Wonka, our capitalist imaginary

The recent movie, Wonka (2023), tells us the origin story of Willie Wonka, the owner of the chocolate factory from Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Since it is a movie for children, it also showcases, with straightforward clarity, some of our taken-for-granted assumptions about work, slavery and sales, i.e. our capitalistic imaginary. […]

What makes a philosophical work worth sharing with others?

One of the most feared ones by junior scholars is the following “but is this philosophical work?”. Often used to exclude and to gate-keep newbies, the question touches a painful point. How do we actually know that what we are doing is philosophy and not, say, a mix of literature commentary, with some cultural critique […]

On the Possibility of a Digital University. My first book was just published

I just published my first book: On the Possibility of a Digital University: Thinking and Mediatic Displacement at the University. It is a revised and abridged version of my PhD thesis defended at KU Leuven in 2018 with a beautiful forward written by Jan Masschelein and Maarten Simons. The book can be found here: […]