Zach Yost

Cohort Year: 2020
Research Interests: Technology, Formal and Conceptual Abstraction, Environmental Humanities, Ecology, Political Economy, History of Science, Platform Studies
Education: MA, Humanities, University of Chicago (2018); BA, Economics, University of Chicago (2018)


Zach Yost is a PhD student in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. His research addresses processes of abstraction and the construction and interchange of concepts between social, technical, and aesthetic domains, engaging with histories and philosophies of media, science, and technology. In recent work, he has focused on the legacies of principles from thermodynamics, information theory, and ecology as they are elaborated within neoclassical economics and complementary technologies. He also enjoys films about time.