I am Assistant Director of the Critical Writing Program at University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design. My research explores rhetorical dynamics among criticism, information, and art associated with aesthetic, technological, and theoretical innovations. In addition to writing, my teaching experience includes technical communication, science writing, history of infotech, new media theory, document design, and video production. Recent activity below. Drop me a line: matthewjosborn[at]gmail[dot]com.

European Graduate School


Three weeks at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Internationally-renown thinkers, art, and Alps. I was privileged to attend seminars with D. Diane Davis on Levinas, Boris Groys on post-historicism and avant-garde traditions, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky on the Philosophy of Music, Victor J. Vitanza on Lyotard, and Slavoj Žižek on “Necessity and Contingency.” I also had the chance to attend evening lectures delivered by Simon Critchley, Benjamin Bratton, Samuel Weber, Alisa Andrasek, and Žižek again. Needless to say, the experience was life changing.

Check out a reflection I coauthored with A.D. Carson, a colleague with whom I attended this summer session—or see some images below. Click to enlarge + activate a slider view.