Scholar Phillip Thurtle researches the affective-phenomenological domains of media, the role of information processing technologies in biomedical research, and theories of novelty in the life sciences. His most recent work Biology in the Grid: Graphic Design and the Envisioning of Life (University of Minnesota Press, 2018) analyzes the cellular spaces of transformation in evolutionary and developmental biology research and the cultural spaces of transformation in popular culture.
- Phillip Thurtle, Biology in the Grid: Graphic Design and Envisioning of Life, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018)
- Phillip Thurtle, "Losing My Wings: Supernatural Fables of Development", Laboratory of Critical Technics, Arizona State University.
- Careers: From a Path to a Landscape: Philip Thurtle at TEDxUofW
- Thurtle, Phillip, and Adam Nocek, Eds. Animating Biophilosophy, Special issue of Inflexions, June 2013.
- Phillip Thurtle, "What Superheroes are Made of", TEDxRanier, 2012
- Phillip Thurtle, "Manufacturing Horticultural Novelties: Variance and Standardization in the Production and Marketing of Luther Burbank's Creations", June, 2011, Yale University
- Phillip Thurle, "Supernaturalisms: The Magical Naturalism of Contemporary Media", June 6, 2009 --- Critical Digital Studies Workshops, Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, University of Victoria
- Claudia X. Valdes and Phillip Thurtle, "Mutations and Metamorphoses", at the Mutamorphosis Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
- Mitchell, Robert, Helen Burgess, and Phillip Thurtle. Biofutures: Owning Body Parts and Information. Philadelphia, Pa: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. DVD.
- Phillip Thurtle, “The Poetics of Life: Luther Burbank, Horticultural Novelties, and the Space of Heredity” Literature and Medicine, Vol. 26, no. 1, Spring 2007: 1-24.
- “’The Acme Novelty Library’: Comicbooks, Repetition, and the Return of the New,” Co-authored with Robert Mitchell, Configurations, Vol. 15, 2007, 267-297 (actually published in March 2009).
- Thurtle, Phillip. The Emergence of Genetic Rationality: Space, Time, & Information in American Biological Science, 1870-1920. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007.
- Claudia X. Valdes + Phillip Thurtle, "Biofeedback and the arts: listening as experimental practice" This paper was presented at the REFRESH conference, First International Conference onthe Media Arts, Sciences and Technologies held at the Banff Center sept 29-oct 4 2005and co sponsored by the Banff New Media Institute, the Database of Virtual Art andLeonardo/ISAST. Download PDF
- Mitchell, Robert, and Phillip Thurtle. Data Made Flesh: Embodying Information. New York: Routledge, 2004.
- Thurtle, Phillip, and Robert Mitchell. Semiotic Flesh: Information & the Human Body. Seattle: Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, 2002.
- Bucklew, Chase. Embodiment in a Posthuman Culture. 2012.
- Flores, Whidden. There Are Worse Things Than Death Tracing the language of fear through international horror films. 2011.
- Hall, Alicia. Ugly Beautiful Different the visual representations of good and evil and their reflections upon the collective unconscious. 2010.
- Mitchell, Rev. Shane. Trippin' Through Time: Effects of Psychedelics on Human Development. 2009.
- Francoeur, Daniel. The Creative Process and Hypothetical Other. 2008.
- Done, Daniel. Gavroche Magazine. 2008.
- Sokolowsky, Brett. "One Sky" Environmental Awareness Music and Art Event. 2008.
- Evans, Ryan. The Fear and Wonder of Flight: Aviation's Shift From a Wonder to an Instrument of Total War. 2007.
- Hill, Caitlin. A Call for Morality in Outer Space Exploration. 2006.
- Bestrom, Erin. Moving Beyond Borders: The Creation of Nomadic Space through Travel. 2006.