Thomas Pringle

Thomas Pringle
Year entered: 2014

Thomas Pringle is a SSHRC Doctoral and Brown Presidential Fellow in the second year of the PhD program with the department of Modern Culture and Media. Before arriving in Providence, he completed an MA in cultural studies at McGill University while researching with the Moving Image Research Laboratory, the Senselab Montréal, and co-founding the mobile media project ‘Cinema out of the Box.’ His research intersects media, ecology, perception, and violence through an expansive and transversal critical approach. Currently, Thomas is interested in the theoretical inheritance of French mechanology, contemporary environmental media aesthetics, and a variety of machines at speed and scale.

Research Interests: media theory and new media; documentary studies; scientific imaging and STS; environmental media and infrastructure studies; ethology; ecological violence in contemporary visual culture.

Recent articles:
“Documentary Animism: Material Politics and Sensory Ethics in The Act of Killing (2012).” The Journal of Film and Video, Vol. 6-7, Nos. 3-4, Fall/Winter 2015:

“Photographed by the Earth: War and media in light of nuclear events.” NECSUS European Journal of Media Studies, #6, Autumn 2014: