Univ.-Prof. MMag. Dr. Clemens Apprich
Clemens Apprich is professor in media theory and history at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He studied philosophy, political science, cultural history and theory in Berlin, Bordeaux, and Vienna. In 2011 he became research associate at the Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, where he was also guest professor from 2017 to 2018. From 2018 to 2019 he was a visiting research fellow at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University in Montréal, and from 2020 to 2021 assistant professor in media studies at the University of Groningen. Clemens Apprich is guest researcher at the Centre for Digital Cultures (Leuphana University), as well as affiliated member of the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies (University of Groningen), the Digital Democracies Institute (Simon Fraser University), the Global Emergent Media Lab (Concordia University), and the Research College ‘Sensing’ (Potsdam University). His current research deals with filter algorithms and their application in data analysis as well as machine learning methods. He is the author of ‘Technotopia: A Media Genealogy of Net Cultures’ (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017), and, together with Wendy Chun, Hito Steyerl, and Florian Cramer, co-authored ‘Pattern Discrimination’ (University of Minnesota Press/meson press, 2019). In addition, he acts as reviewer for a range of international journals as well as academic publishers (e.g. Big Data & Society, Space and Culture, Theatre Journal, First Monday, Cambridge University Press), and is a founding co-editor of spheres – Journal for Digital Cultures (www.spheres-journal.org).
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