Dr Tomasz Hollanek

Postdoctoral Associate
University Positions
Research Associate

Tomasz Hollanek is a research scientist working at the intersection of design theory, technology ethics, and critical artificial intelligence studies.

Academic interests

Tomasz’s academic interests include: 

  • Technology ethics
  • Critical and speculative design 
  • Design and sustainability 
  • Intercultural perceptions of artificial intelligence.

Degrees obtained

  • MA, St Andrews.
  • MPhil, Cambridge.
  • PhD, Cambridge.

Awards and prizes

  • AHRC-Isaac Newton Trust Award (Cambridge).
  • Honorary Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar (Cambridge).
  • The Richard Dyer Prize (St Andrews).
  • The Deans’ List of Academic Excellence (St Andrews).


Tomasz is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI) at Cambridge, where he is a part of the 'AI for Just and Sustainable Futures' project. His ongoing research explores the possibility of reconciling human-centric technology design principles with the goals of sustainable and restorative design for a more-than-human world.

Previously, Tomasz was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy and the Observatoire des humanités numériques at the École normale supérieure in Paris and has contributed to various research projects, including the Global AI Narratives Project at LCFI and the Ethics of Digitalization research program at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.

His work on critical design and AI ethics was featured in top peer-reviewed journals, including AI & Society and Design Issues, and popular magazines such as Aeon/Psyche.

Other interests

Art, independent cinema, running.

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Publications, links and resources

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