Hello, I'm Emily Gillcrist.
I'm an interdisciplinary technocritical researcher, cultural strategist, educator, and artist. I'm also a PhD Candidate in Cultural Analysis & Theory and the founder and manager of vitalthought.org
My research synthesizes science & technology studies, cognitive science, postcolonial ecocriticism, existential phenomenology, and psychoanalytic deconstruction to address the explosion of technoindustrial power in relation to the worsening climate crisis.
My edtech startup, Vital Thought, promotes engaged multimodal analysis, ethical thinking, cultural and digital literacy, and pragmatic strategizing in an our unprecedented historical moment.
My artwork is inspired by themes in my research: materiality, vitality, and the tension of the nature/culture relation.