I am a Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge, with a background in social communication, theatre studies, and interactive media and performances. In my research, I explore how new technologies (re)shape our understanding of death, loss, grief, and afterlife presence. My work intersects the fields of technology, culture, and thanatology.
For the last ten years, as a coordinator, initiator, or co-leader, I have been running educational, artistic, social, and scientific projects on a local, national, and international level. From 2020-2023, I held an individual grant entitled “Immortality. Contemporary Technocultural Strategies,” funded by the Polish National Science Center. In February 2022, I defended (with distinction) my doctoral thesis.
Recognizing the clear need for interdisciplinary research in the field of (im)mortality technologies, as part of my doctoral dissertation, I developed a theoretical framework for a new sub-discipline called “(im)mortality studies“. These studies encompass three main goals: education, research, and cross-sector and cross-cultural collaboration. I believe that only through interdisciplinary dialogue – built on trust, empathy, and respect for diversity – we can create sustainable and socially responsible technologies related to human (im)mortality.
Since 2020 I have been collaborating with the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge, developing the idea of (im)mortality studies. In 2021 I co-organized and co-moderated (with Professor Stephen Cave) an international conference Digital (Im)mortality. Philosophy, Ethics and Design. I am also a team member of an international scientific consortium ‘Digital Death. Transforming History, Ritual, and Afterlife’ (as a part of EU CHANSE Call on Transformations: Social and Cultural Dynamics in The Digital Age). In 2023, I was nominated for the AI2050 program for Early Career Fellows at Schmidt Futures for my research on the meaning of life and death in the age of AI.