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.
Cheryce von Xylander is an American scientist who has worked worked in the USA, England, France, Australia and Russia. She studied ‘Symbolic Systems’ at Stanford University, an internationally renowned and transdisciplinary programme with a focus on artificial intelligence. The Bachelor of Science programme also included Logic, Software Engineering, Cognitive Linguistics and ‘Philosophy of Mind’.
Von Xylander thereafter studied History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University (UK) and the University of Chicago, where she earned her Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. respectively. Cheryce von Xylander subsequently worked in Munich as a research associate at the Deutsches Museum von Meisterwerken der Naturwissenschaft und Technik and at the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Neurosciences, as well as for the History of Science and Educational Research in Berlin. Before she began her work at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg in the field of General Technology Research, she taught philosophy at TU Darmstadt and held the ‘Rudolf Arnheim Guest Professorship’ at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’s Institute for Art and Image History.
Her interdisciplinary research interests include Immanuel Kant, or particularly how he is received globally and his contemporary relevance as an Enlightenment philosopher. In addition, she sees herself as an Internet philosopher dedicated to the transformation of culture and society on the basis of its comprehensive digitalization.
Cheryce von Xylander is currently a visiting professor at Leuphana University Lüneburg in the Faculty of Cultural Sciences of the Institute for Philosophy and Art Studies.
Dr. Cheryce von Xylander
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- Kant’s Cognitive Paradigm and its Digital Realisation
- Heuristical Techniques
- Cultural Dispositions and Anthropomorphic Education according to Kant
- Digital Anthropology and Digital Curating
- Modern and Contemporary Art