was one of the most influential contemporary thinkers. He taught Philosophy at the Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg and was visiting professor with the universities of Berkeley, Irvine, San Diego and Berlin. His work has been acknowledged and praised by academics and the wider international public alike. It comprises a variety of research focuses reaching from the ontology of society to the metamorphosis of reason and the arts, on image studies, and even on political and religious aspects with respect to ongoing developments.
is a philosopher and cultural scientist. His dissertation was concerned with phenomenology and the history of mathematics. He was a member of the DFG postgraduate programme »Codierung von Gewalt im medialen Wandel« at Humboldt University Berlin. He has been chief scientist and curator of numerous exhibitions, e.g. »SCHMERZ« at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin / Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum (2007); »10+5=Gott. Die Macht der Zeichen« at the Jewish Museum Berlin (2004); »ARBEIT. Sinn und Sorge« at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden (2009–2010).