Joachim Wiewiura

Visiting associate

Joachim S. Wiewiura (PhD Fellow in Philosophy at the Center for Information and Bubble Studies, University of Copenhagen) will be visiting scholar at the OII in October 2017 working on public spheres as ‘signalling publics’. The focus is on digital opinion climates and the link between the production of public signals and the real distribution of privately held opinions. The task is to translate this tension into a corresponding public sphere model.

Shifting the focus from understanding publics as ‘networks of agents’ to the signals of these networks, his research focuses on better understanding the power structures that emerges in “the signalling public”: Agents may be caught in informational structures were signals are manipulated with. The idea is to provide a catalogue of specific informational compositions that lead to a discrepancy between the real distribution of opinion and the interplay between public signals.

Joachim holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen with electives in economics and economic history from Uppsala University, Sweden. He has studied at European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin, and taught Philosophy of Science at the Niels Bohr Institute as well as Philosophy of Technology at IT University of Denmark. He currently teaches an MA course at the University of Copenhagen on the intellectual history of the public sphere from Ancient Athens to today. He frequently contributes to the public debate in newspapers, science magazines and radio, and is a part of the Humanomics Research Centre’s project Mapping the Public Value of Humanities. Please feel free to contact him at for any inquiries.

Selected publications:

Wiewiura, J. S. & Hendricks, V. F. (2017). “Informational Pathologies and Interest Bubbles: Exploring the Structural Mobilization of Knowledge, Ignorance and Slack” New Media and Society, pp: 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/1461444816686095
Wiewiura, J. S., Hauderowicz, D. & Ly Serena, K. (2016). “City of Preferences: Private and Public Spaces – A Changing Common Ground”, curated exhibition at Danish Architecture Centre, Update – Make the City Smart.
Wiewiura, J. S. (2016) “Facilitating University Education: A View From the North” Arts and Humanities in Higher Education – an international journal of theory, research and practice, vol. 15, no. 2: pp. 223-230. DOI: 10.1177/1474022216634700
Wiewiura, J. S. & Westergaard, E. (eds) (2015) On the Facilitation of the Academy. Sense Publishers: Rotterdam. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6209-974-6