Ramon Amaro

researcher and educator
Ramon Amaro is a lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London; visiting tutor in Media Theory at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK); and Senior Researcher in Digital Culture at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
Amaro is a design engineer by degree and researcher in the areas of machine learning, the philosophy of mathematics, black ontologies, and philosophies of being. Ramon’s work emerges at the level of enumerative logics to examine pathological organisations of the self that may inform the conditions of sentient and non-sentient sociality, as well as, he argues, the engineering of difference in socio-technical ecologies. Drawing on the work of Frantz Fanon, Sylvia Wynter and Gilbert Simondon, Ramon aims to open up new methodological considerations at the intersections of race, pathology, and empiricism, placing specific emphasis on speculative articulations in machine learning, data, mathematics, engineering and black study. Ramon completed his PhD in Philosophy in the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies (the former Centre for Cultural Studies) at Goldsmiths, while holding a Masters degree in Sociological Research from the University of Essex and a BSe in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.