is professor for Cultural Theory at the The University of Art and Design Linz/Austria. She studied German Literature and History in Vienna. Her dissertation was on »Computerhystories« and her second book is concerned with the theoretical figure »Prosthesis«. She worked as a researcher at the University of Vienna, at Humboldt-Universität Berlin and at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and was also responsible for a range of curatorial and arts-projects, e.g. at the NGBK Berlin and at Kampnagel Hamburg. Together with Elisabeth Timm, she is the editor of Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften.