mastery)
French (fluent, excellent reading and writing knowledge, high-level conversational mastery)
Some serious amount of study of ancient Greek and Latin
Certificate of Proficiency in English (University of Cambridge)
Certificate of Proficiency in English (University of Michigan)
Diplôme Initial de Langue Française (Obtained from the French Institute of Athens, Greece)
Diplôme dʼÉtudes Supérieures (Higher diploma in French language –three-year study program– obtained from the French Institute of Athens, Greece)