Artist – Theorist – Educator

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Berlin-based artist-theorist-educator, PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford University (2004), specialized in the history and theory of intermediality, cognitive aesthetics and reception theory and  experimental poetics (modern & contemporary American, French and German)

PROFESSIONAL CONCEPT DESIGN and artistic direction for interactive digital media – specializing in immersive formats and exhibitions.

Recent Design Work: Digital Concept and Coordination for the HUMBOLDT FORUM, world culture forum under construction in the rebuilt Berlin City Palace, digital grand opening 16.12.2020

TEACHING AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT in interdisciplinary arts, design and humanities programs internationally.

Current Semester: Institut für Kulturwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

SS 2021 – Digital Concept and Cultural Production in the 21st Century

Recent Teaching: Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Seminars in the seminars interdisciplinary studies program Vielfalt der Wissensformen (Diversity of Knowledge Forms) of the Bologna-Lab.

2018/19 – Attention: Interdisciplinary Takes on an Endangered Resource

2017/18 – Visualising Mind: Thoughts on the Visualization of Thinking

2015-17 – Spatial arts and architecture theory at the Institute for Architecture-related Art – Department of Architecture and Environmental Sciences at the Technical University of Braunschweig, with Temporary Professor Tomás Saraceno

 

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Professor Pear says it all with his famous quote:

“If the discovery of the psychological nature of meaning were completely successful, it might put an end to psychology  altogether.”

(Ogden & Richards, The Meaning of Meaning, 1923.)

 


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