Tobias C. van Veen
Dr. tobias c. van Veen is Research Fellow in Media and Cultural Studies at University of California Riverside. He holds doctorates in Communication Studies and Philosophy from McGill University. His teaching and research addresses philosophy of race, sound, and technology in media and cultural studies, and he has published widely on the ethics and politics of posthumanism, Afrofuturism, sonic materialism, and electronic dance music cultures (EDMC). Tobias is co-editor with Reynaldo Anderson of the “Black Lives, Black Politics, Black Futures” special issue of TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies (2018), editor of the Afrofuturism special issue of Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture (2013), and co-editor with Hillegonda Rietveld of the Journal’s special issue “Echoes from the Dub Diaspora” (2015). A sound/media artist, filmmaker, photojournalist, and tactical turntablist since 1993, tobias has exhibited and curated interventions, events, and broadcasts worldwide, working with galleries and festivals from Montréal to NYC, Amsterdam to Vancouver. As Founding Director of UpgradeMTL.org at the Society for Art and Technology (SAT), tobias curated the Cabaret for Critical Art Ensemble, the [CTRL] conferences with Media@McGill, and the Critical Practice Resuscitation gathering of Nettime.org. Tobias hosts the Other Planes: Speculative Cultures podcast on CreativeDisturbance.org, is creative director of sound-art label IOSOUND.ca, and broadcasts techno-turntablist mixes on soundcloud.com/djtobias. An award-winning broadcaster and photojournalist, his creative and professional photography can be found on Instagram @fugitivephilo.
Other Planes explores all things Afro/Futurism in cosmic and conscious cultures worldwide, from music to art, science to politics—and beyond. Join host tobias c. van Veen as we undertake audio journeys and interviews with world-class visionaries, creatives, and futurists, from emcees and philosophers to scribes and scholars, programmers and poets. Other Planes covers radical diversity in the speculative arts, including science fiction, film, and comix; cosplay, performance, poetry and posthumanism;…