is a visiting Junior Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS). 2008-2014 he worked as a research fellow and docent at the Institute for Media Studies, Ruhr University Bochum. He publishes and teaches in the fields of media history, film studies, postcolonial studies and visual culture.
is professor of Media History and Communication Theory at Ruhr University, Bochum. He was research assistant at the collaborate research centre »Literatur und Anthropologie« in Constance. His PhD thesis was concerned with data processing and mnemonic strategies in the Baroque period; his professorial dissertation was on the interdependency between media and anthropology and he has since focussed on the history of science, media theory and cultural techniques.