is professor of Media and Cultural Studies/Gender at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, where she was Vice-President from 2000 to 2004 and Principal from 2007 to 2009. She also was guest professor in the US, Canada, Australia, Berlin, Bochum, Budapest, Ljubljana, and Zurich and has extensively published about the body, the construction of gender identities in communication and media and new discourses on post-human life and future visions. Currently, she is working on new materialism, media technologies, and affect, knowledge forms and aesthetic production.
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.