is (tenured) Senior Lecturer in Theory of Visual Culture at Aalto University Finland. He is the former chair of the Finnish Society for Aesthetics and Editor-in-Chief of Popular Inquiry: The Journal of the Aesthetics of Kitsch, Camp and Mass Culture and a former editor-in-chief of The Journal of Somaesthetics. His latest book Bodily Engagements with Film, Images, and Technology (Routledge, 2022) deals with the role of vision and bodily reactions in e.g. film, contemporary art, and with our interaction with robot cars. In On The Philosophy of Central European Art: The History of an Institution and its Global Competitors (Lexington Books, 2020) he aspired to rewrite the story of the concept and institution of art from an intersectional and intercultural point of view, focusing also on the cultural systems that the art system globally overshadowed (e.g. in Japan and India). Ryynänen is also the editor of e.g. Aesthetics in Dialogue (with Zoltan Somhegyi, Peter Lang 2020) and Art, Excess, Education (ed. with Kevin Tavin and Mira Kallio-Tavin, Palgrave 2019).