Personal

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

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Education

2012-2018

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)”

 

2008-2012

Freie Universität Berlin

B.A. Comparative Literature

Positions

since 01/18

Tel Aviv University

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

Junior Fellow, Project Modeling the Cosmos

since 10/18

Tel Aviv University

Minerva Humanities Center

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

 

10/15 – 09/17

Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science Berlin

Research Program History of the Max Planck Society

Student Research Assistant, Digital Humanities Group

10/16 – 02/17

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

 

Participations

11/19

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

07/19

Structuring Nature – Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Summer School on Premodern Science and Technology

Summer school organized by Humboldt University of Berlin, Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science Berlin and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

 

08/18

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”

 

03/17

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

 

11/16

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

 

10/15

Tagesspiegel Digital Science Match 2015

Platform for the exchange for young actors in the digital field

Participation with bursary

 

07/15

Coding da Vinci 2015

Hackathon for the visualization of open cultural data

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

08/15

Pop-Kultur Berlin 2015

International Festival for Music and Culture

Participation in the 3-day Talent Program

01/14

transmediale festival for art & digital culture 2014

Volunteer as assistant of Art Hack Day Berlin 2014

Talks and Publications

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 the international summer school Structuring Nature, Humboldt University of Berlin.

May 2017

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.

Skills

Languages

German (native), English (fluent),

Modern Hebrew (B2), French (B1), Italian (A1.2),

Latin (Advanced Proficiency Certificate)

Software

MS Office; HTML/CSS; SQL; several CMS;

Adobe Creative Cloud; Blender 3D;

C#: Unity3D (Very good), ASP.NET (Advanced Knowledge); VVVV (Basic Knowledge);

Java: processing.org (Basic Knowledge);