Oliver Arellano-Padilla

PhD Student

Oliver Arellano-Padilla is a Ph.D. student intellectually engaged in cultural production, ideology, aesthetics, design, and material cultures, particularly visual cultures. He received a master’s degree in Transdisciplinary Design from Parsons School of Design in New York. As a designer and emerging scholar he questions the political dimensions of design, and design ideological ability to change the physical world and the symbolic. His latest research is on the phenomenology of luck and chance mediated by technology, especially on the aesthetics of luck. He is also interested in media history and media philosophy.


Design, political theory, identity, aesthetics, technology