Senior Research Fellow
I am a trained philosopher with expertise in phenomenology, continental philosophy, theories of embodiment and aesthetics. I am passionate about contemporary advances in technology and their impact on human self-understanding, art and culture. Being convinced that philosophical knowledge matters not only within academia, but also to a wider public I also engage in co-operations with tech firms and public presentations. Given the accelerated speed of technological invention that is changing our bodies, minds and life-worlds I propose the necessity of a public and interdisciplinary discourse.
In that regard, I take a stance for a phenomenological perspective that does not lose sight of the experiential and ethical aspects of new technologies. This is the reason why I take fashion, cinema and art to be important topics within the larger scope of philosophy of technology. I discuss these cultural practices against the backdrop of theories of embodiment in order to understand how perception and movement are engineered through technology and how artistic practices can shed light on this process.
I am not only crazy about technology, but also about food and culture. Food, dining and cooking are both intellectual and bodily passions of mine, which you can follow in my micro-blog in the food and culture section.
I am currently Research Professor and Foreign Expert at Shanxi University Taiyuan, China and Visiting Professor at University of Kassel, Germany. I regularly teach Philosophy at Leuphana University Lueneburg. I received my PhD from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in 2009 with a thesis on Zeiterfahrung und Ontologie. Perspektiven moderner Zeitphilosophie (Experience and Ontology of Time. Perspectives of Modern Philosophy of Time).
In 2009 I was invited as a guest professor to teach aesthetics at the Bauhaus University Weimar and in 2010 appointed as Juniorprofessor at Leuphana University. My latest research has been awarded two prestigious fellowships at University of Konstanz and at MECS, Leuphana University, both financed by the German Research Association (DFG). Follow me on Academia and find me on Orcid.
philosophy, time, ontology
Research Professor and Foreign Expert
Institute of Advanced Studies in Cultural Sciences, University of Konstanz
Technology, Arts and Media Advisor
Senior Research Fellow
MECS, Media cultures of computer simulation
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Bauhaus University Weimar