Réka Gál is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Information at University of Toronto and a Fellow at the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology. She has completed her master’s in Cultural History and Theory at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her work unites feminist media theory, decolonial technoscience, and environmental history to explore how technological tools and scientific methods are employed to purportedly solve socio-political problems. She is the co-editor of Earth and Beyond in Tumultuous Times: A Critical Atlas of the Anthropocene, published by meson press. In her DAAD-funded master’s thesis ‘Cosmic Colonial Fantasies,’ which was also nominated for the DAAD Prize for Outstanding Achievements of International Students, she explored the historical stages through which outer space colonial fantasies evolved, from ancient Greece until the 18th century. She is extending this research during her PhD to investigate outer space colonial initiatives, focusing on the implications of human-machine interdependence in outer space as it relates to issues of sustainability and environmental justice.


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