(BA, American, English and German Studies, University of Wuerzburg, Germany; MA, Comparative Literature, University of Rochester, New York.)
Current Studies: Ph.D. Cinema and Media Studies
Supervisor: Dr. Ernest Mathijs
Gerrit proposes a trans-/post-humanistic theory of the cyborg theorized with the help of Japanese cyberpunk animation. His theory reads the cyborg on the means of both the cyber-body (production, resources, labor force, tools of labor/production, organization) and the cyber-brain, its immaterial realm (consciousness, species-being, social-relations, power struggles, networks). Illuminating the depth of Marx’s concept of humanity’s species-being, he demonstrates that its theorization reveals the true potential of liberation and transcendence in both sense consciousness/species-being progression, and towards an alternative to capitalism. Inspired and influenced by theorists such as Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, and Nick Dyer-Witheford, he further develops a cyber-Marxist understanding of culture, economy and politics – one that argues that in order to become human, one must become cyborg.
August 18, 2020
“Cyborgs as Social Robots: An Ontology of Post humanist Materialism” International Research Conference Robophilosophy 2020: Aarhus, Denmark, August 18-21, 2020.
June 4, 2020
“Ethical Productivity of Play-Time.” Congress2020, Canadian Game Studies Association at the Western University, London, Ontario.
Feb. 28, 2020
“Performing on Virtual Stages: Liberating the Human through the Network.”FOOT 2020: Bodies in Flux, 28th Annual Performance Art Conference at the University of Toronto
Feb. 7, 2020
“Materiality of Human Ontology” at the CENES Disruptive Materialities Grad Conference at the University of British Columbia.
“Becoming Cyborg: Liberating One’s Real Species-Being in Cognitive Capital” at the International Conference Biopolitics of America: Environment, Bodies, and the Liberal Imagination, University of Wurzburg, Germany.
Thums, Willyum (Author), and Gerrit Krueper (Translator), Der Code und die Drei Virtuellen Größen, Independently Published. www.amazon.ca/Code-die-Drei-Virtuellen-Größen
Publications Currently Working on:
Krueper, Gerrit and Ernest Mathijs (Eds), The Worlds of Masaaki Yuasa (Series on Animation, edited by Chris Pallant), London: Bloomsbury Academic Publishing.