Yuk Hui

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Yuk Hui is a philosopher from Hong Kong. Hui studied Computer Engineering at the University of Hong Kong, wrote his PhD thesis under the French philosopher Bernard Stiegler (1952-2020) at the Goldsmiths College in London and completed his Habilitation in philosophy of technology at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg. Earlier he was postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Research and Innovation of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Center for Digital Cultures at the Leuphana University, visiting scientist at the T-Labs Berlin and member of the Centre international des études simondoniennes (MSH Paris Nord). He has been teaching at the Leuphana University, Bauhaus University, China Academy of Art and the City University of Hong Kong. He is the initiator and convenor of the Research Network for Philosophy and Technology, and a juror of the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture.



  • On the Existence of Digital Objects, pref. Bernard Stiegler, University of Minnesota Press, 2016, xiii+314 pp, ARG. Publisher. Review: Larivière (Parrhesia).
    • Lun shu ma wu de cun zai [论数码物的存在], trans. Wannan Li (李婉楠), Shanghai: Shanghai People's Publishing House, 2019, 305 pp. (Chinese)
    • 디지털적 대상의 존재에 대하여, trans. 조형준, 이철규, 임완철, Seoul: 새물결, 2021, 464 pp. (Korean)
  • The Question Concerning Technology in China: An Essay in Cosmotechnics, Falmouth: Urbanomic, 2017, ARG. Publisher.
    • 중국에서의 기술에 관한 물음, trans. Hyung-Joon Jo, 새물결, 2019, 400 pp. (Korean)
    • Die Frage nach der Technik in China. Ein Essay über die Kosmotechnik, trans. David Frühauf, Berlin: Matthes und Seitz, 2020, 280 pp. (German)
    • La Question de la technique en Chine, pref. Junius Frey, trans. Alex Taillard, Paris: Éditions Divergences, 2021, 332 pp. (French)
    • Cosmotecnica. La Question della Tecnologia in Cina, trans. Sara Baranzoni, Rome: Produzioni Nero, 2021, 288 pp. (Italian)
  • Recursivity and Contingency, London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2019, ARG. Publisher.
    • Rekursivnost i kontingentnost [Рекурсивность и контингентность], trans. Dmitry Kralechkin, Moscow: V-A-C Press, 2020, 400 pp. Publisher. (Russian)
    • 递归与偶然, trans. 苏子滢, Shanghai: East China Normal University Press, 2020, 387 pp. (Chinese)
  • Fragmentar el futuro: ensayos sobre tecnodiversidad, Buenos Aires: Caja Negra, 2020, 192 pp. Publisher. (Spanish)
    • Tecnodiversidade, trans. Humberto do Amaral, Sao Paolo: Ubu, 2021, 224 pp. (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Art and Cosmotechnics, University of Minnesota Press, 2021, 318 pp. Publisher.

Edited volumes

  • editor, with Andreas Broeckmann, 30 Years After Les Immatériaux: Art, Science and Theory, Lüneburg: meson, 2015, 245 pp.
  • editor, with Pieter Lemmens, Angelaki Journal of Theoretical Humanities 25(4): "Cosmotechnics", 2020. [1]
  • editor, with Pieter Lemmens, Cosmotechnics: For a Renewed Concept of Technology in the Anthropocene, London: Routledge, 2021, 164 pp. [2]
  • editor, Philosophy Today 65(2): "Philosophy after Automation", Spring 2021. [3]

Papers, book chapters