is Professor of History and Theory of Artificial Worlds at the Bauhaus-University Weimar and spokesperson of the DFG-Research Training Group Media of History – History of Media. His areas of teaching and research focus on the cultural history of political sovereignty, governmentality and modern biopolitics, interrelations of media and forms of knowledge, aesthetic theory and French philosophy.
is Professor of German Literature, Cultural and Media Studies at Humboldt University Berlin and Permanent Visiting Professor at Princeton University. He has published numerous books and articles and has also translated major contemporary French philosophers such as Gilles Deleuze and Jean-François Lyotard.
studied Journalism (Dortmund), Media Studies and German Literature and Language (Bochum) and Ethnology (Brisbane, Australia) and graduated with a dissertation on Kafka in 1998. He has been visiting lecturer at the Universities of Siegen, Harvard (Center of European Studies), Tokyo, Bochum and research fellow at the Czech National Gallery and the Beijing Institute of Technology. He is professor of Literature and Modern German Literature and tenured professor at Taipei University.