Biography

I am an artist and scientist.

I am interested in the relationship of humans, machines and society; Cybernetics and the technological infrastructures of communication and control; and the cultures and aesthetics of computation and interaction. My work oscillates between computer science and experimental artistic practices, engineering and amateur/DIY methods, science and humanities.

I am currently the Department Chair of Art and Technology at San Francisco Art Institute, where I teach as assistant professor since 2015. Before, I have been a visiting professor of Media Environments at Bauhaus-University Weimar and taught at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, as well as at Lab3, Laboratory for Experimental Computer Science of KHM, Academy of Media Arts Cologne (›› teaching).

I co-founded the artist group Paidia Institute and off topic, magazine for media art. My art projects have been shown at numerous exhibitions and I have published in various contexts between art and science.

I recently finished and defended my doctoral dissertation at KHM, Academy of Media Arts Cologne. I studied cognitive science at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and SUNY Oswego, USA (B.Sc., 2002); graduate studies in digital media at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland (M.Sc., 2005). I have been a visiting researcher at the Institute for Basic Research of the ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany (2004-2005), and at the Cybermedia Research Unit of the Knowledge Media Research Center, Tübingen, Germany (2007).