Academic Staff

Associate Professor Dr. Ingmar Lippert

Associate Professor Dr. Ingmar Lippert

Where do the digital and the social worlds intersect? This question guides Ingmar Lippert’s research. He explores the politics situated at the heart of ‘digital society,’ analysing the structures of and correlations between power, knowledge, technology and science.

Lippert's research focuses on data practices and the politics that guide them, engaging in the overlapping empirical domains of the environment and technology. Lippert questions how human agents can approach doing data well; he scrutinises the values and commitments embedded in data management and governance; and he problematises how knowledge is shaped by digital systems, including their bugs, frictive elements and seamless integrations.

Ingmar Lippert’s research interacts with sociologies of technology, the environment and (un)sustainability, and science and knowledge. His work draws upon Science and Technology Studies (STS) within a transdisciplinary mode that accounts for the work of data and knowledge practitioners. 

As Associate Professor at IT University of Copenhagen’s Technologies in Practice Research Group, he co-leads the project Socio-Cultural Carbon and conducts research on environmental monitoring/reporting, as well as on energy governance and autochthonous environmental knowledges. The latter brought him to BTU, where he focuses on the intersection of knowledge, technology and coal. As a senior visiting research fellow of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin’s Bureau for troubles, Ingmar engages with the infrastructure of environmental reporting within the European Union.

Earlier positions include Assistant Professorship at IT University of Copenhagen and a Lectureship at Tembusu College/National University of Singapore. He completed his PhD on Enacting Environments: An Ethnography of the Digitalisation and Naturalisation of Emissions in Sociology, working with Ausgburg University and Lancaster University. He was a repeat Research Fellow and Visitor of the Institute of Advanced Studies of Science, Technology and Society (Graz) and of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF, Bielefeld).

Contact


Associate Professor Dr. Ingmar Lippert
Lehrgebäude 10, Room 130b
Erich-Weinert-Str. 1
03046 Cottbus

ingmar.lippert(at)b-tu.de
www.ingli.de


Office Hours

Only by appointment


Research Fields
 
Technology as Epistemic Culture
  • ‘Digital Society’ (Databases; Intersections of Small and Big Data; Qualculation and Data Practices; Monitoring and Accountability)

  • Scoiological Theories to Trouble Technologies/Knowledges (Practice Theories, Specifically Pierre Bourdieu’s Work; Feminist Analytics of Technoscience; (Post)Actor-Network Theory, Specifically Ontological and Ontic Politics; Performativity of Economics; Discourse and Dispositif Analyses)

  • Social Science Methods as Technology (Methodography; Workplace Ethnography; Experimental Digital Methods)

Environmental Anthropology
  • (Un)Sustainability, Environmental Management and Governance

  • Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Carbon

  • Environment as Infrastructure

  • Carbon, CO2e, Coal

  • Biodiversity and Plants

  • Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital

Dr. Suzana Alpsancar

Dr. Suzana Alpsancar Assistant Professor

Suzana Alpsancar studied Philosophy, Linguistics and History in Chemnitz and Alicante. From 2007 to 2010, she served as a member of the DFG-funded interdisciplinary Research Training Group ‘Topology of Technology’ on a doctoral-stipend in TU Darmstadt. In 2010, she completed her PhD there. Alpsancar's dissertation critically reconstructed the technical visions of Vilém Flusser and Mark Weiser (Ubicomp). After her dissertation, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Darmstadt.

During her postdoc, Alpsancar served as a Visiting Fellow at Yale University under Prof. Dr. Seyla Benhabib und Prof. Dr. Karsten Harries. Alpsancar also, during this period, worked on a BMBF-funded Cooperated Research Project ‘The Language of Biofacts’ („Die Sprache der Biofakte“) at TU Braunschweig in Brunswick, and a BMBF Project ‘Developing the Interdisciplinary’ („KIVA VI: Entwicklung Interdisziplinarität“) at Darmstadt. 

From October 2016 to September 2018, Alpsancar led courses as a Visiting Professor for ‘Philosophy of Technology’ at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. In October 2018, Alpsancar joined the Team of Technoscience Studies as an Assistant Professor.

Since 2008, Alpsancar has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in philosophy for students from various disciplines. She has taught in Darmstadt, Kaiserslautern, Witten/Herdecke, Brunswick and Cottbus. In addition to basic courses, she focuses on the normative reflection of technical, and especially digital, challenges. Her research interests include the history and theory of technological determinism, ethics of technology and the history and theory of technology assessment. 

Contact


Dr. Suzana Alpsancar
Lehrgebäude 10, Room 130k
Erich-Weinert-Str. 1
03046 Cottbus

suzana.alpsancar(at)b-tu.de


Office Hours

Sabbatical term! – No regular office hours


Research Fields
 
Technology as Epistemic Culture
  • Computerization of Cultures of Knowledge
Ethical and Political Action
  • History and Theory of Technological Determinism
  • Ethics and Politics of Technoscientific Developments
    (e.g. Ubiquitous Computing, Ambient-Assisted-Living, Self-Driving-Cars)
Future Narratives
  • Theory and History of Technology Assesment
  • Computing-Visions (esp. Vilém Flusser, Mark Weiser)
Dr. Baruch Gottlieb

Dr. Baruch Gottlieb

Dr. phil. Baruch Gottlieb, trained as a filmmaker at Concordia University Montreal, has a doctorate in digital aesthetics from the University of Arts Berlin. From 2005-2008 he was professor of Media Art at Yonsei University Graduate School for Communication and Arts in Seoul, Korea. He is active member of the Telekommunisten artist collective and author of ‘Gratitude for Technology’ (Atropos 2009), ‘A Political Economy of the Smallest Things’ (Atropos 2016), and ‘Digital Materialism’ (Emerald 2018) he currently lectures in philosophy of digital art at the University of Arts Berlin.

He is curator of the touring exhibition series ‘Flusser and the Arts’ based on the philosophical writings of Vilém Flusser, which has been presented at ZKM, Karlsruhe, AdK Berlin, West den Haag and GAMU Prague and ‘FEEDBACK: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts’ which has been presented at West den Haag and 34th Chaos Communication Congress, Leipzig, Berlin, ZKM Karlsruhe, Detroit/Windsor, with further instances in Paris, and Toronto. He writes extensively on digital media, digital archiving, generative and interactive processes, digital media for public space and on social and political aspects of networked media. Beside his work in Cottbus he lectures in digital aesthetics at UdK Berlin and at HfG Karlsruhe and is artistic researcher at West Den Haag.

Contact


Dr. Baruch Gottlieb
Lehrgebäude 10, Room 130a
Erich-Weinert-Str. 1
03046 Cottbus

baruch.gottlieb(at)b-tu.de


Office Hours

Only by appointment

Dr. Mario Marino

Dr. Mario Marino Assistant Professor

After studying Philosophy at the University of Pisa (M.A. with distinction, 2002) Mario Marino obtained his PhD (2006, ‘Summa cum laude’) in Cultural Studies at the International School for Cultural Studies ‘Fondazione Collegio San Carlo’, Modena. From 2004 to 2010 he worked as a research assistant (2004–2007) and then as a research fellow (2007–2010) at ‘Friedrich-Schiller-Universität’, Jena, Institute for the History of Medicine, Natural Science and Technology ‘Ernst-Haeckel-Haus’, SFB 482 ‘Ereignis Weimar-Jena. Kultur um 1800’. 

After spending two years (2010-2012) as a visiting professor of Philosophy and Cultural Studies at both the Institute of Philosophy and the Institute of Italian Studies (UAM: University ‘Adam Mieckiewicz’) Poznań, he was fellow in residence at the ‘Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche’ (Stiftung Weimarer Klassik, Weimar). Since 2014, he has been teaching and researching at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg in the fields of History of Philosophy, History of Science, Anthropology and Ethics. He has organised three international conferences: on natural sciences and human history (Jena, 2006); on the beginning of the modern Italian novel (Poznań, 2012); and on race theories in German Philosophical Anthropology (Munich, 2013). Several of his papers have been published in international peer reviewed journals. He has been a member of the editorial board of the international online journal Ethics In Progress Quarterly since 2010.

Contact


Dr. Mario Marino
Lehrgebäude 10, Room 114b
Erich-Weinert-Str. 1
03046 Cottbus

mario.marino(at)b-tu.de


Office Hours

Thursday, 5–6:30 pm
and by appointment


Research Fields
 
Ethical and Political Action
  • Ethics and Politics in the Age of Technology
    (i. a. Gehlen)
  • Environmental and Climate Ethics
  • Primo Levi as a Thinker
  • Machiavelli and the Machiavellianism
Environmental Anthropology
  • Anthropocene vs. Capitalocene
  • Nature and Environmental Philosophy
    (i. a. Herder, Marx and Marxism)
  • Philosophical Anthropology (Gehlen, Alsberg, Claessens, Blumenberg)
  • Natural Catastrophes: Philosophy und Cultural History
Images as Instruments
  • Images in Physical Anthropology (Blumenbach and the Classification of Races, Race Theory and Racism)
Georg Hausladen, M.Sc.

Georg Hausladen, M.Sc. Doctorand

Georg Hausladen studied biology, architecture and philosophy at the Technical University of Munich. Since 2010, he has worked as a research assistant in interdisciplinary projects, including ecology, architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture at the Technical University of Munich (e.g. ‘Animal Aided Design’ under Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weisser (2014) and ‘Urban nature and climate adaptation’ under Prof. Dr. Stephan Pauleit). In 2013, he was involved in the project ‘Genesis and Ontology of Technoscientific Objects’ at the Technical University of Darmstadt (under Prof. Dr. Alfred Nordmann and Dr. Astrid Schwarz). From February to March 2014, he worked at the University of Texas in Austin (under Prof. Dr. Petra Liedl) as a visiting fellow.

Georg Hausladen has been working as a freelance biologist in integrative nature conservation and landscape planning since 2010, and he regularly gives ecology courses at the Technical University of Munich. As of February 2019, he is writing his doctoral thesis at the Chair of Technoscience Studies at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, where he recently joined as a research assistant in October 2019.

Contact


Georg Hausladen, M.Sc.
Lehrgebäude 10, Room 130a
Erich-Weinert-Str. 1
03046 Cottbus

georg.hausladen(at)b-tu.de
www.georghausladen.de


Office Hours

Only by appointment


Research Fields
 
Technology as Epistemic Culture
  • Ecology as Technology
  • Epistemology of Ecosystem Theories
  • Cybernetics
Ethical and Political Action
  • Care Ethics
  • Gardening Practice
Environmental Anthropology
  • Ecotechnologies
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Nature and Environmental Conservation
Images as Instruments
  • Ecological and Ecotechnological Utopias
Sigrun Strange, M.A.

Sigrun Strange, M.A. Doctorand

Sigrun Strange has a dual duolingual Master in English/German from Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Thüringen and Copenhagen University Denmark. There, she wrote her M.A. thesis on how music and art in Nietzsche’s work can be interpreted in a contemporary context, comprised of scientific methods, theories of embodiment and the question of ontology of art beyond scientific epistemology. 

Sigrun Strange’s doctoral thesis research at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg focuses on how global change–as a question of how complexity, epistemology and technology as culture emerges–is expressed and develops within nested layers of meaning. Her research deals with the question of how to develop a framework for feasible future scenarios, which encompass global change, in all the before mentioned forms, as a conceptual framework.

Other topics within her thesis research include the issue of complexity, epistemology and possible futures in global change. The dissertation deals with this by investigating the interconnection of possible solutions, complexity of methods, disciplines and technologies as expression of cultures. This provides a multilevel of complexities occuring in nested layers. Further questions raised in this context explore the possibilities and limitations epistemology, ethics and cultural change oriented in relation to the future. This prompts the development of adequate epistemological concepts, research methods in congruence with policies and technology as it is embedded within cultural values, research values and future scenarios that are informed and affected by global and environmental change. This raises further questions to explore the possibilities and limitations epistemology, ethics and cultural change oriented in relation to the future. This requires the development of adequate epistemological concepts, research methods in congruence with policies and technology as embedded within cultural values, research values and future scenarios as informed and affected by global and environmental change.

Contact


Sigrun Strange, M.A.
Lehrgebäude 10, Room 535
Erich-Weinert-Str. 1
03046 Cottbus

sigrunsander.strange(at)b-tu.de


Office Hours

Thursday, 1:30–2:30 pm


Research Fields
 
Technology as Epistemic Culture
  • Philosophy of Climate Change
  • Philosophy of Global Change
Ethical and Political Action
  • Political Action and Climate Change
Future Narratives
  • Development and Use of Future Scenarios in Ethical Action and Environmental Research