Tobias c. van Veen

tobias c. Van Veen is Research Fellow in Media and Cultural Studies at University of California Riverside, Visiting Scholar in Communications at California State University Northridge, and a Visiting Tutor at Quest University. Writing in both arts and academic publications, Tobias’ research addresses the philosophy of race, sound, and technology in critical media theory and cultural studies, turning to the ethics and politics of posthumanism, speculative cultures, and Afrofuturism. Tobias is co-editor with Reynaldo Anderson of the “Black Lives, Black Politics, Black Futures” special issue of TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies(2018), editor of the Afrofuturism special issue of Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture(2013), and co-editor with Hillegonda Rietveld of the Journal’s special issue Echoes from the Dub Diaspora(2015). Tobias holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies and Philosophy from McGill University.

As a sound artist, media arts curator, and tactical turntablist, Tobias has organised interventions, events, broadcasts, and exhibitions worldwide, working with MUTEK Montreal, Steim, Eyebeam, the New Forms Media Society, Studio XX, VIVO Media Arts Centre, CiTR Radio 101.9FM, Kunstradio, and Turbulence.org. As Founding Director of UpgradeMTL.org at the Society for Art and Technology (SAT), Tobias curated the Cabaret for Critical Art Ensemble, the [CTRL] conferences with Media@McGill, and the Critical Practice Resuscitation gathering of Nettime.org.

Tobias currently hosts the Other Planes: Speculative Cultures podcast on CreativeDisturbance.org and is creative director of sound-art label IOSOUND.ca. His DJ mixes can be found on Soundcloud and his photojournalism on Instagram @fugitivephilo.

Tobias c. van Veen will be facilitating the panel concerning Our_Identities!


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