Clemens Apprich

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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. During his studies he was a member of Public Netbase, a platform for critical net cultures. 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. In 2021 Apprich was appointed full professor at the University of Applied Arts, where he leads the Department of Media Theory and the Weibel Institute for Digital Cultures. He collaborates, among others, with transmediale in Berlin and the Global Emergent Media Lab in Montréal, and is an affiliated faculty member of the Digital Democracies Institute at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Apprich’s research deals with digital media and computational cultures, in particular 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). He is also co-editor of the Post-Media Book Series (Mute, 2012-2014). Currently, he is working on a new book about Animated Intelligence (Amsterdam University Press, forthcoming). (2024)