Dr. Van Den Eede was interviewed by Laureano Ralon on January 21th, 2013.
Yoni Van Den Eede holds a Master (2002) and Doctoral (2012) degree in Philosophy and Moral Sciences, both from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB – Free University of Brussels). From 2008 to 2012 he was affiliated to the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences at the VUB as a Ph.D. fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). Before that, he worked in the cultural/music education sector as a communication and project coordinator. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Phenomenology and Media, and of the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of McLuhan Studies. Last year, Yoni joined the research center iMinds-SMIT at the VUB as a Senior Researcher. He studies the philosophy of technology, media theory, and media ecology, with a focus on phenomenological, cultural, and existential themes. His doctoral dissertation, now published as a book, synthesizes the work of Marshall McLuhan with diverse approaches in the contemporary philosophy of technology, in that way reformulating McLuhan’s ideas in the context of a systematic ‘philosophy of media,’ that circles around the notion and metaphor of ‘human-technology relationships.’ He is the author of Amor Technologiae: Marshall McLuhan as Philosopher of Technology – Toward a Philosophy of Human-Media Relationships.