Fotini Tsaglioti is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Program in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the National Technical University of Athens. She holds master degrees from the same program (2007) and from the International Master Program in European Society, Science and Technology (ESST) (2008). Her undergraduate degree was in physics (Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2004). Her work focuses on historical patterns of automation that have been expansively used in non-renewable (steam) and renewable (wind) modes of energy production. It pays special attention to the contrast between the rhetoric that accompanied the promotion of automation and problems regarding the sustainable use of automation technologies. She was a research fellow at the IAS-STS/IFZ in Graz, Austria (2009) (Manfred-Heindler grant recipient) and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Deutsches Museum, in Munich, Germany (2010).
Selected Publications / Presentation of work:
Aristotle Tympas, Fotini Tsaglioti, Theodore Lekkas, “Universal machines vs. national languages: Computerization as production of new localities”, Technologies of Globalization (proceedings), eds. Reiner Anderl, Bruno Arich-Gerz, Rudi Schmiede, Darmstadt: 2008.
Fotini Tsaglioti, ‘The Virtual Reality of Facebook’, Out of Line: 21, November 2008 (in Greek).
Fotini Tsaglioti, ‘The New Culture of Writing’, Avgi Newspaper, 13/5/2007, review of the greek edition (editions Μεταίχμιο) of Bolter, Jay David, Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print (in Greek).
“Steamy Encounters: Bodies and Minds between Explosions and Automation”, by Fotini Tsaglioti and Aristotle Tympas, Workshop in Philosophy & Engineering (WPE), Royal Academy of Engineering, London (10th-12th November 2008).
“Universal machines vs. national languages: Computerization as production of new localities”, by Aristotle Tympas, Fotini Tsaglioti, and Theodore Lekkas, Technologies of Globalization Conference, TU Darmstadt (30th-31st October 2008).
“Recent ‘Hellenization’ Difficulties and the ‘universal machine’ concept”, by Fotini Tsaglioti and Aristotle Tympas, European Computing and Philosophy Conference (ECAP), University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands (21st-23rd June 2007).
“Automation’s Darkest Hour: Mechanical Minds, Steam engine Explosions, Mutilated Bodies”, by Aristotle Tympas and Fotini Tsaglioti, MINDS, BODIES, MACHINES, University of Birkbeck, London (6th -7th July 2007).