Orga Team


Robert Dudley

Robert Dudley is a Fulbright Graduate Fellow and PhD from Duke University with a dissertation on Cicero's use and interpretation of Plato in the former's own philosophical treatise. Like Cicero,  Dudley prefers to speak on both sides of an issue and give all counterarguments a fair hearing. He is especially interested in classical antiquity as a counterargument to modernity, not because, by any stretch of the imagination, antiquity is always right, but because classical antiquity can correct our tendency of taking our identity and political situation for normal or inevitable.


Gaurav Ganger

Gaurav Ganger is pursuing Masters in Cyber-security (2019-2021) from SRH University of Applied Sciences, Berlin. He finished his bachelor's in technology from India. Due to his technological space, he is always up for learning new technology. He worked in India with various clients such as Microsoft, Nokia, Adobe, Educational Testing Service (ETS), Intel, Hewlett-Packard, etc. for different technology-related projects. His interests vary from technology (especially programming), running marathons, going on hiking, or endless bike rides.



Anil K. Jain

Anil K. Jain studied political science, psychology and sociology at the LMU Munich and wrote a doctoral thesis on »Politics in (Post-)Modernity« under the supervision of Ulrich Beck. He not only works in social research but is active in the cultural field, too. Together with Mario Beilhack he founded »edition fatal«: a small publishing company with a series on "new philosophy".

Personal website:


Auris-E. Lipinski

While studying Philosophy & English at Humboldt University, Auris-E. Lipinski became a scientific assistant at VIOM GmbH. She founded PhenCoCo in the aftermath of university seminars like "Konstruktion und Phänomenologie der Wahrnehmung", Phänomenologie und Kognition" (M. Thiering) and "Computation und Geist" (J. Bach). She has been involved in different research and development projects, guiding her academic interests towards way finding and cognitive preconditions for navigation, both computational and phenomenological. This includes working on spacial concepts found in philosophy, psychology and robotics, subsuming Gestalt theory, embodiment theories, language/ concept importance, association and intuition.

Humboldt University of Berlin, Phil Fak II, Philosophy

VIOM GmbH, please see co-operation and support.

Short sontribution on drones and swarm intelligence in KEM engineers magazine/ tech portal.


Currently inactive:


Yannick Gaasch

Yannick Gaasch is a doctoral candidate at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn, he finished his Master degree in Köln and trained a.o. with Klaus Düsing, Claudia Bickmann and Dieter Lohmar.
Areas: phenomenology, intersubjectivity, imagination, ontology, consciousness and (artifical) intelligence.
Aim: interdisciplinary benefits of philosophy and other areas.



Past team members

Katja Stepec

Michael Scheppat

Marine Kneubühler

Nicolas Zaslawski

Jens Schönherr

Denis E. Vargas Gorenkov

Gonzalo Rojas



Supporters & co-operation partners

We had the pleasure of esteemed researchers and teachers to be the experts in our colloquia and special guest workshops, who would discuss their findings with us. Among them are:

Anna Strasser

Philosopher, independent researcher 

2018 Visiting Fellow, Tufts University, Center for Cognitive Studies

2009 – 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher & Scientific Coordinator, Berlin School of Mind and Brain / Institute of Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2004 – 2007 Assistant professor (C1), Center for Cognitive Science, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg & Anna Strasser´s website



Martin Thiering

Outside lecturer (cognitive linguistics), doctor of general linguistics, visiting professor in Rome, scientific co-ordinator and university lecturer in Berlin

Linguistik - TU Berlin & Biblhertz Institut

Current project:
Flavio Biondo’s »Italia illustrata«: Historical spaces in texts and maps

Current books:
'Eine Einführung in die Kognitive Linguistik und Kognitive Anthropologie (De Gruyter Studienbuch 2018) - Introduction to cognitive linguistics and cognitive anthropology

Forthcoming in 2018, the second volume of 'Common Sense Geography' (focus on landmarks)


Joscha Bach

MIT, cogitive architectures, more &


Dan Zahavi

Professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Subjectivity Research


Jörg Fingerhut

Principal investigator in the Einstein Group

Einstein Group Berlin & Kulturtechnik


Berlin School of Mind and Brain, collaboration in the organisation and conduct of the Zahavi Special Guest Workshop.

Technological support by VIOM GmbH, including support with our website and cloud server.

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