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Events 01|2006

ZKM Symposia

The Role of Pictures in Society.
New Ways of Using Images

An interdisciplinary symposium

01/20/-01/22/2006
ZKM|Media Theater

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Biographies ::::

Hubertus von Amelunxen | Volker Böhnigk | Cornelius Borck | Horst Bredekamp | Peter Chelkowski | Michael Diers | Thomas Dworzak | Tom Fürstner | Jim Gehrz | Philip J. Griffiths | Boris Groys | Wilhelm Krull | Armin Linke | Scott Mc Kiernan | Klaus Neumann-Braun | Susanne Regener | Hans-Jörg Rheinberger | Birgit Richard | Florian Rötzer | Rolf Sachsse | Peter Weibel

Susanne Regener

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Prof. Dr. phil. Susanne Regener is a culture and media scientist. Having completed her post-doctoral thesis she was a visiting professor in Germany, Denmark, Austria and Switzerland. She is currently Visiting Professor for Visual Culture at the Danish University of Education in Copenhagen. The main focus of her teaching and research work is on visual culture, social productions of normality and abnormality in police/judicial and psychiatric institutions, the media history of self-projection, the theory and history of photography and forms of pictorial documentation, Internet/online communication and the virtual university. Post-doctoral thesis: “Fotografische Erfassung. Zur Geschichte medialer Konstruktionen des Kriminellen“ (1999); numerous articles on the above fields of research, the latest of which "Forschungsfeld Visuelle Kultur: Die alte und die neue Welt der Fotografie", in: Ayass/Bergmann (eds.), "Qualitative Methoden der Medienwissenschaft" will be published shortly by Rowohlt Verlag. "Mediale Taxidermie: Vorstellungen über das Gesicht von Eskimos", in: Hülk-Althoff/Kreimeier (eds.), "Das Gesicht im frühen Film" will be appearing soon. A monograph on human images in psychiatry is in preparation.

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Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

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Degree in Philosophy and then Biology in Tübingen and Berlin. Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1982, post-doctoral thesis in molecular biology in 1987. Teaching and research activities in Berlin, Lübeck and Salzburg in molecular biology and the history of science with the main focus on protein biosynthesis, the history and epistemology of experimentation, and the history of molecular biology. He has been Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin since 1997.
His publications include (selection): "Reassessing the historical epistemology of Georges Canguilhem", in: Continental Philosophy of Science, Gary Gutting (ed.), 2005, 187-197; "Iterationen", Berlin Merve 2005; "Classical genetic research and its legacy: the mapping cultures of twentieth-century genetics" (ed., with J.-P. Gaudillière), London 2004; "From molecular genetics to genomics: the mapping cultures of twentieth-century genetics" (ed., with J.-P. Gaudillière), London 2004; "Experimentalsysteme und epistemische Dinge: eine Geschichte der Proteinsynthese im Reagenzglas", Göttingen 2001

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Birgit Richard

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Prof. Dr. Birgit Richard teaches New Media in Theory and Practice at the University of Frankfurt. Her research activities centre on new media, image cultures, the aesthetics of present-day youth cultures (youth culture archive) and everyday media (clips, games). Her publications include: "Todesbilder. Kunst, Subkultur, Medien", (ed.) Munich 1995; "Sheroes. Genderspiele im virtuellen Raum", (ed.) Bielefeld 2004; "Coolhunters. Jugend zwischen Medien und Markt", (ed., with K. Neumann-Braun), Frankfurt am Main 2005; "Schönheit der Uniformität. Körper, Kleidung, Medien", (ed., with Gabriele Mentges), Frankfurt am Main 2005; "Riskante Bilder. Kunst, Literatur, Medien", (ed., with Norbert Bolz, Cordula Meier et al), Munich 1996; "Icons. Localizer 1.3.", (ed., with Robert Klanten), Berlin 1998; "Dauer-Simultaneität-Echtzeit", (with Sven Drühl) Kunstforum International, Volume 151, July 2000. Prof. Richard is one of the curators of the exhibition "Coolhunters. Jugendkulturen zwischen Medien und Mark" ( www.coolhunters.net)
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Florian Rötzer

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Having taken a degree in philosophy, Florian Rötzer (b. 1953) worked in Munich as a freelance author and journalist specialising in media theory and aesthetics. Since 1996 he has been editor-in-chief of the online magazine "Telepolis" ( www.telepolis.de) and publisher of the "Telepolis" series of books issued by Heise VerlagHeise HH. His publications include (selection): "Französische Philosophen im Gespräch", Munich 1986; "Denken, das an der Zeit is"t, Frankfurt a. M. 1987; "Ästhetik des Immateriellen", Kunstforum International Vol. 97 (1988) and Vol. 98 (1989) "Digitaler Schein", Frankfurt a. M. 1991; "Cyberspace. Auf dem Weg zum digitalen Gesamtkunstwerk" (ed., with P. Weibel), Munich 1993; "Die Telepolis. Urbanität im digitalen Zeitalter", Mannheim 1995; "Digitale Weltentwürfe", Munich 1998; "Ressource Aufmerksamkeit", Kunstforum International Vol. 148 (1999); "Megamaschine Wissen", Frankfurt a. M./New York 1999; "Cyberhypes" (ed., with R. Maresch), Frankfurt a. M. 2001; "TerrorMedienKrieg" (ed., with G. Palm), Heidelberg 2002; "Medien der Gewalt" (ed.), Heidelberg 2002, "Renaissance der Utopie" (ed. with R. Maresch), Frankfurt a.M. 2004; "Vom Wildwerden der Städte", Basel 2006.

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Rolf Sachsse

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Born 1949 in Bonn, apprenticed as a photographer, studied Art History, Communication Research and Literature in Munich and Bonn, awarded a doctorate for a thesis dealing with the history of photography. Freelance author, artist, curator, photographer. From 1985 to 2004 Professor of Photography and Electronic Image Media at the Design Faculty of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld, since 1995 Associated Professor at the Karlsruhe State College of Design, since 2004 Professor of the History and Theory of Design at the Saar College of Fine Arts in Saarbrücken. His publications include (selection): "Farbsysteme. Das Gehirn der Welt", (with Wilhelm Ostwald), Ostfildern-Ruit 2004; "Peter Weibel, Gamma und Amplitude. Medien- und kunsttheoretische Schriften", edited, commented and prefaced by Rolf Sachsse, Berlin 2004; "Fotografie, Vom technischen Bildmittel zur Krise der Repräsentation", Cologne 2003; "Die Erziehung zum Wegsehen, Photographie im NS-Staat", Berlin/Dresden 2003; "Bazon Brock, Bilderstreit und stramme Haltung, Ausgewählte Texte", published, edited and prefaced by Rolf Sachsse, Dresden 2002; "Hilla und Bernhard Becher. Silo für Kokskohle, Zeche Hannibal, Bochum-Hofstede, 1967. Das Anonyme und das Plastische der Industriephotographie", Frankfurt am Main 1999.

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Peter Weibel

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Born 1944 in Odessa. From 1984 Professor of Visual Media Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Founded the Institute for New Media at the Städelschule in Frankfurt/M. in 1989. From 1986 to 1995 artistic advisor to the Ars Electronica, Linz, later artistic director. From 1993 to 1998 curator of the Neue Galerie Graz. Since 1999 Director of the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe.
His publications include (selection): "Kritik der Kunst, Kunst der Kritik : es says & I say", Vienna 1973; "Mediendichtung: Arbeiten in d. Medien Sprache, Schrift, Papier, Stein, Foto, Ton, Film u. Video aus 20 Jahren", Vienna 1982; "Zur Geschichte und Ästhetik der digitalen Kunst", supplement to the Ars Electronica '84 Catalogue (ed.), Linz 1984; "Die Beschleunigung der Bilder in der Chronokratie", Bern 1987; "Inszenierte Kunst Geschichte", Vienna 1988; "Vom Verschwinden der Ferne. Telekommunikation und Kunst" (ed., with E. Decker), Cologne 1990; "Inklusion: Exclusion", (Symposium, ed., with S. Zizek), Vienna 1997; Catalogue "Kunst ohne Unikat : Edition Artelier 1985-1998", (ed.), Kaiserslautern 1998; "Globale Gier" (ed.), Klagenfurt 1999; net_condition (ed., with T. Druckrey), Cambridge, Mass. 2000; "Iconoclash" (ed., with Bruno Latour), Cambridge, Mass. 2002; "Making Things Public. Atmospheres of Democracy" (ed., with Bruno Latour) Karlsruhe/Cambridge, Mass. 2005

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