Dr. Desiree Foerster is an assistant professor for Media and Culture Studies, with an interest in media aesthetics, affect, and experimental practices. She graduated from the Institute for Arts and Media, the University of Potsdam with her thesis “Aesthetic Experience of Metabolic Processes”. Taking on the perspective of process philosophy and media aesthetics, she investigates here the impacts of liminal experiences on human subjectivity. During her Ph.D. and her post-doctoral position at the University of Chicago, she conducted several research-creation projects together with artists, designers, and academics from Concordia University (CA), Arizona State University (US), and IXDM, Basel (CH). She studies Aesthetics, Media Ecologies, Affect, Haptic Media, Phenomenology, Process Philosophy, and Immersive Environments.