I am an art historian and historian of science with a passion for visual and educational technology. I am excited about immersive digital environments in the Humanities as novel means of research and education.

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from 04/20

Freie Universität Berlin

Kunsthistorisches Institut

PhD Candidate


Tel Aviv University

The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas

Postgraduate Studies, Project Modeling the Cosmos


Freie Universität Berlin

M.A. History of Art in Global Context

Thesis “Virtual Landscapes. Procedurality and the Representation of Nature in the Landscape Paintings of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)”



Freie Universität Berlin

B.A. Comparative Literature


from 04/20

Freie Universität Berlin

Kunsthistorisches Institut

Research Associate, Project Digital Past. Facticity and Fiction in the Visualization of History part of the German Research Foundation priority programme The Digital Image



Tel Aviv University

Minerva Humanities Center

Web-Administrator, Open Access Journal Mafte’akh
Digital Coordinator, Project Humanities in Conflict Zones, Subproject ‘insān



Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science Berlin

Research Program History of the Max Planck Society

Student Research Assistant, Digital Humanities Group


Humboldt University Berlin

Q-Program for research-oriented teaching formats

Tutor, Seminar Seeing Animals, Collecting Animals – Interdisciplinary Search for Traces in the Arts and Sciences




MIT Reality Hack

5-day Virtual/Augmented Reality Hackathon at the MIT Media Lab in Boston

Project Augmented Reality Biopsy


W|E Berlin – Virtual Reality Documentation

Interactive VR exhibition for Kulturprojekte Berlin

Part of the official festival program commemorating 30 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Direction, art and technical implementation of one of the five featured narratives


MIT Media Lab Berlin – Signal and Noise

One week prototyping workshop organized by the MIT Media Lab

Workshop Track Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality based learning experiences



Coding Dürer – International Hackathon for Art History

5 Days Spring School in Digital Art History at the University of Munich

Project Mapping Dutch 17th Century Church Interior Painting



Reality Sucks – Risks and Chances of Virtual Reality

Symposium and Hackathon organized by gamelab.berlin of the cluster of excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung at Humboldt University Berlin

Project VR Network Visualization



Tagesspiegel Digital Science Match 2015

Platform for the exchange for young actors in the digital field

Participation with bursary



Coding da Vinci 2015

Hackathon for the visualization of open cultural data

Winner of “Best Software Design” Award with the project MIDIOLA


Pop-Kultur Berlin 2015

International Festival for Music and Culture

Participation in the 3-day Talent Program


transmediale festival for art & digital culture 2014

Volunteer as assistant of Art Hack Day Berlin 2014

Talks and Publications

June 2020

Modeling the Cosmos. A Novel Digital Humanities Research and Teaching Tool for the History of Astronomy, talk given at the remote conference Teaching Classics in the Digital Age, organized by Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel

December 2019

“As Nature herself might do, were her such Intent”. Virtual Landscapes and the Representation of Nature in the Age of the Picturesque (1770-1820), talk given as part of the lecture series Representations, Haifa University Art School.

July 2019

“Full of Systems as the Universe”. Alexander Cozens (1717-1786) and the Procedural Generation of Nature, talk given at Structuring Nature – Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Summer School on Premodern Science and Technology, organized by Humboldt University of Berlin, Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science Berlin and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

May 2019

Modeling the Cosmos. Creating a Digital Research Environment for the History of Ancient Astronomy, talk given at the Cohn Institute Internal Research Colloquium, Tel Aviv University.

December 2016

Die Rückkehr des Deutschen Wolfs. Spurensuche in der populären Kultur, talk given at the international workshop German Desires – The Image and the Sound, Tel Aviv University.

Fall 2016

Schmerz und Seligkeit. Walter Flex und die Tragödie des Deutschen Offiziers (with Gal Hertz), in: Tel Aviver Jahrbuch für Deutsche Geschichte 44 (2016), p. 157-174.

Spring 2014

Apfelkuchen und Atomphysik. Rafael Horzon und die Neue Wirklichkeit, in: DIE EPILOG – Zeitschrift zum Gesellschaftswandel 4/2014, pp. 90–94.

Spring 2014

Friedrich Kittler denkt gegen den Strom, in: DIE EPILOG – Zeitschrift zum Gesellschaftswandel 3/2014, S. 28-30.

Spring 2013

Strahlen im Gesicht. Röntgenstrahlen und die Fotografie der Gedanken, in: DIE EPILOG – Zeitschrift zum Gesellschaftswandel 2/2013, pp. 14–19.