studied mathematics and philosophy in Cologne, Bochum, Darmstadt. In 2004 he became Professor for Media Theory and Media Science at the University of Potsdam. Since 2013 he is Head of the Institute for Theory at ZHdK Zurich and visiting professor at University Potsdam, where he is one of the chairs of the DFG Research Training Centre ›Visibility and Visualization – Hybrid Forms of pictorial Knowledge‹. Dieter Mersch was a visiting professor in Chicago, Budapest and Luzern, and Fellow at IKKM Weimar and at ZHdK Zurich. His work focuses on media philosophy, aesthetics and art theory, semiotics, hermeneutics, post-structuralism and philosophy of the image and language.
studied Slavic and German Studies in Constance and St. Petersburg (1990–1996). She received her PhD from the University of Constance in 1999 and obtained her habilitation at Freie Universität Berlin. After her teaching and research work at Freie Universität Berlin (1999–2001), the Center for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin (2001–2005) and UC Berkeley (2002–2003) she was Professor for Eastern Slavic Literature at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Since 2009 she has been Full Professor of Slavic Literature at the University of Zurich and co-director of the ZKK (Centre for Arts and Cultural Theory). She is currently working on the interference between literature and law, conceptions of escape and performance art in Eastern Europe.
is a professor for General and Comparative Literature at the University of Zurich. He studied German, History and Philosophy in Basel, Freiburg im Breisgau and Tübingen (1993-1999). After research and teaching in Frankfurt am Main, Basel, Berlin and Hildesheim, Zanetti has been the program director and head of the division for General and Comparative Literature (AVL) at the University of Zurich since 2011, first as an assistant professor (2011-2015), since 2015 as an associate professor. Since its inception in 2014, he is member of the executive committee of the Zentrum Künste und Kulturtheorie (ZKK) (Centre for the Arts and Cultural Theory), UZH. His current research interests include: artistic production processes and poetics of (im)probability.