The Center for Philosophical Technologies (CPT) is a strategic initiative of Arizona State University. The CPT brings together philosophers, designers, artists, scientists, and critical and creative practitioners to critique and reimagine the relation between philosophical inquiry and technological development in the twenty-first century and beyond. The CPT thinks about philosophy and technology as mutually transformative: philosophy is a technology of thought and practice and technology can be thoughtful and speculative. So conceived, the center investigates philosophical technologies at every scale: from the computational technologies used in machine learning, bioinformatics, and planetary infrastructure design to the analog technologies used in storytelling, ecological communication, and urban community building.
The center supports work through project development, faculty and student fellowships, residencies, global education initiatives, and publications.