Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Henry Neim Osman

Collaborative Humanities Fellow, Modern Culture and Media
Last updated June 22, 2023


Henry Neim Osman is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Modern Culture and Media. In his research, he draws from the history of computation, digital media, and philosophy of technology. His planned dissertation project is a critique of the analog as both a mode of correlation and computational paradigm, as seen in analog computers. Working across military science experiments and corporate-developed AI, he examines how the use of biological analogies such as the neural net, swarming, and plant-based computing naturalize new modes of control. Before coming to Brown, he received a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s in visual cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London.